“I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else's muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody. End of f***ing story.”
Genre: Historical Fiction
Number of Pages: 368
Perspective: Multiple First Person
Location: Los Angeles, CA
TL;DR: Fantastic behind-the-music-style mocumentary perfect for any lover of rock-and-roll.
Full Review: I read this book as a part of our Judging More Than Just The Cover Book Club podcast [check out the spoiler-filled discussion episode here]. This was our third episode, following The Alice Network. So this review will be spoiler-free and the podcast will have more details and thorough analysis. We chose this book because it was a part of Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club, had a strong female main character, and was in the Book of the Month Box, which I LOVE. I, mean, $14.99 a month for a new release hardcover and $9.99 for any additional book AND free shipping? Can’t beat that. [Click here to get your first box for $9.99.]
When I first finished this book, I would have rated it as four stars. But after a lively discussion on our podcast, I had to change my review to five stars. It was a quick read, and I loved the behind the music feel with all the different perspectives. I normally don’t like books that go in-depth into music since I am not an auditory learner and cannot imagine the sounds. I hated Wintersong because of how much time it spent on the technical details of music. But Daisy Jones was so much more engaging than that one, so I didn’t mind all the nuanced talk about music engineering. Even though I couldn’t hear it in my mind, I still could appreciate the songs because of how Reid wrote the scenes.
I definitely recommend this story to people who love the Rock and Roll era. However, this is a book that almost anyone could enjoy. I also added it to my Best Book Award List as one of my favorite books of all time. I am also going to go read Reid’s first book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. If you are interested in buying Daisy Jones, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Podcast Episode (With Spoilers)
“Men often think they deserve a sticker for treating women like people.”