One of the reasons I’m loving having joined a Book Club is the variety of book selections. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simison was our latest book that we discussed last night at our monthly meeting. I think this is our fifth book and I have yet to read one that I would have actually selected on my own. I have a genre I like and I generally stick to it. Being in a Book Club forces me to go outside of my reading norm and I get to discover beautiful stories like the Rosie Project because I’m a part of it.
I would most definitely not have picked the Rosie Project to read on my own but I just adored it.
Quick plot summary: The story is told through the eyes of Don Tillman who is an interesting guy. Let’s just say he’s socially challenged and our book club discussed that fact that had he been in a child in 2014 he definitely would have gotten a diagnosis of some kind (Aspergers?) but basically because he’s almost 40, he’s highly functioning and isn’t aware that he’s different other than having some social awkwardness. He’s a genetics professor at a university in Australia and he’s a brilliant guy who lives by a very specific schedule. (Lobster on Tuesdays!) He decides it’s time to settle down with a wife and he starts the Wife Project, a clinical process for finding a wife.
Along the way, he meets Rosie, who meets none of his Wife Project criteria yet he finds himself having feelings for her, and his life is thrown into a spin as a romance follows. It’s really cute and I read the book in LESS THAN 24 hours because I literally could not put it down.
Also, SCORE! If you have a Kindle, the Kindle version of the Rosie Project is on huge sale right now and only $1.99 for download. What do you have to lose? Download it and let me know what you think.