Daisy Jones and The Six is another one of those books I ignored for months even though I kept seeing it every day on Instagram. Now that I’ve finished it, I can’t believe I didn’t read it sooner as it’s right up my street! It takes place in the ’70s and follows a rock band called The Six and a young and charismatic singer, Daisy Jones.
In our current time we are used to the connections that can exist between people separated by entire countries. The Internet allows us to reach out to people we would never have heard of otherwise, and we have constant access to the thoughts of those who live across the globe from us. For that reason, we can think of those connections as unremarkable. All the Light We Cannot See takes us back to a time when the connections afforded by technology feel more rare, more special, especially in the context of the Second World War.
Yes, I bought this book because it had a picture of Queen Elizabeth II on the cover and "royal" in the title. I'm that kind of person. But, don't be discouraged by these details if you're not a fan of monarchy or if you don't know a lot about the royal family. In fact, The Gown, as its title suggest, focuses on the embroiders that worked on the Queen's (or, at that time, princess) wedding dress.