The Blonde Bookworm: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid -- Review

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid -- Review

Monday, April 15, 2019

Title: Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pages: 368
Publishing: March 5th 2019 by Ballantine Books


Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.


From the first page to the very last, this book had me hooked and dying for more. I loved the setting and the unique writing style. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview concept and I think it really added a lot to the novel. I loved how real the characters seemed because they were so eloquently placed into real life settings with real bands and other famous people. There were multiple times that I had to remind myself that The Six were not actually a real band. 

This novel is definitely a knock out win for Taylor Jenkins Reid and I would highly recommend it for book clubs or a good summer read. It will have you singing rock'n roll and wishing you were born in a different era. Thank you to Booksparks, Random House, and NetGalley for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 4/5 


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