City of Girls: A Novel by Elizabeth Gilbert
Set in New York City over the summer of 1940, this coming-of-age story brings together adventure, romance, friendship, and some major drama as 19-year-old Vivian Morris navigates her new life in Manhattan. This book reads and feels like a sweet summer fling that's full of parties, wild nights out with friends, and a little mischief. While it's a lengthy book, you'll become so wrapped up in Vivian's exciting new life and all of the colorful characters in it, that you won't want it to end. And though there's plenty of revelry, it's the sweet friendships and Vivian's inspiring evolution that make me want to read it over and over again.