One of our all-time favorite authors is Taylor Jenkins Reid. Over the course of five books, Taylor has become a master of blending strong female leads with adventure, drama, reality, and romance. Her new novel, DAISY JONES & THE SIX, does just that by telling the fictional story of a ‘70s rock band, led by the beautiful and unpredictable Daisy, whose whirlwind rise and sudden split is one of the greatest mysteries in music history—until she and her bandmates reveal what really happened. It’s a page-turner you won’t want to miss, but until it hits shelves, here are some other TJR books you can read.
The TJR TBR: 5 Taylor Jenkins Reid Novels You Must Read
Evelyn Hugo, a legendary film actress, is aging, reclusive, and finally ready to spill the truth about her scandalous life—and when she selects unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant to tell her story, no one is more surprised than Monique herself. As she sits in Evelyn’s apartment session after session, she listens, rapt, to the memories unfolding about the golden years of Hollywood and the secrets that Evelyn has had to keep. But as the story nears its end, it becomes clear that these two women’s lives will intersect in tragic, irreversible, and unforgettable ways.
At the age of 29, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she’s doing. She’s moved around, switched jobs, and is living in her best friend’s guest room when one night, she goes out to a bar and runs into her ex. Just after midnight, she finds herself facing two choices: go home with Gabby or leave with Ethan. As concurrent storylines play out with the effects of every possible scenario, we’re brought on a heartfelt and thought-provoking journey about fate, love, and identity.
Emma and Jesse are high school sweethearts who marry in their twenties, building a life together and traveling the world, far from the expectations and opinions of the people of their hometown. But when, on their first wedding anniversary, Jesse gets into a helicopter that goes missing, everything changes. Almost a decade later, Emma is back home when she runs into an old friend, Sam. She feels that she’s finally gotten a second chance at happiness—until Jesse is found and she must face the impossible task of choosing between two great loves.
When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan: take a year off from each other—no contact—in the hopes that they’ll find their way back. As Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, she begins to realize, through her experiences and those of her friends, that everyone has their own definition of love and marriage, and that sometimes you have to rewrite the rules.
On a rainy New Year’s Day, Elsie Porter picks up a pizza for one, never suspecting that she’ll meet the love of her life, Ben, along the way. Before long, they’ve eloped, embarking on a whirlwind romance that’s out of a fairy tale, until Ben is killed in an accident and Elsie is brought face to face with his mother, a woman she’s never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists. Forced to grieve alongside one another, the pair confront their new reality and heal in touching and powerful ways.