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"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.
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!
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
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
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
Here you find the books we've read in the year of 2015/2016.
The Poisonwood Bible 8.63
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
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
The Bellwether Revivals 6.80