Taylor Jenkins Reid's favorite recent reads

Adrian Liang on February 05, 2020
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TaylorJenkinsReid.jpgNot only do we love her books—the Amazon Books editors selected Taylor Jenkins Reid’s last two novels, Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as best books of the month—but we always have a lovely time talking about books and writing with Reid when we get the chance.

With the release in paperback of Daisy Jones & The Six—about the stratospheric rise of a rock band and its charismatic but complicated lead singer in the 1970s—we asked Taylor Jenkins Reid what she’d been reading and loving lately. Here are her picks.


The experience of reading changed for me when I became an author. I started looking for different things, connecting with prose in a new way, becoming all that much more bowled over by great work, knowing the talent and effort it must take. These four books that I’ve read recently all gave me that “bowled over” feeling as both a reader and a writer. Hope you enjoy. —Taylor Jenkins Reid


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Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

This debut from Kiley Reid is outstanding in its wisdom, clarity, and nuance. I loved it the second I started it, and I can’t stop telling people about it since. It’s that good.


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Recursion by Blake Crouch

Blake Crouch knows how to write sci-fi thrillers that will have you desperately turning the pages long into the night. (And that’s as someone who doesn’t even like that many sci-fi stories or thrillers). Recursion is out of this world fascinating and kept me guessing even to the very end.


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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum is my very favorite television critic, and this collection of her work is so much fun. Over the years, she’s written incredibly insightful pieces about juggernauts like The Sopranos and Sex and the City, but she also has terrific essays here about less obvious shows like Vanderpump Rules and Jane the Virgin.


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Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob

Occasionally, you come across a book that reads like a breath of fresh air. This graphic memoir, executed so brilliantly by Mira Jacob, feels honest, insightful, and deeply special.


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