Taylor Jenkins Reid is an awarded women’s Fiction author based out of Los Angeles, America. With three of her published titles on the New York Times Bestseller’s list, she has carved out a strong position within the fiction community and amassed a loyal following of readers around the world.
In honour of her latest release, Malibu Rising, let’s take a look at five of Reid’s most popular titles- plus, we’ve added a cheeky bonus at the end!
Of course, we will start off with Reid’s fantastic latest release, Malibu Rising! Malibu Rising is Reid’s seventh published novel. Released in late May 2021, the title has already been reviewed by over 28,000 people on Goodreads alone. Set in mid-eighties Malibu, California, the story follows young socialite Nina Riva as she hosts her famous yearly party at her family’s mansion home.
By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. … Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind. - Taylor Jenkins Reid, Malibu Rising.
If you’re looking for a read that is full of family drama, bad behaviour and tantalizing imagery, Malibu Rising may just be the one for you! This fascinating story has received a plethora of rave reviews from professional reviewers, long-term Reid fans and new readers alike:
“There is something about Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing that just draws you in. She tells a story so different than anyone else. You are instantly there in California with the sun shining down and sand between your toes.”
“Reid has once again crafted a fast-paced, engaging novel that smoothly transports readers between decades and story lines."
- The Washington Post
"Reid unfurls a fast-paced and addictive story. …This page-turning indulgence hits the spot."
- Publishers Weekly
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Our second on this list, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical tale that depicts well-developed, driven lead characters and the increasingly complex relationships between them.
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. … Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. … as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. -Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
This title is full of twists and turns, each new piece of information more tantalising than the last. Reid has attracted a plethora of reviews giving kudos to the novel’s incredible storyline, character development and imagery.
"Mesmerizing … beautiful … Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she's also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. …Will keep readers captivated until the very last page."
- Us Weekly
"A glamorous romp through Hollywood in its heyday, (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) offers up unexpected twists and a dazzling, ambitious movie star who will break your heart."
- Fiona Davis
One True Loves
In the mood for a tear-jerker? You’ve found one in our third title- One True Loves is a romantic, yet heart-wrenching story filled with love, loss and impossible choices.
In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. … On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever. … That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves. Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly? - Taylor Jenkins Reid, One True Loves.
Be prepared to relate to Emma’s story as if it were your own! Reid expertly creates a non-traditional love triangle through this story that will have you hooked from beginning to end.
“No one does life and love better.”
“Earth-shaking…you will flip for this epic love story.”
“Reid's heartwrenching tale asks if it's possible to have multiple soul mates.”
- Us Weekly
Daisy Jones and The Six
Number four on our list is Reid’s smash hit, Daisy Jones and The Six. This gem has recently been snapped up by Amazon, and is being adapted into a miniseries that will be available to stream via Amazon Prime Video.
A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up. Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now. - Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones and The Six.
“Daisy Jones & the Six is a masterpiece. Incredible. Intoxicating. Unforgettable. Truly one of the most remarkable stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The moment I finished, I had to immediately start from the beginning again. I refused to let go. And yes, I did read it twice in a row.”
"Stylish and propulsive."
-The New York Times Book Review
"I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart, and they're sure to capture yours, too."
- Reese Witherspoon
"Will transport you to another place and time … (Reid is) an author with a gift for storytelling."
- Associated Press
Maybe in Another Life
Number Five… Here’s a romance with a twist! Maybe in Another Life presents two parallel timelines, chapter by chapter, as potential consequences of one key decision.
… On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. … Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate? - Taylor Jenkins Reid, Maybe in Another Life.
This novel has been described as strikingly unique, innovative and truly thought provoking- and as fans will tell you, it’s no secret why.
"Reid makes you think about love and destiny and then shows you what could have been; I loved every word. A heartfelt, witty and scintillating journey from one parallel universe to another; Maybe in Another Life takes the concept of fate and makes it tangible and engrossing; I couldn't put this book down!"
- Renee Carlino
"Readers looking for a romance with a twist won't be disappointed"
- Library Journal
"If you’re dying for a perfect beach read … Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid"
- The Purist
BONUS SHORT STORY: Evidence of the Affair
Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.
– Taylor Jenkins Reid, Evidence of the Affair
Whether you’re an avid short-story reader or not, if you enjoy the above five titles, you’re bound to love Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Evidence of the Affair. Published in 2018, Reid expertly spins an emotional story surrounding two strangers who discover their partners’ infidelity… All in less than a hundred pages!
“This a very short story, but packs a powerful, poignant, and emotional punch. How an author manages to cram so many turbulent feelings, and incredible character growth into such a small amount of space is remarkable.”
Our spotlight today has shown that Taylor Jenkins Reid is a dynamic women’s Fiction author with an energetic and loyal fanbase made up of readers across the world.
Have you read, or do you plan to read any of the titles we’ve explored today? Do you have a suggestion for an incredible Fiction author who deserves a mention on our blog? Let us know your thoughts!