Monday, January 12, 2015

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The Rosie Effect

Top Five Reasons This Novel Caught Andrea's Eye:
1. It reminded me that I need to read The Rosie Project. Several Larks love that one!
2. The summary claims these are unforgettable characters. Who doesn't want to read about awesome characters?
3. Nicole will be reading and reviewing this one.
4. This sounds like a romantic comedy - one of my favorite genres.
5. The cover is whimsical.

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because— surprise!—Rosie is pregnant. 

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. 

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most. 

Graeme Simsion first introduced these unforgettable characters in The Rosie Project, which NPR called “sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where’d You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally.” The San Francisco Chronicle said, “sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud.” If you were swept away by the book that’s captivated a million readers worldwide, you will love The Rosie Effect.

We have one copy of The Rosie Effect to give to one of our lucky readers. This giveaway is open to residents of the US. You must be 18+ years of age to win. The prize will be sent by the publisher; Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery.

The giveaway runs from January 12-19. Winner will be notified via email on January 20.


  1. I've seen this book on several recommended lists. I'm thinking my book club should read it.

  2. I love the bicycle built for two on the cover! The Rosie Effect sounds like a very entertaining read with great characters! Thanks!

  3. I enjoyed a friend's copy, but never got a copy for myself. I'd love to re-read it, and then read the next in the series. Thanks!

  4. I read the Rosie Project. The book is so good that I wonder if there will be a second book. I just love Don's perceptive of the ideal woman in the first book. I would like to see if Don and Rosie's relationship goes to the next step.

  5. Who doesn't love a good rom-com, as you so wonderfully put it? I think the story sounds really cute and would be a good read for the kind of mood I've been in lately. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! :)

  6. I would love to win because I enjoyed The Rosie Project and I would like to find out what happens next.

  7. It sounds so sweet!


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