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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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

Second Chance Summer: Book Chat


What?!? I read another contemporary novel? Yes, I did. And let me tell you… This book tore me to pieces. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson was beautiful and heartbreaking. My cheeks were stained with tears and  my nose was runny. I was a hot mess. 

We meet Taylor and we follow her journey through the last summer she spends with someone special in her life. She learns how damaging running from your problems are and the importance of love. 

| my thoughts|

I keep my book chats brief. The reason being, I tend to blab things about the book. I don’t want to spoil any books for anybody.

I rated this book 5 stars on Goodreads. This book will give you major feels. The relationships were really well done and not cheesy. The emotions Taylor felt were real. You felt the pain, the love and the joy. You see forgiveness and honestly this book was just so good! 

Have you read Second Chance Summer? If so what did you think? 

Till next time

Brandy

May Reading

Good morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening… Where ever you are reading, Hello and Welcome to my little slice of the Internet I call home!

 

|The Quirky Readers Club|

I have a book club on Goodreads! Click here to take a look around The Quirky Readers Club. I would love to have you join us! Last month we read Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke. Check out my book chat Wink Poppy Midnight- Book Review  and also check out blogger/reader friend Katherine’s review to see more thoughts on April’s read.

So now you may be wondering what we are reading next… it is Lady Susan by Jane Austen. I really want to try and read different genres. I love Jane Austen and I have never read Lady Susan. So I am excited! I hope you can join us!

 

|Other Reading|

May has a an intimidating To-Read pile. So I am trying to read all the library books I checked out before I go ahead and read some of the books that I have purchased. I am also planning next months read for The Quirky Readers Club. I will probably announce it as soon as I figure out what we are reading. 🙂 

 

My Only “Resolution”

I have mentioned in the past that I am not big on making resolutions for the new year. Simply put; I hate feeling like a failure when I don’t manage to succeed. I have come to the conclusion that I will always be: quirky, sassy and will always eat pizza. This year however I decided that I was going to do something for myself. I am going to make a reading list. 

My plan is to read four books each month. I am going to make sure they are books I have not read before. I have held off buying books because I have had no place to put them. Till now. Ebooks are super nice but they are nothing compared to holding a book in your hands and the feeling of each page as you turn them. I am going to share with you books that I plan to read this month some I still need to go out and get some of them, so there will be no pictures and book number four is up in the air still. 

•January Reading List•

1.|Light Read|

So I decided that with each list I want to add one contemporary light read and I picked: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I read the summary and it sounds really cute.

2.| Must Read|

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. I loved Outlander and I am excited to join Jamie and Claire again for another adventure. 

3.|Anticapated Read|

Hands down: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Before I Read The Mortal Instruments, I did a a little research and when I saw the connections between the two series…. I am super excited to become acquainted with the characters! If you have read City of Heavenly Fire, you already know which two characters are in both. 😉 

Like I said, I don’t have a fourth book picked out yet. I will be doing reviews for each book as I have completed them. 

If you are doing a monthly book list feel free to share!

~Brandy