Book Lovers by Emily Henry: A Review
This book was a delight to listen to. I enjoyed the witty comebacks from Charlie and Nora and their chemistry was on point. The relationship between the sisters and its complexity was an aspect that I especially loved as they were each other's supporters and who doesn’t want someone to always have your back?
I loved all the reading/book references, which was fun to be included in the story. But I especially loved the depth and character growth within this book. Nora’s, Charlie’s and even Libby’s character arc was well developed and I loved growing with them.
Emily Henry’s writing is so smart and has a way of enveloping you making it difficult to press pause on her book.
Thank you Penguin Random House Audio and Libro.fm for the advanced reader's copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
I got this tote obviously from The Strand in NYC. It was fun trip I took with a couple of my book loving friends and such a treat to visit a place that has been mentioned in so many books including this one!
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.