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
Release DateJun 13th, 2017
PublisherAtria Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit

Reviews The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

  • Emily May
    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
    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)
    (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
    “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...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    “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
    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)
    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
    What an extraordinary and surprising read. Absolutely adored this one.
  • Elyse
    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 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...
  • Julie
    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...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    “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 tha...
  • Riley
    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.
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    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
  • ❄️Nani❄️
    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.
  • PorshaJo
    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...
  • amy
    [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 fundamentally changed me as a person (and i'm n...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    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...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    Folks, this book just came into my home and murdered me personally I’m shaking Anyway I literally cried for 20 mins listening this and not like cute sniffles either I mean full on tears streaming down my face and I had to keep wiping my eyes so I could see now THATS a testament to how good this book is Anyway I want to die this is too much the ROLLER COASTER of emotions all I can say is dkkfksklskdjfkdkskfjkska You know when a book just turns o...
  • Kayla Dawn
    This was phenomenal. So honest and raw, I just loved it.
  • Jennifer
    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 ...
  • Tan Markovic
    No 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 interesting way in which it was written and the twist that I n...
  • Clau R.
    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
    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...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    What an amazing book!This novel tells the story of Evelyn Hugo, a famous Hollywood actress that started her career in the fifties. She's almost 80 years old and wants to have her autobiography written by a relatively-unknown journalist named Monique. Monique is as astounded as most people are to learn that the highly-successful and reclusive Evelyn Hugo wants her to write the story of Evelyn's life but she agrees and this is the beginning of this...
  • Bentley ★
    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.netWhen I think back on my reading habits from a year ago and compare them to today, it makes me so glad that I started book blogging. Without this wonderful community of avid readers, I never would have discovered this book. It is far outside what I'd normally pick for myself to read, but finding it was like finding a diamond in the rough, if the rough is the bookstore I was unleashed onto when...
  • Erin
    Taylor Jenkins Reid is a Old Hollywood fan. You can tell from reading this book. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is part faux memoir part commentary on what life as a Hollywood actress in the 1950's & 60's was like. Evelyn Hugo is jigsaw puzzle that's pieces are slowly put together as you read it. As a Old Hollywood fan I spent this book trying to figure out which real life actresses Evelyn Hugo was based off of. I have a list but I won't revea...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Contemporary-A-Thon challenge #4: read a hyped contemporary - COMPLETE!Excuse me I am so emotional this was one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. My bisexual heart is crying from how perfect this was. READ THIS NOW kthnxbai
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    I love when books make you believe the characters are real. Listened to this on audio and loved it! Devoured it in less than 2 days and can't start anything else because I'm just sad it's over.Content warnings: (view spoiler)[ suicide, cancer, abusive romance, sexism and homophobia in historic context, fat hate according to Hollywood beauty standards (hide spoiler)]Representation: Main character is Cuban American and bisexual. Other main characte...
  • Tweebs♥️ (semi-hiatus)
    •full review posted now• “When you're given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn't give things, you take things.” I’m so sensitive that if someone poked me, I’d cry. Taylor Jenkins Reid, you could've made my life easier. I already have 99 problems and heart failure isn’t going to be one of them. If I somehow end up at the hospital…… will cover the bill, r...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    4.5 StarsTraveling Sisters Group Read Review by Brenda, Norma, Holly, PorshaJo, Jennifer and Linda (sisters mom)The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a unique, delicious, fun, steamy, and stunning story that reads like a tell-all memoir with rich and scandalous content that had us all flipping those pages as fast as we could. Not one of those pages were boring! Taylor Jenkins Reid does a fantastic job creating and bringing together realistic, rich...