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Malibu Rising
Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. A lifetime holding it together. One party will set it on fire. 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; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud-because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he's been inseparable since birth. Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can't stop thinking about promised she'll be there. And Kit has a couple secrets of her own-including a guest she invited without consulting anyone. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family's generations will all come bubbling to the surface. Malibu Burning is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
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Katie.happens
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Reid can write a family drama that feels like a mystery. Even the side characters are interesting and fully formed. I couldn‘t put it down until the last page. 100% worth the BookTok hype.

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Tiffiney
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Beautiful place to have this months book club 🌊

BarbaraBB Absolutely! 6d
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Weisubei
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4.2 ⭐
Finishing this book last night and I keep circling back to the bigger picture portrayed in the story, how the connection and relationships in the past repeating in June's children lives and how they move past the mistakes of their parents. Love love this book 💓

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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Weisubei
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Love the font 💓💓
Perfect read for the summer, or it's supposed to be summer here yet I woke up 3 days straight to rain 🥴🥴
Global warming is real.

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anushareflects
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This was a nice read- following four siblings in Malibu. The descriptions of the landscape, the family drama, the character descriptions.

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Dragon
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This is the story of a Frank Sinatra like singer who abandons his wife and four kids. She‘s apparently too proud to ask for child support and raises them on the brink of poverty. Okay I did have to suspend my disbelief- but it‘s a story about a Malibu family and one particular party. It‘s probably not for everyone but I couldn‘t put it down.

Christyco125 I also couldn‘t stop reading this. The sibling relationships were just so fascinating. 2w
Dragon Totally agree @Christyco125 I really enjoyed the brothers and sisters- very different personalities but very definitely family 2w
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reema
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Mehso-so

It was interesting but not my kind of book. Kind of soap opera-y.

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BookBelle84
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Family drama at its finest! I couldn't get enough of these characters.
#readingbuddy #catsoflitsy #alice #Aliceinwonderland

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erank58
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Mehso-so

I think I've officially decided that Taylor Jenkins Reid just isn't for me. I appreciated Evelyn Hugo for the bi rep but otherwise was bored and this one was no different 😔

I loved the first half and felt like the story was set up for what should have been a showstopper of a conclusion, but this ultimately was also pretty forgettable for me! #botm

BittersweetBooks I was not a fan of this one either, and everyone else seemed to love it 🫤 I prefer her earlier stuff. 3w
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asleepby9
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While I didn‘t find this as great as Daisy Jones, I still liked it. Found it to be a solid story about Mick and his family. But definitely not one I feel the need keep on the shelf and re-read.

Though, I did love how when the party was taking place at Nina‘s, I could feel my anxiety rise, the overwhelm, as more and more characters were introduced by “arriving at the party.” I think it drove home how Nina was feeling at that exact same time.

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melmes
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⭐️4.5
Definitely one of TJR best books in my opinion, I enjoyed the distinct characters & their journey to self realisation. A book that is ser in the 80s is what I needed, such an interesting way to see a book that is not just set today. I loved June and Mics chapters, as well as the siblings journey in life.

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I felt that 💔

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MartinaLove
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3/5 ⭐

While I enjoyed reading about Mick and June relationship I found the story more slow when the chapters were about their children.

Family drama. Historical fiction.

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TracyReadsBooks
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This is a familiar story—dysfunctional, close-knit, famous family dealing with the weight of responsibility, promises, secrets & lies, broken promises, drama—filled with familiar characters. There is nothing wholly original about it but that is ok because Reid knows how to tell a good story. This is a fast, light read perfect for the beach or a lazy afternoon. Entertaining enough.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Starting this one next

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Beachbum
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I‘m about done with Malibu Rising. I‘ve been so busy but I got a lot done here at 1 of my favorite beaches. I‘m trying to figure out what I should start reading tonight 🤔 Have a blessed Sunday

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ncsufoxes
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TJR is becoming one of my favorite fiction authors. It was a decent story (aside from introducing way too many characters for a small part of the story, personally I hate having to keep up with 20 different characters). I enjoyed the story of the Riva siblings & their lives. It was a good, quick, mindless read. Although Evelyn Hugo is still my favorite TJR book to date. It was the perfect start to summer book. #bookspin

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this one, but liked Evelyn Hugo more, as well. 1mo
AileenRR TJR is also my new favorite author 💖 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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JillR
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Just what I needed; a gossipy page turner/family saga, which in parts was unexpectedly sad. The writing was a bit melodramatic at times , and for me it didn‘t live up to Daisy Jones & The Six which I loved, but I‘m being picky, this is a great holiday read.

LeeRHarry This is still my favourite book this year - a case of right book at the right time 😊 1mo
JillR @leerharry I didn‘t completely fall in love with this one, but it was the easy read I was looking for. I do love a “right book/right time” match! 1mo
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Yahui07
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Mehso-so

Comparing to the two TJR books (Daisy and Hugo), this one is just okay to me😝😝

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melmes
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Picking up this long-awaited read for my bookspin next . Exited to see what‘s it is all about 🌊
#bookspin #maliburising #taylorjenkinsreid #wednesdayread #mayread

KristiAhlers I love seeing how different cover art is from one person to the next with the same book! 1mo
melmes @KristiAhlers I think this cover is nice, awesome 👏 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Good luck!! 1mo
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Nikki_E
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I want more. I need more of this story.

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Beachbum
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First time reading a Taylor Jenkins Reid novel and I‘m really enjoying it. I was “intrigued” from the first chapter and I‘m loving how TJR goes back into the past to develop the characters present. What is so mysterious about this party? 🤔 😂😂 #taylorjenkinsreid #maliburising #sundaynailday #weekendnewbook #usingyourlibrary

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Nikki_E
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I have had this book for a year. Broke down and bought the ebook when it was on sale, and finally, finally getting around to reading it.

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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️ This was not my favorite by this author. It was too dramatic for me. I liked the sibling relationships but I really hated all of the romantic relationship drama. It just wasn‘t for me.

Sargar114 Agree it isn‘t her best; I‘m still looking forward to the new one though! 1mo
mollyrotondo @Sargar114 oh what‘s her new one? I‘m behind in the book news 🙈 1mo
Sargar114 @mollyrotondo a spin off of this one 1mo
mollyrotondo @Sargar114 oh about the girl Brandon was cheating with? Hmm. I do recognize the cover. 1mo
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Laurenc02
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Great summer read

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Bibliophile_22
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Malibu Rising was an enthralling story filled with great characters.

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LadyCait84
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I felt fond (and protective) of the four Riva siblings at the center of the story. But mostly felt glad to not be rich or famous…or even remotely close to those who are rich or famous. They sound exhausting.

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chlolovesbooks
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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DaNae.Gr
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Taylor Jenkins Reid can tell a story that will instantly wrap you in. I couldn‘t put this one down. I love the family!

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BooksNBowls
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Everyone knows the Rivas party is the event of the year. Everyone who‘s anyone will be there, including a few uninvited surprise guest appearances. Things get out of control and more than a few secrets are spilled.. Loved it! I could totally see this being adapted into a movie. A vintage Project X with loads of juicy family drama!

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TheLudicReader
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Did anyone like this book? For me, this book was such a disappointment. A bunch of names on a page, a trite ending, just a colossal waste of time. I loved Daisy Jones and the Six, but this read more like One True Loves, which I didn‘t like.
My March #doublespin, @TheAromaofBooks

merelybookish Hate it when a book feels like a waste of time. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Bummer!! 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit are the children of the famous singer Mick Riva. Now in their 20s, they are trying to make their own way in the world, despite the setbacks they've had in their lives. They are both the products of and the beneficiaries of growing up on the beaches in Malibu. No matter what, they'll always have each other to rely on.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#20in4 #Readathon Day 2: I'm starting Malibu Rising- I've heard so many great things about this book and I've been looking forward to reading it!
@Andrew65

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Lorieke
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Four siblings in their 20‘s – and virtually alone in the world – face life, love, surfing, and a blowout party in this captivating novel.

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xicanti
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I always say Kevin Kwan is Jackie Collins‘s natural successor, but MALIBU RISING has convinced me Taylor Jenkins Reid is right there beside him. It‘s her most Collinsesque book yet with its multigenerational family focus, its California vibe, and the enormous number of rich people who behave very, very badly at the party it centres on. It‘s not just a sensation novel, though; there‘s real heart here and I loved the hell out of it. 4.5 stars

UwannaPublishme Great review! Oh, I miss Jackie and her books. You‘ve convinced me to move this up on my TBR. 3mo
xicanti @UwannaPublishme yay! I hope you love it, too. 3mo
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xicanti
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My mum‘s addicted to crumpet bread, which means a lot of #audiobaking for me. Here‘re this morning‘s loaves before they went in the oven.

I‘m about halfway into MALIBU RISING now, and I‘m amazed at how well Taylor Jenkins Reid knows my wishlist. She‘s given me siblings AND sports AND mid- to late-20th century California. Whee!

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wildwoodreads
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My tbr is overwhelming. We had a book drive at my church earlier in the month, and a majority of them went to that. But it‘s time to do another unhaul. I hate to unhaul these because they‘re still great books, but I‘ve just lost interest in them. I want to make room for books that I know I‘ll read.

So for now I‘m listing them in my PangoBooks shop (I‘m @wildwoodreads there too). Maybe someone else will love them.

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candc320
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I ended up loving this audiobook! I‘d read mixed reviews so I went into it with an open mind and not expecting much. But this story of a seemingly glamorous, enviable family that is truly screwed up in reality was better than I expected. Great writing and an excellent narrator that made me love the Rivas (all but the dad - he‘s a true narcissist). Excited that the author‘s next book is supposed to deal with a side character! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Bren912 I totally enjoyed the love and loyalty this family gave to each other. Except the dad. 😑. 3mo
candc320 Me too, @Bren912 !! The dad made me sooo angry 😤! 3mo
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andioop
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I thought I was gonna give this a mid-rating, but I actually really liked the ending. Some dialogue felt very awkward and bad, which I didn‘t expect because I loved Daisy Jones, a book made up entirely of dialogue (monologue?). Overall I think TJR is a very smart writer.

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sarahbellum
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Work and life have been pretty unrelenting lately and I‘m approaching peak burn out.

Enter this book: something pretty easy on my brain and emotions without it being too watered down or uninteresting. It was just enough of everything for me to barley put it down the last few days. Will be reading more TJR in the future!

I‘ll be taking next week off to do absolutely nothing but read and reset 🧘🏻‍♀️

#catsoflitsy

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sarahbellum
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1. Tagged for IRL book club 🏖

2. The vast majority of the books I read are from the library (I‘m a librarian, what can I say? 🤓) and I usually place holds on them for pick up. It‘s been awhile since I leisurely browsed library shelves 🥺

3. Circle of Friends for #roll100

#weekendreads

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HettyG
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I am nearly finished with this audio book, I enjoyed it but the story sometimes felt a bit bogged down by new characters and storylines being introduced throughout the book some of which never really get any follow up, it makes it feel disjointed. But overall it was a fun read, I enjoyed it!

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sarahbellum
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Welp, guess I‘m not going anywhere anytime soon 😂 #catsoflitsy #dogsoflitsy

Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐱❤️ 4mo
WJCintron lol 😂 can relate, I have 3 dogs! 4mo
nichollinlove Perfect! 💜 4mo
Librariana What wonderful reading companions! 4mo
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HettyG
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My weekend audiobook… this is the second novel I have read by this author, and I do enjoy her, her novels are like a cold fizzy grape soda by the pool 💜

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CBee
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Finished this up just now and loved it. It was just what I needed, and I also think it‘s appropriate that I finished a book on sweet Sharon‘s TBR just as it was time to light a candle in her memory. May your memory be eternal, Sharon. We will miss you. #rememberSharon #sharreadathon

TheBookHippie ♥️🕊🤍 4mo
Nute Beautiful🤍 4mo
Texreader 💙🌸 4mo
Wife ❤️ 4mo
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Andrew65
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Started reading Malibu Rising.

#20in4 #Sharreadathon

EadieB @Andrew65 I need to read this one soon! 4mo
TheSpineView I liked it! Hope you enjoy too! 4mo
Eggs Great read! Love TJR 🙌🏻 4mo
PaperbackPirate Ooh you read it! I would ask if you liked it, but of course you did! 4mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I thought this was fantastic!

LeeRHarry Me too! 😊 4mo
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ItsAnotherJen
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A party. Crowded. In a mansion on a beach. So many people. Each with a story of their own.
How did they come to be at this party, on this particular night?
How and why was the fire going to start? Who was going to survive the night?

Reid puts together a great story. Knowing about the fire from the beginning makes it feel like you are watching a car crash before your eyes. You don't want to see anyone get hurt, but you can't look away.

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