Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Book Review


Being an avid Booktube watcher, I've often seen videos titled "The Feminist Books You Need To Read!" but besides the non-fiction, I've never wholeheartedly agreed that they seemed feminist. A strong female character is awesome no matter what, but does it really automatically make that book a great insight into feminism? I wasn't ever sure. Then Daisy Jones came along, and I feel as empowered as I feel fearless for having read it.

Taylor Jenkins Reid is of course the author that brought us the much loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She's known to write books that capture the hearts of readers, and her most recent novel is no different. Daisy Jones and The Six tells us the story of a rock band in the 60's-70's. The Six's are doing well for themselves, but when their main man Billy begins to party too hard, their world is put on hold. After a stint in rehab, they begin to work on their second album. A song is missing something, and their manager suggests bringing party-girl Daisy Jones in to record a duet. From there, the story really kicks off. Can two people who hate each other but sing in harmony work as an act? And when does one admit they need help?

At heart, this is a book about a strong-minded woman who is willing to do whatever it takes to chase her dream, no apologies given. And because of that, empowers the women around her to go after what they want. It's a love letter to modern woman from the women of the past, okay, well, fictional women but my point stands. It's beautiful.

I've mentioned a lot about the women of Daisy Jones and The Six, but I do think it also writes beautifully about the music scene of the 70's. It writes about the flaws while equally making you pine for the simplicity that the past offers. A lot of people recommend this to fans of Fleetwood Mac, but you shouldn't go into this book with that being your drive as I think you'll always be disappointed if you have expectations in that realm. This is fiction and you can't really put the two hand-in-hand, even though I wish with all my might that Daisy Jones was a real person I could read more about her.

The thing that people are either love or hate about this is undoubtedly the layout. The book is entirely written in interview style, which made me a tad cautious when going in. I don't particularly like audio books, and much like Sadie by Courtney Summers, this'd probably be better listened to than read. Nevertheless, after around 30 pages, it flowed easily for me and I was too sucked into the story to even notice the different writing style.

I  would honestly recommend this to you, no matter what book genre you love. It's perfect and am I fangirling harder than a Twihard in 2010? (And did I reuse that reference from my Twitter?) The answer to both is.. yes.

Have you read any Taylor Jenkins Reid books? Let me know in the comments. I'm eager to pick up something else by her. 

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