The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion

the rosie project, books, book, Graeme SimsionSynopsis (from amazon)

‘I’m not good at understanding what other people want.’

‘Tell me something I don’t know . . .’

Love isn’t an exact science – but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don’s never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’ – throwing Don’s safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he’s feeling?


Everyone in the book blogosphere seems to have read The Rosie Project, and most of those people have loved it, I’ve not seen one negative review. I am no exception. I loved The Rosie Project.

It was cute and funny, and romantic, and quirky. Don was such a unique, yet believable character. He was a little bit of a less asexual Sheldon Cooper (of The Big Bang Theory).

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Rosie is Don’s complete antithesis, but, for some reason, it works. Rosie takes Don completely out of his comfort zone, she helps him to relax.  Don is so clever, but he’s blind when it comes to women, when it comes to Rosie. It means you see lots of times that Don is being clueless, you want someone to come and show him everything objectively- I think that could have worked for him.

I did love Don as a character. I loved reading the story through his voice. He obviously cares about things, he always works really hard at everything, but he doesn’t understand that you can’t learn everything from books, or in an intellectual way. It’s kind of adorable.

When looking for reviews of The Rosie Project I found out that a sequel is coming out this year. I’m excited to see the sequel but not sure if it will really work, especially if it was written just because The Rosie Project itself was so popular. I fear it won’t meet up to the amazingness of The Rosie Project, but I’ll still read it.


Buy it:

Paperback (£3.80)

Kindle (£2.99)

Hardback (£9.52)

Other reviews:

Giraffe Days

The Little Reader Library


Under A Gray Sky

So Many Books, So Little Time

Sam Still Reading

As The Crowe Flies (And Reads!)

Words For Worms

No Page Left Behind


Leeswammes Blog

Farm Lane Books

What Hannah Read

Have I missed your review? Leave me a link in comments and I will add it here.



Filed under Fiction review, Humour, Romantic

9 responses to “The Rosie Project- Graeme Simsion

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  2. I’m glad you enjoyed this book as much as everyone else! I was a bit worried when I first heard there’d be a sequel, but now I know it is about him trying to look after a baby I have high hopes it will be just as good. Fingers crossed!


  3. So glad you enjoyed this one too! I remember how much I enjoyed reading it. I didn’t know there was going to be a sequel! Thanks for linking to my review! x


  4. I loved this one too (my review is here and like you I have reservations about the sequel (I worry it will be full of stereotypical parenting-related jokes) but will still read it!


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