The third Tuesday of every month is one of my cherished nights out: book club night. I love it because it’s made up of neighborhood women and we can all walk to meetings. We’re a diverse group, and everyone is busy with their own lives and it’s well known that you don’t have to have read the book to be able to participate. That said, I’ve always been one to finish my homework. So every month I just need to finish the assigned book and while I love to read, I also love to procrastinate. Especially with a new baby in the house, I haven’t always had time to get things done like I normally do, including reading. I got a late start on this one, but I was determined not to break my streak of reading all the books. I ended up finishing The Rosie Project in just a few days. I just couldn’t put it down!
The Rosie Project follows Don Tillman, a genetics professor at a university in Australia. He is very smart, and he also displays tendencies that place him somewhere on the Autism spectrum. Don is super organized and is rigid with following his schedule. He cooks the same thing for dinner every week, and even calculates the precise amount of wine he can drink with each meal. He decides that he would like to find a wife, and embarks on searching for one in a very calculated way using lists, charts, and surveys to find the perfect match for him. While searching for his perfect wife, he strikes up a friendship with a woman who is decidedly not perfect for him, and this throws his perfectly calculated plans for a loop.
This book was really funny, sweet, and a quick read. I loved seeing how Don saw the world and laughed out loud at some of the situations he found himself in. The Rosie Project is going to be made into a movie set to come out in 2019. I tend to think the book is always better, but I’m curious to see what they’ll do with it. If you end up loving this book, The Rosie Effect is the sequel, and I’m set to read it for our December meeting.
Wine Pairing: La Vielle Ferme Rosé
While summer tends to be traditional rosé drinking season, I really think you can rosé all year! This wine is light and dry; it’s a fun wine that pairs well with the light tone of this book. You can find this at any grocery store (we picked this up from the local Piggly Wiggly) for about $7.99.
So pour yourself a precise amount of rosé and enjoy The Rosie Project!