🌊 Book review! 🌊 Malibu Rising by @tjenkinsreid This was6/16/2021, 10:37:56 PM
🌊 Book review! 🌊 Malibu Rising by @tjenkinsreid This was definitely a #bookstamademedoit read and I was so excited to have it for my first @bookofthemonth Also shout out to @readingwithpointers as even though it was all over booksta, I’m crediting her with this rec! I loved this book. This was my first TJR read but definitely won’t be my last. I loved the 80s Malibu setting, I was also a total sucker for the San Diego beach, LA, and entertainment industry references since I’m from San Diego, I’ve lived in LA, and worked in the entertainment industry. There were a lot of characters but it didn’t get confusing and all of them were so unique. I also loved the switch of timeline from the kids in the present in the 80s to their parents in flashbacks. There were great themes of what it means to be a parent and part of a family. Taylor Jenkins Reid did an amazing job of creating such a visual story, I could totally picture the events in my head as I read. And it really made me want to go to the beach! For those who’ve read- my favorite characters were Nina (I saw a bit of myself in her), and Tarine. I also loved the possible girl baby name 🤪 Question 1: What is a bookstagram made you do it book you’ve read? Question 2: What TJR book should I read next?