The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Reviewed by Sam!
What I drank prior: guys it has been literal months since I’ve read this book and yet. Here I am… hammered… ready to talk about it. I have literally had a whole bottle of wine on my own. I may be alone but I DID have a video doctor who night with P and Virginia.
Spoiler-free Overview: In this story, our lady Evelyn reaches out to Monique, a low on the totem pole magazine journalist, to do an editorial on her life (!!!!!!!!). Evelyn Hugo you say?? The infamous actress who had seven, count them, seven husbands?? Yep. This book is Evelyn talking about her life and Monique and how she chooses to change her life based on Evelyn’s journey.
Spoiler-free Thoughts: listen folx. It’s January. I finished this book in JULY and I still have feelings. This was one of my favorite books that I’ve read in my entire life. It’s such a power ballad to women and the way they can take ownership in their lives. UGH.
Characters: ok. Look. Evelyn and Monique are literally the best. LITERALLY. Every woman should read this book. There’s something for everyone and it’s all character driven. Loss? Check. Sexism? Check. Success? Check. Success under less than awesome circumstances? Check. Love? Check. FIGURING OUT WHAT YOU WANT? CHECK MATE. Listen. Every woman should read this book to see their challenges and ways to deal with them and every man should read it in order to understand and see that women are just as complex as men. Everyone should read it.
Plot: oh man. I physically NEEDED to know all the husbands. Immediately. There was no working up to it it was immediate. The only thing was the twist at the end was… predictable. I will give it that it was only predictable after a certain point in the story so….
Writing Style: I LOVED this writing style. Interviews and stories from Monique. It’s her story while she interviews this icon and it was brilliant. Idk man. I read this bok 6 months ago and clearly I still have feelings. Ever drunk sam remembers charzctwr names so BE PROUD.
What to pair it with: A martini, obvi.
Rating: guess.… fine I’ll do the work. 5/5
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Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,