Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

It’s been a while since I’ve written a book review. If I’m being honest, it’s also been a while since I’ve read a good book. I haven’t read as much as I usually do (which actually makes me kind of sad). However, recently I’ve been getting a lot more time to read. And so, like a book freak that suddenly finds their groove back (AKA me), I ordered 8 books from Indigo this week lol. I’ve really been in the mood to read and I’m loving it, especially after reading “Daisy Jones & The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

This book has always been on my radar. It’s been on my list of books to read for a while. I think I bought it at least a year ago and I just haven’t had the time to pick it up and get into it. Recently, Amazon has released a show based on Daisy Jones and The Six! I learned from a co-worker that it was coming out and that was all I really needed to hear to dust off my copy and get to reading. I finished the book in a week (which hasn’t happened in a very long time tbh), and I loved it. If you have watched the show, I totally recommend reading the book. If you’ve never heard of this book or the show, I also recommend reading the book ha-ha. I’ve just always been an advocate for reading the book first. I’m hopefully going to start the show on my day off next week- I’m so excited!

The book is set in LA in the 70s, and is about this fictional band called “The Six” and this talented woman that was born with neglectful parents and a lot of money, Daisy Jones. I’m not going to lie to you, I wasn’t a big fan of Daisy. Maybe I loved her and hated her at the same time. I obviously felt for her not having anyone that truly cared for her, aside from her bff, Simone, but everything did come easy for her. She was super talented, very pretty, and got anything she wanted whenever she wanted. (Well, everything/everyone but Billy.) She never took no for an answer. And was a strong young woman with a terrible drug & alcohol addiction. But I guess that’s the 70s for you.

“The Six” had six members (if it wasn’t obvious lol): brothers Billy & Graham, brothers Eddie & Pete, Warren, and Karen. They were a talented rock & roll band where Billy wrote all the songs, was their frontman/lead singer, and also did most of editing on both of their albums. But I have to let it be known that the rest of them were also undeniably talented musicians. At the beginning, Daisy Jones was an up-and-coming singer that worked with the same producer, so they had the “The Six” and Daisy collaborate on the song “Honeycomb” together – a song that Billy wrote for his wife after he got out of rehab and missed the birth of his first child. (Yeah, lots of drama, and lots of drugs and alcohol in this novel.) Billy and Daisy combined were a force to be reckoned with. When they got together for that song, everyone knew instantly that they were onto something great.

But there was just one problem: Billy hated Daisy. She reminded him of everything he was trying to overcome. Daisy would drink all day and take various drugs throughout the day as well. Billy didn’t want to see that. So for the longest time the two of them didn’t spend any time together outside singing/performing “Honeycomb”. Then that song hit the top of the charts, people LOVED it, and there was nothing left to do but have the two of them come together to create a full album, called “Aurora”, of what the fans wanted: “Daisy Jones & The Six”.

It wasn’t easy having Billy and Daisy together. It took locking them up together to get them to finally understand one another. Once they broke down each other’s walls, they were able to write very powerful songs together, and got super intimate. Daisy naturally falls in love with him and Billy (although he denies it) fell in love, too. But Billy has a family with 3 kids and is crazy about his wife, Camila (wrote a million songs about her and believes she’s the reason he’s sober). It honestly gets a little insane with this whole dynamic. Will he leave his wife for Daisy? Is Daisy going to cross boundaries to get what she wants? A lot of things get in the way. There were a lot of fights and complications within the band. A lot of public embarrassment. Although I’m sure fame is the same today, it seemed to be pretty crazy in the 70s.

Of course, since this is a book review and I’m not trying to ruin anything so you’ll go out and read it, I have not shared everything. If the details that I have shared seem interesting enough to you, I think you should read Daisy Jones & The Six. It’s captivating. I got attached to all of the characters (especially Camila, Graham, and Warren). Taylor Jenkins Reid wrote it in an oral history-style format that basically means it was like reading the dialogue of a documentary – which I found super interesting and unique. It kept me reading, that’s for sure.

I hope I’ve done enough to convince you to read Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “Daisy Jones & The Six”. If you don’t pick up the book, you should at least watch the show. I think Reid has created a really interesting story and that’s why it’s now a show on Amazon Prime Video. If you do end up reading or watching “Daisy Jones & The Six”, or want to read more book reviews from me, please let me know what you think in the comment section below!

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

One response to “Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid”

  1. […] know I loved the book if you read my last blog post. I wrote a book review that you can check out *here*. My boyfriend and I watched the show this week, and I think I loved it just as much as the book! […]


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