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The 15 best books to read on your commute

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Your daily commute is built-in downtime. Instead of mindlessly playing Candy Crush while on the train, why not stimulate your brain a little bit with a book?

Our friends at Amazon put together a list of the best books for your commute. Whether they're divided into small chapters, filled with tips to get you ahead at work, or just feature a train prominently, these 15 books are perfect for reading on the way to and from the office.

We've included blurbs written by Amazon editor Chris Schluep

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"Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell

"Gladwell might be the perfect nonfiction read for the commuter. His chapters are short, his ideas generally compelling, and you'll draw at least one or two subjects for water cooler discussion with each few pages read."

Buy it on Amazon.



"Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything" by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

"Statistics meets pop culture in this book. You may find yourself looking forward to your commute just a little more."

Buy it on Amazon.



"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

"Apple may be taking a hit these days, but that's partly because Jobs did so much to build the company to greatness. This is one of the best business biographies of recent times."

Buy it on Amazon.



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