Book Lovers Book Review


Title: Book Lovers
Author: Emily Henry
Type: Fiction
Published: 2022
Pages: 377
TW: Infidelity, Death, Grief
9.4Loveable, Charismatic, Charming
I think there’s a lot to be said for books that provide an escapism without the need to have deep, introspective or shockingly novel storylines. Sometimes, something warm, funny, and charismatic is just what I need! And that’s not to say this book didn’t have it’s fair share of profound moments, but Henry struck the balances of those with the light-heartedness absolutely perfectly.

“That’s the thing about women. There’s no good way to be one. Wear your emotions on your sleeve and you’re hysterical. Keep them tucked away where your boyfriend doesn’t have to tend to them and you’re a heartless bitch.” 

If nothing else, Emily Henry’s books always remind me why I love reading. Her protagonists are bibliophiles and I’m so glad I can call myself one of those too. Here’s a great example to prove that Henry is one of us from Book Lovers: “Is there anything better than iced coffee and a bookstore on a sunny day? I mean, aside from hot coffee and a bookstore on a rainy day.” 



Burnt by romance in her past, all literary agent Nora wants to do is focus on her career. Having noticed a distant growing between her and her sister, they decide to escape city life for a month in Sunshine Falls and spend time together before Nora’s sister’s baby arrives. While there, the last person she expects to bump into is Charlie; an editor who Nora’s had her fair share of (not so welcome) run-ins with, she tries to avoid him and continue with her quiet and relaxing break. But despite her reluctance, will Nora and Charlie’s story become one straight from the novels they work with? And more worryingly, the ones Nora despises…

Review overview

CHARACTERS9.5

QUOTABILITY9.5

Summary

Having loved Emily Henry’s Beach Read, I wasn’t sure how that was going to be topped. And then going into Book Lovers, it felt so familiar, and to be honest at the beginning, almost a carbon copy of the narrative of Beach Read. However, as it progressed, I begun to appreciate the way Henry seemed to be mocking romance tropes while at the same time, flawlessly executing a cute and loveable romance. Suffice to say, I was hooked quite quickly!

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