Commuting is like brushing your teeth: a personal, twice-daily routine you sort of weirdly look forward to at the beginning and end of the day. If you try talking at the same time, that’s when things go wrong.
I don’t cope well without books.
If I don’t have a book on the go, it makes me nervous. I carry one in my bag every day even if I know I’ll be listening to podcasts on the bus or walking to work. You never know when you might need one, just in case.
Once every couple of months, everything that can go wrong with London transport does go wrong. But with delays comes change. And sometimes, good things happen when you break your normal routine.
I keep getting asked for book recommendations. So here’s a list of good books I’ve read recently to keep you occupied on your miserable commute to work.
A steadfast fan of the Tube and all its funny little ways, it came as a bit of a surprise when, within a week of going over to the dark side, my new bus commute had totally won me over. Here’s why.