“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” book review


Image courtesy of Barnes and Noble

If you have never heard of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo or held off on reading it after seemingly every Booktoker insisted you read it, let me tell you that the hype is justified. Old Hollywood icon-turned-recluse Evelyn Hugo finally decides to share the intimate details of her glamorous and scandalous life in an epic tell-all. Under one condition. Unknown journalist Monique Grant must write it. Though everyone, and especially Monique herself is surprised at this request, the lives of these two strangers begin to intersect in unexpected ways as the book progresses. Now let me tell you why I love this book so much! The writing is top-tier. The characters are very well written that by the end of the novel, readers will find themselves feeling as if they have known them personally. There is also a beautifully portrayed LGBTQ+ relationship that will break your heart and then heal it! It explores the idea of beauty as capital, loss and sacrifice in love, and the oppressive forces in society which aim to cage and singularly define women. It is a romance, historical fiction, fast-paced, and most importantly, a ‘for everyone’, type of book! Also, once you get to the end of it, listen to “dorothea” by Taylor Swift to maximize the vibe (if you know, you know)!