116 – One Day by David Nicholls

Yes, yes…I know it’s been forever since I’ve written anything on here.  I’ll say right now.  Life has gotten busy.  Work has been crazy.  I haven’t even made much progress with the two books I’m reading.  I’m able to post this book because I listened to it while at work.  I think that’s the only way I’ll get caught up on my goal.  Yikes!

Anyway, I’ve wanted to read this book for some time.  I thought the premise sounded wonderful and I was so excited to finally get to it.  Here’s the Goodreads summary.

“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.”

I’m torn. I liked this book. I liked the main characters. I liked their relationship. I liked them together.

BUT…and that’s a very big but.

I HATED the ending. Well…not the ending…but the almost ending. I hated what happens and hated that I wanted something different as an ending. Because I know what happens, I no longer want to see the movie. Unless, of course, they end the movie before the actual end of the book.

Even now…I can’t decide if I should give this a “Like It” or a “It Was Just OK” rating.


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