Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

If you want another book full of joy and whimsy, try these…

The Summer Book by Tove Jansson for a story of people (a grandmother and granddaughter) connecting

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde for a quirky story suffused with a love of books and stories

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion for a joyfully unexpected romance

The Humans by Matt Haig for a look at what it means to be human

My October TBR

  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami - I want to read this eversince.
  • Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland - TBR Jar
  • Warm Bodies by Isaac Marions - TBR Jar
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (ebook) - BookishPinoys October BOTM
I haven’t changed my mind. That’s the point! I want to spend my life with you even though it’s totally irrational. And you have short earlobes. Socially and genetically there’s no reason for me to be attracted to you. The only logical conclusion is that I must be in love with you.
—  Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion 

An ideal summer read The Rosie Project is a feel-good book to take on long road trips, flights or even to the beach for a day. Its heart-warming and humorous nature begins when Don Tillman, a brilliant professor go genetics designs a sixteen-page severe to finding his wife called the Wife Project. After his sweet old neighbor confess that he would make a good husband, Don knows he has to find the perfect partner. Although Don is keen on finding a wife with the help of math and analytics by filtering out the drinkers, the smokers and late arrivals, he does not understand human behavior, which is the cause of Asperger syndrome – he does not know he has.  

Fortunately he finds an adequate match - Rosie Jarman. She is intelligent beautiful and tough, but she is also on her own quest; she wants to find her biological father. Soon, Don and Rosie collaborate on The Father Project which forces Don to confront the tornado that is Rosie. 

Sweet and funny, we like The Rosie Project because it introduces a strong female protagonist. Rosie does not need saving. She is flawed and strong. As cheesy as it sounds, The Rosie Project reinforces the idea that a person does not find love, love finds them. 

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