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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
From Taylor Jenkins Reid, "a genius when it comes to stories about life and love" (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress's relentless rise to the top--the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But 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 a 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. Written with Reid's signature talent for "creating complex, likable characters" (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means--and what it takes--to face the truth.
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Sara_Planz
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Why did I wait so long to read this book??? I actually read it on audiobook and found it to be so endearing and empowering, heartbreaking at times, but incredibly powerful. I understand now why this book continues to spark discussion and remains so popular! Totally worth the #bookstagram and #booktok hype!!!

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Sharv_Sona
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This was a brilliant book. I loved the way that all the characters were portrayed and something that I loved the most was the character development. Often when we read books, we feel get to know characters, and what better joy is there to see your favourite characters develop their personalities and delve further into their stories? Great representation of the LGBTQ+ community, expertly handling labels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Sharv_Sona

Why, until this moment, did I not realise that the issue is my own confidence? That the root of most of my problems is that I need to be secure enough in who I am to tell anyone who doesn‘t like it to go fuck themselves? Why have I spent so long settling for less when I damn well the world expects more?

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Curvybookgirl
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This is another book club choice and I did overall enjoy it. I felt that it was a few chapters too long and I got a little bored. The characters were good and I liked the writing style. Overall I scored it 4/5

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Sharv_Sona

You do not know how fast you have been running, how hard you have been working, how truly exhausted you are, until someone stands behind you and says, “Its OK, you can fall down now. I‘ll catch you.”
So I fell down.

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Sharv_Sona

Isn‘t it awfully convenient,” Harry added, “that when men make the rules, the one thing that‘s looked down on is the most is the one thing would bear them the greatest threat? Imagine if every single woman on the planet wanted something in exchange when she gave up her body. You‘d all be ruling place. An armed populace.”

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Sharv_Sona

“If you are intolerable, let me be the one to tolerate you.”

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Crazycatlady1
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Wow this book was good. I can‘t imagine having to hide myself because of the person I‘m in love with. Evelyn hugo sacrifices everything for love in this book and faces so much heartbreak. I‘m surprised I didn‘t X-ray at the end.

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Sharv_Sona

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

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lilpumpkin2.0
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August 9, 2022 Evelyn Hugo was a very messy woman, who had seven husbands, but she did not care about how many husbands she had. The one woman she loved through all the telationships she had was none other than Celia St. James. In the beginning when I was reading, I assumed that she was straight. Then, as I read deeper and further into the book, I could tell that she was bisexual. 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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stavreskad
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The story in this book is really bold and daring.I really didn't expect it at all. But I loved it!
I loved that it resembles such a deep topic for that period.
It definitely has your attention from the first pages, till the last.
Powerful book about race,sexuality and having to accept some norms from the society, so they can be pleased and you can be accepted.It's one of the books that has gotten a lot of hype,but it's totally worth it.

KristiAhlers This is one of my favorite authors. And I loved this story. So much heart! 6d
these_dreams Loved this one!! 6d
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Natalieeliz
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Picked this book up for they hype and waited for it at the library for weeks. I wasn‘t overly impressed!

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lilpumpkin2.0
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid

August 8, 2022 Tbh, I have been enjoying the way Taylor Jenkins Reid writes. I feel like this book is a book that one when read whenever (basically timeless). I am on page 299 out of 385, which is approximately 85 pages left. Even though the book describes the seven husbands that Evelyn married, she still says that she has love for Celia St. James.

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Moonprismpower
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Really enjoyed this one and I‘m not a big fan of the author. Although I do have to say she does NOT make likable characters. Her books are more like watching a terrible fight between two terrible people, you just cannot look away. Also checking in with my buddy @BookwormAHN how you doin‘? The last few months and days have been terrible for me but I still get up each day, so I‘ve got that going for me, which is nice.

BookwormAHN August so far has sucked for me. On the first I found out I had Covid so I did the medication and quarantined myself. My sense of smell is still gone and I woke up with a migraine. I'm ready for September and I'd like to skip the rest of August 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7d
BookwormAHN Also you have a cute doggy 🧡 7d
Catsandbooks What a cute pupper face! ❤️ 7d
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Sharv_Sona

There are people who see a beautiful flower and rush over to pick it. They want to hold it in their hands, they want to own it. They want the flower‘s beauty to be theirs, to be within their possession, their control.

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lilpumpkin2.0
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid

August 7, 2022 On page 255 out of 385.... someone is desperate to finish...

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Sharv_Sona

I know the whole world prefers a woman who doesn‘t know her power, but I‘m sick of all that.

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Sharv_Sona

Make them pay you what they would a white man.

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Sharpeipup
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Reading while I wait.
#trappedonanisland #weekendreads

mabell Looks like you have pretty good food on your island 😄 1w
5feet.of.fury Gotta get it in whenever you can! 1w
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Sharv_Sona

There is something very inspiring about a black woman running things.

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Sharv_Sona
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I finally get to start reading this book, and I‘m very excited!! I just hope that “book-tok” hasn‘t overrated this book as it has done for many others. I‘m genuinely excited to read this book, just hope it doesn‘t disappoint! 🤞

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lilpumpkin2.0
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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August 5, 2022 Who else uses a highlighter to take note of the juicy parts in a book? Haha idk why i said "juicy" but you probably can think if a better word than me. Anyway, LOVING this book bc I have reached a interesting part. If you know, you know!

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catsuit_mango
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My reading nook for the next days : window seat overlooking a fountain in a medieval building.

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Rachel.Rencher
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I lost my original copy of this, so just picked up a new one for a re-read. 😍

BooknerdsLife This is still my favorite TJR book! 😍💚 2w
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lilpumpkin2.0
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid

August 2, 2022 I know that I am late to the game BUT i managed to pick up my own copy of Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I will start it later today and let you know what I think about it

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Blueberry
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Yes I liked this book but not as much as everyone else. I give it 3 ⭐. There were some teary moments towards the end.

babyruth2510 I agree. It was okay but not great. I always feel in the minority on this one 2w
rubyslippersreads @babyruth2510 @Blueberry I feel the same as both of you. 😏 2w
sarahbellum 🙋🏻‍♀️ Add me to the good not great club! @babyruth2510 @rubyslippersreads (edited) 2w
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jdiehr
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This book surprised me by being less about Evelyn's husbands and more about her wife.

The story kept me interested and I didn't have a clue about why Evelyn chose Monique to write her biography.

PS - this is an antique bride's basket that I inherited from my mom 😊

Blueberry Beautiful bride's basket ❤️ 2w
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Blueberry
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Currently reading for movie/book club.

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micaelapriestley
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Love story with a twist. Better than I expected!
#julybookclub

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zainabdar
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This book destroyed me!!

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GatheringBooks
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#JulyJam Day 27: #DessertDay - my favourite being the lime bundt cake (summer flavor) here in Antioch. And yes, raspberry lemonade. 💕

Eggs 😋🍰🤗 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Evelyn 💚 2w
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Johanna414
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This is one of the most hyped books I've ever read and, for the most part, I think it lived up to its reputation. I saw part of the twist ending coming, but not all of it. While it's probably not entering the ranks of my all time favorites, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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these_dreams
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A few of my favorite things. 🐈‍⬛ 📕

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wisherwishinguponastar
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Can you tell that I really like the color green? #bookjournal #bookspin

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Smlambert725

“Don‘t ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box. Don‘t do that.”
#July2022

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rsteve388
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Wow! What a story! What a brilliant, story that combines being Bisexual for one women or Biracial for another and how their stories intertwine. Amazing, excellent, loved the cast of Characters, loved the multiple narratora for each of the three main characters. Just stunning. Beautiful. Well done. Highly recommend.

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lunasoul7

I have long operated under the idea that civility is subservience. - Monique

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Anchobi413
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A book that kept me wondering how it would end the moment I started reading it. There was always a sense of mystery, where I knew something big was going to happen, and I continued to think about what that could have been. But, fair to say, I could not predict the big ending! This was a fast-paced book, while the characters were given the time necessary to be developed really well. An emotional roller coaster, but I am glad I picked this book up!

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paytanmal
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4/5 ⭐️

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Steph.Titus
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#Book.20.2022

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these_dreams
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid

Just joined Book of the Month club. Anyone else a member? Thoughts?

BookNAround I‘m not but loads of people on here are. If you search the hashtag #botm, you‘ll find tons of people posting about it. 1mo
swishandflick Welcome to the obsession! Haha 3w
these_dreams @BookNAround thank you!! 3w
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Eorrlopez
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This story is not what I thought it would be. I know you are never suppose to judge a book by its cover, but I did and I was wrong for it. This was a really wonderful story. Gripping from start to finish. I laughed and cried. I will be thinking about for days.

Powered_By_Plants Loved this one too 1w
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Aoife.official
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Such an amazing book! Honestly my comfort Read, and have Read multiple times! The best for having a good cry too. This is definitely not an example of a healthy relationship, but I‘m so invested. I wish Taylor Jenkins-Reid would write a follow up of just their future together instead of the small snippet we were given at the end! Celia and Evelyn, Evelyn and Harry, some amazing relationship x

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Martta
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Started my 4 week holiday today! 😎 Last week I went for a small haul in a bookstore to prepare for all the reading during my days off work. Here they all are in one photo. Can't wait to get to them!

I'm sooooo ready for all the reading and travelling this holiday will bring! 😍😍📚😎☀️

annahenke Wow that‘s an amazing holiday! Enjoy! 1mo
Martta @annahenke Thanks! 😊 1mo
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Maggie4483
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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OMG… @Pigpen_Reads - I LOVE IT!!! The stickers, the candy (I SO need that Snickers right now), the little notebook. And I can‘t wait to read these books!!! Thank you! Thank You! THANK YOU!!!!

And thank you @paperwitchs for organizing the #SpookySummerSwap and bringing a little Halloween to our summer! 👻🎃💀

Pigpen_Reads I'm glad you love it! ❤️ 1mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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Oh my word! I LOVED this book. It was entertaining, romantic, fast paced and heart breaking. I thought the fact that it alters between two timelines worked so well for Evelyn's story--I seriously feel like she was a real person. Perfect book to read for Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 and I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner. @shellleigh33 I remember you saying once this was one of your favs, are her others this good?!

shellleigh33 Yes. I love all her books. She is definitely one of my favorite authors 2mo
shellleigh33 Also thank you so much for the book mark. I love it 🥰!! 2mo
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 you're welcome! We're they the ones that looked like library cards? 2mo
shellleigh33 Yes. They are so cute! 2mo
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