Happy Place by Emily Henry
Closing the book on May…
This just felt like the perfect book for May, didn’t it?! I was craving summer when I started Happy Place and it just felt like the best book to kick off the season. Plus I lived vicariously through the characters and their northeast getaway… honestly, I’m currently Googling flights now. Truly, there’s nothing quite like a summer up north with a sweater thrown over your shoulders!
I’m so excited to hear what you thought of the book! I loved Emily Henry’s two other novels Beach Read and People We Meet On Vacation, and Happy Place felt like a quintessential Emily Henry story… fun and full of heart, while examining the complexities of relationships. The best kind of summer read!
About The Author
About The Author
Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers, People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read, as well as Happy Place. She lives and writes in Cincinnati and the part of Kentucky just beneath it.
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Emily Henry’s books are bursting with feel-good, moving quotes. Here are a few from her many reads that we have highlighted, bookmarked, and underlined…
“Even when something beautiful breaks, the making of it still matters.” — Happy Place
“Sometimes, even when you start with the last page and you think you know everything, a book finds a way to surprise you.” — Book Lovers
“I’ve never met someone who is so perfectly my favorite person.” — Beach Read
“I still have a lot to figure out, but the one thing I know is, wherever you are, that’s where I belong. I’ll never belong anywhere like I belong with you.” — People We Meet On Vacation
“Things change but we stretch and grow and make room for one another. Our love is a place we can always come back to, and it will be waiting, the same as it ever was.” — Happy Place
“Is there anything better than iced coffee and a bookstore on a sunny day? I mean, aside from hot coffee and a bookstore on a rainy day.” — Book Lovers
I really loved the different dynamics in this story! Below are a few questions I was thinking about when reading… feel free to answer in the comments below, over on the Ashley Brooke Book Club Instagram, or with your IRL bookish friends.
1. Did the dual timeline of past and present enhance or hinder your take on the story? Did you find yourself more invested in one over the other?
2. This story featured a fun and dynamic supporting cast of characters. Did any of the friends surprise you in the end? Also, which character could you relate to most and why?
3. Do you have a happy place? Is it a place or with a person? Or maybe both!
What To Read Next
Next month’s read is so fun! We loved the author’s last novel about a very lovable divorcee (hint: it was an ABBC pick), so we are thrilled to read her newest release! Any guesses?