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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
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it was amazing
bookshelves: genre-contemporary, steam-none, audiobook, read-2014


4.5 'Nerds Need Love Too' stars.

This wasn't a traditional romance novel, but I enjoyed the romantic aspect of this story quite a bit. There was also a fun and interesting journey with Don and Rosie gathering dozens of samples of DNA to determine who might be Rosie's biological father. It made me laugh quite a few times!



The hero, Don Tillman, is a 39 y/o socially inept scientist who lives his life based on strict rules. He never believed that love, romance and marriage was for him. But when a friend comments on his likeliness of being an excellent husband, he rethinks his possibilities.

Because of his lack of social awareness he reaches out to his friend and co-worker, a professor of psychology, who is experienced in human relationships. They devise a plan to help Don find a wife, and his buddy (along with his wife) advises Don nearly every step of the way.

In his quest to find the perfect wife, he creates an online dating profile with an extensive survey based on a wide range of desirable attributes, but in the meantime while he is waiting for Ms Perfect he devotes his time to helping a lady named Rosie find her biological father.



This story had a lot of fun twists and turns, and a few predictable parts. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey these two took that ultimately had them discovering more about themselves and what is truly important.

At first I couldn't imagine how the author was going to convince me that these two seemingly opposite types could fall in love and have a chance for happily-ever-after, but by the end I was a believer.

The Rosie Project is less of a romance and more of a tale of one mans journey to find love and discover some truths about himself.

By the way, I listened to this one on audiobook, and loved the narrator! I highly recommended the audio format.
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Reading Progress

November 10, 2013 – Shelved (Audiobook Edition)
January 4, 2014 – Started Reading
January 4, 2014 – Shelved
January 5, 2014 –
80.0% "Maybe not a true romance novel, but this book reminds me of why I always leaned toward dating nerds, then ultimately fell in love with and married my own OCD nerd. Good lord, I can relate!"
January 6, 2014 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Courtnie (new)

Courtnie I married my nerd too :) I'm going to read this I think.


♡Karlyn P♡ Courtnie wrote: "I married my nerd too :) I'm going to read this I think."

I really enjoyed it Courtnie! I can understand the mixed reviews, but if you can relate to dating a nerd (my husband is a physicist who often talks well over my head, and I have worked in the high-tech arena for a few decades) I think you will enjoy this one.


Booklover, Indianapolis I just read this as well and found it quite charming. Great review!


♡Karlyn P♡ Booklover, Indianapolis wrote: "I just read this as well and found it quite charming. Great review!"

Thanks Booklover!


message 5: by KatLynne (new)

KatLynne I've been wanting to read this and your review has convinced me:) Great review, KarLyn.


♡Karlyn P♡ KatLynne wrote: "I've been wanting to read this and your review has convinced me:) Great review, KarLyn."

I think you will like it KatLynne! Let me know when you read it.


♡Karlyn P♡ KatLynne wrote: "I've been wanting to read this and your review has convinced me:) Great review, KarLyn."

I think you will like it KatLynne! Let me know when you read it.


Amy | Foxy Blogs Great review, Karlyn!
I had grabbed this one while I was at the library over Christmas break but ran out of time and didn't get a chance to read it. Your review has piqued my curiosity. :)


Amanda i had marked this after finding out about the asper hero. great review, karlyn.


♡Karlyn P♡ @Amy & Amanda - I hope you enjoy it. I held off for months not sure if I would like it.


namericanwordcat Me too and I did love it.


♡Karlyn P♡ namericanwordcat wrote: "Me too and I did love it."

Good to hear Cat! ;-)


message 13: by Carisa (new)

Carisa Great review! I love nerds love stories :)


♡Karlyn P♡ Carisa wrote: "Great review! I love nerds love stories :)"

Thanks Carisa!


message 15: by Didi (new) - added it

Didi Wonderful review KarLyn, I like nerds in my romance sometimes. You should check out Animate Me, really sweet and different.


♡Karlyn P♡ Didi wrote: "Wonderful review KarLyn, I like nerds in my romance sometimes. You should check out Animate Me, really sweet and different."

Thanks Didi, I will check it out ;-)


message 17: by Christy (new)

Christy Wonderful review, Karlyn! <3


♡Karlyn P♡ Christy wrote: "Wonderful review, Karlyn! <3"

Thanks Christy!


Mollie Ah-the audiobook. I think I'll listen to it that way. I read it, liked it, but was distracted. Audiobook would Probly be best. Great review!


♡Karlyn P♡ This was really good on audio Mollie, I do recommend it. Let me know what you think.


message 21: by Pam (new)

Pam Great review, ♡KarLynP♡ :))


Trewen I listened to the audio version as well and I had so much fun listening. It was great.
Perfect review!


message 23: by Mo (new) - added it

Mo Nice review.


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