A warning to all New Yorkers: If everybody on a transport seems to
be reading a same book this spring, you’re not going crazy.
New York City residents have picked “Americanah” by Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie as a winning book for a “One
Book, One New York” program.
The module encourages all city residents to review a same book
over a subsequent several months, in an bid to reanimate small
book stores and emanate a larger clarity of village among the
city’s readers. The city has also donated 1,000 copies to
branches of a New York Public Library for readers to check out.
Small meetups will take place via a city, culminating in
a Jun eventuality during a NYPL’s categorical branch, where Adichie will be
The beginning authorised New Yorkers in all 5 boroughs to vote
on one of 5 books to start reading in a month of March.
Residents voted online
or in kiosks in transport stations through the finish of February.
Other cities such as Chicago and Philadelphia have hosted
village reads in a past, yet nothing have combined as vast a
book bar as New York now might.
In partnership with Buzzfeed, a Mayor’s Office of Media and
Entertainment incited to those other cities to advise books for
people to read. It also consulted with heads of internal libraries,
publishers, and academics,
a New York Times reports.
The shortlist offering 5 choices:
“Between a World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates,
“The Sellout” by Paul Beatty,
“Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith, and
“The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz.
As a Times reported, a 5 books’ publishers each
donated 4,000 copies to some-more than 200 library branches around the
city in credentials for a final vote.
“Americanah,” Adichie’s third novel, is about a young
Nigerian lady grappling with issues of competition in a US. It was
widely regarded as one of a best books of 2013.