Elin Hilderbrand Summer of '69

Today we are discussing our August 2019 Book Club Pick, Elin Hilderbrand Summer of ’69 (Affiliate Link). We picked this book because we wanted an ultimate beach read. Plus, this is a very well-loved author. What did we think?!?! You’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out more!

Elin Hilderbrand Summer of '69

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Elin Hilderbrand Summer of ’69

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It’s 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother’s historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha’s Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.

Weekly Love and Hate

Weekly Love:
Christine: elf brow gel  (Affiliate Link)
Lindsay: Mod + Jo 

Weekly Hate 
Christine: “Hot Ass Weather” (her actual words, lol) 
Lindsay: Bethenny leaving RHONY 

Book Club Discussion Questions:

What were your overall thoughts on the book? 

Who was your favorite character? Why? 

This book is marketed as a breezy “beach read” but deals with lots of serious issues like suicide, depression, racism, domestic violence, and Vietnam. Did you expect that? And what were your thoughts? 

On a lighter note, did you love that the chapters were all song titles? 
Here’s the Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7K47wlu3gPMJ0G8H4R3HFq

What did you think about the ending? Did you want more? 

Other Items Discussed During Episode:

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Capri Blue Havana Vanilla Candle (Affiliate Link)
Capri Blue Smoked Clove and Tabac (Affiliate Link)

Don’t Forget:

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September Book Club: Episode will go live September 25th – Help us choose a book!  

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