I must admit I have actually enjoyed the recent miserable weather we have experienced over the last couple of days. It has given me an excuse to stay indoors and catch up on some reading. As an avid reader, I find that people love to recommend me books on every genre and quality, so I constantly feel as though need to ‘catch up’ on my reading. Even though realistically I don’t think that is possible, because each day and week I discover a new book that I must read. I am just a person with a big pile of books on her bed side table.
So, I was ill prepared for the book at the top of that pile, an unconventional romantic comedy, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project was a novel I could not put down. Rarely do I find male protagonist like Don Tillman, uncomfortable and heartwarmingly cringeworthy. He reminded me of Sheldon from TV show The Big Bang Theory, as he applies his analytical thinking and research background in genetics to find a wife, resulting in the most comical approach.
Enter Rosie, the polar opposite of Don encapsulating everything that he deems to be an undesirable characteristic of the future Mrs Tillman; smoker, vegetarian (excluding sustainable seafood) and not at all athletic. Meanwhile, Rosie is on a project of her own, to find her biological father, through a relationship of coincidences Don is able to bend his ethics, against his better judgement and for reasons unknown to him to assist Rosie on her quest.
With no understanding of social cues and an inability to decipher basic female seduction techniques, (note to any gentlemen readers – a girl asks if you think she is sexy, and you think she is, say yes) he begins to realise love has no method or reason.
A must read for summer, light and fun to throw in your beach bag and read on the sand, the perfect holiday novel or simply for a rainy day. So put it on your book list and you won’t be disappointed with this delightful read inspiring the inner romantic inside all of us.