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Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. Her first novel, Forever, Interrupted, was named one of the "11 Debuts We Love" by Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Rabbit.

Genres: General Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
Taylor Jenkins Reid recommends
Before We Were Strangers (2015)
Renée Carlino
"Before We Were Strangers is as steamy as it is sweet. With two characters who are meant to be but just can't get the timing right, Renée Carlino has mastered the missed connection. I found myself rooting for Matt and Grace at every turn and aching to crawl into the book to go back to the ’90s to join them. Evocative, tender, and satisfying, Carlino has outdone herself."
The Year We Turned Forty (2016)
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
"Uniquely magical and deeply real."
The F Word (2017)
Liza Palmer
"The F Word is Liza Palmer at the top of her game. This book is effortlessly funny with a very big heart?and still manages to find time to be a meaningful take on women’s relationships with their own bodies… Pitch-perfect."
Between Me and You (2018)
Allison Winn Scotch
"Between Me and You is a truly original and exceptionally tender love story. This is the romantic and heartbreaking story of a glamorous marriage that raises questions about what breaks two people apart and whether they can ever come back together. Deft, wise, and daring, Allison Winn Scotch just keeps getting better and better."
My Oxford Year (2018)
Julia Whelan
"My Oxford Year is a pure delight with unpredictable depths. Julia Whelan has crafted a story that is as fun and charming as it is powerful and wise. Ella Durran is a breath of fresh air and her story will stay with you long after you’re done."
The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go (2018)
Amy E Reichert
"The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is poignant, tender, and simply wonderful. Amy Reichert has outdone herself. With characters that are as complicated as they are original and a voice that is warmhearted and wise, you will hug this book when you're done."
Tell Me Lies (2018)
Carola Lovering
"Tell Me Lies is as dark and daring as it is absorbing. I found myself immediately drawn into the desperation and misguided obsession of young love. Who hasn't, at one point, fallen this hard and gotten this lost? Carola Lovering has created something unexpected and original, yet deeply familiar."
Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win (2018)
Jo Piazza
"Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win is daring, confident, and ambitious, just like Charlotte Walsh herself. Jo Piazza has written a main character so honest, she leaps off the page. Charlotte Walsh is a woman I won't soon forget."
The Masterpiece (2018)
Fiona Davis
"Fiona Davis is a master of making the past come roaring to life with rich and luxurious detail. The Masterpiece is her best yet. With formidable women, dazzling prose, and the glamorous backdrops of the New York art scene in the 20s and 70s, this is a must-read."
The Subway Girls (2018)
Susie Orman Schnall
"Schnall has written a book that is smart and timely...Feels perfect for fans of Beatriz Williams and Liza Klaussmann."
More Than Words (2019)
Jill Santopolo
"More Than Words is an outstandingly poignant and honest novel. Jill Santopolo is a true master of matters of the heart. This is a tender and wise story about family, love, and self. I couldn't put it down."
Where the Forest Meets the Stars (2019)
Glendy Vanderah
"Where the Forest Meets the Stars will grab you from the very first page and surprise you the whole way through. This is an incredibly original, imaginative, and curious story. Glendy Vanderah has managed to create a world that is very real and, yet, entirely out of the ordinary."
The Editor (2019)
Steven Rowley
"At equal turns laugh-out-loud funny and searingly poignant, Rowley has created a truly unforgettable story of a son trying to understand his mother. The Editor is one of those exceptional stories that is both a joy to read on every page and also deeply profound and significant. It took my breath away."
The Girl He Used to Know (2019)
Tracey Garvis-Graves
"Tracey Garvis Graves is a must read author. Her voice is wise, tender and refreshing."
Red, White & Royal Blue (2019)
Casey McQuiston
"Red, White & Royal Blue is outrageously fun. It is romantic, sexy, witty, and thrilling. I loved every second."
Evvie Drake Starts Over (2019)
Linda Holmes
"A quirky, sweet, and splendid story of a woman coming into her own."
The Last Book Party (2019)
Karen Dukess
"The Last Book Party is a delight. Reading this story of a young woman trying to find herself while surrounded by the bohemian literary scene during a summer on the Cape in the late '80s, I found myself nodding along in so many moments and dreading the last page. Karen Dukess has rendered a wonderful world to spend time in."
Twenty-one Truths About Love (2019)
Matthew Dicks
"Radical, extraordinary, and profoundly human."
Recipe for a Perfect Wife (2019)
Karma Brown
"A bold, intoxicating page-turner...This is a thrilling audacious story about women daring to take control."
You Were There Too (2020)
Colleen Oakley
"You Were There Too is a surprising and incredibly satisfying story of chance and fate. From the book's enticing first pages to its startling and electrifying conclusion, Colleen Oakley knocks it out of the park."
A Good Marriage (2020)
Kimberly McCreight
"A Good Marriage is absolutely, positively riveting. I could not put this down! Kimberly McCreight has crafted a captivating, thrilling story that bolts out of the gate at a breakneck speed and never misses a step."
Broken People (2020)
Sam Lansky
"Broken People is an intimate and raw story of pain and healing. Sam Lansky proves he has command of a poignant and strikingly vulnerable new voice in fiction. Brave, wise, and beautifully unflinching."
Friends and Strangers (2020)
J Courtney Sullivan
"I have long been a fan of J. Courtney Sullivan's insightful and rich novels--Friends and Strangers is her best yet! Sullivan has a stunning ability to capture the tenderness and frailty of human relationships. Her newest is a poignant, wise, big-hearted novel full of complicated women doing their best and striving to do better. I loved it."
A Star Is Bored (2020)
Byron Lane
"A Star is Bored is an absolute knockout. Riotously funny and wickedly tender. The pitch-perfect absurdity and sharp heartbreak of this story come to life so vividly that the last page left me aching. Completely outrageous and positively lovely."
All Girls (2021)
Emily Layden
"A sincere, poignant and moving story of a group of teenage girls coming to terms with the world they've inherited."
Lucky (2021)
Marissa Stapley
"A wild and deeply satisfying rollercoaster ride through the world of a con artist with a heart of gold. Propulsive and affecting, Lucky is the most fun I’ve had reading a book in quite a while."
Skye Falling (2021)
Mia McKenzie
"Razor-sharp and outrageously funny, Skye Falling is an absolute winner."
What a Happy Family (2021)
Saumya Dave
"A wise and moving portrait of an Indian-American family. Saumya Dave renders the Joshi family with such warmth and tenderness -- yet never shies away from the complicated truths. A full, big hearted novel."
Fierce Little Thing (2021)
Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
"Fierce Little Thing is Miranda Beverly-Whittemore at her finest. A moody, gripping, and profoundly haunting story of a young girl desperate for connection and salvation. Beverly-Whittemore renders a wild, treacherous world and invites us to stand perilously close to the edge."
The View Was Exhausting (2021)
Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta
"The View Was Exhausting is a pure delight! Effortlessly cool, razor sharp, and crazy fun--I couldn't put it down. It is Notting Hill for 2021, an absolute crowd pleaser."
The Holiday Swap (2021)
Maggie Knox
"An utterly adorable, pitch-perfect romance with just the right amount of Christmas cheer. The Holiday Swap is a pure delight, I couldn’t stop from smiling."
In Every Mirror She's Black (2021)
Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström
"A sharply written story with messy, deeply moving characters, raising brutal questions and steering clear of easy answers. A book that will stick with you long after you've turned the last page."
Must Love Books (2022)
Shauna Robinson
"Must Love Books is a heartfelt and exciting debut. With a relatable protagonist in Nora, frank discussions of the Millennial experience, and pitch-perfect sweetness, Shauna Robinson puts forth a wise and honest story of how it feels to be a young woman in search of yourself."
Black Cake (2022)
Charmaine Wilkerson
"Black Cake is a beautiful, deeply resonant story of children trying to understand the mother they have lost. Charmaine Wilkerson transports you across the decades and the globe accompanied by complex, wonderfully drawn characters. She has managed to tell a story that is as meaningful as it is delicious. At turns delightfully juicy and then stunningly wise, Black Cake is a winner."
The Chandler Legacies (2022)
Abdi Nazemian
"Abdi Nazemian is a true artist, writing about beauty, hope, courage, and the most vulnerable parts of being human. But what I love most about Abdi's work is that he is telling stories that feel desperately needed. An auto-buy author for me."
The Golden Couple (2022)
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
"The Golden Couple is propulsive and thrilling. It grabbed me from the first page and didn't let go. A page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end."
Birds of California (2022)
Katie Cotugno
"Exquisite and delicious... Katie Cotugno has outdone herself."
The Good Left Undone (2022)
Adriana Trigiani
"Adriana Trigiani never fails to sweep you away with her richly transportive prose. The Good Left Undone takes you through time and across the globe from the Italian coast to the Scottish Highlands as long-held secrets of the Cabrelli family come to light. An emotional and beautiful tale of family, love, and loss."
Sister Stardust (2022)
Jane Green
"Jane Green has outdone herself with this mesmerizing and delicious story of a young girl trying to find her way--and losing control--in the Swinging Sixties in London. Jet-setting, glamorous, intoxicating, and a tad bit dangerous, Sister Stardust transports you to the very center of the glitterati and under the spell of Talitha Getty. A wild ride."
Book Lovers (2022)
Emily Henry
"Book Lovers is a rom-com lover's dream of a book. It is razor-sharp and modern, featuring a fierce heroine who does not apologize for her ambition and heartfelt discussions of grief. Readers know that Emily Henry never fails to deliver great banter and a romance to swoon over but this may just be her best yet. A breath of fresh air."
Half-Blown Rose (2022)
Leesa Cross-Smith
"Leesa Cross-Smith's richly vivid prose pulls you in and transports you to Paris. Sharp-edged and sexy, Half-Blown Rose is an utterly intoxicating story of love, betrayal, and loyalty."
Woman of Light (2022)
Kali Fajardo-Anstine
"An intimate and intensely moving story of a Latinx and Indigenous family in the American West. Kali Fajardo-Anstine's lyrical, unpretentious prose renders the generations of women of this story in all of their complexity, offering a nuanced perspective on how the past can inform the future . . . Fajardo-Anstine . . . is a formidable, necessary voice in fiction."

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