The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Loaned to me by a colleague at the end of last year, it was time to read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and return the book to her. I enjoyed this book immensely for the light, romantic read it was, and found Don, the main character, charming. His routine life and his loneliness hit close to home, as did Rosie's preoccupation with her father. 

Popular public books such as these are so good because most readers can find a bit of themselves in the main characters. And then, of course, is the Hollywood romantic notion (despite the author being Australian) that there is someone for everyone, even the most unexpected someone.

This book was originally written for a screenplay, and you can tell. (However, I had not realized that this was the film Jennifer Lawrence walked away from because of her equal pay argument.) And I would pick it up for the same reason you might watch a romcom. Read it on a long flight. Read it at the beach. Read it in the bath, as I did. It is, perhaps, not the most realistic of stories, but it will warm your heart nonetheless.

How are you going to kiss a girl if you won’t share her ice-cream?
— Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project