Guilty Pleasure

JNOLAISM READS – The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo

As I have stated more than once, I enjoy a good book! Well I just finished one that I cannot stop talking about. The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid – this book had me so intrigued, I never wanted it to end. Reid is one of my favorite authors, after reading Maybe In Another Life about a year ago I made sure to read all her other books. IMG-3234

Before diving into this book I just want to speak abotu Taylor’s writing. It is so EASY but it also makes you think. I know some would call it ‘chick -lit’ but it so much more than that. Her books dig deep into something, the way she explains relationships while also making you evalute your own personal ones. Her character choices are continously superb – you fall in love with,  if not one BUT ALL OF THEM. You feel as if they are real and that you have a special connection with them.

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Now, about Eveyln Hugo – she is beautiful, fabulous and flawed, which always makes for an ideal main character. She has been a Hollywood icon since the 50’s and now she is ready to tell her life story, the REAL one. She calls on journalist Monique Grant to help her write her scandalous story, but the question is why? A tale of love, loss, friendship, abuse, fame, secrets and SO MUCH MORE.

It is hard to put this book down because it keeps you wanting more. The best part about this is that you THINK by the cover and title that you know what this book is about. Chapter after chapter makes you realize that you actually have not one clue what is going on! We all know what a dark place Hollywood can be, Reid gives you a preview of what it meant to be a Hollywood Star between the 50’s and 80’s.

If you have not read this book I BEG YOU TO BUY OT ASAP! You can thank me later.

Xx,

J

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What To Read Next

Reading has become one of new guilty pleasures over the past year. When I am not scrolling through Twitter , Instagram, E Online, Betches or watching E! or Bravo. I have a book in bag, on my night stand and in my hand at all times.

It is actually insane the amount of books I have – all because of Book Of the Month. Think Birchbox but for books – I know how exciting! I have been a memeber of this subscribtion for almost 2 years now and have not been disappointed by any of the books I have recieved.

I just finished reading Crazy Rich Asians ( I got this one from Barnes & Noble) – this book I finished in two weeks! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves Gossip Girl, Dynasty and Monter-In-Law. You will not be disaapointed and to top it off the movie comes out in August. Everyone should hurry and cross this off their book list ASAP.

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Currently you can catch me with Then She Was Gone in my bag! I am only a few chapters in but I CANNOT put this book down. I got this from BOTM and have seen it posted all over Instagram, so of course I had to dive into this crime mystery. It reminds of a book I read last year called Good As Gone, which I think was the first book I ever got from BOTM!

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If you appreciate book , especiually hard covers – you should definitely join Book Of The Month! They have 4 new selections every month and you get it shipped right to your door – doesn’t get any better than that!

Happy reading!
Xx,

J

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Read More.

With everything going on in the world is it nice to just escape and go to a different place. I usually do that with my TV shows but sometimes I need a break.

I am sure it is hard to believe that a girl so obsessed and consumed with pop culture, reality tv and fashion enjoys reading. BUT SURPRISE, I do – actually I have made a goal for myself this year to read 15 books and I am up to 7. SO yeah, you can say I’m some kind of genius… NOT.

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Anyway, here are a few of my favorite books I think you all will enjoy!

  • Luckiest Girl Alive 
    • I finished this book in a week! Such a page turner – the beginning is a little slow but once it picks up it doesn’t slow down until the last page.
  • Maybe In Another Life 
    • This book gave me so many feelings about life and planning for the future. It was my first read of 2017. If you are already getting ready for summer and picking beach reads this is one! It has it all: love, friendship, heartbreak, loss –  EVERYTHING.
  • Good As Gone 
    • Talk about ANXIETY – basically Jon Benet if she would have lived…. too soon? Whatever,  this book focuses on kidnapping and a mother’s lost connection with her daughter.
  • In a Dark, Dark Wood
    • A girl at work told me to read this and I am so glad I listened! Bachelorette party, love triangle and murder????? What more can you ask for?!

Give these books a try and add them to your reading list,  you will not be disappointed and if you are… oh well. Also, if you enjoy reading and keeping up with your books, GoodReads is a great website! You can add all the books you have read/are reading while looking for your next book and checking reviews.

Enjoy y’all,

J

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