11 Best Books Like Daisy Jones And The Six Update 05/2022

Books Like Daisy Jones And The Six

Since Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & The Six sparked a craze for books inspired by the music industry, we can’t get enough of these books that make us feel like we’re in the band with Stevie Nicks. We’ve compiled a list of some of our best music-themed literary works, including fiction, nonfiction, and memoirs. Make sure you have some excellent music playing in the background!

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taking place in the late ’60s and early ’70s, the story follows Daisy and the members of a band called The Six, which is fronted by drummer Billy Dunne. Eventually, their paths meet when they join forces, but they strangely break up. With the help of a series of interviews, Daisy Jones and the Six tells a fascinating story about each member of the band and the circumstances that led to their split. Oh, and did we mention that Reese Witherspoon herself is adapting it into a limited Amazon series? This is a must-see event.

Fast Lane by Kristen Ashley

If you enjoyed Daisy Jones and the Six’s interview storytelling approach, Fast Lane is the excellent follow-up! The Roadmasters, a rock band lead by Preacher McCade, are the subject of this story. Preacher’s inspiration and life’s love, Lyla, will soon arrive, igniting the band’s passion. Both rock & roll & true love are explored in this tale.

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton

The alleged reunion of Opal and Nev will be interviewed by music journalist Sunny Shelton in 2016. When Opal and Nev came together in the 1970s, they formed a band with a distinct funk and flair. Protesting a competing band for flying the Confederate flag sets off a chain reaction, especially for Opal, who is a woman of color. As a result, decades later, Shelton conducts a series of interviews to learn more about their past.

Love Is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield

Love Is a Mix Tape Life and Loss, One Song at a Time by Rob Sheffield

Besides being a love story, this memoir is a love story for music. Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone’s rock and culture critic, talks about how he fell in love with music and his deceased wife. They prepared and shared mix tapes for one other at various points in their relationship for various reasons. Rob’s tale of love, heartbreak, and rock ‘n’ roll is told through a series of mix tapes that the pair exchanged.

At the End of the Matinee by Keiichirō Hirano

First meeting: Staoshi Makino (classical guitarist) and writer Yoko Komine (journalist) first meet during a concert in Tokyo. The two are attracted to each other right away, but their paths diverge throughout the course of the concerts and stories that follow. In At the End of the Matinee, the love story of Staoshi and Yoko is told over the course of several years as they struggle to stay in touch and deal with the difficulties of love.

Greatest Hits by Laura Barnett

She hasn’t been in the limelight since she stopped performing ten years ago. Cass, on the other hand, spends a day alone in the studio reliving the most significant moments of her life, from childhood to her fall from grace. Her Greatest Hits album features sixteen songs that represent different eras of her life. Love, celebrity, and self-discovery are just few of the themes explored in this novel.

How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo

Paul Hudson, the lead vocalist of Bananafish, introduces Eliza Caelum to the music industry in New York City. They fall in love over their shared passion for rock and their relationship blossoms from there. Their friendship is put in jeopardy when a corporate label signs Bananafish, and decisions are made that lead to the inexplicable disappearance of Paul.

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher

To say that Yara Phillips does not like to stay in one place for long would be an understatement. In the midst of her creative doldrums, she meets David Lisey, a gifted musician who is in desperate need of someone like Yara to inspire him. By giving him a shattered heart, Yara thinks she might motivate him, but David thinks that all he needs is love from Yara.

Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould

Her lifelong ambition has always been to record an album, so Laura and her closest friend, Kate, come to New York City to pursue it together. They meet and fall in love, but their romance is cut short and she no longer pursues her aspirations. Marie, the daughter of Laura’s ex-lover, wants to know more about her mother’s history, but Laura refuses to look back at what may have been. Even Nevertheless, the support of her closest friend and Marie makes it tough for Laura to abandon her aspirations.

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

There are thirteen separate narratives in this story, which are linked by numerous characters and span several years. A former punk rocker turned record executive, Bennie Salazar and his aide Sasha are central to each story. Many different points of view about music, salvation, PowerPoints, and the passage of time are explored by the reader.

Doxology by Nell Zink

Punk band Pam, Daniel and Joe are working hard in the late 1990s to produce successes for their band, but unexpected events begin to occur within the group. Joe’s music career soars, culminating in the band’s breakup, as Pam and Daniel welcome their first child, Flora. They labor together to help each other succeed until the events of September 11th, 2001, come crashing down around them. During the 2016 presidential race, Flora works tirelessly to promote environmental and political reform.

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