Forget the solstice: It’s not officially summer until Elin Hilderbrand’s latest beach read hits the No. 1 spot on USA TODAY’s best-selling book list. “The Hotel Nantucket” (Little, Brown, 416 pp.) is Hilderbrand’s second No. 1; she had already reached No. 1 in the summer of 2019 with “Summer of ’69”. A summer staple since 2008, Hilderbrand’s other recent bestsellers include 2020’s “Golden Girl” and “28 Summers.”
In “The Hotel Nantucket,” hotel manager Kizbet Keaton, fresh from a bad breakup, struggles to revive the storied but struggling business — and write her own second act. In a star-studded review, Kirkus Reviews praised the book, saying, “Honestly, who needs Nantucket. It could hardly be more fun than this book.”
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More summer romance
Jenny Han’s young adult novel “The Summer I Turned Pretty” (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 304 pp.) got a boost in Amazon Prime sales after its June 17 premiere of the series of the same name – like all the books in the trilogy. A second season has already been greenlit, according to Deadline.
This is the second time the author’s young adult novels have been made into a series; Han already saw a boost in sales in 2018 when “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” was made into a series by Netflix.
“The Summer I Turned Pretty” rose to No. 9 on this week’s chart, followed by “It’s Not Summer Without You” at No. 18, “We’ll Always Have Summer” at No. 26, and “The Complete Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy” at #126.
The trilogy follows Belly, a young woman who spends her summers at a beach house with family friends, including brothers Jeremiah and Conrad, who for Belly fall somewhere between good friends and crushes. This summer is one where everything changes for Belly, including her relationships with Jeremiah, Conrad, and herself.
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Readers love Jenny Mollen’s “City of Likes”
Writer, actress and Instagram influencer Jenny Mollen’s debut work of fiction, “City of Likes” (NacelleBooks, 266 pp.), debuts at No. 83 on this week’s list. Although not as literal as her non-fiction books “I Love You As I Am” and “Live Fast Die Hot”, the novel is heavily influenced by Mollen’s life.
The novel chronicles the life of editor Meg Chernoff, whose world is turned upside down and slapped with a blue check after she meets Daphne Cole, an it-girl influencer mom who takes Meg under her wing and welcomes her into the wild side. and materialist of Instagram Influence.
Although “City of Likes” is a work of fiction, it is influenced by the industry surrounding Mollen and includes many details of actual influencer activities.
In an interview with USA TODAY, Mollen said she really wanted to write about the things she witnessed, “but if I write about it, I’m going to be kicked out of town.” So she turned to fiction because, she says, “I thought, ‘If I don’t write about this, I’m going to be.'”
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Contributor: Barbara VanDenburgh, Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY