Friday, December 1, 2017

December Book Club

Can you believe we are at the last book club of 2017? Crazy! I feel like this year has been our most solid yet. I feel like I've loved every book we've chosen and it was a much more collaborative year than more. I'm excited to see where this whole thing goes in 2018.

This month I suggested the book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I've talked about my love for TJR before on the blog, and was partially inspired by re-reading Maybe in Another Life for a podcast I guested on a few weeks ago. Jen was on board since she shared my love for TJR so this was a perfect pick. I think we will close out the end of the year strong with this book and I can't wait to chat about it soon.

What's it about?

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 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 through the decades—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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