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Book Reviews: Someday, Someday Maybe, and Sous Chef and Because of Mr. Terupt

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Even though my book review posts have been sparse, I have been reading a lot. So I’m trying to get back into posting these by starting with the books that kept me company during late night newborn feedings last year.

If you’ve read any of these I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.  Also, tell me about what you are reading now. Anything good?

 

Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham

Someday, Someday Maybe

It’s New York City in the mid-90s. Franny is approaching a self-imposed 3-year deadline of making it as an actress. She’s done a few commercials and kind of holds down a waitressing job. She has yet to make it big though. With her 2 roommates cheering her on, Franny has an upcoming showcase that she’s decided is her last chance before moving home. Will anything come it?

I’m not going to lie. I 100% read this book because Lauren Graham wrote it. Yep, that’s right. The same Lauren Graham who starred in Gilmore Girls. I was just curious.

Someday, Someday Maybe is 100% mediocre. It wasn’t life-changing. It wasn’t thought-provoking. It was, however, entertaining enough for me to keep reading, and I did enjoy the 90s fashion references.

 

Sous Chef by Michael Gibney

Sous Chef

Another read set in New York City but this one is in the kitchen of an upscale restaurant. The whole book is set in a single 24 hour period, following a sous chef through a typical workday from beginning to end.

I spent several years waiting tables through college, but reading through a back of the house perspective was extremely fun. This is a fast-paced book that anyone from within or outside the restaurant industry can appreciate. It will be a bit more fun if you are a foodie.

 

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

Because of Mr. Terupt

This is the first book in Young Adult trilogy. The chapters alternate perspectives between 7 different students in Mr. Terupt’s 5th-grade class. Mr. Terupt is a new teacher, one that is okay with out of the box ways of reaching students. Later in the year though Mr. Terupt is in an accident and leaves his future and direction of his students in the air.

Because of Mr. Terupt has a 4.36 ranking on Goodreads, but I stray from the pack on this one. Maybe I expected too much of it. I was looking for moving, and it fell flat. The characters were stereotyped. The ultimate point was muddled in the ending.  I’ll just say this, when they are old enough, I won’t be reading this one to my kids.

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7 thoughts on “Book Reviews: Someday, Someday Maybe, and Sous Chef and Because of Mr. Terupt

  1. I’ve wondered about LG’s novel and am glad that you reviewed it here. Kind of makes me sad that LG got the chance to have a mediocre book published because of her TV fame, not because of her legitimate writing talent. So goes it, eh?

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  2. I was totally wondering if it was *the* Lauren Graham from Gilmore Girls lol thank you for clarifying that it was! Sorry to hear her book was just mediocre though. I heard she has her own memoir, too, right?

    Sous Chef definitely sounds right up my alley. I am a huge foodie & it sounds so interesting, especially that it’s only 1 day throughout the whole thing.

    I’ll stay away from that last one, for sure. Thanks for your reviews, Lacey! ♡

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    1. Yes! I haven’t read her memoir but probably will. I’m curious if her writing more in her own voice as opposed to a novel would be better.

      Yes! You are such a foodie that I bet you would have fun reading Sous Chef.

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