by Amor Towles

Beautifully written. This feels like coming-of-age mixed with literary fiction and historical fiction. I loved the setting of New York City in the 1930s. At its core, this is a very simple book. It is the story of one woman and the choices she makes over a year with regard to career, friendship, and romance. She is a very plucky protagonist and I enjoyed spending time with her. I liked A Gentleman in Moscow more, but still found this book engaging and enjoyable.