I need to show some more love for the book-adjacent tag posts! And of course, I love libraries so this was a good place to start!
The original tag was made by PiandBooks.
Tropes are the bread and butter of books, and sometimes, it’s a good thing when you’re looking for a particular trope to constantly read about but sometimes, when your least favourite infests a certain genre, all you want to do is throw every trope out the window. This was a fun book tag that’s reminded me what tropes I like and which ones make me fling books against the wall.
The original tag was created by Jes Nevertheless.
I don’t know about y’all but I barely remember high school. If I were to categorize myself, I guess I’d be considered the Wallflower although I wasn’t painfully shy. I just stuck with my friend group, didn’t really participate in after-school activities, kept my nose in the books and generally stayed in my lane. While that didn’t grant me a lot of memories, what I do remember were some of the good snippets.
This tag was originally created by Another Book in the Wall.
I love words, and at one point in my life, I was that obnoxious person who’d try to fit in Dictionary.com’s word of the day into my vocabulary during it’s day. I still collect the words I find interesting in my little notebook so I think this tag is not only very cute, it brings out the logophile in me!
This tag was originally crated by Bookmark Your Thoughts.
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Fiction > Adult > Historical Fiction
Fiction > Adult > Romance > LGBTQA+
Published/Publisher: June 13th 2017 by Atria Books
Format Read In: Audiobook
Summary from Goodreads (GOODREADS LINK)
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.
Written with Reid’s signature talent for creating “complex, likable characters” (Real Simple), this is a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.
TW: hints of incest, pedophilia, racism, mildly explicit sexual content, biphobia, depictions of abusive relationships, sexism, homophobia, misogyny/sexism