Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | #20BooksOfSummer

Author : Taylor Jenkins-Reid
Title : Daisy Jones and The Six
Pages : 368
Publisher : Hutchinson
Publication date : March 5, 2019

| ABOUT THE BOOK |

For a while, Daisy Jones & The Six were everywhere. Their albums were on every turntable, they sold out arenas from coast to coast, their sound defined an era. And then, on 12 July 1979, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now.

They were lovers and friends and brothers and rivals. They couldn’t believe their luck, until it ran out. This is their story of the early days and the wild nights, but everyone remembers the truth differently. The only thing they all know for sure is that from the moment Daisy Jones walked barefoot onstage at the Whisky, their lives were irrevocably changed.

Making music is never just about the music. And sometimes it can be hard to tell where the sound stops and the feelings begin.

| MY THOUGHTS |

Why yes, this is my second Taylor Jenkins Reid book of the Summer. I didn’t plan it like that but you know, peer pressure. What can you do?

Daisy Jones and The Six follows the rise and fall of one of the most popular bands of the 70’s. At one point, they were absolutely everywhere with their albums selling like hot cakes and sold out arenas from coast to coast. And then suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, it all came to an end and nobody knew why. Now, band members and people who were around them at the time have sat down to tell their stories.

This novel is written like a rock documentary and to be honest, I struggled somewhat with this format at the start. If this had been on television, I would have been glued to the screen but to read it in this way was a bit weird at first. I felt it didn’t quite give me the opportunity to connect to these characters. However, the more I read and adjusted to the way it was written, the more I became hooked and completely immersed in the story of these seven rockstars.

There are quite a lot of cliches in this book, from the sex, the drugs and the rock ‘n’ roll to the egos that won’t fit through a door. But throughout it all, there is also a really interesting journey of personal growth, of figuring out what’s ultimately more important in life and of knowing when to step away. Throughout it all, I was often reminded of Lyndsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac. This volatile relationship that created such amazing music and ultimately imploded.

Despite my initial misgivings, I’m so glad I kept on reading because I ended up loving this book. It’s brilliantly written, full of flawed and damaged characters and I just had to know what caused this band to split up at the height of their fame. Taylor Jenkins-Reid really managed to capture the era of the seventies and Daisy Jones especially is a character that is truly unforgettable.

With this second book by Taylor Jenkins-Reid under my belt, she has now found herself a spot on my list of go-to authors. Daisy Jones and The Six is refreshing, original, brilliantly written historical fiction from the top shelf.

Daisy Jones and The Six is available to buy!

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Book 16 from my 20 Books of Summer list

  19 comments for “Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | #20BooksOfSummer

  1. August 20, 2019 at 9:03 am

    This probably makes a great audiobook 🤔

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  2. August 20, 2019 at 9:13 am

    I loved this book. I completely get where you’re coming from with regards to the way it’s sets out and written but I landed up really enjoying reading in this different style!

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    • August 20, 2019 at 9:33 am

      And it really worked for what she wanted to achieve. I can’t now imagine any other way of reading it. So glad to hear you loved it too. She’s an amazing author!

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  3. August 20, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Loved this one when I read it earlier in the year. Great review.

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    • August 20, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Oddly enough, I probably wouldn’t even have had it if it hadn’t been a Goldsboro book of the month. It didn’t seem like something I’d enjoy. Silly me.

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      • August 20, 2019 at 11:46 am

        People were constantly talking about it over on the ROSBC but it took my sister saying she didn’t like it to give me the push to read it 😂😂

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  4. August 20, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Fantastic review! I must give this one a go 👍

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  5. August 20, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Still on my list!!!!!

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  6. August 20, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    After having recently read Evelyn Hugo, this is fast becoming a must read. One day…

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  7. August 20, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I have GOT to squeeze this in soon! Excellent review, Eva, and I’m glad it turned around for you.

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  8. August 20, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    This book is on my short list to read by the end of the year! I’ve heard great things about the audio versions so I think I will give it a shot.

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  9. August 20, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    I read this one last month and really liked it, though I was not too fond of the format.

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  10. August 21, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Isn’t peer pressure the most wonderful thing!! I knew you’d like Evelyn and Daisy, why you still doubt me on Eleanor, I have no idea!!

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    • August 21, 2019 at 10:40 am

      Guess we won’t know for a while yet because you keep adding books to my reading list which means Eleanor has once again gone back to the shelf 😜

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  11. August 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    An idea – You could read those added books AFTER Eleanor!!!

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    • August 21, 2019 at 2:08 pm

      That sounds like a really bad idea. Eleanor will have to wait until next summer 😉

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  12. Yvo
    August 21, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Fab review! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this one as well. xx

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