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.

Written by Pleun

“People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy” and that’s the truth.

This book is absolutely amazing. It pulled me in and would not let go. It’s beautiful, painful, shocking, poetic and absolutely delicious.

Evelyn is such an amazing complex character with so much depth. You might find some of her choices insane but still you understand them, especially if you place them in the right historical context.

The story makes you realize that a lot of us are fortunate to live in freedom.

That a lot of people can love who they want to love but that this wasn’t the case a couple of decades ago.

And it’s still not possible for a lot of people in certain countries.

There where a couple of chapters I found a little too romantic but then again they did not bother me that much.

  • The Eternals
  • The Book of Humans
  • When We Cease to Understand the World
  • Babel
  • The Housekeeper and the Professor
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • Convergence of Desire
  • The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
  • The Heart Principle
  • Honestly, I’m Totally Faking It