The Fellowship of the Worms Announcement

January 10, 2014 Book Club 38

Hey Bookworms,

It’s a new year and therefore a great time to talk about our awesome book club! I think I’ve been doing everyone a disservice by listing the monthly book at the end of the previous book’s discussion, so now announcements will be getting their very own posts. I assure you this is not simply a tactic I’m using to fill up post space. No sir-ee-bob. Without further ado, the book for this month’s installment of The Fellowship of the Worms, to take place on Monday, February 10th will be (drumroll please… drumroll?)


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion! Because I haven’t read it yet myself, I feel unqualified to give it a synopsis. Here’s what Goodreads has to say:

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

How fun does that sound?!?! Show of hands, Bookworms, who is joining the Fellowship this month?! (Any bloggers who have written a review of The Rosie Project will be invited to link up in our discussion post. Hope to see you there!)

38 Responses to “The Fellowship of the Worms Announcement”

  1. Jan

    I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on this one – I’ve heard mainly good things but I read one REALLY bad review which made me think twice about reading it!

  2. Beth

    Perfect timing. Just yesterday I read my first review of this book and added it to my To-Read list. Is it fate or is it just great minds thinking alike?

    • Words For Worms

      More or less. Feb 10th is when I’ll post my discussion questions and answers, but the post will be live for linkups for at least a week if you were to post something on your own blog. Of course notes in the comments are always welcome too! I would advise that if you aren’t finished by the 10th that you wait to look at my post because I’m THE WORST with spoilers when it comes to book club chatter. Worst, worst, worsty worst. I put a big fat warning right at the top though, in case you forget. I’m excited to have you play along! 🙂

  3. Sarah @ Sarah Says Read

    YES. I am SO DOWN to re-read this, especially since when I “read” it last time, it was listening to it on audio. I LOVED it, and I have the hardcover, so yeah I’ll be joining you guys!!! (And perfect pick for V-Day season, too!)

  4. megan

    Ohhhhhh this book looks AWESOME!!! Can’t WAIT to read it – though I have to finish another book you recommended first (THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS) – which, by the way, I am enjoying!

  5. Didi

    I read this one last year and I found it ok. The beginning was good but I felt it was a bit repetitive toward the middle to the end.

    • Words For Worms

      There are no rules in the Fellowship! Read it, come for discussion. Don’t read it, come for discussion anyway. Skip it all and drink wine in your PJs? We’re cool with that too :).

  6. Girl

    I got this from the library and read it last night! Now I am READY for book club!! Let’s see if I remember everything a month from now….

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