Thursday, February 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Throwback Thursday is a new feature at Reading Lark. We'll still be doing some Book Boyfriend Posts and Book BFF Posts on Thursdays as well, but the Larks wanted a little variety on Thursdays. Throwback Thursday will allow us to throwback to some of the reads we've loved -- whether it's a book reviewed last year, a book we hid under the covers to read as a teen, or a picture book from our childhood -- we hope you'll enjoy reliving the memories as much as we do!

Someday, Someday, Maybe
By: Lauren Graham
Published: 2013
Julie's review of Someday, Someday, Maybe

As I was looking back through my past reviews, this title caught my eye and I wanted to feature it as a TBT post because I enjoyed it so much the first time I read it. In Someday, Someday, Maybe Lauren Graham (yes, that Lauren Graham) is just as witty and as poignant on the page as she is on screen. The story is your basic "20-someting girl tries to make it in the big city" but with a heart and understanding I wasn't expecting. The extra, for readers of an age to remember the 90's fondly, ;) is the time period -- people wear scrunchies, and watch Leeza, and wear their overalls with one side hanging down. All in all a great read and one I'd recommend to just about anyone!

Summary via 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.

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