Share 13 Smart Books from @HotDudesReading’s Instagram

13 Smart Books from @HotDudesReading’s Instagram

Erica Nelson works in marketing at Hachette Book Group.

For any person who appreciates looking at beautiful people reading smart books—this list is for you. @HotDudesReading is an Instagram sensation and they recently published HOT DUDES READING—a book full of their famous Instagrams of good-looking men reading. We’ve collected some of the best books the hot dudes are reading in their glamour shots here, and we are very pleased to find that they read really good books!


Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe
THINGS FALL APART beautifully weaves together two stories of Nigerian tribal life before and after the coming of colonialism. Both are informed by an awareness of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. Clearly, the hot dude reading this novel on the train has some serious literary chops.
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe’s legendary novel encompasses the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. It is an illuminating monument to modern Africa as seen from within.

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#GIRLBOSS
by Sophia Amoruso

We’re loving that this hot dude was smart enough to pick up #GIRLBOSS and learn a thing or two from one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his generation: Nasty Gal’s founder and executive chairman, Sophia Amoruso. #GIRLBOSS details her journey to the top of the fashion business and gives advice on how to stay on your own unique path to success.

#GIRLBOSS
Sophia Amoruso

We’re loving that this hot dude was smart enough to pick up #GIRLBOSS and learn a thing or two from one of the most successful entrepreneurs of his generation: Nasty Gal’s founder and executive chairman, Sophia Amoruso. #GIRLBOSS details her journey to the top of the fashion business and gives advice on how to stay on your own unique path to success.

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames
by David Sedaris

In these essays, David Sedaris once again proves that he is a master at comedic writing, whether chronicling bizarre conundrums of daily life or the most deeply resonant human truths. We’re guessing that this hot dude got in a few giggles on his morning commute.

When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris

In these essays, David Sedaris once again proves that he is a master at comedic writing, whether chronicling bizarre conundrums of daily life or the most deeply resonant human truths. We’re guessing that this hot dude got in a few giggles on his morning commute.

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By Erica Nelson | August 23, 2016

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In Defense of Food
by Michael Pollan

This hot dude is getting the scoop on Michael Pollan’s new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” In a bracing and eloquent manifesto, Pollan shows us how we can make thoughtful and healthy food choices that will enrich our lives and bring pleasure back to eating.

In Defense of Food
Michael Pollan

This hot dude is getting the scoop on Michael Pollan’s new (and very old) answer to the question of what we should eat: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” In a bracing and eloquent manifesto, Pollan shows us how we can make thoughtful and healthy food choices that will enrich our lives and bring pleasure back to eating.

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By Erica Nelson | August 23, 2016

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Moonwalking with Einstein
by Joshua Foer

This electrifying work of journalism charts Joshua Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top “mental athletes.” Here’s hoping the hot dude reading this one remembered to get off at the right train stop. (For more from the Foer family, don’t miss #11 from Joshua’s brother, Jonathan.)

Moonwalking with Einstein
Joshua Foer

This electrifying work of journalism charts Joshua Foer’s yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top “mental athletes.” Here’s hoping the hot dude reading this one remembered to get off at the right train stop. (For more from the Foer family, don’t miss #11 from Joshua’s brother, Jonathan.)

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The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green

It appears that even hard-bodied hot dudes have a soft spot—and it comes in the form of John Green’s novel THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. When Hazel’s terminal cancer lands her at Cancer Kid Support Group, the last thing she expected to find was love. But when Augustus shows up, she gets to experience all the thrills, the heartbreak, and the raw emotion of being alive and being in love.

The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

It appears that even hard-bodied hot dudes have a soft spot—and it comes in the form of John Green’s novel THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. When Hazel’s terminal cancer lands her at Cancer Kid Support Group, the last thing she expected to find was love. But when Augustus shows up, she gets to experience all the thrills, the heartbreak, and the raw emotion of being alive and being in love.

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers

When Dave Eggers was a college senior, in the space of five weeks, he lost both of his parents to cancer and became the guardian of his 8-year-old brother. His moving memoir manages to be a simultaneously hilarious and deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together. How is this hot dude not ugly-crying on the train?

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Dave Eggers

When Dave Eggers was a college senior, in the space of five weeks, he lost both of his parents to cancer and became the guardian of his 8-year-old brother. His moving memoir manages to be a simultaneously hilarious and deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together. How is this hot dude not ugly-crying on the train?

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
by John Perkins

This hot dude is on his way toward understanding international corruption through behind-the-scenes goings-on of modern-day geopolitical crises—all in a morning commute. CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN draws on interviews with CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists to reveal the secret events that created today’s American Empire.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
John Perkins

This hot dude is on his way toward understanding international corruption through behind-the-scenes goings-on of modern-day geopolitical crises—all in a morning commute. CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN draws on interviews with CIA operatives, reporters, businessmen, and activists to reveal the secret events that created today’s American Empire.

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Freakonomics
by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, FREAKONOMICS shows that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. All we need is more hot dudes reading. Thank you very much.
Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

When an unlikely friendship blossoms between Big Boo and Pennsatucky, Boo explains supply and demand with the help of this now ubiquitous exploration of economics.

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Lean In
by Sheryl Sandberg

The hot dude reading LEAN IN is getting an inside view of how the other half lives in business. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, examines why women’s progress in achieving corporate leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that empower women to achieve their full potential.

Lean In
Sheryl Sandberg

The hot dude reading LEAN IN is getting an inside view of how the other half lives in business. Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, examines why women’s progress in achieving corporate leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that empower women to achieve their full potential.

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Everything is Illuminated
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Accompanied by an old man, an amorous dog, a young Ukrainian translator, and with a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man sets out to find the woman he thinks saved his grandfather from the Nazis. We’re hoping this hot dude went on to watch the movie adaptation starring fellow hot dude Elijah Wood!
Everything is Illuminated
Jonathan Safran Foer

The highly distinguished mastermind behind Chipotle’s literary cups, Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated. With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man—also named Jonathan Safran Foer—sets out to find the woman who may or may not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of World War II, an amorous dog, and a Ukrainian translator who habitually butchers the English language, Jonathan is led on a quixotic journey over a devastated landscape and into an unexpected past.

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The Motorcycle Diaries
by Che Guevara

As this hot dude rides the NYC subway lines, he’s reading about Che Guevara’s motorcycle trip across South America as the Argentinian Marxist revolutionary internalized and interpreted the social and political ramifications of what he witnessed. The movie adaptation of THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES has more hot dudes than we can list here—but we’ll just say: Gael García Bernal.

The Motorcycle Diaries
Che Guevara

As this hot dude rides the NYC subway lines, he’s reading about Che Guevara’s motorcycle trip across South America as the Argentinian Marxist revolutionary internalized and interpreted the social and political ramifications of what he witnessed. The movie adaptation of THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES has more hot dudes than we can list here—but we’ll just say: Gael García Bernal.

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The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
Hot dudes everywhere have been bro-ing out over William Goldman’s modern fantasy classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE for decades. With its quests for riches, revenge, power, and true love, it’s a timeless story that first won many over with its cult-classic film adaptation.
The Princess Bride
William Goldman

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