I actually had a great reading month… I’m not quite sure how it happened but I deviated from my original TBR and actually read a lot more books than I was originally planning too and I’m not mad at it! I kind of listened a little more to my mood this month and read what I felt like reading instead of just solely sticking to my TBR and I feel like that approach really enabled me to read a lot more!
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – ⭐️5/5 stars
Sightwitch by Susan Dennard – ⭐️4/5 stars
HP and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling – ⭐️5/5 stars
Circe by Madeline Miller – ⭐️3/5 stars
The Hazelwood by Melissa Albert – ⭐️3/5 stars
Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins – ⭐️4/5 stars
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – ⭐️4/5 stars
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer – ⭐️4/5 stars
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard – ⭐️5/5 stars
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – ⭐️4/5 stars
The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima – ⭐️5/5 stars
The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima – ⭐️4/5 stars
Final Girls by Riley Sager – ⭐️4.5/5 stars
Daisy Jones is a little bit of a socialite in the early seventies who happens to be a talented singer and The Six is a rock and roll band formed by two brothers who want to make it.
I was a little lost at the start of the book. Everyone is kind of introduced all at once and then the story kind of dives in with everyone talking and explaining their stories and it was just a little too convoluted. However, I did kind of get situated into the story after about 100 pages or so and then things started to get juicy!
I was a fan of Daisy I have to admit. She is just so entertaining and super unpredictable. I like that you know that she is going to eventually join with the band and the whole books and her life is basically leading up to this moment but she doesn’t know it yet. I kind of like being low-key spoiled with endings and just reading to see how everything comes together if that makes sense. She’s just a train wreck and I loved that about her.
Billy I wasn’t the biggest fan of. Sure, he’s super talented and he did put the band together but he didn’t give them any room for their own creativity. It was very much his way and that was that, he did have good intentions I guess but it just soured him a little for me.
All of the characters served a purpose in the book. They are all very unique and distinct they each have their own voice. I found the format quite jarring at first but again after that first 100 or so pages I really started to enjoy reading from each of their perspectives and seeing how one situation can be construed in so many different ways. It was very interesting!
The plot and the way it unfolded really enraptured me. This whole culture of rock and roll mixed with drugs and alcohol and how things can be so out of control in private yet seem glamorous and beguiling in public was very well done in my opinion. Taylor Jenkins Reid really portrayed this way of life so well and it was so raw and honest and I really enjoyed my read of this book.
⭐️4/5 I get it now!
So I finally decided to pick up Daisy Jones and the Six and give it a try. I don’t know what it is about this book but ever since I first started hearing about it I just automatically assumed I wasn’t going to like it and I don’t know why. I absolutely loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo so why wouldn’t I also like another book Taylor Jenkins Reid has written? I’ve heard so many differing opinions and reviews on this book in particular because its so popular that I just have to read it and see what whether or not I agree with everyone… So far I am entertained, its a little jarring with everyone kind of introduced all at once and the jumping back and forth whilst speaking but I’m slowly getting situated! I guess I just have to keep reading to see why everyone went bonkers over this book!
Happy Reading 📚