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you’ve got to read Funny Story by Emily Henry!

Hello book lovers! and happy April! what better way to start this month than with a review by one of my most anticipated releases of 2024!

✔️opposites attract
✔️fake dating
✔️ roommates
✔️ friends to lovers
✔️chosen family

Rating: 4 out of 5.


I’m always utterly excited when Emily Henry announces a new book. She always manages to write wholesome but meaningful love stories. She writes them in such a way that you want to step into the stories, be friends with these characters, and live in these lovely places. And let me tell you, Funny Story wasn’t the exception.

What is it about?

Daphne always loved the way her fiancé Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. He really was good at telling it…right up until the moment he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend Petra.

Which is how Daphne begins her new story: Stranded in beautiful Waning Bay, Michigan, without friends or family but with a dream job as a children’s librarian (that barely pays the bills), and proposing to be roommates with the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra’s ex, Miles Nowak.

Scruffy and chaotic—with a penchant for taking solace in the sounds of heart break love ballads—Miles is exactly the opposite of practical, buttoned up Daphne, whose coworkers know so little about her they have a running bet that she’s either FBI or in witness protection. The roommates mainly avoid one another, until one day, while drowning their sorrows, they form a tenuous friendship and a plan. If said plan also involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together, well, who could blame them?

But it’s all just for show, of course, because there’s no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex…right?

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Daphne and Miles had so many heavy feelings; they were heartbroken and a bit hopeless, but they were able to find happiness, friendship, and love again in their lives and in each other. I absolutely loved reading about their journey and growth, specifically seeing Daphne fall in love with her life and Miles.

I think this is Emily’s funniest book so far. It had me laughing out loud more times than I can count. I just loved Miles and Daphne’s humour, jokes, and banter. It was witty and oh-so beautifully sarcastic.

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One of my favourite things about EmHen’s books is the characters she writes. They are genuine, relatable, and easy to like; honestly, I want to be friends with them. Daphne, our FMC, is a librarian, and I just love how passionate and dedicated she is to her job. I didn’t have issues liking her; on the contrary, I loved her and empathised with her. Miles, our MMC, where should I even start with Miles?! He was down-to-earth, so honest, genuine, tender, funny and overall lovable. Where can I get a Miles? the only thing I didn’t like about him was the smoking though. Honestly, Emily, stop writing these men cause I cannot not love them and this is getting out of hand (…. please never stop)

If you enjoyed Emily’s previous books, you’ll definitely enjoy this one, too. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did.

Thank you so much to Penguin Random House, Viking Books and Emily Henry for the ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Tell me, are you reading Funny Story when it comes out?

love, Lin xo

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