Review: Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was my least favorite of the three books of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s that I’ve read (the other two being Malibu Rising and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo). I actually liked the narrative being told through an interview format, but Daisy Jones leaves a lot to be desired in terms of the heroines that Reid has written in Nina Riva and Evelyn Hugo. I didn’t feel there was a lot at stake in this book because I didn’t find Daisy or Billy to be particularly sympathetic, Daisy in particular. I really enjoyed the other bandmates’ perspectives, specifically Karen. Overall I just wasn’t blown away by this read, but it was a fun one.

Depending on the person, I might recommend Daisy Jones & The Six.

Dates read: October 31-November 1, 2021

You know those books that everyone loves and loves and it gets so much attention on social media platforms that you can’t look away? Well, Daisy Jones wasn’t exactly that book, but its book sibling The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo definitely was. Me being myself, I decided to forgo the more popular Evelyn Hugo for Malibu Rising as my first TJR book. And I read it in a marathon session on the Gulf Coast and loved every minute of it. So naturally, I progress to Evelyn Hugo after that, and similarly love it. And then, primed after these two great books by her, I jump into this one and it just. Fell. Flat.

I don’t ask for a lot in terms of plot. I’m a reader with a strong preference for character-driven stories, such as A Little Hope, so if the plot isn’t exactly bumping, I don’t mind. But there was nothing happening in Daisy Jones. Nothing. I could see how this would be appealing if this was an actual band we were reading about, but it’s fiction and it’s not interesting. Boo, what a letdown.

Tell me how wrong I am! Or right, if you’re of the same mind as me. What’s your favorite Taylor Jenkins Reid book?

Til next time,

-Emjay

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