Taylor Jenkins Reid is an American who became famous for her famous women’s quartet book series. She has a unique style of writing that was influenced by her life in Hollywood, as she has a history of working in the film industry. Jenkins Reid has been a full-time writer since 2012, and she published her first novel in 2013.
Her books found their way on the New York Times Bestselling list, and into many celebrity book club selections and her works garnered Goodreaders Choice wins. Her biggest breakthrough was on TikTok when she gained a huge following in the so-called BookTok category. One of her books is getting an Amazon TV show, and another is signed up for a Netflix movie. So, let’s list all Taylor Jenkins Reid books in order.
How many Taylor Jenkins Reid books are there?
There are eight novels and one short story. The first novel is Forever, Interrupted which came out in 2013, and her latest novel is Carrie Soto Is Back and which came out in 2022.
Taylor Jenkins Reid books in order (at a glance)
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books span a variety of topics and genres, so her books appeal to a wide audience. There is something for everyone, from historical fiction to romance, to topics of sport, rock ‘n’ roll, Hollywood, and destiny there is truly something for anyone. Here are all the books in order:
- Forever, Interrupted (2013)
- After I Do (2014)
- Maybe in Another Life (2015)
- One True Loves (2016)
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (2017)
- Daisy Jones & The Six (2019)
- Malibu Rising (2021)
- Carrie Soto is Back (2022)
- Evidence of the Affair (2018)
The novel Malibu Rising won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction in 2021, and the novel Daisy Jones & The Six won that same award in 2019.
What is the best way to read Taylor Jenkins Reid books?
The best way to read all 8 novels and the short story is by the release order.
Taylor Jenkins Reid books in order (by release date)
1. Forever, Interrupted (2013)
Synopsis: This is a love story between Elise Porter and Ben Ross. In her debut novel, Jenkins Reid explores love and loss. Elise and Ben meet on an ordinary New Year’s Day at a pizza place. Their connection is electric. A couple of weeks pass by, and they know this is it, a love for the ages. A few months pass and Elise and Ben decide to tie the knot, and their forever can start.
But, after nine days, Ben gets hit by a truck and he dies instantly. At the hospital, Elise meets his mother, Susan and she learns Susan doesn’t even know who she is. Can this cruel, new reality bring Elise a happy ending after all?
2. After I Do (2014)
Synopsis: This is a romance novel that starts at the end of a romance. Lauren and Ryan have been married for eleven years, and now they realize they don’t love each other anymore. They devise a plan to take a year off in their marriage, with only one rule- they can’t contact each other.
Lauren embarks on a journey of self-discovery, and her process of healing leads her to new ideas about monogamy and marriage. Lauren will start to question it all: What do you value in love if there the lust fizzles out and can you have loyalty and commitment without marriage?
3. Maybe in Another Life (2015)
Synopsis: Maybe in Another Life is written in concurrent storylines, so it gives us a glimpse into the effects of each of the decisions. Hannah Martin has no idea what to do with her life, so decides to move back to Los Angeles and crash in her best friends Gabby’s guest room. One night they go out, and Hannah meets Ethan.
That night she has to decide if she wants to go home with Gabby or stay at the bar with Ethan. Soon, these two decisions lead to two parallel universes and two completely different lives for Hannah. This novel will make you ask questions like: Is anything meant to be and are soulmates real?
4. One True Loves (2016)
Synopsis: Emma Blair and Jesse Lerner are one of those high school sweethearts who make it. They are still madly in love after high school, they move to California and they get married. Tragedy strikes, when on their first marriage anniversary, Jesse goes missing in a helicopter accident. Emma is heartbroken, so she decides to move back home to find some peace.
Many years pass and Emma finds solace and new love in an old friend, Sam. But, in a twist of fate, Emma finds out Jesse is not dead. Now, she has to choose between her old husband and her new fiancée.
5. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (2017)
Synopsis: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a beautiful and tragic story of old Hollywood told through a lifetime of relationships. Monique Grant gets a job everyone wants- a chance to do a tell-all with the reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo.
Evelyn’s life is full of grief, happiness, glamour, and secrets. But, the whole time something feels odd, Monique feels a real connection with Evelyn, but it doesn’t make sense, because they don’t have a single thing in common. By the end of the interview, Monique will discover more about herself than she could have ever dreamed of.
6. Evidence of the Affair (2018), a short story
Synopsis: Evidence of the Affair is a short story that is just under 100 pages. It is a story like a letter between two strangers about the affair their significant others are having. They have a genuine connection, and they share everything about their marriage and personal suffering with each other.
7. Daisy Jones & The Six (2019)
Synopsis: This book will make you really ask yourself did this really happen or is this just a good-written historical fiction? Daisy Jones is a one-of-a-kind girl, whose talents are fueled by her unfulfilling life.
But, everything changes when she meets a band called The Six and their frontman Billy Dunne. Once Daisy and Billy’s paths intertwine, what happens is the stuff of legends. This historical fiction novel is written in a form of interview transcripts of everyone that was there to witness the band’s highs and lows, which will make you question who is really telling the truth.
8. Malibu Rising (2021)
Synopsis: Four famous siblings organize their famous party to celebrate the end of summer. Every sibling is almost a star on their own, but they are especially known for being the children of the famous singer, Mick Riva.
By the end of the night, this Malibu party turns into a nightmare- the Riva mansion goes up in flames. But long before that, the party is heating up, everybody is having fun, and the loves and secrets that shaped these four siblings will all come bubbling to the surface.
9. Carrie Soto is Back (2022)
Synopsis: Carrie Soto is the most accomplished tennis player in history. She claimed every title there is, and now all she needs to do is enjoy her retirement. But, when a stunning, young player gets close to breaking her record, she decides to go back to that tennis court the secure her status in tennis history.
Where to read Taylor Jenkins Reid books?
All Taylor Jenkins Reid books are available to purchase at any bookstore worldwide. The physical copies of the books can also be ordered on Amazon, or you can get a Kindle version of the books. For those who don’t have the time to read, but still want to enjoy all books are available on Audible as audiobooks.
Do you need to read Taylor Jenkins Reid books in order?
No, you don’t have to read Taylor Jenkins Reid books in order. All of her novels are stand-alone, so won’t make a difference if you don’t follow the release order of the books.
Are Taylor Jenkins Reid books connected?
These books aren’t connected, every book is a story on its own. But, the author did leave us with a small easter egg. The books Daisy Jones & The Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and Malibu Rising all share the same character Mic Riva, meaning these books take place in the same universe.
Will there be more Taylor Jenkins Reid books?
As of writing this text, there are no new books announced by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It looks like Carrie Soto is Back definitely won’t be her last book since her books are flying off shelves worldwide. Until we wait for the next book, there are a few adaptation projects coming up.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is being adapted into a Netflix movie, and there is a thirteen-episode TV series coming to Amazon Prime about Daisy Jones and The Six, and One True Loves movie is coming in 2023 starring Simu Liu, and Phillipa Soho.