I closed out the summer with a beach reach. It contained some annoying tropes and a few cringey lines like “And maybe, just maybe, this summer will end up being one that people write songs about”, but overall it was well written and light even though it touched on serious subject matter (Vietnam, racism). It felt like she was trying too hard to make it historical but as an engaging story about family in that period of time, it worked for me.
I could not get into this book at all. Not even 75 pages in. I just don‘t care. I typically enjoy all her books. Not today. And not in 69.
I‘m sorry, but how do #typos like this get by?!
A good, easy to listen to audiobook. Likable characters with a satisfying conclusion.
(Picture is Cape Cod, no Nantucket pics sorry.)
Not feeling so good today (physically) with a sore throat and non stop sneezing. So trying some tea and light reading before work.
I think this is my first time being sick that actually involved non stop sneezing 🤔
Thinking about numbering my posts for my #30daychallenge to help me keep track… and maybe more accountable. But feeling..okay. Bleh but bleh is better than dumpster diving sad so small wins are wins.
Anyone else have this problem?? 😂 it‘s not like I was trying to read or anything.
Very light reading. Novel about the women in a family during the summer of ‘69. Historical events are woven into the story but not really the focus. If you are looking for a light read, this is a good choice. If not, pass.
Just finished my first Elin Hilderbrand book. It was the perfect beach read for my beach vacation. I loved the characters and their family dynamics, the time period is also a favorite. My favorite aspect of the book was the use of song titles instead of chapter numbers. A kind of soundtrack as you read the story.
book 5/6 #bfcr3
I have moved this book up on my TBR list because I feel like it should be read in the summer and I only have a month left.
I think this may be just the summer book to finish out the season. Have you read it? What did you think?
Loved this story! The story is about a family that goes to Nantucket for summers. The tale goes back & forth between the drama of parents and their 3 daughters. The mother is struggling with the fact that her son is in Vietnam. One daughter is pregnant. One daughter is working on Martha's Vineyard. The youngest is coming of age. Highly recommend.
Yesterday I started my 7 day staycation!!! And this exactly the way I what to spend it!! Sitting outside enjoying the beautiful weather and spending hours getting lost in a good book without a care in the world!! Life is good! 💖📚 📖😍
So I wanted to read this book because some reader said Woodstock was involved. I‘m thinking it was mentioned three times. Did like the story of a family who‘s son goes to Vietnam and how their summer progresses and all of their lives have changed. The Vietnam storyline also drew me in so I ended liking this book for that aspect. Then read that the author used her and her twin brother to use as a setting of when they were born!👍🏼😀👏
I liked this better than so-so, so I rounded up, but it was definitely not love. I generally like this author, but I felt really disconnected with this one. I was really excited about the premise, but I feel like too much was crammed in and it lacked the hearty substance I so craved. Do I regret reading it? Nah. Would I ever read it again? Also nah.
Another good book from this author. I liked the strong women characters during the summer of 69. Chappiquidick, the moon landing and pre Roe v Wade all play into the day lot. Each chapter is a classic rock song from the epic summer. 4🌟
Lemonade: pick a book that started off bitter but got better.
For me that was the tagged book. I really did not like the first half. I considered dnfing it several times. Halfway through it picked up and I enjoyed it. The ending even made me tear up.
I'm keeping the summer reading light: beach reads, a royal love story and some family drama. 🙌🏼
I've finished Summer of 69 and loved all of the characters. It's a perfect beach read with family drama and a bit of history thrown in the mix. I enjoy stories where the women are strong and it's passed down through the generations. How about you?
This is not the kind of book i usually enjoy, but i was hearing lots of good things so i thought i would try it out. Even while i was telling myself i wasn‘t interested in these privileged people, i could not seem to put the book down. I‘m glad i stuck it out, as it was a wonderful story, particularly about womanhood.
3 ⭐️- Hilderbrand sets her first foray into the world of Historical Fiction on Nantucket where her story follows a dysfunctional family (and includes loads of historical & musical references). I felt there were too many events squashed into one family but it was a good, predictable, beachy read.
My review: http://bit.ly/2Lplw1u