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The Fable Reading Guide for Novelist Emily Henry

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Romance novelist Emily Henry has become a major favorite among TikTok readers, and BookTok fans worldwide are sharing her books. Earlier this year, Fable members got to meet Emily Henry for a special conversation with BookTok creator Cameron Capello. She's already inspired several book clubs on Fable, so we've created this handy reader's guide introducing you to Henry's work!

Emily Henry Book Clubs on Fable

Fable is designed for people to share the joy of reading. We are a social platform for book clubs with a number of free clubs reading Emily Henry books together!TikTok creators @AymanBooks and @chamberofsecretbooks are currently reading "Book Lovers" by Emily Henry in their clubs: Spicy Romance Book Club and Chamber of Secret Books Book Club. "Book Lovers" is a rivals-to-lovers romance about a brooding book editor and a fierce literary agent who have many run-ins throughout their summer.
Join the Free Spicy Romance Book Club to Read "Book Lovers"
Join the free Chamber of Secret Books Book Club to Read "Book Lovers"

What Are Emily Henry's Best-Selling Books?

Emily Henry's books, "Beach Read," "People We Meet on Vacation," and recently released "Book Lovers" have all topped the New York Times Best Seller's List for multiple weeks. She is a #1 NYT bestselling author of those books and a few young adult novels, which are listed below:
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry digital book - Fable

The Love That Split the World

By Emily Henry

Emily Henry's stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler's Wife and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we've left untaken.

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A Million Junes

By Emily Henry

In this follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.

When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry digital book - Fable

When the Sky Fell on Splendor

By Emily Henry

Emily Henry's A Song Below Water meets Stranger Things novel is a gripping story about a group of friends in a small town who find themselves dealing with unexpected powers after a cosmic event.

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Beach Read

By Emily Henry

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry digital book - Fable

Hello Girls

By Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry

Thelma and Louise gets remade in this powerful, darkly funny, young adult novel. Two teenage girls who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives take their rage on the road to make a new life for themselves.

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People We Meet on Vacation

By Emily Henry

Opposites attract with best friends Poppy and Alex who for ten years took an annual vacation every summer; until everything fell apart. Will Poppy be able to mend things with Alex and face the truth of their friendship?

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Book Lovers

By Emily HenryFable Club Pick

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn't see coming. Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but when thrown together again and again, what they discover might unravel the stories they’ve written about themselves.

Why Is Emily Henry So Popular?

"Beach Read" and "People We Meet on Vacation," two popular novels on BookTok, came at the perfect time: when travel was restricted during quarantine and escapism was desired. These novels, both centered around traveling and exploration, offered readers a necessary escape while following a swoony, heartfelt romance. Many readers resonated with themes of family, grief, healing, and self-discovery alongside the romance. These books exploded in population across TikTok and Instagram, driving Emily Henry to the top of bestselling lists.

Emily Henry Quotes

Here are some popular quotes from Emily Henry's books, illustrating the heartfelt messages driving her novels:

“I’ve never met someone who is so perfectly my favorite person.” ― Emily Henry, 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.” ― Emily Henry, People We Meet on Vacation

“That was what I'd always loved about reading, what had driven me to write in the first place. That feeling that a new world was being spun like a spiderweb around you and you couldn't move until the whole thing had revealed itself to you.” ― Emily Henry, Beach Read

“If you think the story has a sad ending, it's because it's not over yet.” ― Emily Henry, Beach Read

“When you love someone,” he said haltingly, “. . . you want to make this world look different for them. To give all the ugly stuff meaning, and amplify the good. That’s what you do. For your readers. For me. You make beautiful things, because you love the world, and maybe the world doesn’t always look how it does in your books, but . . . I think putting them out there, that changes the world a little bit. And the world can’t afford to lose that.” ― Emily Henry, 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.” ― Emily Henry, People We Meet on Vacation

“But most of us are too scared to even ask what we want, in case we can't have it.” ― Emily Henry, People We Meet on Vacation

“Maybe things can always get better between people who want to do a good job loving each other. Maybe that’s all it takes.” ― Emily Henry, People We Meet On Vacation

“Love is giving the world away, and being loved is having the whole world to give.” ― Emily Henry, The Love That Split the World

“People were complicated. They weren't math problems; they were collections of feelings and decisions and dumb luck.” ― Emily Henry, Beach Read

“Sometimes, even when you start with the last page and you think you know everything, a book finds a way to surprise you.” ― Emily Henry, Book Lovers

“That’s life. You’re always making decisions, taking paths that lead you away from the rest before you can see where they end. Maybe that’s why we as a species love stories so much. All those chances for do-overs, opportunities to live the lives we’ll never have.” ― Emily Henry, Book Lovers

“Those were the endings I found solace in. The ones that said, Yes, you have lost something, but maybe, someday, you’ll find something too.” ― Emily Henry, Book Lovers

“I’ve always considered myself an introvert, but the truth is I’m used to having people on all sides of me. You adapt to living life with a constant audience. It becomes comforting.” ― Emily Henry, Book Lovers

Are Any of Emily Henry's Books Movies?

In 2016, Lionsgate announced that they had picked up the rights to Emily Henry's debut, a young adult novel, "The Love That Split the World." This novel is pitched as Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler's Wife. There has since been no news about this adaptation, and Emily Henry answers a common question asked about adaptations of her books on her website: "Things tend to move very slowly on that front, but when I have news to share, I'll post it here."Discover more romance novels on Fable's Romance Genre Page. Still looking for more to read? Fable has plenty of free books in every genre!You can also explore our book club directory, discovering more new friends and new books to share.

Keep reading on Fable

Reading together with friends, family, and co-workers is a great way to enjoy the full mental and physical benefits of reading. We call this "social reading." The Fable app is built for social reading, with tools for sharing highlights, comments, insights, links, pictures, and videos as you read together. Find a book club to join for free!We also make it easy to launch your own free book club. With our platform, you can host every aspect of an online discussion at a single destination, to reach readers and build safe online communities regardless of location or time zone.Start your own book club today!You can sample our ever-growing collection of Folios, exceptional book recommendations from some of the world's great tastemakers. Each Folio covers a critical theme, and some of our Folio curators include LeVar Burton, Paulo Coelho, Wolfgang Puck, and Jasmine Guillory. Discover great book recommendations!

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