August Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of August:

1  The Wednesday Daughters by Meg Waite Clayton (autograph copies are available at the store)

2  The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton (autograph copies are available at the store)

3  City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

4  A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin

5  Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand

6  Game of Thrones by George RR Martin

7  The English Girl by Daniel Silva

8  Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Marie Semple

9  The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory

10  The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Beautiful Day

I think every year around this time we mention how much we love Elin Hilderbrand’s writing.  She is the perfect summer read (although we do read her all year round) her books almost always take place during a summer on the small island of Nantucket.  She has the perfect combination of sunshine, beaches, and amazing food in her books.  However, her books are much more than summer fun.  Her characters are rich, engaging, and easy to relate to.   Beautiful Day is her new novel and it will be in our store on June 26th. This is the story of a beautiful wedding that is to take place on Nantucket between the Carmichaels and the Grahams.   The soon-to-be-wed couple are following instructions left by the bride’s late mother.  The couple are happy and in love, but people around them seem to be spinning out of control with new scandals.

I love Hilderbrand’s descriptions.  She does such an amazing job of capturing the island life that it  makes me want to pack up for a summer beach vacation.  Although her writing always makes me feel like I am right there sitting on the beach feeling the sand beneath my toes.  Hilderbrand also has such great insight on family relationships and drama.  Whether it be sibling issues or friendships, the problems that arise are always realistic and well developed.   I often find myself telling the character to make better decisions and then I am happy when they learn from their mistakes and grow.  I always recommend reading an Elin Hilderbrand book when you are needing a nice escape.  You will be intrigued by the plot and satisfied with the ending.