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Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Thirtynothing by Lisa Jewell. Thirtynothing by Lisa Jewell Goodreads Author. That’s the premise of the sparkling new romantic comedy from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Ralph’s Party -an irresistible novel about best friends, turning thirty The critics raved about Lisa Jewell’s bestselling debut novel, calling Ralph’s Party “addictively readable” The TimesLondon ; “like going to a great dinner party” That’s the premise of the sparkling new romantic comedy from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Ralph’s Party -an irresistible novel about best friends, turning thirty On his thirtieth birthday, Dig Ryan bumps into his first love Delilah, whom he hasn’t seen in twelve years.
Delilah was the most beautiful girl in school and a constant thorn-in-the-side of Nadine, who has been Dig’s best friend for the last fifteen years. Nadine isn’t about to let Delilah outshine and outmaneuver her again A buoyant novel about friendship, lust, growing up, and growing older, thirtynothing is sure to delight fans of Ralph’s Party and to win this hip, thirtysomething author a wealth of new readers. Paperbackpages. Published January 1st by Plume first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Thirtynothingplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book was even more stupid and predictible than I thought it would be. View all 5 comments. Jul 07, Beth rated it did not like it. Not going to finish. This is an early book from Jewell, so I forgive her.
I like her more current books, so I thought I would read everything she wrote, but I have changed my mind. I’ll keep to the more recent novels. Jan 12, Tree rated it it was ok.
It’s on the high 2 star end I’ve just been overly generous with my stars lately. It’s a fun enough book – just not good. Thirtymothing predictable and I don’t see “real” people doing the same things as Deen and Dig, at least for 20 plus years. This is one author jrwell I haven’t managed to catch up with her back catalogue yet and so I find myself downloading the audio books of the older novels, or even the ones I have on my shelf waiting to be read, and I absolutely devour them!
I loved the fact that I could hear this author’s voice even in one of her earlier books, as this is one of my favourite authors, it was reassuring to see that her voice hasn’t changed much over th Review: Oisa loved the fact that I could hear this author’s voice even in one of her earlier books, thirtynoting this is one of my favourite authors, it was reassuring to see that her voice hasn’t changed much over the years, even if the kind of novels she writes are now jewwell of being part of the Richard and Judy book club!
Dig and Delilah are classic characters. They were once exceptional friends and this could have developed into something more that developed over time and as they grew up, but didn’t. There are so many many misunderstandings in this book and this is the major linchpin around which the story takes place. I loved their story.
I loved hearing about where they are now and how they used to be then. I particularly like that fact that we get to see things from both of their points of view-I love when a book gives me the opportunity to do that. Lksa are twists and turns a-plenty in this novel and nothing is ever as it seems. There is also some real love and some real drama. There were a couple of painful scenes that I found either difficult to take or found myself deeply cringing as I read them.
I jewelp that fact that we have these two characters as our main subjects. Delilah is a classic lida over analyser and worrier. She is brilliant because she really sin’t sure what she wants when it comes to life, or when it comes to men but she really knows what she doesn’t want.
This makes her totally relatable and I really wanted to be able to jump into the book and offer her some advice! Dig is also someone I would have liked to have given a good talking too but in a sit down and listen kind of way. He has his life a little more sorted but it still hung up on a fantasy from hsi younger years that he doesn’t seem to realise will never come to fruition.
He provides a lot of comedy moments in the book and these come right from the opening chapter so be prepared to laugh and gasp along with Dig’s antics!
I so enjoyed this book and it was great to go back and read something that I’d wanted to for a long time! I like the fact that Lisa Jewell has combined real life drama and love with real comedy and OMG moments. Her writing makes sense and is totally relatable whilst still offering some escapism and a world to really get lost in.
If, like me, you have some Lisa Jewell back catalogue to catch up on then what are you waiting for? Apr 07, Jennifer Joyce rated it it was amazing. One of my favourite parts of the book was a drunken answerphone message which involved Dig and his willy. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ok I wasn’t really into reading this one at the start, it must have been been sitting in my cupboard for a few years when I found it – I vaguely remember buying it with one of those bulk buy book club deals a long time ago, and then promptly misplacing it.
Anyway, as part of my “read everything in the house before buying new books with the exception of the rest of the twilight books” I decided to get a wriggle on and have a read. It is rather predictable, and I really wasn’t enjoying the “present Ok I wasn’t really into reading this one at the start, it must have been been sitting in my cupboard for a few years when I found it – I vaguely remember buying it with one of those bulk buy book club deals a long time ago, and then promptly misplacing it.
It is rather thirtynothng, and I really wasn’t enjoying the “present tence” sections to start with, but the flashbacks were good. Oct 17, Amalia Dillin added it Recommends it for: I can absolutely see why younger me enjoyed this book. I am thankfully not in that same life stage now, so some of the magic is lost on me this time around.
There are still laugh-out-loud moments where the writing really sparkles, and it has a definite bridget thirtynthing kind of feel in all the w I can absolutely see why younger me enjoyed this book. There are still laugh-out-loud moments where the writing really sparkles, and it has a definite bridget jones kind of feel in all the ways things go wrong for our intrepid protagonists.
Truly epic comedy or errors style drama. And if you enjoy Bridget Jones, and aren’t bugged by characters who are stubbornly refusing to see thirtnothing in front of them, I think this might be worth picking up and reading. When I bought it, I was really looking forward to this book.
It was quite an easy read. Jewel story itself was lovely though unrealistic, and I think it dragged out incredibly long for what It was. I really like the characters but more could have been done. The language and writing style were just quite sloppy and cringe worthy in parts, though I have to say some of it was quite thirtynothijg and there were a few ‘laugh out loud’ moments.
K read, but not something I’d recommend. May 24, Carrie Allen rated it really liked it. What a fun book! Kind of an eye opener-lots of people waste relationships and miss out on things that are right in front of them just because they are too afraid or they get stuck in “friend zone” territory.
So silly- who better to marry than your best friend? This book makes me happy. Dec 23, Marisa rated it it was ok. The liner notes compared Jewell to Nick Hornby, perhaps because of all the dysfunctional characters. I found the characters’ actions hard to believe; their motivations for doing rash and unbelievably foolish things were weak.
It was a close call whether to give this book 2 or 3 stars. If you’ve never read anything by this author before, then you’d probably give it 3 stars.
However I have read thirtynothiing a few of Lisa Jewell’s books and especially compared to some of her later novels this feels quite clunky. Both main characters come across as quite immature and over the top, some of their decisions and choi It was a close call whether to give this book 2 or 3 stars.
Both main characters come across as quite immature and over the top, some of their jeeell and choices were in fact quite unbelievable.
The character of Phil, for example, is just a plain caricature, I don’t believe in a million years that Nadine would ever get back with someone like him, no matter how much she had been in love with him before or how many drugs are involved. Apr 30, Kate rated it it was ok. I nearly didn’t finish this, it took jewekl very long to get to the point, and was oh so predictable. However I have jewel Lisa Jewel in the past turns out this was an early one. So I persevered for the sake of seeing just how Dig and Nadine finally managed to get there in the end.
With some entertaining moments which unfortunately come too late jewwell the proceedings for this book to be great. Glad I finished it though as it gave me a small glow as I drifted off to sleep.
Upon reflection a I nearly didn’t finish this, it took so very thirttynothing to get to the point, and was oh so predictable. Upon reflection as I write this it has also given me a sense hope. We all must start somewhere and keep taking those hard steps forward within out true selves.