Book Lovers by Emily Henry


Book Lovers delivers exactly what we’ve come to expect from Emily Henry: the wittiest of witty banter, quirky characters who work in publishing in some fashion, and a will-they-or-won’t-they storyline.

Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Book Lovers by Emily Henry

What makes Book Lovers a little different from Beach Read or People We Meet on Vacation is that Nora Stephens, the leading lady, isn’t your typical heroine. She’s actually more villainess, with a reputation for being cold and cutthroat to everyone but her baby sister, Libby. 

I loved that Henry flipped the script and wrote a romance novel centered around the ambitious, guarded, career-oriented woman who usually gets dumped in the first few scenes of a Hallmark movie. I appreciated that Nora grows during the course of the story without transforming into a completely different person.

The sisterly bond in Book Lovers added a new dimension to this familiar story, giving it a fresh feel. I also related to the tension between pursuing your big-city dreams and the reasons someone might choose a different life in a small North Carolina town.

If you’re already an Emily Henry fan, chances are you’ll adore this novel, too. For me, I’d still give a slight edge to People We Meet on Vacation because of Alex! However, I enjoyed this one almost as much as her others. In fact, it was so delightfully entertaining that I picked it up early one Saturday morning and finished it before dinner.

4 thoughts on “Book Lovers by Emily Henry

  1. I’ve been reading some reviews on this book. And I’m interested to read it. Reading your review makes me more interested to read it. Sounds like a lovely read. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I never read a Emily Henry novel before and already started this one twice but can’t really get into it. Everyone raved about it and I loved the idea of it but, I don’t know, something feels off for me. Your review gives me hope though 🙂

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