A couple of years ago my family and I decided to start a book club. The book club consists of six members and we all have a difference in opinion on our go too books and wanted to read outside our comfort zone. With each book we read we have a get together where we have a cook off of sorts with a theme inspired from the book we are reading.Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Daisy Jones is the IT girl for the moment in the late sixties into the seventies. She is a woman who is a free spirit and has flings with rockstars and parties like there will be no tomorrow. Billy Dunne is the lead singer of The Six, a band that is on the cusp of becoming famous. He is ready to take the next step in his career but there is a woman, Camila that he wants by his side. This is the story of how two opposites get pulled together to team a band and an up and coming singer. Billy doesn’t like Daisy, Daisy doesn’t know what she did to garner Billy’s hostility. With all the friction and the band dynamics can they work together?
This is told in interview form and about the rise and fall of Daisy Jones and the Six. There is so much to the story going on with the spiraling Daisy who wants to sing, wants to write and is stifled for her effort. Billy who has a wife with a child on the way and is in destruction mode. The band who some are content with what they are doing while others are getting ticked at other members in the band. I thought the story was fascinating and midway through I was worried about how it would unfold because I had my favorite characters and my not so favorites and was worried that would flip toward the end. The end was a complete surprise, loved every moment of this book.
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For September we chose Daisy Jones and the Six and paired it with diner breakfast food. Due to CoVid I printed out the menu (shown above) of what everyone made, wore my apron and plated up everyone’s breakfast. We had Creamed Eggs on Toast, Huevos Rancheros Casserole, two types of quiche, bacon and home fried hashbrowns. and OJ. Everything was delicious.
We went ahead and did the cuckoos calling since most of us had read it already, new schedule below.
October The Mercies by Kiran Milwood Hargrave -theme Norwegian food
November Old Bones by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – Campfire Food
December The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – Sovlakian Food
January Vacationland: True Stories From Painful Beaches by John Hodgman – Recipes from Maine
February The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Keen – Spoon bite foods