30 Days of Books: Day 1 – Your favourite book

Read: Love, Rosie by Ceclia Ahern
Stars: Five

Already, this challenge is difficult for me! I must admit that I don’t have a “favorite” book, although there are many that I will read over and over again.  They are like comfort food or a security blanket.  Love, Rosie is one of those books for me. It’s epistolary style draws me in and the plot, though I know it well, keeps me reading for hours. I’ve tried to analyze why I like it so much here for you.

Rosie Dunn, the protagonist, is smart, funny and fully flawed.  One of the reasons I love this book so much is that I identify with her – not in her life experiences, but in her personality.  No matter what happens to her, she stays positive and looks to make the best of her situation.  Her story is the embodiment of the saying, “Life is what happens while you’re busy making plans.”  However, Rosie’s personality is only one part of the story.

There’s also Alex, her best friend and a strong addition to my fictional-character crush list (source of a future blog post? hmmm).  They remain friends despite the physical and emotional distances that separate them throughout the story.  I don’t want to spoil too much, but Katie is another favorite character, especially later in the story.

But the deep, somewhat shameful, real reason that I love Love, Rosie? The romance.  The very romantic and sweet ending despite all the twists and turns of the plot.  It’s not much of a surprise, but it gets me every time.  This is a book for women who have ever had unrequited love or felt like their love life was falling apart.  It’s for eternal optimists who still believe love will save the day.  So on a rainy day, take your tea and your blanket and curl up on the sofa with Rosie Dunn. 

30 Days of Books Challenge

Day 01 – Your favourite book

Day 02 – Least favourite book 

Day 03 – A book that completely surprised you (bad/good)

Day 04 – A book that reminds you of home

Day 05 – A non-fiction book that you actually enjoyed

Day 06 – A book that makes you cry

Day 07 – A book that’s hard to read

Day 08 – An unpopular book you believe should be a bestseller

Day 09 – A book you’ve read more than once 

Day 10 – The first novel you remember reading

Day 11 – The Book that made you fall in love with reading

Day 12 – A book so emotionally draining you couldn’t complete it or had to set aside for a bit

Day 13 – Favorite childhood book

Day 14 – Book that should be on hs/college required reading list

Day 15 – Favorite book dealing with foreign culture

Day 16 – Favorite book turned movie

Day 17 – Book turned movie and completely desecrated

Day 18 – A book you can’t find on shelves anymore that you love

Day 19 – A book that changed your mind about a particular subject (non-fiction)

Day 20 – A book you would recommend to an ignorant/racist/closed minded person

Day 21 – A guilty pleasure book

Day 22 – Favourite series

Day 23 – Favourite romance novel

Day 24 – A book you later found out the author lied about

Day 25 – Favourite autobiographical/biographical book

Day 26 – A book you wish would be written

Day 27 – A book you would write if you had all the resources

Day 28 – A book you wish you never read

Day 29- An author that you completely avoid/hate won’t read

Day 30 – An author that you will read whatever they put out


Author: Lisa M Fry

Freelance writer & copy-editor. Book lover. Feminist. American in London.

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