Friday Reads: February 21

I’m currently reading ‘The Other People’ by C.J. Tudor. So far I’m really liking the creepy feels to the story, but I’m sensing that I have a feeling about a certain plot point. It may just be that the author is just tricking me into predicting one thing about the tale, when the truth is quite different.

I’ve also listened to some audiobooks this week. It’s been quite helpful in finishing up a story for book club in time. Another book I own is ‘The Women of Brewster Place’, and I learned that it was a 3 hour read on Audible. So I listened to it in one sitting! I would never have gotten to it by this month since I’m still reading C.J. Tudor’s book!

Friday Reads: February 14

This week I finished reading two books!

I read The Light We Lost on by Jill Santopolo. I purchased this book through Audible. This is a love story set in New York City. I’m always drawn to books set in New York, and it was fun to recall certain landmarks like Columbia University (I used to work by Columbia for a few years). I found the characters to be very self-absorbed, I enjoyed reading the story.

I also read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. I alternated reading this story through physical copy and audiobook (also purchased through Audible). This story is a coming of age novel filled with characters struggling to understand each other despite racial and cultural differences. I will post a review for this book shortly!

My Review of ‘Daisy Jones and The Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid

‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Length: 368 pages

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Format I chose: Audiobook (through Audible)

‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ by Taylor Jenkins Reid chronicles the history of a legendary 70s band named The Six, paired with Daisy Jones, a powerful and charismatic female singer. An interviewer collects accounts from all members of the band, various members from band management, and close friends/ family. Each person describes the rock culture as it existed during the 1970s: a wild dose of sex, drugs and rock and roll.

‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ also centers around the human relationships within its band members dynamic, how personality conflicts and love can make a band both flourish and fall apart. Taylor Jenkins Reid has the ability to create a vibrant world painted within the very turbulent period of the 70s rock and drug culture. She writes their stories so vividly that you’re left longing to hear the works of both Daisy Jones and The Six, and locate any interviews on these iconic figures.

I picked up the audiobook version of the novel through Audible. Listening to the tale made me feel like I was hearing a classic rock documentary, listening to the rock adventures of these characters and loved ones. I was engaged with the story until the very end.

Rating: 5/5 Stars