Beach Read book Review
Hey, everyone, I hope you like having that great day today. I’ll be reviewing Beach Read by Emily Henry. This bubble of it just came out has been getting a lot of buzzes.
It was mentioned in a collection of New York Times book recommendations for the summer and also if you follow Emily Minh Eric or Gemma Claire they’ve tweeted about this a lot. But also given the seed of the United States lately I really wanted something that was gonna be very escapist.
I guess this book is the perfect choice for that. If there were some way to convert books into liquid I would straight inject this into my veins. It is so happy-making.
|BOOK NAME||Beach Read|
|NUMBER OF PAGES||384 Pages|
|PUBLISHING DATE||19 May 2020|
|DIMENSIONS||13.87 x 2.59 x 20.88 cm|
If you don’t know Beach Read about our main character January who’s a romance slash women’s fiction novelist she has a book that’s due to her agent and she really needs to write it cuz she’s practically broke at this point.
But she just cannot. It is not coming out of her. As her dad has recently passed away and since his death. She’s found out that he had an affair.
Yeah, this entire separate lakeside house after her father’s died he’s passed it on to her. So she goes to this beach house planning on packing it up and selling it. But in the meantime, she’s living there rent-free trying to finally found out this novel. When she gets to the beach house she realizes that next door lives her college rival.
This guy named Augustus Everett. They went to college together. They were at all the same as writing classes. He’s a very accomplished literary fiction novelist like a National Book Award finalist kind of person.
But he’s also struggling to write his book. So they have a bet where they’re swapping each other’s genres to see if January can write like pessimistic literary fiction and to see if Augustus can write like a fun romantic comedy.
So that’s the premise of the book it kind of reminded me of hazel and Josh Josh & Hazel’s guide to not dating by Cristina Lauren because in that book also they knew each other in college and then they reunite as adults and they go unlike these quasi dates all the time.
January and Augustus do that to you because they’re trying to teach each other how to write the other genre January will plan like rom-com ish dates for them to go on and Augustus goes these interviews with local people who used to be a part of this big cult in the area.
So they were kind of similar in that regard. But yeah this book is just guaranteed happiness. It’s like drinking ice-cold lemonade on a really hot day. Like it is exactly what you want and you’re given the fact that it said after January’s father has died it also deals with a lot more of an emotional spectrum than you’d first expect.
So obviously there’s a lot of fun fluffy romance and chemistry. But there’s also like a lot of untapped grief January isn’t a lot of internal pain because she’s kind of a chapter of her life where everything has gone wrong.
She has no money. she has a new boyfriend. Now she has no father. The idea of the father that she had was a complete illusion like she’s really grappling with a lot.
She has an awesome best friend but her best friend has like her own story going on and also of Augustus has his own story going on. All the characters feel very fully developed and pretty fleshed out. So it’s really enjoyable.
My least favorite thing about the characters are probably their names.
I’m not like the biggest fan of the name January Andrews Augustus Everett. I can like maybe get behind for the fact that it’s like January and August why are we doing that.
One thing I love about this book was the banter between the two and like I said that they have incredible chemistry but so much of their banter is so funny and really witty anytime they’re just talking with each other I’m laughing reading this.
They both have a lot of personalities and their personalities on the surface are very very different which makes for such fun like hate to love trope but yeah I really enjoyed both January and Augustus.
As characters, they’re both really dynamic and they both have pretty understandable. Thought processes about the pacing were really excellent I felt. Like I was never ever bored you can read like 200 pages of this in one sitting and feel like it was nothing.
I’ve loved how defensive January was about this entire genre of women’s fiction and how people are always unfairly judging her. She gives a lot of great arguments a lot of great defenses for the value of this kind of genre.
It’s sad knowing that the people who really need to hear that argument are probably not the people who are gonna pick up this book. I think most a book is super well done. I think the characters just feel very alive in the book.
I gave it four out of five stars. I knocked out a star because sometimes it’s really really really cheesy like there are lines, especially at the end of a section and are at the end of the chapter you know how the author’s want it to be like a fun flirty closer.
If you’ve read this book I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. I really hope you enjoyed it as much as I did if not more thanks
About the Beach Read book
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.
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About Author Emily Henry
Emily Henry is an American author of The Love That Split the World and A Million Junes. She is a full-time writer, proofreader, and donut connoisseur. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it.
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Beach Read book Review
Hey, everyone, I hope you like having that great day today. I'll be reviewing Beach Read by Emily Henry. This bubble of it just came out has been getting a lot of buzzes.
Author: Emily Henry