QOTD: Where is your next vacation?
We are planning on a train ride from Oakland to Portland in a few months. So excited! I mean how many books can I read on a train!
People We Meet on Vacation
Oh goodness! Poppy and Alex!
They made me laugh so much. They are so hilarious together.
This was one of my #botm picks this month. But I also had the #netgalley arc for it. So I breezed through the arc while I waited for my botm that I just got a few days ago. I ordered the popular book again. Lol I have good taste.
This book gave me the warm fuzzies! As we follow them through 12 summers from when they met till this summer. The fake identities they assumed while traveling and the perfect comedic timing and back and forth of jokes was gold. The silliest of moments of injuries and horrible hotel settings. Seriously I had a hotel room that had ants and the bathroom kept flooding. Oh the last big trip we went on our room had all these issues so we got upgraded to this huge suite for the rest of the week for free. My motto is it never hurts to ask. Sometimes you get upgraded, get a replacement and sometimes you get a blank stare.
The whole last few chapters gave me life, as they navigated through their feelings in “this summer” and Poppy finally woke up to her feelings. I loved everything that Alex was saying and all that he did and the realization that Poppy wasn’t even paying attention to any of it before. It was so sad in a way since she didn’t want to mess up her friendship with him and also didn’t think she was good enough for him.
I’ve seen that Beach Read was better and I have let that sit on my shelf for far too long. I loved this one so I am assuming I will love that one too! I must get to it.
Thank you Net Galley and Berkley Pub for the eArc for my honest and voluntary review and letting me go travel with this one!
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?