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Nantucket Summer Reading

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The best thing about summer? Summer reading! My latest New England looks & beachy book suggestions straight from Nantucket.

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Books: The Case For Books, Robert Danton, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell; Elizabeth & James “Sonya” dress,  ShopBop; embellished MLV by Mayren Lee Viray dress, Monelle; pink cashmere wrap & hat; Monelle; cork wedges, Jimmy Choo; Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in No. 22 Pink Celebrate,  Neiman Marcus, pink & white stripe scarf, Monelle; classic whale tote, Vineyard Vines.

New England is a perfect place to fall in love with Summer. The fashion is decidedly preppy (think pastels, all American colors of red, white, and blue, and patterns like stripes and polka dots). If you’re looking for that perfect punch of pink, check out Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in No. 22 Pink Celebrate (pictured above). And as for the books, most people might think of hometown favorites like Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK, Nathaniel Philbreck’s IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, or a beachy romance by Elin Hilderbrand, but the atmosphere of the island immediately invoked for me my childhood favorite series by L.J. Smith THE SECRET CIRCLE. The series, about teen witches living in spooky New England, hits just the right notes of excitement and romance for summer reading.

Nantucket Summer Reading:

THE OBVIOUS CHOICE:

Nantucket native Elin Hildebrand’s new summer release THE RUMOR.

MY CHOICE:

From the mastermind behind THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, L.J. Smith spins a tale of romance, adventure, and magic in small town New England in THE SECRET CIRCLE series.

For more fashion styles and summer reading recs, make sure to check out The Best Beach Reads. What are your favorite summer reading books? Share them in the comments below!