Well hello, beautiful people! How are you doing today? It’s a tough time in the world right now, so make sure you are taking care of yourself. Turn off the news if it gets to be too much. Read something light-hearted and fun, or an old favorite. You know, something you already know the outcome for so it’s not as stressful a read. And don’t forget to drink lots of water and take your meds.
It’s First Lines Friday today. First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
Today’s lines are from a book I’m hoping to get to before the month is out. So I had better get to it soon, shouldn’t I!
On vacation, you can be anyone you want.
Like a good book or an incredible outfit, being on vacation transports you into another version of yourself.
People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry
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?
A friend of mine had a good time reading this one, so I picked it up. I haven’t read Beach Read, so I have no idea what to expect from the author. Here is hoping I’ll be able to get to it before the end of the month so I can complete my TBR this month! I’m so close!