The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Please join us in reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

We will be reviewing the book along with our book club discussion questions for September 30, 2020.


Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo 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 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.

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4 thoughts on “The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  1. I bought this book for my book club and I barely got to page 100. I can’t get into it. I don’t relate to the characters at all.

    1. Hi MissKatie!
      Sorry you couldn’t get into the book. It’s a shame you couldn’t relate to any of the characters. The book is not for everyone- I did find it a bit repetitive with the seven husbands but I liked that it captured the old Hollywood vibe.
      Have you tried the audiobook? You may find that it’s easier to get through.

      Hope you enjoy your next book club read 🙂

    1. Hi Jody!
      I am glad that the book has piqued your interest.
      I hope the rave reviews from the bookish community lives up to its hype.

      Happy reading! 🙂

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