Sundays In Bed With… Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Sundays in Bed With… is a meme that dares to ask you what book has been in your bed this morning and is hosted by Midnight Book Girl. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed with, or which book you wish you had time to read today!

Hello, reader!

Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve been having a relaxing day, so far. I’ve been doing a lot of chilling and a lot of reading this lovely day. Partly because it’s a billion degrees outside and, even though I love hot weather, I don’t feel like melting today. And partly because I’ve been quite engrossed in my current read.

So let’s jump into the post so I can tell you more about it!

My Sunday Read Is…

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I kept saying that this book has utterly surprised me and I feel like I need to qualify that statement. It’s not like I went into this book expecting it to be bad. Quite the opposite. I’ve enjoyed two other books by TJR, so I know I enjoy her writing. It’s the fact that I’ve come to care so much about a quartet of famous people and all their problems. Which, thinking about it now, I should have known better. The books I’ve read by TJR both feature famous people and I came to care about those characters, as well! I suppose I don’t like books about celebrities… unless they’re written by Taylor Jenkins Reid 😂

Goodreads Synopsis

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of twenty-four hours, their lives will change forever.

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 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.

What are you reading this Sunday? Are you enjoying whatever you are reading? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!