Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Waiting On: Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess

Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess
To be published: July 2, 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin
Brooklyn Girls
Fantastically funny, fresh and utterly relatable, Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is the first novel in her brand new series about five twenty-something friends—Pia, Angie, Julia, Coco and Madeleine—sharing a brownstone in hip, downtown Brooklyn, and discovering the ups and downs and ins and outs of their “semi-adult” lives.

The first story belongs to sophisticated, spoiled, and stylish Pia, who finds herself completely unemployed, unemployable, and broke. So what is a recent grad with an art history degree and an unfortunate history of Facebook topless photos to do? Start a food truck business of course! Pia takes on the surprisingly cutthroat Brooklyn world of hybrid lettuce growers, artisanal yogurt makers and homemade butter producers to start SkinnyWheels—all while dealing with hipster bees, one-night-stands, heartbreak, parental fury, wild parties, revenge, jail, loan sharks, playboys, karaoke, true love, and one adorable pink food truck. And that's without counting her roommates' problems, too.

Gemma Burgess has captured the confusion, hilarity and excitement of the post-graduate years against a backdrop of the pressures and chaos of New York City life, with heartfelt empathy, fast humor and sharp honesty. A charming debut series about five twenty-something girls and the humor, heartbreak, and drama that bring them together. [goodreads]

I watched Sex & the City during my 20s and always wanted a "Sex & the City-ish" type story about a group of girl friends in New York... but a younger version of that.  This book sounds like it has the potential to deliver just that! 

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


  1. This sounds like a series I should check out - thanks for sharing!

    Have you seen the HBO series Girls? It's kinda like a Sex and the City for 20-somethings. It's also rather addicting...

    My WoW

  2. I like that it breaks up the books between point of views. That's cool. I never watched Sex & the City, but this still sounds like a lot of fun. I think a friend of mine might like it too...she's a twenty-something (like me) but who actually LIVES in Brooklyn.


  3. I'm reading this one right now, and it's so fun so far! I absolutely LOVE that it's set in New York, and that it features this set of friends. I'm fairly certain you'll enjoy it too!

  4. You had me at a SATC featuring characters in their 20s. I'm sure there are quite a few differences between SATC and Brooklyn Girls, but it does sounds really good. And it would be nice to read about characters my own age going through similar experiences for a change. Thanks for featuring this!

  5. LOL before I even got to your part I thought, "This is totally Sex and the City-esque." It sounds like a fun read and a little something different from my normal reads.


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