People We Meet on Vacation
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 ...more
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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 ...more
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.)
The story is told in Poppy's POV and it bounces from present day to flashbacks of her yearly summ ...more
I thought nothing she may write could be better than this lyrical/ dreamy/ feel good- tear jerker love story . But after reading this freaking heartbreaking amazing book I’m taking all back: this book is the best thing I’ve read for so long! And I can honestly say this is is going to be not this year’s best romance read for me but it also wi ...more
Poppy and Alex have been friends since University. Every summer they go on their annual summer vacation. Something they both look forward to each year. In the early days, it was on a shoestring budget. But in recent years, they have had the perks provided through her work.
Only two summers ago ‘something’ happened and the two have not spoken until now.
An opportunity has presented itself to bring the two friends back together. ...more
My Favorite Rom-Com of the Year! Cue ALL THE FEELS!
Fun, Light, Refreshing, Witty, and of course Romantic! “People We Meet on Vacation” by Emily Henry has it all.
Poppy and Alex meet in College at Freshman Orientation where it is immediately clear that they have absolutely nothing in common. Going their separate ways, they make it a point not to see each other for the rest of the year. Then the two share a fateful car ride home at th ...more
This is a sort of Harry met Sally but substituting when Poppy met Alex. Poppy Wright and Alex Nilsen have been friends for a while and take vacations together. Poppy works for a travel magazine and Alex is a teacher in their home town in Ohio. The story is told in varying holiday timelines from twelve years ago to now.
Having loved Beach Read I eagerly anticipated this one. However, although I like it, it doesn’t resonate as much as the previous book. The characters are very diffe ...more
Now we all know that friends to lovers is the superior trope, but I raise you, friends to lovers to acquaintances that circle all the way back to friends to lovers again. In this sensational sophomore novel to Emily Henry’s debut Beach Read, two former best friends attempt to reconcile a past incident that ruined their decade long friendship. Despite the fact that they have completely different personalities, both Poppy and Henry have been best friends since college. Every year, the two ...more
...Nope, not yet.
...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 ...more
I believe in Emily Henry supremacy
Alex and Poppy are best friends who couldn’t be more different and regardless of where they are in their lives each summer has cemented time together with their annual summer trip or at least it had because after an incident on one said trip, Poppy and Alex haven’t spoken in two years. When Poppy attempts to consider the last time in her life she was truly happy all she can th ...more
I knew Emily Henry had written something special when I came across Beach Read almost a year ago. It then turned out to be for so many one of the best romances of 2020. I can now say that You and Me on Vacation (Or People Your Meet on Vacation -US Title) will probably have the same success. This is the ultimate friends to lovers romance. But, true to her style it's a lot more than that. There's something special about her writing and how her characters feel so ...more
This book was wonderfully complex, real and three-dimensional. Emily has a gift for writing people whose lives and layers are so deeply, tenderly accessible, and PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION was no exception. PWMOV was funny, perfectly-paced, and achingly good. If you love Normal P ...more
The "then" and "now" dual timelines is a risky writing technique, as readers inevitably care about one timeline more than the other. But, i ...more
"I don't know how to love someone as much as I love you."
I am sitting here in awe. It's official; from now on, when someone asks me for a friends-to-lovers romance recommendation, THIS will be the book I recommend.
What I adored:
* The dialogue - I can't remember the last time I laughed so much during a book. Talk about witty banter. Definite When Harry Met Sally vibes with the snappy and sometimes snarky humor. Poppy is witty and spunky and doesn ...more
My favorite part of this romance is the dialogue—the funny banter between Alex and Poppy makes it easy to see how these long-time friends belong together despite their many differences.
Poppy and Alex met at the University of Chicago. They’re both from the same small town in Ohio, though they went to different high schools and had completely different experiences growing up. Alex’s mother died when he was young and his ultra-religious father withdrew from life, leaving Alex to raise his younger b ...more
there's so many good lines filled with raw emotion that i'm overwhelmed thinking about about them. i love that we got to see poppy and alex throughout the years.
very 'when harry met sally' but i actually liked it. it's about the repression and being in love with your best friend!!
thank you to the publisher and netgalley for providing my review copy ...more
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 ...more
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People We Meet on Vacation has brought me unconditional joy in my life ✨ Thank you so much to NetGalley, Berkley Romance, and Emily Henry for inviting me to read this and for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My review will be up a week before publication (May 11, 2021) which in my opinion is too far way but nonetheless, I'm super excited for everyone to read this soon. My review will be up on my blog on May 6, 2021 at ...more