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Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

This was such a fun, touching book to read on my summer vacation. I’ve often said that contemporary romance isn’t usually what I choose to read but Beach Read by Emily Henry was just the perfect summer read. Heatwave, lazy days and funny yet thought-provoking book: perfection. ❤

Happy. Not giddy or overjoyed, but that low, steady level of happiness that, in the best periods of life, rides underneath everything else, a buffer between you and the world you are walking over.

I really enjoyed this romcom setting combined with some very thought-provoking themes that resonated with my own experiences from my teenage years.

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Recently Read Books/ Beach Read Recommendations

Summer vacation has started and it is time to just chill, enjoy sunshine and obviously books too! Finland has been having an unusually warm summer so far, so if this continues I will expect to read plenty of books by the sea where the lovely breeze will balance the current heatwave. ❤

What does “beach read” mean? I’d say anything that you want to take with you to the beach, anything that will keep you interested, happy and enjoying the relaxing feeling of reading. For some it’s romance, for some it’s mysteries and for some it’s something completely else. I am a mood reader, and usually have multiple books I’m reading through, so there are usually also multiple genres represented. 🙂 A common combination would be one non-fiction, one fantasy/scifi and one mystery. Anyway, here are two books I read earlier this spring/summer and they could work well as beach reads.

They are both contemporary books, one romance and one mystery. I don’t usually go for contemporary ones but perhaps these social distancing/staying home times are making me miss the contemporary world too in addition to the usual historical or fantasy settings. For some reason both of these books are set in Scotland, I just realized! That’s still on our bucket list: travel to Scotland, rent a car and just enjoy looking around the amazing nature and historical sights, so I’m sure this is my subconscious telling me not to forget about these travel dreams!

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