Book Review: One Day by David Nicholls

One Day by David Nicholls


I must confess that occasionally I can be a bit of a book snob and if I see lots of people on the tube reading the same popular book, I normally avoid that book. Maybe I’m not a snob, maybe I just like to be individual.

So I didn’t really give it a second thought a few years back when the tube advertising and commuters reading material was all about One Day by David Nicholls. However, a trusted book worm friend finally persuaded me to read the book.

To be honest, it certainly is easy reading, but that doesn’t matter. It grabs you right from the start with the witty humour of the main characters Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew.

I loved the format of the book, we meet the characters on the 15 July 1988 and each chapter is dedicated to where they both are on the same day, every year through to 2007. It’s a great concept and really helps to engage you with their lives, after a couple of chapters the characters almost seem like old friends as you are taken through the highs, lows and frustrations. I thoroughly enjoyed working my way through the book everyday and it’s one of those books that really makes you laugh out loud. BUT,  I wish someone had warned me that I would be bawling my eyes out by the end of it…that is all I can say…I’d hate to spoil the ending for anyone!

All photography taken with my iphone5, imagery belongs to Lilo Loves.


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