We created Unreadable Books to put you in the shoes of the 1 in 5 adult New Yorkers who are functionally illiterate. Books from 12 authors have had their titles scrambled so readers can feel what it’s like when reading’s a struggle.

The full list of titles in the Unreadable Books program are:

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Fruit of The Drunken Tree by Ingrid Roja Contreras
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
  • The War of The Roses by Warren Adler
  • Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal
  • This Chair Rocks by Ashton Applewhite
  • The Undesirables by Mark Isaacs
  • Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
  • People Like Us by Sayu Bhojwani

You can find these books in two New York City bookstores:
McNally Jackson – 76 N 4th St Unit G, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The Mysterious Bookshop – 1099, 58 Warren St, New York, NY 10007