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Taylor Jenkins Reid fulfills your search for the perfect summer read


With summer approaching, it is time to formulate a list of beach reads to indulge in under the sun. There is nothing better than finding a perfect series to enjoy while sunbathing on the beach, by the pool or in transit to a summer destination. So, allow me to suggest the author to fixate on this summer: Taylor Jenkins Reid. 

With over seven novels to choose from, Reid explores many genres. She encapsulates the perfect romance with zero stupidity through her novels, and her work never feels like a guilty pleasure.

While Reid’s books are not a series, they often relate to each other or hint at digs that you would have seen in her other works. Her four most popular books — “Malibu Rising,” “Daisy Jones and The Six,” “Carrie Soto is Back,” and “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” — include such tie-ins.

The plot of “Malibu Rising” follows the story of the Riva Family, whose father was briefly involved with Evelyn Hugo in “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” and partied with the characters in “Daisy Jones and The Six.” In addition, “Carrie Soto is Back” is centered around a character who makes an appearance at a party in “Malibu Rising.”

These four books have completely different plots, but Reid manages to overlap characters and subtly expand on their stories across texts. So, while these books aren’t a series, Reid creatively connects them all.

You don’t necessarily have to read Reid’s work in a particular order, but it is recommended you read them in the order they came out. 

The atmospheres Reid creates in her novels are comforting but also enticing. Each book has the perfect unpredictable plot twist that adds even more layers to the already phenomenal plots. So, as you embark on your beach vacation, lake trip or local adventure, I recommend reaching for the fabulous works of Taylor Jenkins Reid.

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