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I’ve always been a sucker for books set in New York City. As a kid, I loved Remember me to Harold Square and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. As a teen, I read The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey and that was it. I was hooked. Woody Allen movies, episodes of Seinfeld,
Gossip Girl novels, I’m not choosy. New York stories never fail to draw
me in, particularly those concerning women who move to New York in
search of a new beginning. Choosing a career path, finding one’s footing
as an artist, making connections with people, figuring out the kind of
person you are, battling the inherent loneliness of city life–these are
just a few of the topics that appear frequently in my ideal New York
novel. And don’t even get me started on the luxurious descriptions of
city landmarks and skyline views, the restaurants and the people and the
teeming streets. I love it all. Fortunately, and with the help of great
lists like fellow rioter Rachel Manwill’s 100 Must Read New York City Novels,
I rarely have trouble finding a book to read that fits this criteria.
Here are five examples that hit all of the sweet spots for me.