Reading List: 8 Books Set in North Brooklyn

If you’re looking for some new reads this year, why not start with a novel that centralizes around Greenpoint? Or Williamsburg. Bushwick, even! These eight novels focus on the lens of human experience while living in Brooklyn.

The Astral

The Astral by Kate Christensen
We all know the famed building in our neighborhood. Christensen weaves a tale about poet Harry Quirk and all of martial trials and tribulations, infidelity, and family in Greenpoint.

Drinking at the Movies

Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz
A San Franciscan moves to Greenpoint in this graphic novel. Adventures ensue.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
An iconic tale on identity, coming of age, making it in Brooklyn, along with some scenes in Greenpoint.

Killing Williamsburg

Killing Williamsburg by Bradley Spinelli
Picture an epidemic. Williamsburg residents are killing themselves. What happens when this outbreak starts to spread?

Solos

Solos by Kitty Burns Florey
Meet Emily Lime (palindrome, much?). She’s a crossword puzzle enthusiast in Williamsburg. Enter Marcus, a new love interest. And then there’s that ex-husband who wants her dead…

To Be Heard

To Be Heard: A Story About Williamsburg Brooklyn by Roof Alexander
Four aspiring artists swim against the current in Williamsburg. Watch their lives parallel the layers of a neighborhood in transition

Bushwick Nightz

Bushwick Nightz Edited by Dallas Athent
If short fiction is your vibe, enjoy a collection of short stories about Bushwick.

Here Lies Death

Here Lies Death by Harlan Vaughan
What if everyone stops aging? What if there is no more death. Kelsey and April are two sisters in Bushwick navigate through identity and meaning, while the world is rocked with new changes.

About Stephanie

Stephanie is a poet, teacher, & pathological dreamer. She lives in Greenpoint. Her literary & style musings can be found here: http://kitschy.tumblr.com.