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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Book Review + Questions

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

Hey, you! 😁

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the best, if not the best read of 2021 for me. Whatever I write here isn't going to do justice to this masterpiece. I loved reading about Evelyn Hugo, legendary Hollywood actress and all her marriages. This was imperfectly perfect as she was. You either love her or hate her. Make her a role model or wish you become nothing like her. Personally, I had to ask myself several times if she was real.

Beyond Evelyn Hugo and her glamorous and scandalous life, this book has a very powerful message about race, sexuality, conformity in society, ageism, and misogyny.

I also found it fitting that Monique wrote for the magazine "Vivant". Vivant, meaning being alive in French because when I finished the book reflecting on my own life. Life is short and time is fleeting, so don't waste a second of it on something that isn't worth it.

⭐ = 5/5


  1. What did you do think of Evelyn Hugo?

  2. Who was your favorite character and why?

  3. Which of the seven husbands did you like most and why?

  4. Which of the seven husbands did you like least and why?

  5. Was it a page turner, or was it more of a slow burn?

  6. While you were reading the book, what were some of your theories as to why Evelyn specifically chose Monique? Did you see the link?

  7. What did you think of the writing style?

  8. Would you want to read another book by this author?

  9. Evelyn was once told that “Heartbreak is a loss, divorce is a piece of paper.” Do you agree?

  10. Did you like the ending?

xoxo Elodie

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