I just finished a wonderful, fun, heart warming book The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion.
Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie―and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.
The story is told from Don's point of view and at first I had a hard time understanding what he was thinking or what was taking place. Then I realized Don is exactly like Jim Parsons character, Sheldon, in the TV show The Big Bang Theory.
At times, he thinking is hilarious! He is extremely literal and doesn't understand why others don't think they way he does...things are so obvious! He knows everyone thinks he is weird because he looks at the world differently. But what I enjoyed, was that he believes everyone else is weird because they didn't view the world as he does. He is the normal one.
Then he meets Rosie. She pulls him out of his routine. Rosie wants to find out who her biological father is and Don decides to help her out. In doing so, they travel, meet new people and he discovers that his weirdness isn't all that bad.
I would highly recommend this book! It's a quick read, but an enjoyable one too!