The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?
Earlier today, I started reading one of my recent downloads, The Golden State, by Lydia Kiesling, a gorgeous, raw debut novel about a young woman braving the ups and downs of motherhood in a fractured America, and as much as I think I’m going to enjoy it, I had to set it aside for a while. I need something with a faster pace, and the writing style of Kiesling’s book had me going back to reread sections because her writing style is rambling, with long sentences and sparse on commas. Confusing. But with more time on it, I may manage.
Meanwhile, I started another book, Cross Her Heart, by Sarah Pinborough, which has me moving along quickly.
BOOKS FINISHED SINCE LAST WEEK: (Titles/Covers Linked to My Reviews)
The Other Woman (e-book), by Sandie Jones
Lush (e-book), by Kerry Cohen
The Dream Daughter (e-book), by Diane Chamberlain – (NG – 10/2/18)
I am a fairly recent fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid, but I jumped right on this upcoming release and bookmarked it. I have to have it! Daisy Jones & the Six has ingredients I love: the 1970s rock scene, an infamous breakup of the band, and the mystery behind it. March 5, 2019 is the release date, so I’ll be anticipating it for a while.
Synopsis: Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.
What has your week been like? Please stop by and share.