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Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read

Early Release
This is an early release that's only available to our members—the rest of the world has to wait 'til next month to read it.
Repeat Author
Emily Henry is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include A Million Junes and When the Sky Fell on Splendor.

by Emily Henry

Quick take

Nothing like a "friendly" writing competition to set the scene for some quirky, cute, inter-author love.

Good to know

  • Emotional

  • Fast read

  • Salacious

  • Writer's life

Why I love it

In this hard and stressful time, I’m all the more appreciative of books that fill me with joy. Right now, I want to read books that make me forget what’s going on in the world, books that take me to another place, books that make me smile, and books that make me believe in the goodness of other people. If you’re also looking for books like this, Beach Read is your exact book for this moment.



Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.

They're polar opposites.

In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block.

Until, one hazy evening, one thing...


Get an early look from the first pages of Beach Read.

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    April 2020