Six major Taylor Jenkins Reid books including Daisy Jones & The Six (Kim Mogg / NationalWorld)Six major Taylor Jenkins Reid books including Daisy Jones & The Six (Kim Mogg / NationalWorld)
Six major Taylor Jenkins Reid books including Daisy Jones & The Six (Kim Mogg / NationalWorld)

World Book Day: six Taylor Jenkins Reid books to read as Daisy Jones & The Six show due on Amazon

World Book Day is coinciding with the eagerly-awaited Amazon Prime Video release of Daisy Jones & The Six, hence we look at the top Taylor Jenkins Reid books to consume in tribute for the big day

It’s World Book Day today (2 March) where people come together to celebrate the art of reading across the globe, whilst helping children access books more easily. Even though the day tends to focus on a younger population - it is a great day for adults to equally enjoy the event. And with the release of Daisy Jones & The Six on Amazon Prime on 3 March, what better time to look at author Taylor Jenkins Reid’s other bestsellers.

Jenkins Reid catapulted to critical acclaim with her book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo in 2017, which showcased the first of her autobiographical style of writing. Written as if it was an interview, the 39-year-old is known for her historical literary fiction, which paved the way for her next big success Daisy Jones & The Six. ‘DJ&6’, as it has been lovingly dubbed by fans, was picked up swiftly by Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon’s production  company, Hello Sunshine, as a TV series, which is due out shortly.

The American writer herself is no stranger to the big screen, having majored in media studies and started her career in film production. However, she quickly switched to publishing after signing with her first literary agent at age 24. Her resume is impressive according to Marie Claire, as it includes co-writing the Hulu series Resident Advisors, which was produced by Elizabeth Banks, and her first book released in 2015 Forever, Interrupted, was also optioned and had actress Dakota Johnson in the main role.

The most surprising fact is that Jenkins Reid was apparently inspired by Friends star Jennifer Aniston to become a writer. Speaking to the magazine, she said: "Meeting Jennifer Aniston, because I'd been such a huge, huge fan of Friends, was so incredible that it gave me something I felt like I had to write about. I was working in feature casting at the time and I found out that she would be coming in to the office. I emailed all of my friends to tell them and since everyone said they wanted to know how it went, I wrote a story about it and sent it out to them all. That was the first time I sat down and wrote something for fun. And I was surprised by just how fun it was."

Since then, the author has gone from strength to strength, winning numerous accolades for her "famous women quartet," the last of which she finished in 2022. Hence here is a list of some of the books you should read by the cult writer.

You can watch Daisy Jones & The Six on Amazon Prime from 3 March, 2023.

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