Can anyone recommend books like this? Books which are realistic, deal with the meaning of life, and maybe are centered around a university life. Just somehow in the same style as this.
It's a fun book, interesting look at a relationship, but I wouldn't 'highly' recommend it. Very little university life, lots of telivision in the late 80's in england..
Have you read the Time Traveler's Wife? Same bittersweet honesty of life and kinda sucky ending. I never saw the movie - too many hankies, and I think I'm going to miss out on this adaptation, too. I like Anne Hathaway too much to sit through the ending...
Did you ever find any other books like One Day? I am also really keen to read these types of books, but struggling to find any others.
Hi--If you're still looking for books, here are a couple you might want to try:
Dunn, Secrets to Happiness: Has some discussion about the meaning of life, and is both sad and funny, like One Day.
Jewel, Roommates Wanted: Also about young people in London. Lots of humor, some love stories, etc.
Grieg, A Girls Guide to Modern European Philosophy: About a girl in college who is studying philosophy, and tries to apply the lessons to her choices of boyfriends. A little depressing, though.
One Day reminded me a lot of a book I love called: Where Rainbows End | Love, Rosie | Rosie Dunne (it has more than one title) by Cecelia Ahern. When I first saw the movie trailer I thought they finally made the book into a movie! I'm sure you are going to love it!
Where Rainbows End:
Rosie and Alex were best friends since they were very young, confiding in each other and telling each other everything. The story is told through the form of instant messages, letters, invitations, e-mails, throughout their teen and senior high school years and into their adult lives.
They are making the movie Anne Hathaway as Emma and Jim Sturgess as Dexter. I think it's a good casting;
One Day reminded me a lot of a book I love called: Where Rainbows End | Love, Rosie | Rosie Dunne (it has more than one title) by Cecelia Ahern. When I first saw the movie trailer I thought they finally made the book into a movie! I'm sure you are going to love it if you loved this book!
i like this book
Now that I watched the movie, I don't think I'll be reading the book, I'm not sure I liked the story at all!
Yes, I agree. I liked the synopsis (spanning 2 decades, looking at the relationship between these people throughout the years but only showing us that one special day) but when I watched the movie (I haven't read the book yet) I didn't really like it at all. Might not ever even get to reading the book. Didn't like how she basically pined for him through all those years while he became a drug addict, went through all those girls and then, when she finally DID get him, it ends horribly for her. And she wanted a child, too. So sad. I didn't like it. I guess the book was mostly about him, though it didn't start out that way--it was HIS journey with her tagging along.