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Convince Me To Read: THE ROSIE PROJECT

Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich

I’m incredibly hesitant about reading brand new books. I get nervous about investing my time in titles that are so new there aren’t usually a ton of reader reviews (which I trust much more than newspaper reviews). Because of that, I’m going to throw out some titles here, on Book Riot, and see what YOU think of them. I’m going to ask you to convince me to read it (or not to read it), below in the comments. Those of you who have read it will get a chance to say what you think, those of you who are hesitant to read it will get to see what other readers think. Only rule: no spoilers please!

9781476729084The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

I love books like this from the male point of view. Rainbow Rowell’s Attachments comes to mind as one of this genre that I adore (kind of the 500 Days of Summer of literature). There is a part of me that thinks I would like this book VERY much… if I didn’t already think I could guess the ending from the book flap. Sheldon Cooper meets Penny, but they actually fall in love because it’s exactly what he needed even though it’s not what you would have ever expected for him? Except, I totally expect it with this book.

So, tell me, should I even try? Is there anything remotely plot twisting in this book or is it exactly what I’m expecting? Why are so many people loving it?

Why should I (and other readers) read this book?

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