Taylor Jenkins Reid has wrote eight books, well technically nine, with “Carrie Soto is Back” Coming out in August 2022. I have now read Three of her most popular books and one of her short stories, the titles of which are; “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”, “Malibu Rising”, “Evidence of the Affair ” and now “Daisy Jones and the Six”. I see myself reading her back log but I can’t say that she will be an auto buy author for me Just because after reading Daisy Jones and Malibu Rising, I just am not too impressed, despite how much I loved Evelyn Hugo.
“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”Direct Quote From The Book
About The Book
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published Date: March 5th, 2019
Page Count: 355 Pages
Main Genres: Fiction. Historical Fiction, Contemporary
Average GoodReads Rating: 4.24
“Men often think they deserve a sticker for treating women like people.”Direct Quote From The Book
At a young age Daisy started to find a love for the reckless life of a rock and roll star. Hanging around bands and being exposed to sex, drugs, and booze; she thought this was the life she was meant to live. Her time spent amongst these bands lead her to finding her voice in both singing and writing, she knew she was meant for big things but what she didn’t know is that she couldn’t get there alone.
Pretty soon after, a producer for a big band, The Six, Heard her singing in a bar and he knew that she was the voice that could make The Six reach the top of the charts. The hard part was convincing the bad to let her join. Will Daisy catch her big break or watch her life come crashing down from her addictions?
“It’s like some of us are chasing after our nightmares the way other people chase dreams.”Direct Quote From The Book
“All I will say is that you show up for your friends on their hardest days. And you hold their hand through the roughest parts. Life is about who is holding your hand and, I think, whose hand you commit to holding.”Direct Quote From The Book
When I picked this book up I knew it wouldn’t surpass my thoughts from Evelyn Hugo, One of my top reads in 2020. What I did know is that I would like it more than Malibu Rising, However I liked it about the same if I am being honest.
It seems to be very Hyped for the most part though on Bookstagram and TikTok so I knew I needed to give it a try. I do personally believe this book has been over hyped because I really didn’t fall in love with this book like many others. Now, I do believe this book would have been better on audio just because of the interview writing style, but I didn’t want to pay for it, I know regret that decision.
The writing style grew on me once I got to the end, but it was really hard to enjoy at the beginning because no other book I have read has been written in this format. Like I said I think you need to just bite the bullet and listen to it on audio.
Over all I found Daisy and Billy very annoying and exhausting. I think this was very much so intended by the author, but it really wore me out while reading it. I did like the fact that they were so similar as characters though because it tied the story together real well in the end. I started to actually care about them as people in the end which I think saved this books rating from a two star if I am completely honest.
I will say that this book had a lot of powerful quotes that I marked and will look back on. Taylor Jenkins Reid has always had a thing for great writing and pulling at your emotions and this book talks about some really tough topics but she writes them tastefully, With this said, please read up on trigger warnings for this book!
Really, This book was exhausting but interesting enough to keep you reading till the end. I don’t feel much towards this book, nothing to love, nothing to hate, just a different kind of story that you can find a musical connection too.
“Confidence is being okay being bad, not being okay being good.”Direct Quote From The Book
QOTD: Which Taylor Jenkins Reid book is your favorite?