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Malibu Rising
Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. A lifetime holding it together. One party will set it on fire. Malibu: August, 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud-because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he's been inseparable since birth. Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can't stop thinking about promised she'll be there. And Kit has a couple secrets of her own-including a guest she invited without consulting anyone. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family's generations will all come bubbling to the surface. Malibu Burning is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
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EatSleepRead
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Book and a beer:
Kona Brewing Co, Big Wave Golden Ale 🍺 tasty beer!
Great book. I actually liked this one more than Evelyn Hugo.

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bryn.gross
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This story takes place over the course of one day in Malibu, California. It is about the four Riva siblings, (Nina, Jay, Hud and Kit). They are the children of a famous singer, Mick Riva. Every year, Nina Riva has a huge, legendary party to end the summer. At the party, everyone is having a great time. However, as the night progresses some of the love and secrets about the Riva family come pouring out. By midnight the party has gone array.

bryn.gross Ninas mansion is up in flames by morning. The Riva‘s are all faced with a decision. What to take and what to leave behind. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes novels with romance, anticipation and plot twists. The themes are family/parenthood and fame. These are present because the entire story is about family relationships and how they can be dysfunctional. The Riva‘s have to learn how to live with fame and accept it. 3d
MissYaremcio This looks like a fantastic book Bryn! Nicely done! 6/6 2d
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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Managed to get 15% of the way through it, but I'm not invested in any of the characters. I wanted to like it, but I don't. 🤷‍♀️

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Here are my top picks for #NewYearWhoDis @monalyisha

@rachelsbrittain there are so many great books on your list. I already own copies of Malibu Rising and Light From Uncommon Stars. So that will be my focus, to read what I already own. I hope to read much more than that from the list. 🤞

monalyisha Looks like a super satisfying month of reading! Enjoy! 2w
TheSpineView @monalyisha I'm so excited to get started! 2w
rachelsbrittain Ah yay! I'm so happy you found some ones you're really interested in! Can't wait to hear what you think of them! 2w
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ozma.of.oz Under the Whispering Door and A Psalm for the Wild Built are sooooo good! 2w
TheSpineView @ozma.of.oz That's great news! Looking forward to reading them. 2w
TheSpineView @rachelsbrittain I'm excited to get started! 2w
rachelsbrittain Same! There were several on your list that were on my TBR and a few new-to-me that I'm excited to dive into! 2w
TheSpineView @rachelsbrittain @monalyisha did a fabulous job with the matching! 2w
wanderinglynn I loved Under the Whispering Door. 💜💜💜 one of my favorite books I read this year. 2w
TheSpineView @wanderinglynn I've heard nothing but goods things about. Looking forward to it. 2w
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Here‘s my weekly #currentlyreadingpile update!
📚Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel
📖Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid
📚Europe and the Making of Modernity, Robin W. Winks (🏫)
#book #books #bookjoy #bookstagram #readstagram #bibliophile #history #historybook #historybooks #keepcalmandlovehistory #hilarymantel #bringupthebodies #wolfhall #taylorjenkinsreid #maiburising #robinwwinks #europeandthemakingofmodernity

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DMC_run8
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Quick read. Loved this story!

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fredthemoose
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Loving this so far!

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emmaturi
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I loved this book! The four siblings were all interesting and the story of how their parents met and then their childhood was all fascinating. It kept me gripped!

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Cupcake12
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This has been on my TBR list for a while and I didn‘t know what to expect but I finished it in 3 days! Four famous siblings, the book is literally over the period of 24 hours. It‘s the day of the Riva‘s house party, renowned every year for its epic levels of partying. The party becomes out of control and so do that of the siblings lives. Explore lives, love and secrets that are explored in this family over the years.
4 ⭐️

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Mdion1993
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True to Taylor Jenkins Reid form, this is a book about old Hollywood, glitz and glam, and hidden secrets. The famous Riva siblings throw a Malibu party that no one will forget. Set over the course of 24 hours, each of the four siblings must come to terms with the generational trauma they seek to suppress, while facing an emotional catharsis that will set their futures into motion.

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Cupcake12
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Finally starting this tonight. It‘s been on my kindle for far too long!

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TamTracy
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I love a good domestic drama. I found this book very entertaining despite the negative reviews. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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nichollinlove
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I flew through this book. As my third TJR book, I have to say, I am never disappointed in her writing. I am fully immersed in her stories and they feel SO REAL that you can't help but feel like you've just had a memory lapse of history and find yourself Googling characters to be sure they didn't actually exist.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

perfectsinner Just finished it too 🙃 4w
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AshleyKorinE
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Nina Riva has always done what she could to keep her family together, quitting school, becoming a model female surfer, running her mothers restaurant to keep her siblings. Her dedication is where her mothers wasn't. Her father is Mick Riva someone already famous who decides not to be there. I love books about family, especially when there is love and dysfunction. I love the commitment between the siblings. It was such an emotional book to read!

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Mogoeg
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It took a bit to win me over, but the ending was so damn satisfying that I have to stan. This is going to sound like a diss - it is 100% *not*, I assure you - but I think that Reid may the best middlebrow literary fiction author of her generation.

And I'll eat a bug if this isn't adapted to HBO within 2 years. Are you kidding me?! This has White Lotus Big Little Lies energy all over it! It's set in Malibu. In 1983. Don‘t even try to resist.

Soubhiville Oh this totally should be a movie or a series. 4w
Cinfhen Good call!! 4w
marleed And since at least 3 of her books are already in production, you know Hollywood is eyeing this effort! 4w
PaperbackPirate Haven‘t read this one yet but plan to because she is a new favorite author! 2w
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JoyBlue
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In the mood for an explosive family drama with a satisfying ending? Look no further! Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#malibu-rising

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TravelsWithBooks
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perfectsinner
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My hold for this finally came in after a 30 week wait so I'm diving in since I hate my current read, anyway.

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Kristy_K
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Definitely an enjoyable book, but I did struggle though it a bit. A family drama that takes place in Malibu in the 80s. I found it slower than TJRs other novels. Still, worth a read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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CallMeIshmael
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Wow, no review I can right can sum how good this one is. Just read it

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LitHousewife
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So I was really excited to start this novel. Daisy Jones and the Six is still one of my favorite books of the past few years. But I‘ve found I‘ve had to slog through this one. It‘s not the narrator. I credit Julia Whelan for me making it this far. If I weren‘t so stubborn, I‘d DNF, but I don‘t have much longer and I‘m hoping for a payoff. Has anyone else had this experience with this book?

Bookwormjillk I didn‘t love it either 2mo
LitHousewife @Bookwormjillk I‘m glad I‘m not alone. 2mo
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Skeebies05
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Well, I liked this one more than the others I've read by TJR. First half was better for me. But fun and fairly light.

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Cortg
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The perfect read for my California vacation! We spent a couple days in LA and the week in San Diego. I loved the characters and enjoyed the way this story is told, all on the day of the big Riva party, but also going back in time to learn about the characters pasts and history. 🌊

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Nich
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"There was finally enough air within her for a fire to ignite"

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Madison91
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I set me expectations high with “daisy jones and the six” after “the seven husbands of Evelyn hugo” and they both became the instant go-to recommendations for me. So this had high expectations, still it did not disappoint! I love

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mom2bugnbee
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TJR has yet to disappoint me. ☺ I'm a sucker for dysfunctional family stories.

⭐⭐⭐⭐✨/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

HOTPock3tt I loved this one too 2mo
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babyruth2510
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3⭐️. Just okay. I could not connect with any of the characters and was just annoyed by the party scenes. Give me more surfing and more family and I think I would have liked it better. The book did make me laugh out loud a couple times though so that‘s good. Not sure if this is an author for me as this is the second book of hers that I found to be just ok.

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Sargar114
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Forgot to mention, this was my #doublespin for September

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Sargar114
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TJR does it again! I quite enjoyed this one, even if it made me want to re-read Evelyn Hugo again. I agree with some other reviews I saw that the first half was stronger than the second, but I could also see the party translate to a movie, especially with the blurbs of ancillary characters and their happenings. I also loved the last blurb as it perfectly captured the entire story.

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Crazeedi
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I liked this book, but not as much as Jenkins-Reid's previous ones. Nina Riva is throwing the annual end of summer party at her lavish home. Through the book we learn about Nina's life before she became famous as a model for the surfing life. Nina's famous father leaves her mother with 4 children to raise, never supports them and after Nina's mom dies, Nina becomes the mom for them all. Her strength and courage is admirable.

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Cathyloves2read
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Mehso-so

I‘m not quite sure how to rate this book. Maybe I‘m comparing it to much to Daisy Jones or Evelyn Hugo, which I absolutely loved. If I‘d read this book first, I‘m sure I‘d rate it higher. It was a good story that kept me reading, but I don‘t think it‘ll stay with me like the other 2 did. I didn‘t connect with the characters in this book as well. It is definitely worth the read. I liked learning about surfing and Malibu.

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Bookwormjillk
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I keep trying with TJR but I need to accept she‘s just not for me.

marleed I‘m always fascinated when a popular author doesn‘t resonate with me. I think my favorite thing about TJR is the voice she gives to her characters. They deliver lines I wish I had in my own pocket. 2mo
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I enjoyed this! TJR has such a great way of breathing life into her characters and making you feel invested in what happens to them. While I did personally find the first half to be stronger than the second, it was a compelling read overall. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #BOTM

PS: pic is a throwback from my weekend in the Bahamas. I brought this book but ended up reading something else at the time 😬

Gissy Beautiful photo! Perfect spot for reading a good book!📚👌 2mo
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Maya.McClan
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I thought this book was very good. The first half goes back and forth between the past and the present, but not in an annoying way. The second half stuck to the present. The story made you want to keep going and see what happens. So much had changed for this family in one night. I really felt the struggles of this family and how they overcame ❤️. I give it 4 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️#botm

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AlizaApp
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Absolutely LOVED this novel, about the abandoned adult children of a famous musician throwing a big end of summer party in Malibu one night in the 80s.

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Maya.McClan
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Malibu catches fire.
It is simply what Malibu does from time to time.

#firstlinefridays
#botm

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corireadslife
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Rating: 4.5 Stars

I am slightly, if not, completely obsessed with TJR. What a great read. I loved the dynamics of all Riva siblings and wish I could be sitting amongst them, feeling the family love that is so evident. My only complaint is that I had a small doubt of everything happening in that one, wild night but hey, I‘m definitely not a celebrity so what do I know lol

#MalibuRising #TJR #BookReview

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kera_11
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Told through alternating timelines of June and Mick meeting and their lives together, to current day with their kids grown up and each with hardships and secrets that might just be exposed on the same night, at the oldest sibling‘s infamous summer party. In a hot and dry city like Malibu, with enough kindling, anything can catch fire.

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corireadslife
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#CurrentlyListening and absolutely enjoying every moment. TJR continues to impress me with her writing. Sitting at about 54% so I‘m looking forward to seeing how it ends 📖

#MalibuRising #TaylorJenkinsReid

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Rissa1
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Probably my least favorite Taylor Jenkins Reid, but still worth the read.

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Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.

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Rissa1
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Sometime life is overwhelming and I needed a minute. I took one kid to his teen group and my daughter to her group and I found a cute little park. My plans to read and breathe. To just be.

wanderinglynn Excellent plan! Enjoy ☀️ 3mo
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Sargar114
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“Malibu catches fire.”
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
#firstlinefridays
#doublespin

slategreyskies Oh, I just finished this one last week. Enjoy! :) 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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Messiejessie
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I picked this up because I wanted something light, and that is what I got.

Messiejessie I think it lacked the depth of Daisy Jones and Evelyn Hugo 3mo
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Kaylamburson
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TJR writes another incredible book that pulls me out of my reading slump. It starts shifting between two timelines in 1956 and 1983, but the past eventually catches up with the present. I originally was enjoying the present timeline more, but as I read more, I was excited for both moments. It's not as emotionally devastating as her previous works, just elicited a few silent tears, but I loved how Malibu comes alive.

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JamieArc
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I didn‘t love Daisy Jones, and TJR gets so much hype, so my expectations were low. They were blown out of the water. I loved the Riva family saga. They were characters with such complexities, I wanted to follow them wherever they took me. And that ending… on point. August #Doublespin complete

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Nice review! 3mo
Cathythoughts Hmmmmm .. stacked 3mo
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