Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Can't Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday #336: This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry

Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event that had been hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlighted upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. I'm now linking up with "Can't-Wait Wednesday" hosted over at Wishful Endings.

From the publisher:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comes to high school in acclaimed author Katie Henry’s coming-of-age YA contemporary about a girl who accidentally falls into the world of stand-up comedy. Perfect for fans of John Green and Becky Albertalli!

Sixteen-year-old Izzy is used to keeping her thoughts to herself—in school, where her boyfriend does the talking for her, and at home, where it’s impossible to compete with her older siblings and high-powered parents.

When she mistakenly walks into a stand-up comedy club and performs, the experience is surprisingly cathartic. After the show, she meets Mo, an aspiring comic who’s everything Izzy’s not: bold, confident, comfortable in her skin. Mo invites Izzy to join her group of friends and introduces her to the Chicago open mic scene.

The only problem? Her new friends are college students—and Izzy tells them she’s one, too. Now Izzy, the dutiful daughter and model student, is sneaking out to perform stand-up with her comedy friends. Her controlling boyfriend is getting suspicious, and her former best friend knows there’s something going on.

But Izzy loves comedy and this newfound freedom. As her two parallel lives collide—in the most hilarious of ways—Izzy must choose to either hide what she really wants and who she really is, or finally, truly stand up for herself.

This Will Be Funny Someday by Katie Henry is expected to be published January 19th, 2021 by HarperCollins.

Why am I waiting on this book? I like the plot idea. I like the comparison to Mrs. Maisel. The only thing I'm not terribly keen on is what the author said is an abusive relationship between the protagonist and her boyfriend. On Goodreads the author mentions it in her review as a trigger warning. Still I think the book has a lot of potential. 

What book are you waiting on this week? Share it or a link in the comments. so we can check it out and maybe add it to our TBR lists. Thanks for coming by and Happy Reading!


  1. This one sounds like it could be great fun - hopefully the stand-up will provide an escape from the controlling, abusive boyfriend... I hope you enjoy this one, Laura:)

    1. I'm hoping the same thing about the stand-up.