Beach Read Pdf Book is a Contemporary Romance novel By Emily Henry is a story of how 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.
Beach Read Summary
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.
About Emily Henry Author of Beach Read Pdf Book
Emily Henry Author of Beach Read Pdf Book writes stories about love and family for both teens and adults. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the now-defunct New York Center for Art & Media Studies. Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.
Beach Read pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group (May 19, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1984806734
- ISBN-13 : 978-1984806734
- Item Weight : 14.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.53 x 1.1 x 8.27 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #35 in Romantic Comedy (Books)
- #42 in Contemporary Women Fiction
- #95 in Contemporary Romance (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars 39,637 ratings
Beach Read Book Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Feel good book with romance, funny banter & heartfelt moments
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2022
A story revolving around two writers, each writing in specific genres from romance and literary fiction. January and Augustus couldn’t be any more different (aside from attending the same university where they were classmates). January believed in happily ever afters, whereas Augustus was more focused on creating intricate storylines. Each had their own style and ideas when it came to their writing, but… through the unexpected encounter in North Bear Shore, their summer changed for the better.
First off, this story heavily focused on January and Augustus’s writing careers and how they went about creating their stories. So fair warning, the beginning was a bit slow but as I got more into the story, it started to pick up in pace. Right off the bat, January went to North Bear Shores in order to get away and try to write her next novel. Among other personal reasons, January just needed to get away and have a clean start to get her mind off things, but also try to finish the novel she promised her publisher she would have ready. Along the way, SURPRISE! January’s old classmate/ her rival (at least to her) Augustus Everett. Augustus a.k.a. Gus happened to live in North Bear Shores, and guess what?… HE LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO JANUARY!
When I heard things about this book, I was told it had an “enemies to lovers”, but honestly I felt like it was more of Augustus and January occasionally making playful jabs at each other, it was never malicious or hurtful. If anything there was more teasing and playful competition to see who’s book would end up being better. I found Augustus and January interesting, funny, sweet, thoughtful, and overall they had a good connection to each other.
Now… while I liked Augustus, I wouldn’t say he was “best book boyfriend”, he had some qualities to him that I liked, but I still feel like I’m more of a Alex Nilsen type of gal. I feel bad because as much as I was anticipating reading and learning about Augustus, I felt like people overhyped him for me, and I feel bad that my expectations weren’t met as I had hoped. That being said, I still did like Augustus, and loved the connection he shared with January. Augustus was more of the intellectual, reserved, slightly grumpy at times, and endearing. If I had to choose between Emily Henry’s male characters of Augustus and Alex… I’m going with Alex (don’t hate me!)
One of the things I enjoyed from the story was how book centered it was. What I mean is, this story was not only about love, family, and the harsh realities of life, but also how books can bring people together. There was a specific quote that stood out to me that encapsulated the feeling I get whenever I read, and it was, “That feeling of falling head over heels in love with a story and it’s characters…” I loved that Emily Henry included that small quote because it spoke volumes to me, and it was like, “YES I KNOW THAT EXACT FEELING YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT!” My fellow book lovers will understand and love this quote.
Overall, this was a sweet, funny, heartfelt/ a bit emotional story that was good. I liked January and Augustus’s relationship and especially loved their banter, even when they were tearing off each other’s clothes January still managed to roast Augustus haha. If you love stories centered around people who love books, writers as the main characters, funny, romantic, little bit of spice, and overall a feel good book, then you should check out this story.
5.0 out of 5 stars A+ and whatever the equivalent of 🥲 is
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2022
Yet another heart shattering, tearjerker + brilliantly witty novel by thee Emily Henry
The way in which she so perfectly + eloquently describes all facets of grief, pain, anger + love is poignant.
The witty banter, I’m unable to stop mentioning because I would love to write like that. I felt as if I was Gus or January or even a part of any scene, solely because of how vividly Emily writes each conversation or description. She gives each character depth + her books have a lot, which I love.
Books very very rarely make me cry, shed (1) tear or laugh aloud but Emily’s managed to make me do all, in every book she’s written. I have a love/hate relationship with Emily’s books because I can’t put them down, I want to finish yet am devastated when I do.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beach Read
Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2022
This is the third book I’ve read by Emily Henry. Don’t let the cover fool you. It’s not a light and fluffy romance book but so much more.
Augustus Everette is a writer of literary fiction. January Andrews writes romance books. They both are dealing with writer’s block. Circumstances have them living in neighboring beach houses on the shores of eastern Lake Michigan.
January is an optimist who was raised that everything would be ok. Gus is a pessimist raised by an abusive father who doesn’t believe in happily ever afters. They make a bet they can write in each other’s genre. Both are suffering from loneliness and making the wrong choices in love.
This book had everything you would want in a romance book. It was heartfelt, steamy, full of family secrets and Emily Henry’s crackling banter. A swoony emotional read and I loved it. At times I felt like I was slowly meandering down a river of warm sticky molasses weaving my way to understand these two characters. Slouchy Gus who seemed not to be able to hold himself up from the weight of the world and January who seemed so very heartbroken due to family secrets. I cannot wait for Emily Henry’s next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect in genre
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 19, 2020
It’s hard to picture what you could want from a romcom that this book doesn’t deliver. I have great love for this genre, that gets such a hard time but can be of such use if you let it. A book like this is perfect escapism when life is easy and you’re on a beach with someone you like, and is necessary escapism when you’re running away from the dark and being confronted with the harsher sides of humanity loses its appeal. Beach Read knows this, leans into it and makes some great jokes about it. Everything from the setup to the chemistry and secondary characters is enjoyable beginning to end, and I was rooting so hard for the leads I was practically bouncing up and down. If I have some *minor* qualms, they have to do with a little relationship pacing and feeling we should get a little more of a few characters, or at least earlier (Shadi, mom). However, that’s easily forgiven when Henry easily tackles any worries I’m having about tropes just as they’re popping up, and feels so often effortless, warm and funny. I loved living in her book for a few hours, and I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t.
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