Every now and then I do a book recap of the best books I’ve read. I usually don’t post about books I didn’t care for or ones I didn’t feel the need to finish. You are busy and don’t have time for those books. Here’s my current list of must read books that you’ll LOVE.
Daisy Jones & The Six
Daisy Jones and The Six is a little bit rock ‘n roll, a little bit sweet sixteen. It has it all and doesn’t disappoint.
Written like a documentary, an interview conducted of the band years after they broke up. You meet all the characters in a way that makes you fall in love with each of them: Flaws and all. You hear their thoughts. It’s like they are telling you the story.
It’s a story of how the fictional band The Six get Daisy Jones to be one of their lead singers.
You want to be like Daisy Jones, and you don’t. She’s young and the most beautiful woman alive, and has an effortless voice. She seems to have it all, except she doesn’t. As a teenager, her parents don’t even realize she moved out of the house. Rich and beautiful, she has access to everything. Throughout the book, you follow her rise and fall.
And, then there’s Billy: The Six lead singer. Drug addicted, beautiful, soulful singer who struggles to have a family and be on the road.
When Billy and Daisy write songs together, it’s beautiful. When they sing together, it’s magic. Magic the world wants to see.
Daisy Jones & The Six has sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, but it’s not explicit and it’s easily woven into the narrative. You end up rooting for all the characters. You won’t want this book to end. Like Daisy’s singing, Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing is effortless. You’ll breeze through this book. It’s a winner! The second I finished this book I wanted to read it all over again.
Rush by Lisa Patton
Opening Rush is like getting into a time machine back to your college days. Oh, how I love this book. I didn’t want it to end. The story takes you through two young women headed to college as roommates at Ole Miss. One over-the-top mother has their dorm room professionally decorated for an extreme amount of money — it could pay for someone’s tuition.
The girls both want to Rush to get into the sorority both of their mother’s are in. One of the girls befriends another student who lives next door, but she doesn’t have the pedigree to get into a sorority. Who will get in? Who doesn’t? And, will it all be on the up-and-up?
The book dives deeper than sorority rush when one of the characters, Miss Pearl, the sorority housekeeper, seeks to become more. Old Southern traditions and race relations may keep her from achieving her dreams. Will anyone stand up for her?
The book deals with social classes, race, and modern-day issues. It’s a tale for women, and for mother’s who want the best for their children.
You’ll be laughing out loud and scratching your head about injustices at the same time. Rush is a great, easy read, that you won’t be able to put down. I loved it!
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Delia Owens crafts an original novel like no other. It’s hard to believe this New York Times #1 Best Seller is her first novel. Where the Crawdads Sing is so unique, and it invites you in immediately.
Set in the marshes of North Carolina where a little “march girl,” becomes the main character. Young Kya is left by her family to fend for herself in the marsh. This elementary-aged girl literally lives off the land and survives without school or friends.
Over the years she’s befriended by area boys, one who ends up murdered. This is where the intrigue really begins. It’s a story of survival, courage, and a murder mystery all in one. You won’t be disappointed by this book.
The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews
The High Tide Club is a quick beach read with a twist. Eccentric, 99 year old beach house owner Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons a lawyer to Talisa Island, her 20,000-acre remote island home. You’re wondering why she needs a lawyer. Who will get her property once she dies?
You soon learn there is an unsolved murder on the island. Is Josephine involved? Who is the lawyer and why did she chose a single-mother to help her?
The High Tide Beach Club is a quick read with everything you need for a good beach book. There’s intrigue, love, friendships, and healing. This would be a fun book club pick!
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