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People We Meet on Vacation

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  236 ratings  ·  127 reviews
With one week to win back the best friend she might just be in love with, a travel writer plans the trip of a lifetime in this sparkling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read.

Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She's a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And s
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 11th 2021 by Berkley Books
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Jul 30, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
it's on Netgalley....................................................... i'm scared. ...more
some people write enemies to lovers romance. some people write friends to lovers romance.

emily henry said why not BOTH...

nobody is doing it like her!!!


who do i have to bribe to get my hands on this book?

i am willing to offer anything. (and by anything i mean A Large Amount of Cookies and/or My Undying Love and Devotion.)
Abby Jimenez
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book that makes you wish you could unread it, forget everything, and read it again for the first time? My book hangover from this one is going to kill me. I'm so sad it's over. I loved it SO much. I want to listen to the audiobook and find a signed copy and watch every Zoom appearance the author goes on to talk about the book because it made my heart soooooooo ridiculously happy.

The story is told in Poppy's POV and it bounces from present day to flashbacks of her yearly summ
This is the friends to lovers, to enemies to friends/maybe lovers quality content that my heart needs! 💕
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Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoyed Beach Read or friends-to-lovers trope
I'll be posting my review closer to release day,, but for now all I'm gonna say is: best friends to lovers (the superior trope). witty banter. there's only one bed. opposites attract. slow burn. lots of yearning and pining. TENSION FOR DAYS.

I miss them already 😭

‘Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book.’

Full review to come.

« e-arc kindly sent to me by Berkley in exc
Lily Herman
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Y'all. I'm gonna need a minute. Hold on sec.

...Nope, not yet.

...Almooooost there.

...Okay, I'm ready to talk about this book now.

As a professional writer and editor, sometimes I come across someone in The Craft™ whose work I read and just go, "Holy shit, I'll never write as well as this as long as I live or as hard as I try." Emily Henry's just one of those people for me. I'm in awe of the way she puts sentences together and can make them simultaneously hilarious and meaningful. I love how she bu
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Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-2021
Friends-to-lovers is not often a trope I enjoy as I usually find it unrealistic that feelings and attraction suddenly develop between two people who've known each other for so long. And then Emily Henry goes and proves me wrong! Alex and Poppy are MADE for each other, but there is some serious denial at work, keeping them apart for years and years and years.

The "then" and "now" dual timelines is a risky writing technique, as readers inevitably care about one timeline more than the other. But, i
Isabel Ibañez
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emily has done it again. How does she get me EVERY SINGLE TIME. This story made me laugh, tear up, and SWOON. I will eat up every single one of her books with a spoon. All the stars.
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
People We Meet on Vacation.....

Ok... Alex and Poppy. Poppy GAHHH.. I absolutely LOVED her... she made me laugh so much. She has this incredibly wit and sassy personality and it's incredibly perfect to the reserved Alex. I loved Alex just as much in different ways but the banter between the two back and forth is pure genius... really it is.

People We Meet on Vacation is told from Poppy's POV and it bounces from present day to past yearly vacations that she took with her best friend Alex twelve y
Jun 09, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: yes-pls
from here on out i require everything rom com related from emily henry or i might die
Aug 20, 2020 marked it as to-read
uhhhh did i hear best friends to enemies to lovers??


someone let me time travel to 2021 pls.
Blythe The Word Junkie
Sep 16, 2020 marked it as to-read
You had me at "...he prefers to stay home with a book." ...more

anyways, if someone were to invent a time machine to 2021, now would be a great time
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Poppy and Alex are best friends, they’ve been friends for years. They take Summer trips together every year no matter what.
Poppy is a travel writer which has certain perks but something happened during one of their trips to Croatia causing Poppy and Alex to stop taking trips together and stop talking altogether.
2 years later Poppy is missing her best friend and desperate to plan a trip with Alex.
The book is told between this summer and summers in the past which is done brilliantly as we reall
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I don't know how Emily Henry managed to top the perfection that was Beach Read, but somehow she wrote another (dare I say better?) touching, moving, hilarious story. I devoured this book in a single sitting. Henry's characters always blow me away because she gives them so much depth and individuality. They have quirks that define them, yet do not make up their entire personalities. They have well developed pasts, and issues that have followed them through life. And they even talk to therapis
Jaime Arkin
I loved everything about this...full review to come! A definite must read!
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received an advance reader's copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for a review. I don't get paid for this, I won't ever get paid for this, and I have no obligations to the book other than needing to rate and share my thoughts across a few platforms.

I am a Beach Read acolyte. I have recommended it several dozen times to several dozen people-- maybe more. I will not stop recommending it. I have a reputation. Recommending Beach Read is my brand.

But pretty soon, recommending People W
This rating/review is based on an ARC from Netgalley and Berkley Books.

Probably more like a 4.5 star book, but I have no qualms about rounding up. I find Emily Henry's writing style so tremendously engaging. I love how she writes yearning! She writes so much in so few words! I particularly enjoyed this because of what a slog my last read was, but I think I just really love her writing! The characters were fun and I think she writes a bottled up midwestern man really well. As with Beach Read, the
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
People We Meet on Vacation is delightful and officially made Emily Henry one of my favorite authors.

Friends to lovers is a wonderful trope when it's done well, and I'm happy to say Emily Henry knocked it out of the park. Alex and Poppy were fantastically mismatched as friends, but they worked so well together that I could completely believe the slow build to more. And even though I'm not normally of alternating past and present storytelling, it really worked this time to show Alex and Poppy's bu
Rachel (rachandbooks)
Jun 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
There is no title or summary yet, but it’s *Emily Henry* so I am 100000% going to read it. I don’t even need to know the details 😌
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Thank you to NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

I was equal parts excited and scared to read this novel because Beach Read was my favorite novel of 2020 and quite honestly my favorite book I've read in a really long time. But this really just proved how great of an author Henry is. I'm not sure how, but she writes characters that are so incredibly raw and relatable and I quite honestly never related to characters more than I do in her novels. This was just so lovel
Precious ✨
Aug 18, 2020 marked it as to-read
I just got done reading Beach Read, so yes I am going to want to read just about anything that follows it. ...more
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to NetGalley for the advanced reader copy! People We Meet On Vacation is a friendship story between Poppy and Alex who promise each other a vacation once a year during Alex's summer break. Chapters jump back and forth from their previous vacations and past memories to the vacation they are currently on. I love their friendship above anything else - it's very sweet and personable and I was smiling all the way through! If you enjoyed her latest novel, Beach Read, I definitely rec ...more
Leah (Jane Speare)
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There’s something extra thought-provoking about reading a book about vacations within the midst of a pandemic. As someone, like Poppy, who normally travels the world a lot and writes about it (though, it’s on my own dime), I can’t help but examine the alluring aspect of vacations. They’re a utopian state; they cannot last past their allotted time frame, and real life waits at the end. But they can also be a time to sort out what you really want from life, and there’s no telling the kinds of inte ...more
Abby Johnson
I devoured this in one weekend. It's a little heavier than BEACH READ (which I absolutely adored), but I loved the characters of Alex and Poppy and I just had to know what happened to them and how they were going to work things out. This was perfect pandemic reading for me because of all the armchair travel. Well, not every trip Poppy takes is one I'd want to join in on, but lots of them were. ...more
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emily Henry is so good at writing emotions. She puts into words those feelings so many of us had. Because of this, I was so investing in this story. Friends to lovers can be kind of annoying, but these characters were great and I loved the nonlinear timeline because it really kept me guessing.
Kylie Q. Rada
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emily Henry is going to cause me to have an identity crisis. I read fantasy. That's kind of my thing. When we talk about what our favorite genres are at work, I'm the fantasy girl. The dragons, swords, magic, maybe throw in some pirates for good measure, fantasy girl. I maybe read the occasional contemporary, but it really has to catch my attention. Mostly by having a bookish main character or some kind of fat rep. And rarely do these books get 5 stars. For context, I read Beach Read earlier thi ...more
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Emily Henry 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.

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