People We Meet on Vacation - Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation

By Emily Henry

  • Release Date: 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
Score: 4.5
From 2,326 Ratings



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

From the
New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read comes 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?


  • Hit all my interests.

    By Jankyjane
    A wonderful, suspenseful love story. I could not put it down!
  • A quick, cute read

    By madisonoliviaclaraandi
    A sweet getaway. I loved this book.
  • I read this book in two days

    By Penis pumped up nice n firm
    Looooooooved this book! I want to know more about Alex and poppy
  • Aw

    By JustAPassenger
    What a cute little love story! This book is not at all what I expected — as in, i absolutely misjudged the cover. I do that often and probably won’t stop. People We Meet on Vacation is a love story told from Poppy’s eyes. The whole plot alternates between “This Summer” and her re-telling of various trips during summers past all the while acquainting the reader to Poppy and her best friend, Alex. Each chapter builds on their character and highlights their truly unique bond as friends. The scenic description and hilarious banter between the two made me laugh aloud and fall in love with them a little more each time. You know an author has done well if you ever feel you want a specific character in your life. I wanted both these people in my life. A lot. Given my wild imagination, reading a book is like watching a movie for me. I know the pattern…all is well, things intensify, things are great, something happens, it all comes crashing down, and finally it gets resolved. I hate the crash EVERY SINGLE TIME. It was no different with this book. I was vehemently upset every time the story jumped back in time, despite knowing that it was for the better and that I would not be disappointed. Every chapter was a treasure on its own, but that didn’t keep me from wanting more of their friendship at present time. I truly enjoyed the book enough to give it five stars, but I’m restraining because this isn’t some literary masterpiece that I’ll take with me for the ages. In all honestly, I’m a sucker for Hallmark movies and that’s what this book feels like. Cried my eyes out at the end and highlighted some things I’m going to go whisper at my fiancé so he loves me for life. <3
  • I don’t even know

    By camila4904
    Okay. So, I liked the first half of the book, but god, the second half I cringed so badly through the other half of this book. Yes, the first half wasn’t perfect but it was still like acceptably unrealistic. The second half was just like a straight out romcom which makes sense as this book is inspired by When Sally met Harry. If I had known that fact before, I would avoided of losing so much of my happiness. Anyways, if you are a fan of romcoms, you will love this book.
  • Wholesome & sweet

    By Breezylina
    It’s the perfect buffer book (when in between other books) not too serious. It has an interesting way of story telling as well. (Goes back and forth between Past and present, which I surprisingly enjoyed) I went in with very low expectations, friends to lovers didn’t seem very exciting but this executed it very well. You will leave with alllll the warm fuzzy feelings in your stomach ☺️
  • Thoroughly Enjoyed!

    By lernmaydoe
    An excellent summer read. Kept me engaged from start to finish. Can’t wait to see which book of Emily’s I pick up next!
  • Fun rom com

    By cheychey123992020
    Well. I liked it (don’t get me wrong based on my criticisms, it was never on track to be DNFed). I think the characters were ok and I liked that the guy was the kind of nerdy bookish one. I didn’t get super attached to them but they were sweet. The plot was ok. I loved the non linear timeline and that it all leads somewhere and that it wasn’t just written that way because the author that it would be fun. However I do think that the thing that it was leading up to was anticlimactic. I would definitely suggest this one to any rom com book lovers but it’s not going down as a favorite. It was a little slow and uneventful for me but still enjoyable.
  • Very slow burn Friends to Lovers

    By katelynmareads
    This book was beautifully written. If you normally love enemies to lovers and faster paced, more hints of romance through out the whole book…this isn’t for you. This book is a very slow friends to lovers burn and touches on some harsh realities of life, contentment and love. I loved this book, but I just don’t think Friends to Lovers is for me. It’s just too slow of a pace for me.
  • Meandering, but good

    By steph_rae
    This was a good story. It was a very slow build, maybe a little too long of a build, but despite that it’s hard to put down. Worth it if you want a lazy read.