Book Review: Someday, Someday, Maybe

Today I wanted to talk about another book I recently found while on a browse through the library. Being a huge fan of Gilmore Girls, when I caught sight of a cute looking novel with Lauren Graham listed as the author, I instantly wanted to read it.

Now, I’m well aware of the fact that just because somebody is an adorable and talented actress, it does not mean they will be a similarly talented author, which is what makes reading such books somewhat of a risky endeavor. But I decided to take my chances, and I’m very glad that I did.

Someday, Someday, Maybe is a story about Franny Banks, a girl who dreams of being an actress and lives in New York City, struggling to make ends meet and to make her dreams come true. If you are a fan of Gilmore Girls for its quirky, yet lovable characters and its endearingly awkward situations you will love this book. That energy was so wonderfully inherent within the story, yet it still had a unique sense of Graham’s voice to it that added to it’s charm.

The story was set in the year 1995, definitely something of a nostalgic throwback for the author to reminisce on her own experiences. Something that added to the overall experience of reading the book was the Filofax planner pages scattered throughout the story filled with random doodles and scribbled appointments, as well as the voicemails left on Franny’s answering machine from everyone from her father to her acting agent.

Basically it was a sweet, lighthearted read that was somehow also full of gravity. It was about a woman with an impossible dream who wasn’t willing to give up on it. It chronicles her ups and downs, her anxieties and fears of failure, embarrassing experiences she has along the way, and several twists in her love life, as she learns who she is and reconnects with why she wanted to become an actress in the first place.

I found this book to be worth reading as a story about one person’s journey to finding themselves through the avenue of not giving up on their dreams. It was cute, inspiring, and super relatable (at least for me). There’s this one scene where Franny goes in for an interview with an acting agency and she’s waiting for the agent to come in and interview her in a conference room with a bunch of chairs, and she has this whole inner dialogue where she’s super paranoid about her choice of chair, and what where she chooses to sit will tell the agent about whether or not she’ll be successful, and it makes me laugh so hard because I totally relate to overthinking small, ridiculous decisions in situations like that, but when you are looking at it from an outside standpoint you realize how ridiculous it actually is.

Basically, if you’re looking for a fun, heartwarming read you should definitely consider reading Someday, Someday, Maybe.

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