Now is a great time to familiarize yourself with your soon-to-be home for the Fall: New York City! Before all of your reading is claimed by textbooks, articles, and journals, delve into the local paper or pick up one of the books below to read about your new home.
Here is New York by E.B. White
The Encyclopedia of New York City by Kenneth Jackson
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.I. Konigsburg
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Washington Square by Henry James
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
The New York Times
More of a movie buff? Check out Time Out New York‘s list of “The 101 Best Films Set in New York City” and then see for yourself how cinema’s city compares to the real thing after you arrive.