My Thoughts On: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Books Loves by Emily Henry
Published by Berkley / May 3, 2022
Contemporary Fiction
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It will surprise absolutely no one to learn that I loved BOOK LOVERS by Emily Henry. Nora is an ambitious literary agent living in New York City, a city that feels as much a part of her as her own heart. But when her sister Libby asks her to take a trip away just the two of them – to Sunshine Falls, the real-life location of one of Nora’s client’s small-town romance books – she can’t say no to her sister and agrees. The last person she expects to run into is Charlie Lastra – the surly editor she’s only met once (and for Nora that was one time too many).

A lot is unpacked within these pages, and I loved every bit of it. This story turns the traditional Hallmark trope on its head which I loved. (A woman being ambitious does not automatically make her a cold, unfeeling villain!!). The story also explores grief, the bonds of sisters and complicated families, and so many of the double standards women face in work and life.

BOOK LOVERS is a layered, full of depth story, filled with Emily’s trademark snappy and sparkling banter. It really has everything I could ever want in a book. Emily has hit it out of the park 3 out of 3 times with her adult novels, and I can’t wait to see what she writes next. I’m here for the long haul.

I read a copy of this book through work.


One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming….

Nora Stephens’ life is books – she’s read them all – and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away – with visions of a small-town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again – in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow – what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves.


Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read, as well as several young adult novels. She lives and writes in Cincinnati and the part of Kentucky just beneath it.

Her books have been featured in Buzzfeed, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, The Skimm, Shondaland, and more.

Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.

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