Sunday, December 14, 2008

One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell

I have read every Candace Bushnell book and never been disappointed. From Sex and the City and Four Blondes, to Trading Up and Lipstick Jungle (currently my favorite TV series!) and now One Fifth Avenue, every book has been great. One Fifth Avenue is the story of a prestigious building in New York City and the lives of it's residents. There is power, status, mystery, scandal, sex, and all kinds of neighborly disputes. From Lola Fabrikant, the beautiful but shallow 20-something trying desperately to secure her spot in New York City to Annalisa Rice who is adjusting to being a hedge fund millionaire's wife instead of a Washington attorney, or Phillip Oakland and James Gooch, the building's two very different but almost equally successful writers. From the gossip columnist to the bloggers, you will enjoy getting to know each of the characters in this novel and follow them along their intertwined journeys through the power, status, and relationship struggles. There is lots of drama and there are lots of characters to keep up with, but it is well worth it. If you secretly dream of living in NYC and like to follow lots of drama, you will enjoy this book! If you can keep up with all the characters you will be left wanting to know more about where their adventures in NYC lead them next long after you finish the last chapter.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Also, if you haven't watched the Lipstick Jungle series on TV, you should. It is absolutely the best series on TV right now. I heard a rumor they canceled it, but hopefully they will have a change of heart because I will be very sad to see it go. Check it out Fridays on NBC.

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