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Emily Henry

Emily Henry  is a full-time writer, proofreader, and donut connoisseur. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it.

Emilys debut, THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD (Penguin/Razorbill, January 2016) is a Young Adult speculative novel pitched as the heady romance and nostalgia of Friday Night Lights meets the world-bending mystery of The Time Travelers Wife. Guided by the enigmatic apparition she calls Grandmother, an adopted teenager must find her place in the world by navigating a cosmic phenomenon that allows her to see different versions and eras of her small Kentucky town; the stakes are raised when she falls in love with a beautiful but elusive boy.

Genres: Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

Emily Henry recommends
The Looking Glass (2018)
Janet McNally
"Reading this book feels like standing in a sunbeam and watching the dust glitter. McNally transforms the mundane into the extraordinary, expertly pairs life’s bitter with its sweet, and coaxes her readers into a world they won’t soon want to leave. The Looking Glass is pure delight."
East Coast Girls (2020)
Kerry Kletter
"A brilliant firecracker of a book. East Coast Girls perfectly captures that time in a girl's life when friendship and the summer sun is enough to make you feel invincible--and the fallout when you realize that you're not. A beautiful, heartfelt, and life-affirming story about the things worth holding onto and those moments when you just have to let go."
In A Holidaze (2020)
Christina Lauren
"In a Holidaze is everything I've ever wanted in a wintry love story. As hilarious as it is sweet, and sexy as it is tender, this story is pure, irresistible magic from start to finish. I couldn't possibly love this book anymore--my favorite Christina Lauren novel yet!"
Just Last Night (2021)
Mhairi McFarlane
"[A] book I almost wish I’d written, except that would have robbed me of the intense joy of reading it... the kind of novel that will have you putting everything else on hold so you can keep turning pages until you reach its sparkling, brilliant end."
Anywhere for You (2021)
Abbie Greaves
"Abbie Greaves's Anywhere for You is a gorgeous story about hope, healing, and human connection--one of those rare novels that is as elegantly written as it is emotionally raw. Greaves's words will stay with me for a long time."
Dial A For Aunties (2021)
(Aunties, book 1)
Jesse Q Sutanto
"Had me laughing aloud within its first five pages. Charming, hilarious and heartfelt."
The Kindred Spirits Supper Club (2021)
Amy E Reichert
"I am absolutely smitten with The Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Amy E. Reichert has created a heart-squeezing love story, with a perfect sprinkling of mystery and magic. A deliciously sweet tale about ghosts, growing up, and going home. Reichert has hit her stride in this one!"
Second First Impressions (2021)
(Second First Impressions, book 1)
Sally Thorne
"Second First Impressions is the warmest, coziest, sweetest book of the year, an absolutely perfect blend of humor and heart. I want to live inside Sally Thorne’s brain."
The Summer Job (2021)
Lizzy Dent
"With a gorgeously picturesque setting, an utterly charming cast, and a hilarious protagonist, Lizzy Dent’s The Summer Job is my perfect summer read! Sure to be one of the sweetest, funniest, and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one!"
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island (2021)
Colleen Oakley
"Sweet, quirky, surprising, and altogether lovely, The Invisible Husband of Frick Island is everything I long for in a book. I fell in love with Oakley's sparkling prose, charming characters, and quaint island setting. This is a story I can't wait to revisit, again and again. A must read."
A Special Place for Women (2021)
Laura Hankin
"One of the smartest, sharpest, and funniest books I’ve read in years... Some books are meant to be devoured—this one does the devouring."
Blush (2021)
Jamie Brenner
"Jamie Brenner's Blush is a delicious, big-hearted book about love, secrets, and pleasure--a novel that's easy to devour, but made to be savored. I adored every last drop."
Love Scenes (2021)
Bridget Morrissey
"Real, raw, and immensely tender, Love Scenes is a book about second chances: in love, in work, in family. Bridget Morrissey writes with the kind of effortless warmth and complexity that elevates characters to real people you know and love, with quirks and flaws you understand."
The Lucky Escape (2021)
Laura Jane Williams
"What an absolute delight! A romantic, relaxing, inspiring not-quite-honeymoon in book form, with a surprising emotional heft behind it. I love it!"
The View Was Exhausting (2021)
Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta
"An absolutely stellar debut with tension that crackles and prose that sings, The View Was Exhausting is the complex, Hollywood love story we've all been waiting for. Clements and Datta have crafted a book that's as heartfelt and earnest as it is sharp and surprising--I couldn't get enough."
In the Wild Light (2021)
Jeff Zentner
"In a word: sublime. This gift of a book will leave you with fiery, incandescent hope in your chest."
So We Meet Again (2021)
Suzanne Park
"Some books just feel like an old friend, their first pages embracing you with an instant familiarity and warmth you can’t help but sink into. Suzanne Park’s So We Meet Again is that kind of book...A cinematic, charming heart-squeeze-of-a-book that has found its way to my Ultimate Comfort Reads shelf."
A Lot Like Adios (2021)
Alexis Daria
"Alexis Daria's A Lot Like Adiós is a charming, sexy spitfire of a novel! Between Mich and Gabe's crackling dialogue and their palpable yearning, I fell hard and fast for this book, racing through its pages until I finally closed it with an overflowing heart and a deep happy sigh. Romance readers, this is your new favorite book!"
Payback's a Witch (2021)
(Witches of Thistle Grove, book 1)
Lana Harper
"Payback’s a Witch is the book I’ve been waiting for all my life. A sexy, funny, charming romp of novel that scratches that witchy, autumnal itch just right. I read this story in one breathless, giggling sitting, and at the first fall nip in the air, I know I’ll be reading it again. One of my favorite reads in years."
The Fastest Way to Fall (2021)
Denise Williams
"Warm, fuzzy, and ridiculously cute, The Fastest Way to Fall is the perfect feel-good read. Britta is an absolute breath of fresh air, and Wes is everything I love in a romantic lead. It's been weeks since I read this book, and I still smile every time I think about it. If you're looking for a novel that feels like a hug, this is it!"
On a Night Like This (2021)
Lindsey Kelk
"The kind of book you can’t put down but also want to last forever. Kelk’s signature wit and clever prose—along with her complicated, loveable characters—are at their very best here."
Wish You Were Here (2021)
Jodi Picoult
"Wish You Were Here is a transporting and transcendent novel about seeking out glimmers of light in the darkness, and following them wherever they lead. Jodi Picoult is that rare, one-in-a-million writer whose books both squeeze your heart and expand your mind. Her latest is wise, surprising, and utterly extraordinary."
You Can Go Your Own Way (2021)
Eric Smith
"Eric Smith's You Can Go Your Own Way is a big-hearted charmer of a book! Brimming with wintry coziness, heady nostalgia, and wholly loveable characters, this is a story that's as much about finding yourself as it is about finding love. The perfect novel to snuggle up with."
Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? (2022)
Lizzie Damilola Blackburn
"So modern and fresh. Like Bridget Jones, Yinka is a lovable and relatable disaster - which is to say, she isn't actually a disaster at all...I adore her."
Dating Dr. Dil (2022)
Nisha Sharma
"Nisha Sharma's Dating Dr. Dil is what would happen if you put all my favorite romantic comedy tropes into a blender: a frothy, snarky, hilarious treat with a gooey, heartwarming center. The perfect addition to any rom-com lover's shelf."
Part of Your World (2022)
(Part of Your World, book 1)
Abby Jimenez
"Jimenez is a true talent!."
Every Summer After (2022)
Carley Fortune
"Any book that begins with a cocktail and a heartbreak-induced haircut has a strong likelihood of being just the book for me, but Every Summer After outshone even my highest hopes. Fortune's wit is sharp, her prose is gorgeous, and her characters thrum with the rare kind of life and breath we readers are constantly on the lookout for. This is a radiant debut that packs an emotional wallop."
City of Likes (2022)
Jenny Mollen
"Jenny Mollen's City of Likes is a propulsive story of motherhood, social media, and obsession - and the ways we can lose ourselves in each. A delightful blend of social commentary, dark humor, and good old-fashioned suspense that I devoured in two days."
The Bodyguard (2022)
Katherine Center
"My perfect 10 of a book. As funny and sweet as all the very best nineties rom-coms, but with Center's signature heart-tugging depth. I wish I could erase it from my mind just to read it again for the first time. A shot of pure joy."

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