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Oct. 21

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" 

 

 

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

 

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

 

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.


The official ranking of the books we previously read :

2019-2020

Transatlantic - Colum McCann                                      6.28/10 

The Wych Elm - Tana French                                          5.97/10    The Borrowed - Chan Ho-Kei

Educated - Tara Westover                                                  8.53/10

Unsheltered - Barbara Kingsolver

The Power - Naomi Alderman 

War & Turpentine  - Stefan Hertmans                           7.2/10

Snap - Belinda Bauer

In Another Country and Besides - Maxwell Jacobs

 

The books' reviews are here!

2020-2021

Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson                          6.5/10

Lost Children Archive - Valerie Luiselli                               4.6/10

The Salt Path - Raynor Winn                                                  6.2/10

The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek - K.M. Richardson 

                                                                                                         7.1/10

Things Fall Apart - Chiuha Achebe                                    8.07/10

Small Island - Andrea Levy                                                      7.9/10

Girl Woman Other - Bernardine Evaristo                            7.3/10

The Dry - Jane Harper                                                              7.3/10

Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick                                       8.4/10

Agent Running in the Field - John LeCarré                     5.75/10

Thunderstruck - Erik Larson                                                  7.5/10

The Midgnight Library - Matt Haig               

 


2016-2017

 

After yet another year of reading, here's a reminder of the books we loved, hated or felt rather uninterested by.

  

"A Meal in Winter" (Sep)                     4.4

"Their Eyes Were Watching  God" (Oct)         6.83

"A Gap of Time" (Nov)                      5.57

"Slade House" (Dec)                            6.57

"A Clockwork Orange" (Jan)           6.36 

"Orlando" (Feb)                                    7.96

"The Kraken Wakes" (Mar)               6.75

"Bonk" (Apr)                                         6.55

"Dirt Music" (May)                                7.1

"The Glass Room" (Jun)                    7.58

"Genghis Khan" (Jul)                           5.63

2015-2016

 

Here you find the books we've read in the year of 2015/2016.

 

 

The Poisonwood Bible                        8.63

Blindness                                                 7.83

Kepler                                                      6.57

Go With Me                                           4.40

The Twin                                                7.20

Cold Cold Ground                              2.88

The Golem and the Djinni                7.93

The Quiet American                           7.10

The Memoirs of Hadrien                   7.25

English Passengers  

2014-2015

 

Below you can find an overview of all the books we read for the year 2014-2015

 

The Devil in the White City              5.14

World War Z                                          7.06

Breakfast at Tiffany's                            8.11

The Lives of Girls and Women         7.14

The House on Mango Street             5.93

We Have Always Lived in the Castle                      8.00

I am Malala                                             6.33

Three Day Road                                   7.25

Lamb                                                        3.71

The Bellwether Revivals                     6.80