I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages, and I finally got around to doing so this past week. It’s written by Lauren Graham, a fantastic actress from one of my favorite shows Gilmore Girls. After finishing Watchmen, I needed something with a little less meat, so I read Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham.
The story follows a young actress as she tries to break into show business while juggling her waitressing job and her personal relationships. Part of the story is told using pages of her day planner so the reader can see into her head even further.
If you are looking for a light read, it’s great. It’s funny and sweet with clearly defined good vs. bad guys. If you’re looking for hard literature, this isn’t for you. It shows the obstacles to making an acting career happen, but doesn’t make the stakes feel particularly high. She has a back up plan for most of the book and by the time she discovers that Plan B has fallen through, it’s already pretty clear that her Plan A is going to work out. Plus, it’s pretty obvious what is going to happen and how her life is going to end up. Even though the book tries to end on a note of ambiguity, it isn’t difficult to infer what happens next.
This is my selection for a book with a love triangle although, as Franny points out, it’s actually a more complicated, realistic shape.
My most favorite thing about this book: There is a huge parallel between the main character and J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey. As a literature nut, I loved the reference.
My least favorite thing about this book: The planner pages didn’t work as well as she intended. They were great for showing passage of time and level of activity, but sometimes they got too overcrowded and difficult to read.
Who I would most like to recommend this book to: Gilmore Girls fans!
Where I read this book: I actually finished this book in Chapel Hill.
Where this book sits on my bookshelf: Between a book on women of the Bible and John Green’s Paper Towns.