ONE DAY by David Nicholls

I know, I am not supposed to be looking at new books right now.

But. This one looked so cool. I read about it on Very Short List, which I refuse to unsubscribe from. And I *may* have to pursue it. It's called One Day, by David Nicholls. From VSL:

Nichols In the funny, sweet and completely engrossing novel One Day by David Nicholls, Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew first meet on July 15, 1988, at the end of their time at university, where they end up in bed together. After that, the book checks in with them on the same day each year, spanning two decades of up-and-down friendship.

The pair comes from different backgrounds—Dexter is handsome, confident and well-off; Emma is brilliant, from more modest means, and struggles to find her way after graduation as Dexter’s career takes off in television. But with each passing year, the tables begin to turn, and their always fraught friendship endures increasingly grown-up challenges. The friendship at the heart of this novel is best expressed within the pitch-perfect dialogue/banter between the two. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to read it without envisioning a movie—and sure enough, one is already in production.

This is like a cupcake sitting next to me – major temptation. Do I request a copy? Or do I stay faithful to the book bankruptcy code? I will keep you in suspense. 🙂


  • June 16, 2010 - 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Oooh! Go for it! Just call me an enabler!

  • June 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    The description reminds me a bit of that movie from the 80s called Same Time, Next Year. I think Alan Alda was one of the stars.
    I’ll watch for your review!

  • June 16, 2010 - 4:09 pm | Permalink

    That sounds really great. Even if you don’t want it, I might request it. Who’s the American publisher?

  • June 16, 2010 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    @Rachel – oh believe me, I want it. I am trying to be good. 🙂 It’s Vintage.
    @Mary – totally. In fact, the VSL post refers to that movie – Same Time, Next Year. Such a sad movie.
    @Julie – you are a bad influence!

  • June 16, 2010 - 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! If it makes you feel better, I came home from BEA with 70 books, and I already have 4 in my wishlist on amazon. Pathetic. But I just can’t stop myself — you’re a stronger woman than I!

  • June 16, 2010 - 5:39 pm | Permalink

    It sounds really good. I might try my library.

  • June 16, 2010 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Gail. The temptation is great and we are only human, no? I blame the tempter and absolve us of responsibility!
    By the way, Goldengrove arrived today!

  • Kiki
    June 16, 2010 - 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Get it! Sounds awesome!

  • Amy W.
    June 17, 2010 - 6:48 am | Permalink

    Sounds amazing! Go for it!

  • June 17, 2010 - 11:55 am | Permalink

    you should DEFINITELY read it, because as I discovered when I went to add it to my paperbackswap wish list, the author also wrote Starter for 10 (also known as A Question of Attraction), which was a great book that was made into an even more awesome movie with James McAvoy.

  • Amy W.
    June 17, 2010 - 2:17 pm | Permalink

    I just ran out and bought it!! You HAVE to read it now…so I’ll have someone to talk to about it! xoxoxo

  • June 17, 2010 - 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Oh just go ahead and buy it…I just Kindled mine yesterday because it sounds so good…

  • June 17, 2010 - 10:02 pm | Permalink

    This one sounds good… but stay strong! It’ll be there when book bankruptcy is over 🙂

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