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From Old Hollywood to the US Open, to Malibu and the 1970’s rock and roll scene, it feels like Taylor Jenkins Reid has taken readers everywhere. Reid’s novels explore themes of love, loss, grief, forgiveness, anger, guilt, and so much more. She is a true powerhouse author. While we love them all, here is our ranking of all eight Taylor Jenkins Reid books.
TJR books ranked (1 being best):
(8) Carrie Soto is Back
Carrie Soto sacrificed almost everything to become the best. At the time of her retirement, she is the best tennis player the world has ever seen. But six years later, Carrie watches as her record of twenty Grand Slam titles is broken. At thirty-seven, she decides to come out of retirement and be coached by her father one more time. The media criticizes her, her body hates her, and she has to get over herself and train with someone she almost gave her heart to. But in spite of everything, Carrie is determined to finish out one last epic season.
(7) After I Do
Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches its breaking point and the two decide to take a year apart with just one rule: there can be no contact between them. Lauren sets off on a personal journey and learns the different ideas and definitions of marriage. As she heals and adjusts to life without Ryan, her thoughts on monogamy and marriage start to change. When love and lust no longer go hand in hand, when romance exists without loyalty, what do you value? And what is worth fighting for?
(6) Malibu Rising
In August 1983, it’s time for Nina Riva’s annual party in Malibu. Everyone loves the Riva siblings: Nina, Jay, Hud and Kit. But Nina’s husband has just publicly abandoned her, Hud has something he needs to confess to Jay, Jay is waiting for his dream girl, and Kit has invited a guest without asking anyone first. By morning, the mansion will have gone up in flames. But until then, the liquor flows, secrets are revealed, and the Rivas are forced to make some difficult decisions.
(5) Forever, Interrupted
Elsie met Ben in a random chance encounter on New Year’s Eve. The chemistry was instant, and within weeks, the two are in love. In five months, they elope. But nine days later, Ben is killed while riding his bike. At the hospital, Elsie must face Susan, the mother-in-law who doesn’t know she exists. Telling both the story of Elsie and Ben’s romance, as well as Elsie and Susan’s grieving, Forever, Interrupted reminds us of the many different paths to a happy ending.
(4) One True Loves
Emma Blair is at dinner with her fiance when her husband calls her: her husband, Jesse, who was lost in a helicopter accident and presumed dead years ago. But Sam helped Emma come back to life and gave her a second chance at happiness that she never thought she would have. When Jesse returns home, Emma is confronted with her past and her present, and forced to decide who she is and what she wants.
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(3) Maybe In Another Life
Hannah is lost, confused, and moving back to her hometown of Los Angeles to crash with her friend Gabby until she figures out her next step. When they go out one night, Hannah runs into her high school boyfriend, Ethan. When midnight strikes, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to head home. A second later, Ethan says if Hannah wants to stay a longer, he can offer her a ride home. In concurrent storylines, Hannah’s life plays out with the effects of each decision. And the parallel universes lead to extremely different lives for Hannah and the people around her.
(2) Daisy Jones and the Six
Daisy Jones is an it girl of L.A. with her beautiful voice. The Six is a band led by Billy Dunne, finally starting to get recognition. Daisy, Billy, and the rest of The Six are thrown together by a producer who sees the vision for stardom. With that, Daisy Jones & the Six is born and takes the music scene by storm. At the peak of their career however, the band breaks up and no one ever learns why—until now. Written as an oral history, this book recounts everything about the biggest band of the seventies: the highs, the lows, the secrets, the love, and the end of their time together.
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(1) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Evelyn Hugo was known for her glamorous and scandalous life as a famous actress in 1950’s Hollywood. She was also known for the seven husbands she had throughout her career. Now, she’s ready to tell the truth about everything—and she chooses an unknown magazine reporter for the job. Monique doesn’t know why Evelyn has chosen her, but this could be her big break. But as Evelyn tells her story, it becomes clear that Monique’s and Evelyn’s lives are deeply connected in tragic and irreparable ways.
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