Beach Read by Emily Henry Review

Beach Read by Emily Henry Review

Hey Bibliophiles! 

Today, I’ve got a book review for you, and it’s all about “Beach Read” by Emily Henry.

Now, let me tell you, Emily Henry is one of my absolute favorite authors, so when I heard she was dropping an adult novel, you can imagine my excitement levels were through the roof.

And thus, my non-stop reading adventure began. 


the book "beach read" by emily henry lying on a blue background

Alright, let’s dive into the plot a bit. 

So, “Beach Read” follows the story of two writers, January and Gus, who couldn’t be more different in terms of their writing styles. January is all about those feel-good romantic women’s fiction tales, while Gus? 

Well, he’s more into the literary fiction scene, you know, the kind that punches you right in the gut with those tear-jerking endings.

Now, picture this: they end up as neighbors for the summer in this quaint little town, and get this, they actually knew each other back in college. Small world, huh? 

Anyway, they decide to spice things up with a bet. 

They challenge each other to write in the genre of the other person. So, January takes on literary fiction, while Gus ventures into the rom-com territory. 

And let me tell you, chaos, sexiness, and a whole lot of fun follow suit.

My Review

Don’t be fooled by the premise and the cover. 

While it might seem like your typical light-hearted chic-lit, “Beach Read” packs a lot more depth than meets the eye. There’s family drama, exploration of forgiveness, and a deep dive into the struggles of being a writer. It’s not just a romance with a happy ending; it’s a rollercoaster of emotions that might just leave you reaching for the tissues.

Now, let’s talk characters. 

Emily Henry has a knack for crafting these incredibly real and relatable characters that you just can’t help but get attached to. They’re flawed, they make mistakes, but dang, are they interesting to read about. 

And that’s what makes this book so darn captivating. You’ll find yourself rooting for them, laughing with them, and maybe shedding a tear or two along the way.

And speaking of hidden depths, “Beach Read” delves into some pretty heavy themes, like the complexity of human nature and the power of forgiveness. 

It’s a reminder that people are more than just one thing; they’re multi-dimensional beings with their own quirks and flaws. And hey, just because someone messes up doesn’t mean they’re any less deserving of love and understanding.

Now, I could go on and on about how much I adored this book, but let’s get real for a moment. It’s not gonna be everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re not into steamy scenes, you might wanna give this one a pass. But if you’re in the mood for something sexy, fun, and heartbreakingly beautiful, then “Beach Read” might just be your next favorite read.

So, there you have it, folks. My glowing review of “Beach Read” by Emily Henry. 

Trust me, you won’t regret picking up this gem. And hey, if you’ve already read it, let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 

Until next time, happy reading!

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