Monday, 6 October 2014

Book Club #8 - The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project had been on my to-read list ever since it came out. It became one of those elusive books that I wanted, but never got around to buying, which is always a shame. This carried on for some time until I spotted it on my local library shelf - in hardback, no less! I whizzed through it pretty quickly, which is always a good sign! 

Cor, look at the off-centre, creasiness of that! 
If The Rosie Project hasn't caught your eye before, the gist of the story is that Don, a middle-aged autistic professor, sets up the perfect solution to his Wife Problem - a detailed questionnaire to filter out all the women who are a waste of time. But, hold your horses, readers! This isn't an anti-feminism novel, or anything absurd like that, but a fun and intelligent look at how someone like fictional Don might go about finding a wife. 

Does something plot-twisting happen in chapter 10? Or did I just flick open at this page? Only time will tell...
Despite the fact that everyone was telling me how great this book is, I was a little sceptical. Surely no book about dating or questionnaires could be that funny, or that captivating? As it turns out, The Rosie Project was all kinds of wonderful, and I even laughed out loud at a few points. I felt like all the characters were well thought out, and were given enough of a history to understand, and the blunt remarks from Don were always perfectly placed. 

I would definitely suggest reading The Rosie Project to anyone and everyone. 
Have you read The Rosie Project?

Chelsea xo


  1. I downloaded this to my Kindle not knowing what to expect. But my name is Rosie so I had to try! I read it 2 weeks ago, on a sun lounger in Greece. It was the perfect holiday read! And out of the three books I read whilst away, the one I enjoyed the most. Apparently there's a sequel? xx

  2. I have no idea what this book is but if you love it then I'm going to have to give it a go. Xx

  3. Can we just talk about how amazing you look in your new sidebar image for a second?!

    On a second note, this does sound like it would be a nice, fun easy read which is what you just need sometimes!


    Water Painted Dreams xo

  4. I do quite like this book too! I think it is a cheerful little read, and I usually read a lot of crime/thrillers/history books so it was a nice change :) x

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  5. It's a really fun read, I don't think I've heard a single bad review! x

  6. Why thank you! :) It is a great read - so refreshing when you have a mountain of uni books that need reading... x

  7. Yeah, I think it's called The Rosie Effect, but I could be wrong! I really enjoyed it, it's perfect for a holiday read xx

  8. Ooh, I read this when we were up in Edinburgh in August - it's such a fab story! I'm really looking forward to the sequel and I think there's rumours of a film at some point as well? :-) xx

  9. I read this a few weeks ago and found it delightful. Can't wait to read the next one.

  10. yes, I heard that rumour too! I would LOVE to see Jon Hamm as Don (but that might be because I loved him as Don in Mad Men) xx

  11. Me too, it was such a nice read! I hope the next one is just as good :)

  12. You should read it, it really is as good as everyone says!


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