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One Day: The Last Great Read of the Summer

oneday.pngWe've got one more week to go until summer is officially over and that means, we have one more book to recommend to our readers before you dive into all that back to school madness. Thanks to my good friend Julia Beck, who runs Forty Weeks, she recommended I read One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)
by David Nicholls, a novel which spans three decades and captures the friendship, roller coaster careers and romance between Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley. (Incidentally, Julia got her recommendation from her friend JodiFur - so thank you, thank you, thank you Jodi for your fabulous book pick!)

Let me first say, that One Day has all the ingredients that I absolutely adore about books - it's set in London (I love British chick lit). It starts out as the pair are graduating college in the 1980's (check, I went to college in the 80's too) and it tells the story of Dex and Em's on again, off again friendship/relationship over the course of more than 20 years. I started the book on the way to Maine and couldn't put down my Kindle on the drive home - my hubby was thrilled about that one. All I can say is, run, don't walk and BUY THIS BOOK! It's being made into a movie starring Anne Hathaway - although I would have preferred to have seen it made 10 years ago with Minnie Driver and Hugh Grant but I'm a sucker for British actors and actresses. Plus, there's an incredible twist near the end that had me crying while reading the remaining chapters. My family of course made fun of me since I've been known to cry during iCarly, but seriously - if you are on the lookout for a fabulous summer read as we wind up this season, then One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)
is the book for you.

Posted in: Blog, Book Club on 08/29/2010


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