Most people enjoy a good read, and who can blame them? The fictional world’s created by writers can have an everlasting effect on us all. Heroes, villains and far away kingdoms can take us out of our own world into somewhere truly unbelievable.
But some writers prefer to write about the places familiar to us, like the city of New York. From the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald to Henry James and Michael Chabon, the city has inspired many of the best writers around.
For those not initiated to the sights and the smells of New York, literature can be a way into experiencing the city.
Rather than trawling through the bookshelves, we’ve put together 10 books that you should read before you go to New York:
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