Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of fucking story.”

Published in 2020, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid follows the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group, The Six, and their beautiful lead singer, Daisy Jones, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity… until now.

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Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“A lifetime holding it together. One party will bring it crashing down.”

Set to be released on 27th May, Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid is set in Malibu, August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; Jay, a championship surfer; Hud, a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. The only people not looking forward to the party are the Rivas themselves, who all need to get something off their chests. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames.

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Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.”

The 2018 book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo follows ageing and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo who is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. When she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds — revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love — Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

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