10 Books Set In Or Near New York City #TopTenTuesday

June 1, 2021

10 Books Set In Or Near New York City #TopTenTuesday

Books Set in New York City (Image: black text over a background of New York City)

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Top Ten Tuesday (meme)

What is the last book you read set in New York City?

I’m linking up today with That Artsy Reader Girl for Top Ten Tuesday: June Freebie. When I recently read Social Graces, it occurred to me that I’ve read a few books set in New York City. When I saw the TTT “freebie” option, I decided this was my chance to make a list of books set in New York City. Do you appreciate a good book list?! Can you help me add to this list?

I have read all of the books on this list and can recommend them. Most are new releases with a couple of classics sprinkled in (links to my reviews provided if available).

 *This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
**Titles are links to my reviews or Amazon affiliate links.


The Social Graces by Renée Rosen

Historical Fiction (late 1800s), New York High Society

The Social Graces by Renee Rosen (cover) Image: four women in old fashioned dresses and large brimmed hats stand with their backs to the came looking at an arch in the distance


The Way of Beauty by Camille Di Maio

Historical Fiction (early 1900s), Penn Station

the way of beauty


The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

Historical Fiction (1913), New York City Public Library

The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis (cover) Image: a woman in a yellow dress stands with an open book inside a large museum type room


A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

Historical Fiction, Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (1911) and the Twin Towers

A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Neissner (cover) White test on a blue background vordered on three corners with marigolds


Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Young Adult contemporary fiction, free verse, Harlem, slam poet

The Poet X


The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

Nonfiction, An oral history of 9-11

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 by Garrett M. Graff (cover)


A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Historical Fiction (early 1900s), Complicated family drama, Coming of age

a Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (cover) Image: a young girl casts a sad downward look


Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Historical Fiction (1937)

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (cover) Image: a woman in a long dress lies back in a lounge chair and a man sits beside her.....drinks are on a small side table

***I could also insert the classic The Great Gatsy here!


The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

Contemporary Middle Grade Fiction, Family drama

Vanderbeekers

***From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is also another middle grade book set in New York.


Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Contemporary Young Adult Fiction, Inspired by You’ve Got Mail

Tween Cute by Emma Lord (cover) Image: graphic of two apartment buildings shows a teen in each on social media



 QOTD:

Have you read any of these stories set in New York City?

Do you have a recommendation you can add?



Happy Reading Bookworms!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
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Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
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Happy Reading Bookworms!

“Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke

“I love the world of words, where life and literature connect.”
~Denise J Hughes

“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad ones.”
~Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“I read because books are a form of transportation, of teaching, and of connection!
Books take us to places we’ve never been, they teach us about our world, and they help us to understand human experience.”
~Madeleine Riley, Top Shelf Text



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34 thoughts on “10 Books Set In Or Near New York City #TopTenTuesday

  1. I’m not a fan of NYC in person (too loud and crowded for me), but I do end up reading LOTS of books set there. I think the last one was Carol Goodman’s upcoming novel, which is a mystery/thriller. I enjoyed TWEET CUTE, A FALL OF MARIGOLDS, and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN. Great list!

    Happy TTT!

    Susan
    http://www.blogginboutbooks.com

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  2. I’ve not read any of these – I did start an audio version of The Only Plane in the Sky but had to give up on it, it just didn’t lend itself well to listening while driving. Shall have to have another go.

    Another one to add to your list is The Bowery Slugger by Leopold Borstinski. Set in The Bowery district in 1900s and featuring the gangs that developed among the immigrant population

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  3. Having my granddaughter here everyday for online school, I did not have time to participate this week and I can’t believe I missed a freebie. I have read all of Fiona Davis’ books and they are all set in New York. I have enjoyed them all. Nice list Carol.

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