Books, Beach, & Beyond

Elin Hilderbrand, Tim Talks Books, N Magazine

Join Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 30 titles and the “Queen of the Beach Reads,” and Tim Ehrenberg, creator of the popular Tim Talks Books, as they talk shop and host spirited discussions with special guests from bestselling and internationally recognized authors, to publishing industry insiders, to local island legends who feature prominently in Hilderbrand’s prolific Nantucket stories.  From what it’s like to take a book to the screen to the intricacies and intimate details of an author’s writing process, Hilderbrand and Ehrenberg take listeners on an exciting (and amusing) journey each episode, bringing books to life in a brand-new way in this podcast presented by N Magazine.  A special thank you to our Season 2 Premier Sponsors: Nantucket Book Partners, Book of the Month, The Nantucket Hotel, Cartolina, and Triple Eight Distillery.

  • 47 minutes 16 seconds
    Emily Giffin

    Emily Giffin is the #1 bestselling novelist of Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and on shelves yesterday, The Summer Pact. Elin, Tim, and Emily dissect their college experiences and friendships, and similar to the plot of The Summer Pact, how those relationships are some of the closest you can have in your lives. They segue into the underlying themes in Emily’s 12 books, perspective and point of view in her writing, and her law degree before her career as a writer. Elin and Emily gab about college sports, divorce, their relationships with their daughters, and how to pronounce Capri. The three close with discussion on social media, Taylor Swift, the Royals, and a speed round of Emily’s favorite books and writers.

    Emily Giffin Reading List:

    • Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
    • Something Blue by Emily Giffin
    • The Summer Pact by Emily Giffin
    • All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
    • Meant to Be by Emily Giffin

    What else are we reading in this episode:

    • Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
    • Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
    • Betsy Tacy & Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace
    • A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

    Other authors mentioned:

    Sally Hepworth, Jojo Moyes, Katherine Center, Colleen Oakley, Jennifer Weiner, Jo Piazza, Jill Santapalo

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    9 July 2024, 11:00 pm
  • 50 minutes 34 seconds
    Emma Straub

    Emma Straub is the New York Times best-selling author of This Time Tomorrow, All Adults Here, The Vacationers, and Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures. Elin and Tim dig in deep on being the daughter of novelist Peter Straub, growing up in New York City, her writing education and origin story, debut novels, time travel (Elin, Tim, and Emma travel back to their 16 year old bedrooms and bookshelves). Emma discusses the reason for writing her most recent novel This Time Tomorrow as juggling her job as a novelist and owning 2 Books Are Magic bookstore locations with her husband in New York. Since the recording of this podcast, Emma has received a 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship. Congratulations, Emma!

    Reading List:

    •  This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
    • Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
    • The Vacationers by Emma Straub
    • Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
    • All Adults Here by Emma Straub
    • The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand
    • Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
    • The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
    • The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
    • Mystery by Peter Straub
    • The Colossus of New York by Colton Whitehead
    • Franny and Zooey by JD Salinger
    • The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer
    • The Book of Love by Kelly Link

     Other Authors Mentioned
    Judy Blume, E.E. Cummings, Frank O’Hara, Ann Patchett, Zadie Smith, Meg Wolitzer, John Cheever, Colton Whitehead

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    25 June 2024, 11:00 pm
  • 59 minutes 11 seconds
    Sarah Jessica Parker

    After a fun introductory episode, Season 2 of Books, Beach, & Beyond officially begins with award-winning actor, entrepreneur, producer, and designer Sarah Jessica Parker. Elin, Tim, and SJP shine a light on SJP Lit, the collaboration with Zando and her new imprint that publishes thought-provoking, inclusive, and big-hearted stories which include A Quitter’s Paradise by Elysha Chang, Coleman Hill by Kim Coleman Foote, Women and Children First by Alina Grabowski, and They Dream in Gold by Mai Sennaar (out July 2024). The three gush about their love of reading from their very first favorite books as young children to what draws them to the books they cherish today. They discuss all the titles of SJP Lit and dig into story, character, writing, language, and plot, and touch on many other books they have loved and adored throughout their lives. (Don't miss the full reading list below from this episode!) The episode ends with a speed round of SJP’s auto-read authors and favorite books of the year so far. We hope you can hear the pure passion and genuine joy for reading and books from your hosts Elin and Tim, and this iconic guest and powerhouse publisher, Sarah Jessica Parker!

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Nantucket Book Partners
    Nantucket Looms – Use code LOOMS15 for 15% off your order

    SJP Lit Reading List:

    • A Quitter’s Paradise by Elysha Chang
    • Coleman Hill by Kim Coleman Foote
    • Women and Children First by Alina Grabowski
    • They Dream in Gold by Mai Sennaar

     What else are we reading in this episode:

    • Go Dog, Go by PD Eastman
    • Are You My Mother by PD Eastman
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
    • A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Birnham Wood by Eleanor Cotton
    • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
    • The Dinner by Herman Koch
    • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
    • A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
    • Golden Child by Claire Adam
    • Dawn by Selahattin Demirtas
    • A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
    • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
    • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 
    • Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
    • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
    • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
    • In Memoriam by Alice Winn
    • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
    • Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by EL Konigsburg
    • Clear by Carys Davies
    • Coming Home by Brittney Griner
    • Great Expectations by Vinson Cunningham 
    • James by Percival Everett 

     Other authors mentioned:
    Judy Blume, Judith Krantz, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Danielle Steele, Erich Segal, Adam Grant, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde, and Carol Shields

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    11 June 2024, 11:00 pm
  • 45 minutes 42 seconds
    Introducing… Season 2

    Welcome back into the studio with your hosts of Books, Beach, & Beyond, Elin Hilderbrand and Tim Ehrenberg, for an incredible introductory episode of Season 2. The episode is a quick catch-up with Elin and Tim… where they traveled this winter and what they’ve recently been reading and recommending. The two then dive into Swan Song, Elin’s final Nantucket novel publishing June 11th, and discuss its plot and characters, the Nantucket Special Edition from Nantucket Book Partners, and nostalgic summer traditions. Conversation segues into the audio book world and the episode concludes with special guest Erin Bennett, the award-winning and dynamic audio book narrator of 22 of Elin’s novels.

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Libro.FM – Get 3 audiobooks for the price of 1 as a new member with promo code ELIN
    N Magazine and Nantucket Current

    What else are we reading in this episode:

    • Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand
    • Same As It Ever Was by Claire Lombardo
    • The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
    • Big Swiss by Jen Beagin
    • The God of the Woods by Liz Moore
    • Hollywood Wives by Jackie Collins
    • Sandwich by Catherine Newman
    • Thank you for Listening by Julia Whelan

    Other authors mentioned:
    Tim Winton and Louise Penny

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    4 June 2024, 11:00 pm
  • 54 minutes 54 seconds
    Season 1 Wrap Up

    The final bonus episode of Books, Beach, & Beyond for 2023 features a friendly conversation between your beloved hosts, Elin Hilderbrand and Tim Ehrenberg! The two recap the first season of the podcast, dish on their favorite episodes, favorite books of 2023, most anticipated books of 2024, their reading routines, offer writing and reading advice, discuss Elin's final Nantucket novel Swan Song and her upcoming The Perfect Couple show, and answer wonderful questions from all of YOU listeners. It’s the perfect listen for those wanting to get to know your hosts more!

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Book of the Month - limited time, first book for just $5 with code ELIN
    Nantucket Book Partners

    What are we reading in this episode:
    Then We Came To An End by Joshua Ferris
    Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
    Everything’s Fine by Cecelia Rabbes
    A Quitter’s Paradise by Elysha Chang
    The Half Moon by Mary Beth Keane
    Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
    Speech Team by Tim Murphy
    North Woods by Daniel Mason
    Blackouts by Justin Torres
    We the Animals by Justin Torres
    Everyone on this Train is a Suspect by Benjamin Stevenson
    All the Colours of the Dark by Chris Whitaker
    The Cliffs by J. Courtney Sullivan
    Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand
    Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
    The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand
    Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand
    Winter Street Series by Elin Hilderbrand
    28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
    Wishin’ and Hopin’ by Wally Lamb
    Family Happiness by Laurie Colwin
    Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
    A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
    11/22/63 by Stephen King
    Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff
    Hope by Andrew Ridker
    Wellness by Nathan Hill
    The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

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    13 December 2023, 12:00 am
  • 49 minutes 49 seconds
    Fredrik Backman

    For our second bonus episode for 2023, we stay across the pond and get to chat with the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Beartown Series, A Man Called Ove, and Anxious People - Fredrik Backman! Elin and Tim chat with Fredrik about his origin story, his debut novel A Man Called Ove and where the idea for this iconic story came from, his Beartown series and the hockey team and town in the trilogy, and his writing process. We hear the differences between publishing in the U.S. and Sweden, why he thinks his characters resonate so much with people, the stigmas around mental health, and the screen adaptation A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks.

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Marine Home Center
    Book of the Month - limited time, first book for just $5 with code ELIN

    Fredrik Backman Reading List:
    A Man Called Ove
    Britt- Marie Was Here
    Beartown
    Us Against You
    The Winners
    Anxious People

    What else are we reading in this episode:
    The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
    Winter Street Series by Elin Hilderbrand
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    The Other Side of Sadness by George A. Bonanno

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    29 November 2023, 12:00 am
  • 49 minutes 26 seconds
    Maggie O'Farrell

    In this bonus episode, Elin and Tim travel virtually across the pond to Scotland to interview one of their favorite writers of the English language, Maggie O’Farrell, author of Hamnet and The Marriage Portrait. The three discuss the differences between publishing in the UK and in the US, what it means to Maggie to be Irish, how she researches her settings, point of view and experimentation with the craft of language, publishing a plague novel during COVID-19, writing fiction about real people, and her memoir I Am I Am I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death. You’ll immediately want to order every Maggie O’Farrell novel you can get your hands on because, as Tim and Elin say in the episode, they would "read her grocery list!"

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Lovango Resort & Beach Club - limited time, 10% off your stay at Lovangovi.com/ELIN
    Book of the Month - limited time, first book for just $9.99 with code ELIN

    Maggie O'Farrell Reading List:
    After You’d Gone
    Instructions for a Heatwave
    The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
    This Must Be the Place
    I Am I Am I Am
    Hamnet
    The Marriage Portrait

    What else are we reading in this episode:
    The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dar
    The Wren, The Wren by Anne Enright

    Other authors mentioned:
    Rudyard Kipling, Louis MacNeice, William Shakespeare, Alice Munro, Ann Patchett, Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, William Boyd, and Anne Enright.

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    8 November 2023, 12:00 am
  • 52 minutes 35 seconds
    Colleen Hoover

    It Ends with Colleen Hoover. Yes, Season 1 of Books, Beach, & Beyond wraps up with the mega best-selling author of It Ends With Us and Verity, Colleen Hoover, or CoHo as she is known by all her adoring fans. Colleen, Elin, and Tim discuss Colleen’s super unique journey from self-publishing her books to today working with multiple publishers and editors, domestic abuse and secondary trauma in It Ends with Us, the ending of Verity, screen adaptations, and the connection she has made with her readers and fans, who are called “The CoHorts!” Tune in to see which writers Colleen is a super fan of, her favorite books, and her advice to aspiring writers.

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Hatch's
    Nantucket's Meat & Fish Market

    Colleen Hoover Reading List:
    Slammed by Colleen Hoover
    It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
    Verity by Colleen Hoover

    What else are we reading in this episode:
    Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris
    Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
    Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
    Happy Place by Emily Henry
    Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
    Franny & Zooey by J D Salinger

    Other authors mentioned:
    Tracey Garvis Graves, Emily Henry, and Tiffanie DeBartolo.

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    24 October 2023, 11:00 pm
  • 59 minutes 11 seconds
    Jennifer Weiner

    Please welcome to the podcast the hilariously entertaining and #1 best-selling author of In Her Shoes, Mrs. Everything, and The Summer Place, Jennifer Weiner! This is one juicy episode of literary gossip with so many laugh-out-loud moments. Jen takes us through her two decades in the book business, from her debut Good in Bed to her latest, The Breakaway. We dive into mothers and daughters, biking and "yogging," commercial fiction vs. literary fiction, as well as tall tales from Elin and Jen's old flings, worst book tour stories, and their least and most favorite parts of their job as writers. *Warning, the three get carried away and this episode has some explicit language that could offend listeners.

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Nantucket Looms - limited time, 15% off with code BOOKS15
    Bar Yoshi
    Read With Jenna

    Jennifer Weiner Reading List:
    Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
    In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
    Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
    The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner

    What else are we reading in this episode:
    Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
    Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand

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    10 October 2023, 11:00 pm
  • 45 minutes 41 seconds
    Gilbert Cruz

    In this episode of Books, Beach, & Beyond, we welcome Gilbert Cruz, Editor of the New York Times Book Review. Cruz discusses his childhood, schooling, and career that led to one of the most elite jobs in the book business. He gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look into the process of choosing books to review in the New York Times,  who reviews them, and how the "Top Ten Books of the Year" are chosen. Tim and Gilbert bond over their love and obsession with Stephen King, while Elin and Gilbert dish on some of their favorite TV shows. This episode is filled with the joy of reading and recommending literature!

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    Cartolina
    Triple Eight Distillery

    What else are we reading in this episode:
    The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
    It by Stephen King
    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock
    The Shining by Stephen King
    11/22/63 by Stephen King
    Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
    Still Life by Louise Penny
    King: A Life by Jonathan Eig
    Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
    Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

    Other authors mentioned:
    Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens.

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    26 September 2023, 11:00 pm
  • 59 minutes 18 seconds
    Jodi Picoult

    This episode features one of Elin and Tim’s favorite writers and friends, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Mad Honey, Wish You Were Here, and My Sister’s Keeper , Jodi Picoult! Jodi discusses writing from both perspectives of a controversial issue, her twist endings and intense research process, and co-writing with Samantha Van Leer and Jennifer Finney Boylan. Elin and Jodi dig into their decisions around narrative voice in their stories and their relationships and online interactions with readers, and the three discuss current book banning in America. It’s another chat where you feel like you’re having coffee with your three best friends!

    A special thank you to our Episode Sponsors:
    The Nantucket Hotel
    N Magazine
    Nantucket Current

    Jodi Picoult Reading List:
    Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
    The Pact by Jodi Picoult
    Second Glance by Jodi Picoult
    My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
    Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
    Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult
    Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult
    A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
    The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
    Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
    Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
    Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
    By Any Other Name by Jodi Picoult

    What else are we reading in this episode:
    Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
    Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
    I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugendies
    How to Give the Wrong Impression by Katherine Heiny
    Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
    The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand
    Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
    Bride by Ali Hazelwood
    Speech Team by Tim Murphy
    The Breakaway by Jennifer Weiner
    Pete and Alice in Maine by Caitlin Shetterly
    Bee Sting by Paul Murray
    Holly by Stephen King

    Other authors mentioned:
    Mary Morris, Jennifer Finney Boylan, and Samantha Van Leer.

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    12 September 2023, 11:00 pm
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