Top five books
Elin Hilderbrand is the perfect person to pick summer reads: The author of 12 books, all of which are set during the summer months, she also lives on Nantucket, a popular island getaway off the coast of Massachusetts. Her latest book, Beautiful Day, tells the story of two families who have gathered together on Nantucket for a summer weekend wedding. Jenna Carmichael’s late mother left behind a notebook with detailed instructions for her youngest daughter’s nuptials — but somehow things aren’t going quite according to plan.
Here, Hilderbrand fills us in on what she like to read during the summer and her top picks of books when she heads to the beach.
Despite what people might think, when I look for a summer read, I don’t need sand to fall out from between the pages. All I need is a riveting story that keeps me turning pages. I have had a particularly good “run” of books this summer, and I want to share some of my favorites with you.