See Me Walking Down Fifth Avenue…

Posted on | April 9, 2011 | 10 Comments

So, I’m off to New York tomorrow. New York, one of my favourite cities in the whole wide world. Broadway! SoHo! MoMA! Madison Square Gardens! Central Park! You get the idea, right?

Belvedere Castle

It’s just for a week, and it is on work, which means I won’t get much time to take in the city as much as I’ve like to, but I do get a couple of afternoons free, which means I can go to the MoMA and the Met and if the weather holds, go horseback riding at Central Park. I really cannot wait, despite the fact that I am exhausted of traveling…

Unsurprisingly, I’m taking a few books with me – mainly fiction based in New York. A few months back, I had asked for some recommendations on books set in New York, and based on a combination of that and GoodReads, here’s my New York Reading List.

New York, New York

Do you have any favourite books set in New York? Or, any places that I must see/things I must do?


10 Responses to “See Me Walking Down Fifth Avenue…”

  1. Darlene
    April 9th, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

    Have a wonderful time! If you whip off an email to Book Snob, she would be more than happy to give you some ideas I’m sure!

  2. JoAnn
    April 9th, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    Have a wonderful trip! I loved Let the Great World Spin. If you plan to do some book shopping, a trip to Strand Bookstore may be in order.

  3. Sarah
    April 9th, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

    Henry James’ Washington Square is set in New York. It is a goog read but not very New York-y!

    Work not withstanding, it sounds wonderful, but I am not sure when you will find time to read? Hope you have a fabulous time.

  4. Jackie (Farm Lane Books)
    April 10th, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    Have a fantastic time! I hope that you don’t have any time for reading, but if you do you have some fabulous selections there – enjoy :-)

  5. Random Reflections
    April 10th, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

    I hope you have a great time away. Paul Auster is the way to go on New York books – he even wrote The New York Trilogy.


  6. charley
    April 10th, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    All 3 of those books are on my mental list. I look forward to reading your thoughts on them.

  7. M (@notarevolution)
    April 12th, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    In addition to Let the Great World Spin, I’d also suggest Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. It’s very New York-y. But maybe you can read that when you get back!

  8. anothercookiecrumbles
    April 16th, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

    @Darlene: Argh! I forgot she was here…. and now it’s time to leave. :( Oh well… next time.

    @JoAnn: Thank you – didn’t intend to do any book shopping, but did go down to the Strand Bookstore. I mean – 18 miles of books – how could I *not* go? Post about that upcoming…

    @Sarah: Been reading on the subway – it’s been a work hard, party hard week, so all the grand plans I had to read before sleeping fell by the wayside. I am surviving on under four hours of sleep…

    @Jackie: Thank you! It was a fantastic time… but back to good ol’ London tomorrow, where I can finalllly sleeeeep!

    @Random Reflections: Thanks! I haven’t read any Auster before, and almost picked up NYT instead of Invisible. Oh well… Invisible must be read first!!

    @charley: And me yours…

    @M: Thanks for commenting on my blog for the first time! I’ve read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – in fact, I’m supposed to be writing my thoughts on it soon… I loved it! Not even started LTGWS yet though….

  9. Jodie
    April 17th, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    Hope you’ve been having some fun even though your trip is for work. I’d love to know what that walled city looking structure is in your picture.

  10. anothercookiecrumbles
    April 18th, 2011 @ 1:24 am

    Thanks Jodie! The structure is Belvedere Castle at Central Park. It was one of my favourite parts of Central Park (after Strawberry Fields Forever), as the name means ‘beautiful view,’ and you can go atop the castle, and get a gorgeous view of the park.

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