Perhaps you find reading sexy. Maybe a well-worn copy of Foucault lodged in the back pocket of some Levis jeans gets you going? Hey, we don’t blame you. Literacy is hot. That’s why the Instagram account, hotdudesreading, is the best kind of visual candy. The account itself is new, and launched on February 1. Since then, it has amassed a following of more than 30,000 hot men enthusiasts, and the expectation is that reading is about to get even hotter than we’ve ever imagined. And here’s proof:
A scruffy gentleman channels his inner Jess Mariano.
A finance guy makes the most of his morning commute.
Good morning, single bachelor. Nothing gives me more hope than a banker without a band. Almost has that dangerous Patrick Bateman vibe, but I can tell he’s a nice guy on account of the black loafers and blue socks. He’s probably listening to Taylor Swift in those headphones. #blankspace #hotdudesreading A photo posted by @hotdudesreading on
Oh this? This is just me, girl. Deal with my casual cool embrace of the literary arts.
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything, amirite? Read on, you adorable physical media idealist!
Sigh. This Clark Kent look-alike seems to have just flown in from Krypton to spend some QT on the F Train with us mere mortals. I may have to pretend to faint so he’ll catch me but I’m going to let him finish the last few pages of 100 Years of Solitude first. #superman #hotdudesreading A photo posted by @hotdudesreading on
This is ticking off all of the hot guy boxes. Beard, book and a dapper look. (He’s probably listening to the new Beck!)
Check out all of the, um, thickness going on here…
Tall, dark and handsome with a thick beard AND a thick…book? This man must be straight out of the fiction section because he’s too good to be true. If only he was patiently waiting for me instead of the E train. #YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutThickBooks #hotdudesreading A photo posted by @hotdudesreading on
A man who will overcome all obstacles to get through that chapter. Swoon.
This isn’t his first rodeo. That stance says guy who routinely reads on the train standing up.