At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Somers tagged five memorable books set on New Year’s Eve (and Day), including:
A Long Way Down, by Nick HornbyRead about another book on the list.
Any book that opens with its four main characters accidentally choosing the same roof to jump from on New Year’s Eve is a book that really ought to be read every New Year’s Eve, possibly out loud as a new kind of holiday tradition. And since it’s a book by Nick Hornby, it’s also hilarious and satisfyingly plotted, as these people decide to postpone their suicide and the story unfolds unexpectedly from there. Read this any time you think your New Year’s experience is subpar; you’ll feel better.
Also see John Mullan's ten most notable New Years in literature.