Daisy Jone & The Six[Spoiler Free]

Well, it has been way to long since my last book review. Thankfully that is coming to an end because I plan on bringing back the book reviews! Yay!! I am starting this off with a bang with probably the hottest book club read. In fact it has Reese Witherspoon’s book club seal on it. So if Reese is reading it, you know I had to see what the fuss was all about.

I am keeping this spoiler free, just my overall thoughts on the book itself. This book photograph’s well, which is a bonus. If you have been around for awhile, you know that pretty books are my weakness. So as you can tell from the photo and title of this blog, I am going to be talking about Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Let me start with talking about how hard it was to find this book. I was going to rent it through the library app, but you guys the wait list was insane. Everyone wants their hands on this book. So I did what another bibliophile would do, I went out and bought it.

So before I go into my overall thoughts on this book, let me tell you what this book is about.

This is a coming of age story about Daisy Jones who lives in L.A. in the late sixties. Her voice gets noticed. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band. A producer noticed that that the key to success is to put the beautiful Daisy and brooding frontman Billy Dunne together. They form Daisy Jones and The Six and they create a hit album together only to go their separate ways after a concert in Chicago.

This was a good read, I really enjoyed the interview style. It felt like watching a interview on TV. I can honestly say that it was different from anything I have read before. I have nothing to really compare it too. Which is always a good thing with any book that I read. This book is an imagination heaven. I could picture the flash backs, the music… not mention the fact that 70’s rock and roll is summed up of sex, drugs and rock and roll. I also really enjoyed pulling up Janis Joplin, Fleetwood Mac… just to name the top two I can think of that I listened to while I was reading. In the edition that I got from Target, it included the song lyrics. I am not sure if that is the case with all the editions out there, if you know let me know in the comments, but I really enjoyed flipping through to the song lyrics as songs were finished.

Daisy Jones is a character, in the best way. I loved trying to get to know her. Underneath the tough act, she just wanted to be loved.

I have always had a soft spot for brooding male characters, and Billy Dunne was broody. There were some choices he made that will make you dislike him sometimes, especially during the process of them making the album.

Through out the book you are waiting to see where the big fall out is. Why did the band split up? The story covers a lot of tricky life situations. From dealing with the pressures of the music industry… down to the personal lives of the band members. All woven into beautiful complicated story. Prove that life is messy, and things are not always as they seem. I was pleasantly surprised that as the events unfolded they didn’t unfold the way I thought they would. I love when a book isn’t predictable.

A little note on the content. There is drug use, language, some sexual content but nothing explicit.

As for my overall rating for this book, I give it a 4 out of 5. One point simply because while I loved everything, there were some parts that were a tad slow for my liking. That is just a personal preference. I do highly recommend this book if your interested in a good coming of age book and music.

Have you read it? Let me know your thoughts down below in the comments! Also give me some recommendations, I am always looking for a new book to read!

Happy Reading!

Bee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome to my little home here on the internet!

I don’t know about you but sometimes I find myself grabbing more then one coffee. Today, I am on cup #2…who knows if cup three is on the horizon! I have realized it has been a long time since I have done a favorites blog post. A really, really long time. So today we are changing that. I am going to break it down into sections and top 3 if I have 3. I am also going to include links to the online stores and Instagram pages. So lets get started:

  • Worship Music:

Worship music is such an important part of my life and the 3 listed below are the 3 I have been listening to on repeat. 



 

  • Books I am Currently Reading:

I am currently going through two books, and one of my goals for this year was to read more non-fiction. So I am going through a devotional and reading through another book. I highly recommend both so far. I hope to do reviews of both once I have finished them.

100 Days To Brave by Annie F. Downs

Through The Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliot

 

  • Bible and Prayer Essentials: 

This 6 month prayer journal by Val Marie Paper is seriously one of my top favorites right now! I love using it and keeping my prayer lists in order. Val Marie Paper <——click here to get one of your own! If you do let me know what color you got!

These gel Bible Highlighters by The Daily Grace Co are a must have if you highlight in your Bible. Super cute and they don’t bleed through the pages. You can buy them at The Daily Grace Co

 

  • Favorite Instagram Pages: 

Instagram is at the moment my favorite social media site. I feel I have more control over what pages show up in my newsfeed, and I think that it is super important to surround yourself with uplifting, positive pages. So while I have made my other lists at most 3, I am going to share my top 5 favorite women that I follow on Instagram. These women are Godly, inspiring, and their pages are super adorable as well!

  1. Jordan Dooley
  2. Brittany Ball
  3. Audrey Roloff
  4. She The Roar
  5. Cambria Joy

 

So these are just a few of my favorite things. Let me know some of your favorite Instagramers donw in the comments!

Brandy

 

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo


You guys, this book. Back in January, this was one of my most anticipated books. I was excited and I took my own sweet time reading. This was our final job with the crew and it had me crying tears of relief, and sadness. 

I don’t do spoiler filled reviews, simply because I don’t want to accidentally spoil anyone. Reader friends, this book was so good. I am glad I took my time and enjoyed it from first word to last. 

We find ourselves cheering and in our imaginations helping the crew to finish the job. Mumbling No Mourners No Funerals to ourselves as we flip each page. It ended to soon and like so many endings before this one was bittersweet. 

A good book is alswaus too short. I gave this book a 5 out of 5. I loved the instant connection that you have with each character and the character development came about simply based off their circumstances. They had to survive and they needed each other to do it. I also loved that we got Wylans point of view. We got an even more in depth look into Kaz. Someone that no one else would want to cross but I would join his crew any day. Our ships came true and honestly was so good that it was really hard to put down. 

Have you read Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo? 

Let me know you thoughts! 

-Brandy

And I Darken-Book Chat


And I Darken by Kiersten White was unlike anything I read. At least that was how I felt. It was frustratingly beautiful. Cruel to make us wait till next year for the sequel. 

This book is marketed to be like Game of Thrones. As I have not yet read or have actually watched to TV show ( pause so ya’ll can collectively *GASP*) I can’t compare it to Game of Thrones. 

We are given three main characters 

Lads~ Our cruel, fierce independent heroine. She wants to be treated equally and doesn’t think twice about killing you. She is described as lacking in beauty, but just her drive to rule in a man’s world is quite beautiful.

Radu~ He is our beautiful poet. Soft and kind hearted. Polar opposite of his older sister Lada. Radu struggles with loneliness and finding his place. He is very devoted to those he loves.

Mehmed~ He is the future Sultan of an empire that hold Lada and Radu captive. He loves Lada and Radu. And he loves his country. 

|My Thoughts|

Where do I begin? 

If your looking for a romance, this is not it. There is violence, betrayal. This book did a good job with the love/hate relationship of siblings. Informative looks into the two main religions in this book, Christianity and Islam. It shows ones acceptance and the others contempt for the cards they are dealt. Learning about love and knowing the difference between settling and really going after what you want. 

I was frustrated with some of Lada’s sharpness. Not that I didn’t admire her free-spirit. I did feel as she matured she started to round out those sharp edges. She is a leader and the hopeless romantic in me can’t help but want her to find her equal ( I know, I am a total mush #NoShame!) 

I am excited for the character development in all three of these characters in the next book. 

I gave this book a 5 star rating!

Have you read this book? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! If you have this one your to-read list, go pick it up! 

Happy Reading

Brandy 

This Savage Song-Book Chat

Welcome back to my little slice of the Internet! I am super excited to share my feelings about yet another book. 

This is another library find as well as another book I wanted to purchase but had high hope as everyone is head over heels it seems for This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. 

If I love something, I quickly give out the 5 star rating. This book was no exception. I really loved this book. It is very different from anything I have read, andI mean that in the best way. I liked the pace and never had a moment where I felt distracted or disconnected from the story. I love Kate and August our two main characters. 

I loved the chemistry between these two. No romantic scenes, (Not gonna lie; but I totally ship them) and the action scenes were great. 

It is a world where the world as we know it is gone and there is nothing left but humans and monsters. The world building was gorgeous. I loved the writing. Seriously: #Writer Goals

I honestly don’t want to spoil this book by saying to much. So I am going to keep this short and sweet. So go! Read this book and tell me your thoughts! 

I gave This Savage Song 5 stars! 

Happy Reading

Brandy

•The Problem With Forever• Book Chat


So quick story Hon, I was walking through Barnes and Noble and this book caught my eye. I picked it up and looked it over and then I put back on the shelf and walked out with a different book. 

So then I go to the library and this book was sitting on the shelf so I decided to give it a chance. If it’s not my cup of tea, I return it and won’t pick it up again. If I like it I can go and purchase it. Easy. 

Well, I am so glad that I gave this book a chance, because I really enjoyed this book! I will also purchase this book when I get the chance too.

| My Thoughts |

The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout made me curl up and cry. I cry over a lot of books but it is all about the delivery of the lines and the situations. This book honestly did me in. 

So we meet Mallory and Rider. They come from a horrific situation and we follow them as they try to come to terms that the past is the past and they have a future ahead of them. They learn that The past doesn’t define them. 

I wouldn’t call this an insta- love story. These two have loved each other a long time and they are separated for four years. Then they come back into each other’s lives. 

This book deals with some tough subjects and make sure you have tissues on hand. 

This book, I should also mention, is based in my state of Maryland (YAY!!) and is set in Baltimore City. Hey Hon! I have been to the city a few times ( I am a country girl by heart) but it was so cool to read a book with a place that I am little familiar with. 

I really loved this read and I give this book a 5 star rating in Goodreads.

Have you read this book? Or do you have a favorite book set in your state and/or city? Let me know in the comment section!

Happy Reading

Brandy

What I Read In June

Hello,  Hello! Gosh it feels like forever since I have blogged. Sorry about that. Things got busy, and there have been creative ideas I have been kicking around. Not only that but Summer is my busiest season due to trips and such. So I have been working on getting ahead of my reading challenge before the three big trips coming up. 

With all that being said here is a picture from boating a few weeks ago: 


Being out on the water was so peaceful and just so relaxing. I did a lot of thinking on the creative end while I was out there. How could I not? 

Anyway, so now that we have caught up on why I have been away from blogging, let’s talk about books!

•June Reads•

I don’t have pictures for all of these books and I will be giving brief reviews.

(1) Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins

I gave this read a 3 star rating. There were some stories I enjoyed and others that were a flop for me. It has a wide variety so there is something for everyone. Which is nice. 

(2) Worlds Of Ink And Shadow by Lena Coakley

This was another 3 Star for me. 

I actually really liked the story. I loved reading of the fictional worlds and world building was good. My biggest issue ( I guess that’s the best way to put this) was that I felt like these geniuses were so obsessed and almost crazy. I don’t think that was the intention but it took their world and made it dark. In most cases I enjoy that, but this was that one time I wish it was just them escaping to the worlds. As writers we have our imaginary worlds, and I did love getting to be apart of their’s. 

(3) A Darker Shade Of Magic by V.E. Schwab 

FINALLY!! I had heard some great things about this book, and shout out to my local library for helping me locate a copy! 

This I gave 5 stars, it was so good! I took my time reading it and I loved every second! I am going to buy my own copy of this book. ASAP. 

So that was June’s reading, what books did you love for June? Let me know!

~ Brandy