“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
Happy Tuesday friends!
You’ve probably opened up this post & are a tad confused at how NON-MURDER-Y this book looks. Waiting for Tom Hanks” doesn’t exactly sound like my go-to gory, murder mystery. Although if it ended up being that kinda book, talk about a plot twist! But no, my blog hasn’t been hacked by some rom-com loving, warm hearted bookworm. If I’m being honest, Instagram made me buy it. In case you need a few reasons as to why I made this purchase…
1) I LOVE Tom Hanks … so …
2) How cute is this cover!?
3) I thought I needed a little break from my usual horror novels & read something that for once had a happy ending. PLUS, I’ve definitely been in the mood for something a little more cheery and this book looked like it would help me with that.
So without further ado, lets jump right into book review #4….
Title: “Waiting for Tom Hanks”
Author: Kerry Winfrey
Price: $20.00 CAD (from Indigo)
Number of pages: 320
Started Reading: April 20th
Finished Reading: July 4th
Goodreads score: 3.58/5
A rom-com-obsessed romantic waiting for her perfect leading man learns that life doesn’t always go according to a script in this delightfully charming and funny novel.
Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight.
When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days…can he?
After seeing this beautifully colorful book on Instagram, I could not get to an Indigo fast enough to buy it! It seemed to be a rather short lived love affair, (I’m not sure what I was expecting when I opened the book), but after the first few pages I wasn’t sure how I was going to get through this. It was obviously MUCH different than the types of books I was used to reading and 320 pages seemed like it was going to take a lifetime to finish. After forcing myself to get through the first couple of chapters, my heart started to warm up to the story line and I had to find out if Annie met her “Tom Hanks”.
This book was super easy to read & even easier to follow as it was told from one persons perspective. That was a nice change since the last couple of books I’ve read have alternated from past to present, or from a few different points of view. The story line was light hearted & had a kind of whimsical feel to it. Definitely a feel good book!
For anyone who likes these kinds of rom-com romance books, it’s a definite must read.
What’s your typical go to genre?
Thanks for stopping by & until next time,