If there’s one author we’ll never tire of, it’s certainly Emily Henry. She has done something that no author has ever done for us- writing relatable characters or, perhaps, writing characters who are based on us. From Poppy and Nora to January and Gus, there’s not a single character we didn’t love. January and Gus, with their beachy romance and their love for words, made us feel happy and content with who we are.
Nora is a woman we’ll forever relate to because we are young girls who need characters like her to show our feelings. And Poppy and Alex, the “best friends to lovers” we all wish would turn true in real lives for us, but alas, it won’t. Poppy and Alex are so special to us. From their vacations to their strange friendship, from their weird beginning to the happy ending, we could go on and on about what those two mean to us.
But maybe another time. If you still haven’t read any book written by Emily Henry, then this isn’t your sign but a warning, a threat if you will, from us to you, that you need to read these books immediately.
Sometimes, books aren’t about the tropes, the writing styles, or the plot; rather, they are about what they make us feel. And we’d be lying if we said that these books did not make us scream, cry and throw up because they are so good. Just trust us and read her books.
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A Million Junes
Jack “June” O’Donnell has been warned to stay away from the Angert family. But, when she collides with Saul Angert, everything is thrown into chaos. He is gruff and sarcastic but also seemingly harmless. Following her first encounter with the boy, June wonders why she never questioned her father’s deep hatred towards the family. As June and Saul’s connection deepens, they will learn about what had happened that caused the century-old rift between them.
January Andrews is a romance writer and a hopeless romantic at heart who no longer believes in love. Meanwhile, Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction stuck in a rut. Where she writes HEA and swoony romances, he kills off his entire cast from the book.
They are as opposite as it can get, but there’s something they have in common now. They are stuck for the next three months in neighboring beach houses with no story to write. When their worlds collide, two different sides of the bookish world may get yet another bestseller.
Nora Stephen is a literary agent. Her whole life has been around books, but if there’s something she loves more than books, it’s her little sister Libby. When she insists they take a break and go to Sunshine Falls, Nora has no choice but to agree.0
Both of them arrive in the small town, but instead of the meet-cute, Nora ends up bumping into her rival, Charlie Lastra. He is the brooding editor she has met many times, and it’s never fun. When they meet, a series of coincidences happen, and soon, they discover that there might be more to them than they believed.
Since college, Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple until they weren’t. Now, the couple has broken up, but they made a pact. They decide to pretend to still be together for their annual weeklong vacation with their best friends because they haven’t told them yet about it. After spending years in love with each other, it shouldn’t be so hard to fake love, right? It’s only one week, but anything can happen in those seven days.
Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce met in a strange situation. They met each other one night outside the police station. Both of them were deciding whether they should turn their families in or not. They don’t want to wait until graduation to begin a new chapter, and all they need for that are three grand and maybe a stolen convertible to take them from point A to B. The girls must decide what they want to do, and it must happen fast.
People We Meet On Vacation
Poppy and Alex have nothing in common, but that doesn’t matter because they are best friends. They live far away from each other, so every summer, they take a weeklong vacation together. That continued until two years ago. Everything ended between them.
They haven’t talked since then, yet when someone asks Poppy about the last time she was truly happy, she knows when it was and with whom- her final trip with Alex. Now, after two years, she has one chance to correct her mistakes, but what if it goes wrong?
The Love That Split The World
Natalie Cleary is looking forward to her last summer in her hometown. Until she starts seeing wrong things and decides something isn’t right. She notices strange things at first, but then she gets a visit from the mysterious apparition she calls “Grandmother.” S
he informs Nat that she has three months to save ‘him.’ The following night, she meets Beau and soon begins a story that may force Nat to risk her future and leap blindly into the unknown.
When The Sky Fell On Splendor
When the local mill exploded in Splendor, Ohio, everyone was affected severely. Franny, a 17-year-old girl, stands by, helpless as her brother still lies in a coma. She found solace in a group of friends who call themselves The Ordinary.
The Ordinary likes to spend their free time investigating ghost stories and legends until one day, they film a bright light, something massive that hurdles towards them from the sky. When it inevitably crashes down, these kids go to investigate, but they don’t know that everything will change for them now.