Can't Wait Wednesday

Funny Story by Emily Henry {Can’t Wait Wednesday}

Funny Story by Emily Henry {Can't Wait Wednesday}

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, in which we take a look at upcoming releases we’re super excited about.

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Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:

Funny Story by Emily Henry

Funny Story

by Emily Henry
Adult Fiction – Contemporary – Romance
April 23rd, 2024

A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry.

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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I mean, Emily Henry already is an auto-buy author for me, so wanting this book was already a given. But then it sounds THIS amazing? Opposites attract, forced proximity, fake dating AND a little revenge plot? Be still my beating heart.

Tell Me:
Will you be reading this book?

Lindsey xoxo


  1. I absolutely love the sound of this story. The tropes are some of my favorites. Will this finally be my first Emily Henry book? 😛

    1. I think it’ll be a great start to the Emily Henry addiction haha 😉

  2. I have to admit, I haven’t connected well with Emily Henry’s books, but the blurbs always sound so promising! I do really like the sound of this one.

    1. I hope that, if you decide to try this one, you’ll have better luck with it than her previous books!

  3. I hope you get to read this and love it soon!

    1. Thanks! 🙂

  4. Lux G. says:

    I love opposites attract! It just makes the story more fun. I’ll check this out for sure.

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy this one!

  5. I haven’t read any Emily Henry, but one of my bookseller friends just read Emily Henry book… and then all of them. There’s no greater recommendation than that, I think!

    1. Wow, that’s a great recommendation indeed!

  6. I will read anything by her.. all her books are the perfect amount of cute and snarky without turning into a hallmark movie. Can’t wait to read this one.

    1. So true, I love all of her books so much!

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