The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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...


Details The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

TitleThe Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
ISBN9781501139239
Author
Release DateJun 13th, 2017
PublisherAtria Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Adult, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
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Reviews The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

  • Emily May
    2017-07-01
    Is Evelyn Hugo going to tell me just enough to keep me on the edge of my seat but never enough to truly reveal anything? I can't say for sure what drew me to this book. It's not the kind of thing I usually pick up, and I haven't read anything by Reid before. But something about it intrigued me. So I checked out the kindle sample. Just a couple chapters, I figured, because I probably wouldn't like it anyway. And I was HOOKED.It's perfect, easy bea...
  • Em
    2017-10-12
    I want to be as motivated and focused in university as Evelyn Hugo was in continuing to flourish after all of her 7 divorces and getting richer than all of her 7 husbands combined.... then spend the rest of her days frolicking in sun hazed fields of butterflies and dandelion clocks with her wife.this book was so wild I feel like it fundamentally changed me as a human being. I've witnessed cosmic justice at its coldest and its darkest. I'm genuine...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    2018-03-14
    (4.5) I’ve been struggling with a lot of books lately because I just don’t care about them. I don’t care about the story. I don’t care about the characters. I just don’t care! I thought it was all me, that I must have a cold heart but then this book happened.I thought this was a literary fiction but it read more like a chick lit. A deep chick lit if that can even be a thing. This book made me realize that it is absolutely not me but the...
  • Melanie
    2018-02-06
    “I spent half my time loving her and the other half hiding how much I loved her.” This is one of the best books I’ve ever had the privilege to read. It is probably in the top five for best books I’ve ever read in my entire life. I have been looking for a book like this my entire life, and no combination of words I’m about to type, and you’re about to read, is going to do this masterpiece justice. But I will say that Gabby, Joce, Amel...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    2018-08-23
    FULL REVIEW POSTED*5+ Stars* Brilliant! If I could recommend only one book for 2018, THIS would be it!THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO not only surpassed my already-lofty expectations, but knocked my proverbial socks off as it shot straight into the open arms of my favorites-shelf. The spirit of this story mirrors its leading lady, Evelyn Hugo, in that it feels gigantic and larger~than~life. I wanted to devour this whole, yet savor it in tiny pi...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    2018-01-28
    “Make them pay you as much as they would a white man.” this book made me experience all five stages of grief and simultaneously made me feel every positive emotion in the world and I have no idea how that is possible. but listen, if you only read one book I recommend you this year, this is a good choice. ✨✨✨The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is, yeah, about the seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Seven husbands who are sometimes awful and so...
  • Emma Giordano
    2018-04-29
    This is genuinely one of the most remarkable novels I have ever read. It is a favorite of the year, it will be a favorite of all time. I am wholly enchanted by The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I will never forget how much I adore this book.CW: adultery, domestic abuse, death/grief, homophobia/biphobia, racismAdult fiction is not typically my cup of tea, especially a combination of historical fiction and contemporary with the amount of long f...
  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    2018-07-16
    I... don't even know where to start.This was absolutely FANASTIC, and I was expecting to love it (this is a 5-star predicted read) but I was completely blown away. The characters are utterly captivating and complex. The audiobook was wonderfully narrated. I am a FAN!
  • Victoria Schwab
    2018-04-16
    What an extraordinary and surprising read. Absolutely adored this one.
  • jessica
    2018-08-25
    not to be dramatic, but if there ever comes a point in time where the fate of the human civilisation is coming to an end and we need to create a time capsule to immortalise our posterity, this book better be in it. there has never been a more honest and enthralling book in the history of the world, ever. i really dont even know where to begin. its books like this which confirm my belief that fiction will always be better than nonfiction, because ...
  • Elyse
    2017-05-06
    Evelyn Hugo, born Evelyn Elena Herrera, daughter of Cuban immigrants, grew up poor in Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. By 1955 she was in Hollywood. Evelyn is beautiful....as tall and slim as a ballerina, with straight thick eyebrows, oversize almond shape eyes, blonde hair, ( dyed only after she arrives in Hollywood to help her get acting roles), rich, powerful, charming, and exudes a casualness and confidence that makes her all the...
  • Christina - Traveling Sister
    2018-09-07
    5 glamorous, glitzy, enamored beyond all reason stars!!!Full review featured on my blog Recipe & a Read along with a recipe for Caldo Gallego soup!My life has been broken up into two segments: before Evelyn and after.Where do I even start with this? If all of my enthusiasm and relentless energy could be compressed into a grenade I would pull the pin out for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and burst into a show of sparkles and champagne bubbles....
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    2018-06-09
    “Don't ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box. Don't do that.” Let me go ahead and say that I had no idea what to expect from this book. When it first released, I remember seeing it everywhere, and I honestly didn’t take any interest in it until I was told about how diverse it was. It’s full of incredible representation: you’ve got bi rep, gay rep, lesbian rep, a Cuban woman, a biracial woman—so when I heard about all of that...
  • Maria
    2018-06-27
    5/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐“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.” This book is phenomenal. This book is spectacular. This book is outstanding. I have nothing negative to say about this book. It's a pure 5 star for me. I'm irre...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    2017-12-30
    ::FULL REVIEW BELOW ::Folks, this book just came into my home and murdered me personally I’m shaking So, I literally cried for 20 minutes when listening this and not like cute little sniffles either I mean full on tears streaming down my face heaving sobs crying I'm talking having to keep wiping your eyes so you can see. I rarely get truly emotional in books so the fact this book drew that reaction from me is a testament to how fucking damn goo...
  • Julie
    2017-10-06
    The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a 2017 Atria Books publication.A story so well written I had to remind myself it was a work of fiction. The cleverly titled novel appealed to my interest in old Hollywood, the scandals and cover-ups the public never had the slightest clue existed. Evelyn Hugo is a faded movie star in advanced years who has decided to write her life story- a deliciously scandalous tell all with a sharp focus on her seven marria...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    2018-02-23
    I’m just sobbing on my couch. No big deal. I’ve been emotionally gutted, but whatever. This book had two of the most wonderfully fascinating complex female characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about, BUT ILL BE FINE
  • Riley
    2018-03-02
    I finished this at 3am and then cried myself to sleep. This was truly remarkable. Evelyn Hugo is a character I won't get out of my head for a long time.
  • Whitney Atkinson
    2018-09-06
    4.5 starsDon't read this book on your period. Just don't. Take my advice. Spare yourself the grief and agony.Every time I closed this book and my brain snapped back to the present, it took me a couple of seconds to remember that Evelyn isn’t a real person. A fictional biography is such a genius idea, and it was done so expertly. I have zero interest in movies or Hollywood (cite literally any tweet about me hating watching movies and not caring ...
  • Tan Markovic
    2018-06-24
    Reviews can be found at: www.booknerdtan.wordpress.comNo doubt...5/5 stars...Read from start to finish and reviewed in one day, if that doesn't say everything I don't know what will. This review will probably just be a load of rambling nonsense as I'm writing it straight after finishing the book and I'm overwhelmed with what I've just read. I loved everything about this wonderful story; the well developed characters, the juicy plot, the interest...
  • Monica
    2018-08-01
    This is not only one of my favorite books of this year, but one of my favorite books I've ever read in my entire life.
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    2018-05-27
    4.5⭐This book is fucking spectacular.I’m blown away by the level of depth that this book had and the emotional toll it’s taken on my heart. 4.5⭐️This book is fucking spectacular.I’m blown away by the level of depth that this book had and the emotional toll it’s taken on my heart.
  • Nadia Awadi
    2018-08-06
    A conversation between me and Google because: Why not?Google: What can I do for you today?me: Search for the actress Evelyn Hugo.Google: Isn't that a fictional character?me: Wha..What do you mean? But she's real! She has blond hair and dark eyebrows, she's ruthless yet kind, she can't be a fictional character!Google: I understand your pain Nadia but you have to come to terms with reality. Evelyn Hugo is not real.me: Noooooo! Does that mean Harry,...
  • PorshaJo
    2017-08-17
    Rating 4.5So here is a little secret.....when I travel via plane, I make a b-line to the sundries shops in the airports to read the 'rag' magazines. I will stand in there and read a bunch of them cover to cover. I love it. Something about those juicy stories that you think 'they can't be true, right', something about getting the glimpse of the stars and the outrageous stories, it's a guilty pleasure. Reading this one by Talylor Jenkins Reid, gave...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    2017-08-20
    4.5 Stars! Traveling Sisters Group Read which I read along with Brenda, Holly, PorshaJo, Jennifer and my Mom, Linda! It was another awesome experience to read THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO with this wonderful group of ladies. Thank you everyone who participated in this group read!THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by TAYLOR JENKINS REID was a surprisingly good read for me that I thoroughly enjoyed from start to finish! It was a fun, wicked, an...
  • amy
    2018-01-21
    [full review posted]i have completely and utterly fallen in love with this masterpiece of a book, and here's why you should read it, too:i'm thoroughly convinced that the seven husbands of evelyn hugo falls into the "books you MUST read before you die" category. regardless of your gender, your sexuality, reader or non-reader, no matter who you are or where you come from, you should read this book.it fundamentally changed me as a person (and i'm n...
  • Kayla Dawn
    2018-07-18
    This was phenomenal. So honest and raw, I just loved it.
  • Jennifer
    2017-01-31
    Re-read: March 2018Sigh... I love this book.Original Review: June 2017This stunning, emotional, spitfire book is about old Hollywood teaching an unsuspecting innocent a thing or two about success in all its forms and doing whatever it takes to get it. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo features alternating timelines as an aging starlet (Evelyn Hugo) participates in a journalism interview of her life story. Lucky for us, her answers take on a life ...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2018-06-27
    I'm going to think until I do my wrap up if this will be a 4.5 stars read or 5 star read. BUT WOW. Just know that I loved it.No puede ser que no hubiera escuchado sobre este libro antes, ¡es una maravilla! Y las miles de reseñas positivas lo respaldan. La historia de Evelyn Hugo te quita el aliento. Es intrigante y muy cautivadora; y es de esas de las que simplemente quieres saber MÁS Y MÁS. Yo no podía creer lo inmersa que estaba en la lect...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    2017-06-14
    5 STARS “Seven husbands. Which one did she love best? Which one was the real one?” I’m a huge fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid books and in this novel she presents the life story of an Hollywood icon who seems to have randomly picked our heroine to write this priceless piece. The story is not what I expected yet was executed and delivered expertly and left me in awe of Miss Reid’s talent. “I will tell you my life story in a way that will be b...