November Read: Maria Semple’s “Today Will be Different”

Our last read of the year will be a repeat author (Where did you go Bernedette), and promises a little light-heartedness to cap off a year of some denser reads.

See below for the review of Maria Semple’s Today will Be Different, as well as the other two suggestions from Katherine.

Named a Notable Book of 2016 by the Washington Post, one of Amazon’s Top 100 Books of the Year, one of New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable Books, one of The Guardian’s Best Books of 2016, one of NPR’s Best Books of 2016, a Must-Read Book of 2016 by PopSugar, one of EW’s 20 Best Books of

2016, one of Glamour’s Top Ten Books of the Year, and one of Kirkus Reviews’ “Best 100 Fiction Books of 2016”

Outrageously funny. But [TODAY WILL BE
DIFFERENT] cuts closer to the bone than
Bernadette did, and its main character’s
problems feel more real…. Ms. Semple is an
immensely appealing writer, and there’s
something universal in her heroine’s efforts
to get a handle on a life spinning out of
control. We may not all have long-lost sisters
who live in the most crazily status-obsessed
corners of the South, but we surely know
what she means about waking up each dawn
with new resolve that melts by midmorning.”–Janet Maslin, New York Times

 

Almost Reads:

  • The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony
  • Hamilton, Ron Chernow
  • Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate
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