A new month means it’s time for another book review! I love, love, love writing these reviews, so I hope they are super helpful! Let’s get to it!
- Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – Daisy, an up and coming singer, is starting to get noticed in the L.A. music scene, and so is a band called The Six. They’re both incredible and electric in their own ways, but what happens when you put those two together? It creates an incredible musical group learning the ropes and facing the ups and downs of the music industry. This book is about the history of the group Daisy Jones and The Six.
This book is in my top 5 favorite books I have ever read. I absolutely love everything Taylor Jenkins Reid writes, and this is one of my favorites of hers so far. It is a story told through each of the bandmates, and while there are a lot of characters, it is so easy to keep track of them and follow along. I wish I could put into words how much I loved this book, but seriously, you need to check this one out. I’ve also heard that the audiobook is just as amazing if not better! And guess what? The book is being made into a movie, which is so dang exciting, and I cannot wait for it! Read the book first, and then check out the movie if you love the book as much as I do. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at all, but I do hope I haven’t hyped it up too much. It’s just literally one of my favorite books ever!
- The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell – On Libby Jones’ 25th birthday, she receives a letter that she knows will finally tell her who her birth parents really are, but she also learns she has inherited a mansion in London. She doesn’t realize it at the time, but her life is about to drastically change as there are several others who know about her and are waiting to meet her when she makes it to the mansion, but how is she connected to these people and what do they want from her?
Lisa Jewell is a beloved author by many, but I honestly didn’t get the hype with this one. I wanted to like it, and I kept reading thinking eventually it would turn out to be really good, but to be honest, I didn’t love this book at all. I thought it was a bit strange and over the top and didn’t really seem plausible or real. I’m going to try out another Lisa Jewell book and see if it’s better, but I am not impressed by this author yet. Maybe read this one and let me know what you think… or just skip it!
- An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen – Looking to earn some extra money, Jessica Farris signs up to participate in a psychological study about ethics and morality with Dr. Shields. As the study goes on, Jessica soon realizes that Dr. Shields knows what she’s thinking and is manipulating her, but why and who is Dr. Shields exactly and what is she doing to Jessica?
This is my second book by these authors, and while I did think it was good, I was a little letdown after reading the first book I read from them, The Wife Between Us. I do think this is a good read; however, if you read the other one first, I think you’ll agree that it’s not as good because that one was crazy good!
- Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis – When she turned sixteen, Emmie Blue released a balloon with her name and email attached. Weeks later, Lucas found her balloon, contacted her, and a new friendship was born. Many years later, Emmie loves Lucas but she’s never told him that, and when Lucas tells her he had a big question to ask her, Emmie wonders if he will finally confess his feelings for her as well. Of course, things couldn’t be that easy, right?
Y’all! This book made me laugh and cry more times than I’d like to share. It was so cute, heartwarming and a very light read and welcomed change from the thrillers I’ve been reading so much of lately. If you liked Evvie Drakes Starts Over, then you’ll love this one too! It’s a fun beach read for sure.
- The Last Flight by Julie Clark – Claire seems to have the perfect life, but behind closed doors, things are not really what they seem, and she has worked on a plan for months to vanish from the life she’s currently living with her husband. After a chance encounter with another woman in the airport, Claire and Eva decide to switch tickets and assume each other’s lives leading them to believe it’s just what they need to get a fresh start. But of course, things don’t go as planned.
I found this book through a recommendation from a reading group on Facebook, and it was surprisingly good! Not the best book I’ve ever read, but it definitely held my interest, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it to be a pretty quick read.
Are you adding any of these to your “to be read” list? As always, any recommendations you have are always welcome!