Reading for Fun!

As a busy college student, it’s hard to find the time to read outside of textbooks, but over the winter break I decided to dive into 28 Summer by Elin Hilderbrand. It had been riding the top of The New York Times bestsellers list for quite some time and I wanted to see what the hype was all about. I read it pretty quickly over the course of a few days and enjoyed being swept away to a beachfront cottage on Nantucket. It was different from the type of books I usually go for - dystopian, action, fantasy - but it was a fun little summer escape romance to read during the winter. It had some great character dynamics and was pretty much a masterclass in setting description, but I felt that the ending was a bit anticlimactic. I’m not sure I would have placed it on the list. Do you think the books on the New York Times Bestseller list are always worthy of the status? If anyone has read 28 Summers, I would love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Easter to everyone as well!


  1. Unfortunately, I disagree with what is often considered a great book by the New York Times. But many more people seem to agree with them. So my question is are people ever influenced by ratings?

  2. I REALLY love some of Hilderbrand's earlier stuff. I always thought of Love Season as a kind of modern Mrs. Dalloway, but The Blue Bistro's probably my favorite by H.


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