Monday, July 18, 2011

Review and Giveaway: One Day by David Nicholls

Title: One Day
Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Vintage
Published Date: 2009

Why You're Reading This Book:
  • You like a good love story
  • You're a fan of writers like Nick Hornby
  • You want to read the book before seeing the movie starring Anne Hathaway (a personal favorite of mine) and Jim Sturgess.

What's the Story?:

From "It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself."

My Two Cents:

Everyone has that one person who seems to be with you through thick and thin. Dex and Em are that for each other. The interesting thing about this book is that we only get to see Dex and Em's relationship change, grow, and sometimes break only one day a year (July 15th). This definitely added something special and unique to the book. Even though we only get to see that one day in July each year, we're still able to get a really intimate picture of Dex and Em.

While both Dex and Em are ultimately very likable characters, I really, really liked Emma. She's funny and sweet (and she is a huge reader, what's not to love). She really grow and changes so much through the book. Once very unsure of herself and her relationship with Dex, she really blooms throughout the book and comes into her own. I feel like the past few years of my life have very much been a growing period so I definitely identified with her. 

I haven't seen the movie yet but I've heard a lot of good things about it. I'm looking forward to see how just talking about one day a year translates to the screen. I think it could be just as interesting on screen as in the book.

Bottom line: this is a great book about the human condition and the way that we can be changed by those around us.

My Review:
4 out of 5 stars

Link Up!
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Enter the GoodReads “One Day Summer Reads” Sweepstakes

The Giveaway:

Thanks to Big Honcho Media and Focus Features, Two (2) winners will receive:
  • *Autographed* copies of the book (movie tie-in edition, paperback, signed by David Nicholls)
  • Clear cosmetic case
  • Necklace
  • Moleskin Journal

I am also giving away my gently used copy One Day (this book is too good not to share).

The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on Monday, July 25th, 2011.

Rules for winning one of the three prizes:
- Must be 13 or older to win
- The giveaway is open to US residents only 
- You must follow A Bookish Affair somehow
- Fill out the giveaway form below:


  1. This looks like a great book and I am looking forward to seeing the movie. I really like Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.

  2. Oh gosh - I loved this book a bunch! What a perfect summer read too! Great giveaway :)

  3. I've wanted to read this ever since I heard about the movie (didn't know it existed beforehand). Thanks for the chance to win! ~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte

  4. So I don't actually see a form—but would love to enter! It sounds like a great book. :D

    Also, Meg, I recently joined goodreads. Then I spent like two hours one night just perusing books and adding to my profile. So addicting!

  5. Aaaand, the form showed up after I left that comment. It wasn't showing up on the page before. Strange but yay!

  6. Hello, THis giveaway sounds lovely, just lovely


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