Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Summary of Book: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now.

I bought this book a few months ago and it’s sat on my shelf until today. I’m currently writing a book centered around music (country not rock and roll, unfortunately) and I thought, hey might as well read this and find some inspiration.

I’m both happy and sad that I read this book.

“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse.
I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.”

On one hand, it was a book that I’ve never read before in my life. It was unique, left you wanting more, had you thinking you knew what was going to happen, and then completely switching up on you and throwing the unexpected in your face. It’s about music, so, you know that’s great.

On the other hand, this book is one of those books that’s going to ruin me and stick with me for the rest of my life. Let me just preface this by saying I’m twenty-four and have been sober for a year. It’s been a long fucking year, a hard one and I don’t even consider myself all that serious into sobriety, (not like someone in this book was) to be honest. but this book… it fucks you up so deep, so raw that I want to drink. And I mean this in only good ways.

It’s one of those books that makes it hard for you to breathe, cry, laugh, wish for the impossible, and hope for reality all at once. It’s one of those books that’s written in pure purity, pure otherworldly that I don’t even know how to explain it. It. Just. Is.

I think, and I might be biased because I’m writing this five minutes after finishing the book, but I think that this is one of the best books I’ve ever read in my life. If anyone, from this point on, ever asks me for a book recommendation that isn’t YA or Fantasy, this is going to be the book I recommend.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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