Our last author being spotlighted not only wrote the book I am currently reading, but wrote one of my favorite books of all time, Daisy Jones and The Six. Our last amazing female author is Taylor Jenkins read. Well known for Daisy Jones and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo; Reid also has written four other novels plus her newest that came out this summer, Malibu Rising.
I read Daisy Jones and fell absolutely in love. It is the book I recommend to anyone who asks for a book recommendation. You actually feel like you are watching a documentary on a 1970s rock band instead of reading a book. I want to jam to Daisy Jones and the Six songs so bad. Thankfully, I might get to soon. The book is becoming a series on Amazon Prime in the future with Sam Claflin from the Hunger Games in it.
I am currently reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and am loving it, as well. Written in a different writing technique it still follows an idea of famous people being interviewed like Daisy Jones and The Six. I love how realistic Reid makes her writing. Even with Evelyn Hugo I still feel like I am almost watching something as opposed to reading something.
Finally, next on my to read list is Malibu Rising, Reid’s latest novel. I enjoy that it uses a character from Evelyn Hugo. I also like the idea that Reid is creating her own world of celebrities within her books. I am subscriber to book of the month (which I also highly suggest), and my June book was Malibu Rising. Goodreads summarizes the story as the following.
Malibu: August, 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over—especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud—because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth. Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there. And Kit has a couple secrets of her own—including a guest she invited without consulting anyone. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come bubbling to the surface.”
Go get a Taylor Jenkins Reid book, and let yourself be enamored with her world of celebrities and stars taking you on wild rides.