Someday, Someday, Maybe

Someday, Someday, Maybe

by Lauren Graham
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Someday, Someday, Maybe 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Deidra_Simply_Books More than 1 year ago
A Book Full of Lauren Graham Humor!  I'm a Gilmore fan.  I bawled when the the finale aired.  BAWLED.  So when I saw a debut novel by THE Lauren Graham, I knew that I had to read it.  I honestly had to expectations other than I knew it would be funny edging towards snarky.  And my dear readers, it was that indeed.  I'm not going to re-summarize the story.  The summary above does a decent job of that.  I'm going to give you the low-down on the book though.  Lauren Graham depicts a great deal of her personality into this story.  There was a reason that people loved Gilmore Girls, and a big chunk of that reason was the quirky personality Lauren Graham played.  There was so much of that kind of personality in the book complete with the long-winded and super humorous rants.  The book is full of light humor, and the struggles of a woman trying to make it in the world of theater as an actress.  The story may be predictable, but the refreshing perspective full of humor and clever wit was a huge selling point for me.  Since I am not normally one to really get into chick-lit, liking this book was a pretty big deal.  Franny, the main character, is incredibly self-depracting in a way that I actually admired and related to.  She wants success, but she struggles with getting it on her own terms with her dignity in tact.  She ends up in a relationship with a guy that is just all wrong.  But there is an incredibly sweet guy waiting that just adores her.  Dan is probably one of the sweetest and awkward characters I've met in awhile.   The book may be chick-lit, but the story is well-thought out and relatable.  I appreciated the story I was being told, and enjoyed spending some time reading the words of Lauren Graham.  Also, the character is named after Franny from J.D. Salinger's short story.  I love it when authors include that story into their own.   Low Points:  It was pretty predictable.  I had to spend more time with James, a love interest, than I would have liked.  There was a bit of flip flopping on Franny's part that drove me a lot crazy at times.  High Points:  Well of course the humor.  There were a lot of scenes that if I just pictured Ms. Graham doing them, they became even funnier in my mind.  I loved the 90's references and reading the different messages left on her answering machine.  *I honestly miss the old-fashioned answering machines.*  Also ever so once in a while, Franny's Filofax pages are shown, and it was fun to read the different things written on them.   Who Should Read It:  Did/do you love Gilmore Girls?  If you enjoyed the humor of the show, you will probably enjoy the book.  Lovers of chick-lit and light fiction may enjoy it as well.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book while in the hospital... I'm afraid I may have woken other patients up with my laughter. I consumed the book in less than 24 hours. It's light hearted, easy and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Totally raised my spirits when they were at their lowest.
CandyCain More than 1 year ago
I am a Lauren Graham fan, and I LOVED Gilmore Girls. But I'm not a fan of Someday, Someday, Maybe. The story is slow and there is not much about the characters that keeps me interested. And as much as I love the quirky humor of Gilmore Girls and the rambling, incoherent but somehow charming banter, it just does not translate well on a page. "uh" expressed verbally can sound delightfully awkward, but on a written page only disrupts the natural flow to a story. I can't finish this, because I would be forcing myself to do so.
Maddy77 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! Anyone who is a fan of Lauren Graham will appreciate the tone and humor of the story, though even those unfamiliar with her will be able to enjoy it. I found the main character, Franny, to be extremely relatable and funny, similar to Graham herself. She takes her dreams seriously yet doesn't take herself too seriously, and she believes she can be successful even while suffering from lack of confidence. She is a contradiction and yet because of that would be relatable to most 20 something girls who are just starting out. Anyone though, will be able to appreciate the complexities of what it's like to chase a dream so desperately while knowing it might never actually come true. What I loved most about Franny is how witty and hopeful she is; it made her thoughts a pleasure to read. I can definitely see this book being made into a film or series and look forward to the next installment which I understand Graham has already begun undertaking.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A 20 something woman has spent the last 2.5 years trying to make her mark in New York City on the theater world and just can't seem to catch a break.  As things start going in a good direction, she must take a step back and make some decisions.   Franny and her two room mates were great, I definitely felt like they were truly New Yorkers and showed the true struggle to make it in New York in the entertainment industry.  The inclusion of Franny's calendar with the dates was a great addition - it gave the book character.  There is nothing I would change about this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Lauren Graham and was excited to read this book and I was not disappointed! It was like going back in time and being a fly on the wall watching what it must be like to be a struggling actor living in NYC fighting to make a dream come true...and the heartaches that go along with it. I would love to read more books based on the lead character and her friends because this book left me wanting more. Way to go Lauren Graham...don't stop now!!!!
junebugOH More than 1 year ago
I bought this book as a fan of Lauren Graham and the Gilmore Girls. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. The characters stuck with me long after reading and the pace was perfect for a light read. It was also very smart and funny. I hope she continues writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing!! The characters were so real, I fell in love with them.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Loved Franny Banks. She reminded me of Bridget Jones. She was very human and vulnerable. I will definitely read this again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a pretty easy read. Took me longer than I thought it should have. Some parts seemed to slow down but the story did eventually pick up.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Gilmore Girls, and I love Lauren Graham's humor. Maybe I still have Gilmore Girls heavy on the brain, but this book almost felt like I was reading what would have happened to Lorelai had she never gotten pregnant with Rory and instead moved to New York with dreams of being an actress. Franny's character was full of the fun and quirkiness that I love about Lorelai. Her whit along with her humorous ramblings when she's embarrassed or just feeling awkward will keep you giggling.
Ariesgrl More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Franny Banks has always wanted to be an actress. But life in New York, does not provide all the glitz and glam she was hoping for. With pressure from herself, and her intellectual father, Franny wonders how much longer she should wait, before her dream comes true. Using a daily planner, Franny sets deadlines, writes down her goals, and works hard at trying to land her breakout role. This is a cute, funny story of how long should one person take to chase their dreams. How does one measure success, in a career that doesn’t come with pay raises and the normal stepping stones? Classic ninety’s technology and livelihood are at the forefront of this story, including pages from Franny’s planner. Yes, this is a light-hearted book, but it touches on some deeper issues twenty-somethings face. Notes: This review was written for Ariesgrl Book Reviews and My Sister's Books.
ccriley1 More than 1 year ago
Like every other reviewer, I think I have to preface this review with some cold, hard facts. 1. I loved Gilmore Girls. 2. I loved Parenthood. 3. I basically love all things Lauren Graham. 4. I can’t help it! She’s so cool! Now that that is out there, I feel like I can be more honest. I picked up this book originally because of the author’s name- of course. I ended up reading it because of the storyline. Young woman seeking to be successful in a creative field whilst dealing with all the normal distractions of everyday life. Young woman trying to be successful in a creative field when everyone around her is being successful in their normal day-to-day and she doubts herself. Young woman trying to cope with all of the visions of what success looks like and what women should look like. Young woman trying to find her way when the directions aren’t clear and a deadline is looming. Sounds familiar to me, and it seems to me that any young woman trying to make it in a creative life would feel the same sense of camaraderie with Francis Banks, the main character, that I did. Franny has moved to New York and is chasing her dream of being an actress, but her self-imposed deadline of three years (if she can’t make it in three years then she’s going home and leading a normal life) is fast approaching. Then things start going right. Then they go wrong again. And I realized as I was reading that no person’s path to creative or otherwise success is ever in a straight line. I loved Franny and rooted for her the entire time, even when I felt like she was being self-sabotaging, which is one of my pet peeves. Some of her lines really resonated with me, like: “I must work harder to achieve my goal of not seeking approval from those whose approval I'm not even sure is important to me.” And “Once again, I've been thwarted by the massive difference between my vision of the successful me and the me I'm currently stuck with.” The cast of characters alongside her were funny and real, and I was rooting for them as well. I had ultimately prepared myself to be disappointed in this book. I had picked it up a few too many times and not purchased it for whatever reason. The universe seemed to not want me to read it. But I’m really glad I did. It was a delightful, easy read that left me feeling warm and fuzzy. And, not to give anything away, I have to say that I loved the ending. All the important loose ends were tied up, but not in a pretty bow. I felt that the book left me with hope, and that’s all I really needed. Hope for the future. Hope for what’s to come. Hope that a new deadline will be the right deadline. Hope that changed plans are just that, changed plans, not failures. So much hope. 4 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters Easy and entertaing read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the most enjoyable reads I've had in a long time! I loved Franny - she's the perfect combination of funny, strong, an vulnerable! Hope Lauren writes another contnuing her story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who is Lauren Graham? ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story of Franny reflects personality of author. Was a fun read and looking forward to reading the next book by Lauren Graham.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book I would recommend for anyone who wants a good book to read!
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guacamoleNYC More than 1 year ago
I love Lauren Graham and I'm liking the characters she has in her book. I'm glad I finally bought it.
KatelynRose More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a refreshing read! It didn't sound like Lorelai Gilmore. Franny was funny in her own way. It was entertaining to read someone struggling to meet their goals. Everyone has a picture of how their life is supposed to look at a given time, and so that is why this story is so relatable. Franny struggles with knowing when to "throw in the towel" when it comes to her acting career.  I adored Franny and how she was unsure about herself. Read it. 
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