People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

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Traveling With T purchased this book for her own listening while walking time.

People We Meet On Vacation

Summary: Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

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 somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After listening to  Beach Read last year, I kept an eye out for Emily Henry’s next book and requested via Netgalley People We Meet On Vacation. Then I found out that Julia Whelan was narrating it- so I used one of my Audible credits and preordered that book so I could be ready to listen!

A couple or so weeks of listening while sweating my booty off while walking and I have to say that I adored Poppy and Alex. ❤



What I Liked:

This cover is SO cute!

Poppy and Alex. I loved them individually. And I loved them even more together. They were like a good meal of fried chicken and fries. Both are good on their own- but together- even better!

Julia Whelan as the narrator. If you are an author and get lucky enough to have Julia narrate your book, you should send her flowers and the largest bottle of champagne you can afford. She’s that good of a narrator.


Bottom line: Was it as good as Beach Read? Not exactly. But I loved Emily’s take on the best friends to lovers trope!


*This book was purchased by Traveling With T for her own listening while walking time. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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