If you’re an avid reader searching for your next captivating read, look no further! In this article, we’ll explore the latest releases by acclaimed author Elin Hilderbrand and provide an overview of her works in chronological order. From heartwarming summer novels to thought-provoking nonfiction, Elin Hilderbrand’s books have something for every reader.

The Five-Star Weekend: A Nantucket Summer Delight

By Elin Hilderbrand (Little, Brown, fiction)

In “The Five-Star Weekend,” Hilderbrand takes us on a journey to Nantucket, where Hollis Shaw, a woman grappling with the sudden loss of her husband in a tragic car accident, seeks solace and healing. To bring her life back on track, she conceives the idea of a “Five-Star Weekend,” inviting her closest friends from different phases of her life to join her for a transformative weekend. Amidst the picturesque backdrop of Nantucket, this heartwarming novel explores friendship, healing, and the power of shared experiences.

“This should become a beach bag staple,” raves Publishers Weekly in their starred review.

Buy on AmazonPrice: $19

Buy on BookshopPrice: $30

Better Living Through Birding: A Memoir of Connection and Discovery

By Christian Cooper (Random House, nonfiction)

Christian Cooper, known for his passion for bird-watching and his viral encounter with a white woman in Central Park, shares his own compelling story in “Better Living Through Birding.” Delving into his experiences as a “Blerd” (Black nerd) and an ardent bird-watcher, Cooper reveals how the practice of bird-watching has shaped his life and provided solace during challenging times. This memoir offers a poignant reflection on identity, the natural world, and the transformative power of a seemingly simple hobby.

“This rewarding memoir adds heft and heart to the headlines,” praises Publishers Weekly in their starred review.

Buy on AmazonPrice: $24

Buy on BookshopPrice: $26

100 Places to See After You Die: A Fascinating Journey into the Afterlife

By Ken Jennings (Scribner, nonfiction)

Renowned “Jeopardy!” champion and host Ken Jennings takes readers on an imaginative and entertaining tour of the afterlife in “100 Places to See After You Die.” Drawing from mythology, literature, and pop culture, Jennings presents a diverse range of must-see destinations, from Dante’s “Inferno” to the mythical realms of Valhalla and even the whimsical world of NBC’s “The Good Place.” This witty and engaging travel guide to the afterlife is a delightful exploration of the human fascination with what lies beyond.

Kirkus Reviews praises it as “an entertaining, amusing collection of a wide variety of visions of the afterlife.”

Buy on AmazonPrice: $25

Buy on BookshopPrice: $26

Wannabe: Embracing the Influence of Pop Culture

By Aisha Harris (HarperOne, nonfiction)

Aisha Harris, the co-host of NPR’s “Pop Culture Happy Hour,” presents a collection of essays in “Wannabe” that reflect on the pop culture that has profoundly shaped her worldview. Delving into film, music, and TV, Harris offers astute observations that establish her as an important cultural critic of our time. Her essays are as incisive as they are entertaining, making this book a treat for pop culture enthusiasts.

Publishers Weekly hails the essays, saying, “As incisive as they are entertaining, these essays are a treat.”

Buy on AmazonPrice: $14

Buy on BookshopPrice: $28


Elin Hilderbrand’s latest book, “The Five-Star Weekend,” promises to be a delightful addition to your summer reading list. From fiction to nonfiction, the diverse range of books we’ve explored in this article caters to a variety of reading preferences. So, pick up a copy of these captivating releases and immerse yourself in the rich worlds crafted by these talented authors! Remember to sign up for our books newsletter to stay updated with the latest book releases and news in the literary world. Happy reading!