One of the most enjoyable books I've ever read is Maria Semple's Where'd You Go Bernadette. So I was excited to see that Semple had a new book coming out, Today Will Be Different. I went into this book with such high hopes because of the previous novel that this one was just okay to me. Had I not read the previous one, maybe I wouldn't enjoyed it more. Read it, and let me know what you think.
My rating: 3.5 stars
Summary from goodreads:
A genius novel from the author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette,
about a day in the life of Eleanor Flood, forced to abandon her small
ambitions when she awakes to a strange, new future unfolding.
knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She
will shower and get dressed. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons
after dropping off her son, Timby. She won't swear. She will initiate
sex with her husband, Joe. But before she can put her modest plan into
action-life happens. Today, it turns out, is the day Timby has decided
to fake sick to weasel his way into his mother's company. It's also the
day Joe has chosen to tell his office-but not Eleanor-that he's on
vacation. Just when it seems like things can't go more awry, an
encounter with a former colleague produces a graphic memoir whose
dramatic tale threatens to reveal a buried family secret.
WILL BE DIFFERENT is a hilarious, heart-filled story about reinvention,
sisterhood, and how sometimes it takes facing up to our former selves to
truly begin living.