If you know me by now through my posts, my reading tastes, and genres, then you’ll surely know that romance is not my genre along with poetry and horror (I’ve got a knack of mentioning these three genres again and again. Because otherwise, I read every damn genre). But this book is unlike all romance type I despise. It’s actually a good read and not only romance, a good general fiction instead. Moreover, it’s a must-read recommendation by all the readers out there like everyone should read this particular book. And I do pick hyped books sometimes. If you remember, I picked Normal People too.
Emily’s Beach Read is about two praised authors- Augustus Everett and January Andrews penning extremely unlike genres. Augustus writes literary fiction with dark or gloomy themes, while January is a romance writer who writes on love and happy endings. Both of them are emotionally broke, dealing with writer’s block, and looking out for inspiration for their next books. Living as neighbors, coming off to the same book club together, ending up in funny conversations turn them into friends, and it’s when they lay odds to swap their writing genres.
I genuinely had a great time reading it. It’s funny, and a delightful read which takes you to a sparkling ride of two writers with opposed writing tastes; offering, all the vibes of a comforting and light summer read.
Have you happened to read this book? Or thinking of it lately?
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Title: Beach Read
Author: Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin Books (UK)
Publishing Date: May 2020
My Rating: 4 stars