Saturday, January 17, 2015
Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
Summary from Goodreads:
Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works.
Meanwhile, she dreams of doing "important" work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing liquid and peanut butter commercials. It's hard to tell if she'll run out of time or money first, but either way, failure would mean facing the fact that she has absolutely no skills to make it in the real world. Her father wants her to come home and teach, her agent won't call her back, and her classmate Penelope, who seems supportive, might just turn out to be her toughest competition yet.
Someday, Someday, Maybe is a funny and charming debut about finding yourself, finding love, and, most difficult of all, finding an acting job.
I'm in the middle of rewatching Gilmore Girls so I thought it was about time I read this book. I enjoyed her debut novel even though it isn't the type of genre I usually read, it was light and interesting. And like most of the novels I like I connected with the main character, Franny, and how she was trying to get her dream despite people and things getting in her way.
It did drag in parts for me, but it managed to pick up by the end of the novel. And I wanted a whole lot more of Jane and Dan her roommates and less of some other characters.
I recommend checking this out, it was a great first novel and I hope she writes more in the future.
Three out of five stars