1.What did you think of Evelyn Hugo? Did you admire or disapprove of her behavior? Why?
2. Did you find the book engaging right away, or did it take some time to engage you? Was it a page-turner?
3. Who was your favorite character? Why did you like them the most?
4. Did you like the structure of the book? Did the flip back and forth in time period enhance your reading experience?
5. The book was interspersed with news/blog article. Did the news help you appreciate what was going on in the story?
6. Each of the husbands had its own section with a moniker, such as Poor Ernie Diaz or Goddamn Don Adler. What are the significance of these descriptions? Are the characterizations from Evelyn? Do they sum up the chapter?
7. The book explored themes such as sexual orientation, gender, spousal relationship, friendship, betrayal, domestic abuse, the cost of fame to name a few. Which theme impacted you the the most?
8. What surprised you in the book?
9. Which of the seven husbands did you like the most? Who surprised you?
10. What did you think of Monique? Do you think she changed as a result of meeting Evelyn? Why?
11. Did you find the ending satisfactory?
12. Would you read another book by Taylor Jenkins Reid after reading this book?
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5 thoughts on “The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo Book Club Discussion Questions”
Where the seven husbands modeled after any real actors in classical Hollywood
I’m not sure if the husbands were based on real actors in Hollywood but I felt like it did…although I can’t think of an actor off the top my head!
The author said it was based on Elizabeth Taylor (8 husbands), Ava Gardener (confessed bisexual) and Rita Hayworth (hispanic father)
I think it was a blend of Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor. Or at least that’s what I read.
Hi Ding, like you l liked the book. Didn’t find it boring at any stage and loved the Henry character. I did guess the ending, but, it didn’t spoil the book.