The Rosie Project

Thoughts trpbygs The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Simon & Schuster 2013, 304 pages

Why? Because it was touted as being a pretty entertaining read and I managed to catch a $1.99 Kindle Book Sale…

First Sentence:  “I may have found a solution to the Wife Problem.”

What’s it ABOUT? A college professor who likely could be diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome for his awkward social interaction skills and highly regimented order of thinking decides to create a survey tool to find himself a suitable companion aka “wife”. His boss who is a good friend decides to have a little fun and sends him a possible candidate who obviously 1)  is NOT suitable and 2) wouldn’t take the survey if she knew about it. She comes to the prof with a project of her own.

Of course, assumptions happen. Mayhem ensues.

What’s GOOD: Such fun! The characters you want to root for are well-drawn and never let you down. The cads and scalliwags are believable, as well. Despite what one might call a formulaic* structure, it stays fresh and delightful and surprising.

What’s NOT so good: Um… It all seemed to work for me.

FINAL THOUGHTS:  I enjoyed it immensely.

RATING: Five slices of pie.

Other REVIEWS:   Chocolates & Croissants blog calls it ADORABLE, quoting Ti at Book Chatter “it’s a gem!”, and here’s a thoroughly descriptive and enjoyable review at Write Meg!


* RomCom formula:  boy and girl totally unworkable and at odds, end up falling in love. 


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15 Responses to “The Rosie Project”

  1. 1 Ti January 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    It was a lot of fun. I am reading another one now that is fun too, but also a little sad if you think about it too much, Where’d You Go Bernadette?”

  2. 3 Sheila (Book Journey) January 31, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I loved this one too – I listened to it on audio.

  3. 4 BermudaOnion January 31, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Booking Mama loved this too and was nice enough to share her copy with me. I can’t wait to read it!

  4. 5 Kailana January 31, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I got this book, too. Hopefully I will get to it soon and enjoy it!

  5. 6 Heather February 1, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I bought this when it was on sale for Kindle, too! I haven’t read it yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

  6. 7 lakesidemusing February 1, 2014 at 10:27 am

    The kindle version was still $1.99 last time I checked…

  7. 9 Jenny @ Reading the End February 2, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Rosie Project — I’ll have to give it a try soon!

  8. 10 Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) February 2, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I bought this one when it was on super sale because it sounded like fun. I’m glad you liked it!

  9. 11 litandlife February 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I couldn’t resist the $1.99 price tag on this one recently myself but haven’t had time to get to it yet. Can’t wait!

  10. 12 stacybuckeye February 2, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I just got this one from the library for my mom to read.

  11. 13 thenovellife1 February 2, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I keep seeing this one reviewed and it sounds like such a fun entertaining read – also reminds me of that movie wasn’t Eddie Murphy in it and played a professor? ack! I can’t think of the name of it ~ but it was hilarious as well!

  12. 14 aartichapati February 2, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Yay! I just got this on my Kindle, and I’m so glad that so many people seem to love it. Not sure when I will actually get around to reading it, but I’m sure I will enjoy it when I do :-)

  13. 15 Bookfool, aka Nancy February 17, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I bought this one when it was on sale, too. LOVED it!! Good use of $1.99 (plus tax).

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