Daisy Jones & The Six
This book is all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. Set in the late ’60s and throughout the ’70s, it’s a story of a band, The Six and of Daisy Jones and how they become the band Daisy Jones and The Six. It’s a fictional story and honestly, I’m kinda pissed that these songs aren’t available for me to listen right now BUT don’t fret, this is going to be a series that Reese Witherspoon is producing!
So we know that Daisy Jones and The Six were a huge band and VERY popular and we also know that the band broke up, but we don’t know why. That’s something you learn later on in the book.
I love the style of how this book was written. It’s like Making the Band and a mix of Almost Famous. You have these snippets of an interview from numerous characters and at times, you have to remind yourself that this isn’t about an actual real-life band, but you want it to be.
I got major Fleetwood Mac vibes from this book and I loved it. This was an easy read that left me wanting to listen to the soundtrack that I hope one day exists because the songs are something I WANT TO HEAR. The characters were flawed, the music played a huge role in the book, almost as if another character. You’re rooting for so many of the characters and relationships and I promise you, this book does not disappoint.
PS I’ve heard the audiobook is incredible!
Forever Is The Worst Long Time
James, a struggling author, meets Louisa or "Lou" Bell, he's confident that he just met the woman of his dreams. Problem though is that she's engaged to his oldest, best friend! So he congratulates them and moves on....so he tries.
Years go by and James still continues to struggle with areas of his life. His career isn't going great, he hasn't finished his novel, he's afraid of commitment and there's always Lou...He can't get her out of his mind.
I don't want to ruin anything for anyone because this is a spoiler-free zone, but you guys, this book takes you on such a roller coaster ride. This book has a theme of love and loss and it will hit you with major feelings. It's an incredible read where you'll learn more about each of these characters and what happens when you make mistakes and when you also take chances.
Sea of Tranquility
Nastya is the type of girl that would really puzzle some. She's mute (but she can talk, she just doesn't) and she's having some issues with her identity. Who could blame her? She's been through hell and a victim of abuse. She's in a new town, trying to make it day-to-day. She's broken and barely surviving.
Josh's story is similar but different in its own way. He's lost everyone he loves (literally) and spends his days alone and people tend to just leave him alone. After all, he's the kid who lost everyone. He's broken as well, but he's also protective and sincere.
Nastya and Josh might not know it, but they really need each other. They don't start off as a romantic relationship at all. However, after they get to know each other, their lives dramatically change.
This is a story of heartbreak, violence, secrets and new beginnings. It's incredible.
THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW
I received an advanced copy of this book to read and I REALLY enojoyed so much of this book. I gave it five stars because of the emotions this book put me through.
There is a beautiful love story, but not in the way that you would expect it to be. There are twist and turns and one HUGE plot twist I did not even see coming.
Without giving too much away, it involves two characters, Annika and Jonathan, who meet in college.
Annika is anxious and has some issues in certain social situations. She spends a lot of time to herself. However, she does play chass and this is where she meets Jonathan and their relationship starts.
Jonanthan and Annika have a relaionship in college, but things did not go as planned and it ended.
A decade later, thet run into each other and it provides an opportunity to rekindle what might have been.
Tell Me Lies
Josh and Hazel's Guide To Not Dating
The Idea of You
The Parrot's Perch
Parrot's Perch is a novel based on actual true-life events of Catlin and her brutal rape and torture in a Brazilian Prison. Her story is heartbreaking, but I felt at times it focused on her families lavish lifestyle, rather than the political corruption I was more interested in.
Not a horrible read, but I just couldn't get into this book at all.