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Beach Read

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

“Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling.”—Sally Thorne, author of The Hating Game

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.


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 leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"If you liked Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game and Linda Holmes’s Evvie Drake Starts Over, you will definitely be into this, which feels like their spawn. (No one asked me to say this, by the way. I’m just high on that happy-sad feeling of finishing a book I enjoyed, that I wish wasn’t over.) Well played." - Heather Cocks

"This is a touching and heartfelt book about love, betrayal, grief, failure, and learning how to love again. I adored going along on Gus and January’s journey, and I closed this book with a satisfied sigh." - Jasmine Guillory

"Delightfully romantic and slyly poignant, Beach Read is brimming with crackling banter and engrossing prose. It has every flavor of booklover catnip: rivalry, creative struggle, family secrets, and the sweet head-over-heels tumble into love. Emily Henry's Beach Read is 2020's perfect anywhere read." - Christina Lauren

"Beach Read by Emily Henry has everything the title promises--a romping plot, family secrets, and the thrill of falling in love, all set on the sweeping shores of eastern Lake Michigan. I cannot wait to read what Henry writes next." - Amy E Reichert

"Reader, I swooned! Beach Read is a breath of fresh air. My heart ached for January, and Gus is to die for - a steamy, smart and perceptive romance. I was engrossed!" - Josie Silver

"Original, sparkling bright, and layered with feeling..." - Sally Thorne

"Beach Read is exactly the witty, charming, and swoony novel we always want; it also happens to be the unexpected wallop of emotional wisdom and sly social commentary we need right now. I adored it." - Julia Whelan


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Hardback Editions

2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beach Read (Book Of The Month Edition)
Author(s): Emily Henry
ISBN: 1-64385-604-9 / 978-1-64385-604-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Paperback Editions

May 2021 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Beach Read
Author(s): Emily Henry
ISBN: 0-593-33612-7 / 978-0-593-33612-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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August 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beach Read: The New York Times bestselling laugh-out-loud love story you'll want to escape with this summer
Author(s): Emily Henry
ISBN: 0-241-98952-3 / 978-0-241-98952-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Beach Read
Author(s): Emily Henry
ISBN: 1-984806-73-4 / 978-1-984806-73-4
Publisher: Berkley Books
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January 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Beach Read The New York Times bestselling laugh out loud love story you'll want to escape with this summer Paperback 20 Aug 2020
Author(s): Emily Henry
Publisher: Generic
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beach Read
Author(s): Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Beach Read
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May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Beach Read
Author(s): Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Beach Read
Author(s): Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Beach Read
Author(s): Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beach Read
Author(s): Emily Henry
Publisher: Berkley
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May 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beach Read: The New York Times bestselling laugh-out-loud love story you'll want to escape with this summer
Author(s): Emily Henry
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU