Adorable, quirky and fun, this may be one of my favorite rom coms of 2019. As you may know by now, or maybe not, I’m a sucker for expertly written quirky main characters. Make Me Bad is another favorite of this year and surprise, it also has a quirky female lead. It’s my fave personality trait when reading a book. It doesn’t have to be romance either. Quirky characters in whatever genre and gender, and I’m sold. Hook, line and sinker.
The MC in Waiting for Tom Hanks is obsessed with rom com culture and is looking for her soulmate. In her mind Tom Hanks stars in some of the best rom coms out there (yeah, he kind of does) and thus is the epitome of how a soulmate should be. This leads to many obsessive moments, good reflections and emotional scenes. My favorite part was the endearing cast of characters and the relationships between them. I absolutely loved all the interactions, which felt very small town (at least the fiction/movie version of one) and I’m so happy that there will be a second companion book in the series so I can visit these characters again. Especially Gary from the diner, he was absolutely hilarious!
Rating: 4,5 stars
Release date: 2019-06-11