NYC books: Books every New Yorker should read

NYC is one of the most literary cities in the world.

Whether you started reading about New York as a child (“Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”), an adolescent (“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”) or an adult (“Bright Lights, Big City”), the city comes alive in so many modern and classic works of literature.

We’ve compiled a list of 21 books that all New Yorkers must read.

CAROLINE LINTON