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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  221,879 ratings  ·  32,267 reviews
From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six—an entrancing novel “that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all” (Kirkus Reviews), in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hug
Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Washington Square Press
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“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, and Elyse were all right, and I’m so happy I listened to
chai ♡
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 genuinely so tempted to go buy myself an expensive bottle
Elle (ellexamines)
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: y'all have souls right
Recommended to Elle by: emma
reread review: absolutely as good. this book had such a profound impact on me and still does.

I think a lot about the idea of love as something dangerous, as something that you have to fight for. And it's only recently that I've decided that's something that probably has to do with loving women. I have been very lucky, in growing up in liberal California and in the 2000s. But I received marriage rights in my country four months after realizing I liked girls, and in reading about the past and thin
Miranda Reads
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook

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The Written Review 3.75 stars

Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.
Evelyn Hugo was the star of the century.

She dominated the big screen for more than four decades. Every man wanted her and every woman wanted to be her.

Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5/5!!!! Thank you to everyone who read along with us for the first month of our bookclub!! See you next month for The Secret History!! 💞💛

I’m going to wait to give my rating so that you can all find out ✨🌙 LIVE 🌙✨ THIS SATURDAY 9/26 @ 11AM PST on my channel!! So happy I got to read this for the first month of The Late Night Bookclub — hope to see everyone on the livestream this Saturday! (On my channel) (yes I will record it for those who can’t make it this Saturday)
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 beach read material. It's not particularly deep, i
Emma Giordano
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
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: domestic abuse, death/grief, homophobia/biphobia, racism (view spoiler)

Adult fiction is not typically my cup of tea, especially a combination of historical fiction and contemporary with the amount of long flashback
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 them!

I cared deeply for the flawed characters in this book. Wh
Victoria Schwab
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an extraordinary and surprising read. Absolutely adored this one.
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”Evelyn always leaves you hoping you’ll get just a little bit more. And she always denies you.”

This book was so, so, so GOOD!! I swear I was barely two pages in and already knew that I’d love it with all my heart! <3 There’s just something about that golden Hollywood era that captivated me right from the beginning and once Evelyn entered the scene I was a goner. I just loved the way her story was told!

We didn’t only get the interviews with Monique but also were able to read news articles about
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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 irrevocably astonished and astounded. I want to hug and kiss th
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
*5+ Stars*

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 pieces so I could linger with these characters whom
Christine Riccio
Such a fabulous well crafted story! I'll be talking about it more in my stories I ate this month video going up tomorrow =) (Oct 9)
chan ☆
this didn't work for me, but i get how it could work for others

there's something so glamorous and sad about the golden age of film. throw in a cuban bisexual main character who has to hide her identities and it's a sure fire way to get people intrigued. and i was, throughout the entirety of the book. this book did not lack in keeping my interest.

but there were too many things i had issue with. and if i hadn't read all but one of TJR's previous works i might have been able to overlook it. but onc
Caz (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!
I read Daisy Jones and the Six a couple of months ago. Usually I don’t read two books by the same author this close – mainly so I can spread out my enjoyment of their works. But, to be honest, when I put them both on hold, I didn’t realize they were the same author! Then, the holds come in when they come in . . . so, I have to read them whether I am ready or not. In this case I am definitely overwhelmed with Taylor Jenkins Reid goodness! Spoiled, even!

Both of these books have an interview/tell a
Elyse  Walters
Update: $2.99 Kindle special today. This book is TERRIFIC. Men- women - most readers will love it.
Great price if you’ve missed it!

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,
ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-books, i-own

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Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 it would be impossible to find a biography that co
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites-2019
4.5 stars but I very well may move it to a 5. This book was surprising, not in a “twist” way but in how so much of it resonated with me. I saw a lot of the “twists” coming but I believe that is entirely the point. It’s not about the twists, it’s about the journey and that is a marker for a great story imo. I desperately hope this gets made into a beautiful film.
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Okay! I bought this in an Audible sale because of all the rave reviews! I better love it 😳 And I bought it on Kindle!

Omg!! I can’t believe I loved this as much as I did!! Once in awhile a book will surprise me. But I did the wrong thing! I listened to it first. I usually like to read it first so I can highlight things!! Soooo there will be a reread on my kindle. But the narrator for this did an awesome job!

This was fantastic!

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
This has been one of the most well-developed, character driven stories that I’ve read. It’s the type that’ll leave a mark and I thoroughly enjoyed my reading experience.
Throughout the course of this book, I became enamoured with Evelyn Hugo. She isn’t likeable, but I fell in love her. The whole story felt real. As if I could google one of her movies, and I’d be able to start watching it right away. I was dazzled by her beauty, her bravado. I fell in love with her personality, her ugliness and f
was tempted to spend my whole day watching old movies and not reading at all.

compromised by rereading this instead.

this was a very good plan.


WOW I NEVER POSTED THIS. What a pleasant surprise! After dozens of unposted-unwritten reviews, finally an unposted-but-written one. Life is beautiful.

But first off (I can call this first off if I freaking want to!!!) I wanna say: DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THAT HISTORICAL FICTION CAN’T BE DIVERSE. Tell that anthropomorphized tennis ball they’re eit
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 that, I finally decided to give it a try, and I’m so gl
David Putnam
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow. I did not expect to love this book as much as I did. Absolutely LOVED it. This is a story of a powerful love between two women in a time when it was unacceptable. The author has a huge command of language and seamlessly shifts from first person present tense to first person past tense and even to second person. Amazing. I marveled at the writing craft, the storytelling. The language and the passion to communicate the love is mesmerizing. The main character Evelyn Hugo is a swirling whirlwin ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
✨    jamieson   ✨
REREAD 3/1/2019 i love this book so much i love this book so much i love this book so much THERE ARE TRULY NO WORDS FOR HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS BOOK

and YES I cried just as much the second time. WHAT. ABOUT. IT


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 wipi
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
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