Beach Read

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Penguin, 2020 - Fiction - 384 pages
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"Sparklingly bright." --Sally Thorne, USA Today bestselling author of The Hating Game

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. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door.

 

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User Review  - SteveLindahl - LibraryThing

At the end of Beach Read, Emily Henry wrote a section she called “Reader's Guide: Behind the Book.” In it, she said if she's describing this book to someone who is not a writer she says it's about “a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bodagirl - LibraryThing

This was a very sweet, second chance romance. I like that Henry's plots tend to lightly trip over tropes without diving in all the way. For example, there were a few opportunities for the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
25
Section 4
36
Section 5
43
Section 6
50
Section 7
57
Section 8
69
Section 15
173
Section 16
186
Section 17
214
Section 18
228
Section 19
245
Section 20
265
Section 21
286
Section 22
300

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
109
Section 12
125
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 23
312
Section 24
330
Section 25
336
Section 26
348
Section 27
359
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About the author (2020)

Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read. She studied creative writing at Hope College, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @emilyhenrywrites.

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