Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous and sudden breakup. The book has now been adapted into a Televisions Show by Reese WitherSpoon’s production company Hello Sunshine and Amazon Prime Video.
If you liked the book or can’t get enough of the show, here are some books you will probably love:
by David Mitchell
The novel tells the story of the band Utopia Avenue. Set in the rock n roll era of England in the 60s and 70s the story revolves around the struggles of each band member, riots and revolutions; of drugs, thugs, madness, love, sex, death, and art.With underlying themes of family (chosen and biological), fame and stardom.
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
by Dawnie Walton
An electrifying novel about the meteoric rise of an iconic interracial rock duo in the 1970s, their sensational breakup, and the dark secrets unearthed when they try to reunite decades later for one last tour. The story gives a powerful protagonist and has the reader asking questions about sex, gender, sexuality and race and the role these elements of identity play in who is able to climb the shaky ladder of stardom and stay on top.
by Jessica Anya Blau
A funny, wise, and tender historical fiction novel about a fourteen-year-old girl’s coming of age in 1970s Baltimore. An exploration of class, race, lifestyle and gender stereotypes from the era, delightfully packaged in a book that would make a great vacation read.
by Patti Smith
This memoir tells the story of Patti Smith's relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the 1960s and 1970s, and their experiences as young artists in New York City.
A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan
This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows a group of characters in the music industry over several decades, exploring the ways in which their lives intersect and change over time.
by Emma Cline
Set in the 1960s, this novel tells the story of a young woman who becomes involved with a cult-like group of girls led by a charismatic figure, reminiscent of the dynamic between Daisy and Billy in "Daisy Jones and The Six."
And finally, if you just want more Taylor Jenkins Reid in your life and are tired of BookTok recommending The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, your next reads should be Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid and Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Both books fit the bill of what Reid does the best; well-written female protagonists dealing with their internal conflicts and their relationship to the fame which has given them everything but could just as easily be the reason they lose everything.