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Thirtynothing
Title : Thirtynothing
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ISBN : 9780452282124
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 327

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 ... and falling in love.The critics raved about Lisa Jewell's bestselling debut novel, calling Ralph's Party "addictively readable" (The Times, London); "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 ... and falling in love.The critics raved about Lisa Jewell's bestselling debut novel, calling Ralph's Party "addictively readable" (The Times, London); "like going to a great dinner party" (The New York Post). thirtynothing brings together a charming quartet of modern men and women in pursuit of sex, love, friendship, and the perfect relationship.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 ... which is when she calls her first love, Phil ....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.


Thirtynothing Reviews

  • Stina

    This book was even more stupid and predictible than I thought it would be. Ugh.

  • Tree

    It's on the high 2 star endI've just been overly generous with my stars lately.It's a fun enough book - just not good. It's predictable and I don't see "real" people doing the same things as Deen and Dig, at least for 20 plus years.

  • Beth

    Boring. 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.

  • Fabulous Book Fiend

    Review: aww it was so nice to be reading some Lisa Jewell again. This is one author where 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 [...]

  • Jennifer Joyce

    Thirty Nothing was published over ten years ago and I’ve read it many times but the book is still as fresh and fun now as the first time I read it. Dig and Nadine have a wonderful, close friendship and I could feel Nadine’s pain as she felt it slipping away, both while they were at school and years later as adults. Delilah was the epitome of cool when she arrived at the school; mysterious and beautiful, immediately popular and Nadine didn’t feel she could compete for Dig’s attention and [...]

  • *Lee*

    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 [...]

  • Amalia Dillin

    I can absolutely see why younger me enjoyed this book. It's a definite friends to lovers contemporary romance/chick lit and deals with a friendship bordering on something more that got blown up by a girl, and of COURSE I ate that up, then, because reasons.But. 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 jones kind of feel in all the w [...]

  • Vee

    When I bought it, I was really looking forward to this book.It was quite an easy read. The 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 funny and there were a few 'laugh out loud' moments. Overall an O.K read, but not something I'd recommend.

  • Carrie Allen

    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.

  • Marisa

    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.

  • Christine

    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 quite a few of Lisa Jewell's books and (especially compared to some of her later novels) this feels quite clunky. Enjoyable yes, but the characters are very clichéd and there are a few holes in an overall quite predictable plot. Both main characters come across as quite immature and over the top, some of their decisions and cho [...]

  • Karen

    I took this one on my vacation to Washington, DC, and tried to read it on the plane (10hrs each way). The book didn't really hold my attention from Fairbanks to Seattle and I switched books once I had a chance.

  • Katrina

    An okay read. It had its moments of interest and then it had its slow mome ts.

  • Karen Wickham

    I loved this book. Right from the start you get a real feeling for the emotional states of the main characters. Yes you know how the story's going to end but it's fun getting there.

  • Emily

    Dig Ryan just turn thirty and wakes up once again with a young girl in his bed leaving him question where he is really headed with his life. Nursing his hangover he goes to his best-friend since school Nadine. In discussion they make a bet that they will both start looking for real relationships and the first one who succeeds wins. On the way home they run into Delilah, Dig's first love and the one who pulled Dig and Nadine apart before. Dig on a trip down memory lane causes strife in their rela [...]

  • Dora Okeyo

    Story: Dig + Deen (Nadine) = Best friends (but they are in love with each other, they just don't know why they have to have meaningless relationships)I liked: Their friendship, they stayed friends for 20 years plus- that is quite beautiful.I did not like: The endless thoughts and having to get into their heads for over three pages, just to have them whine about how pathetic the other person's partner is and all that.I admired: Nadine, she did end up doing what she loved and thanks to her photogr [...]

  • Ann

    Dig and Deen and their crazy lives. So, the story was predictable but what chick-flick isnt? They always fall in love with each other. (view spoiler)[ Dig and Deen have loved each other for years, sabotaging their own relationships because the right person was next to them all along.(hide spoiler)]It was quite enjoyable to read. But it irritaded me so much how adult, mature people are just so weak to say `no`. Dig, who was a complete cleanness freak put so easily up with Delilah, his first love [...]

  • Kristin

    This book I found at the lakemeone's cast-off. As there wasn't much else of interest to read I read it. It is the story of two 30-something Londoners, Dig and Nadine, who are best friends and unlucky in love. After a decade of failed romances they decide to get their lives together and find their perfect mates.This book had a lot of charm and some very funny scenes. Laugh out loud scenes. It was sassy British fiction and romantic comedy ala Bridget Jone's Diary. The problemterally the most horre [...]

  • Rose McClelland

    I enjoyed this. Even though it felt a little predictable and I knew what the ending would be, I enjoyed it. At times the characters also seemed a bit far-fetched - yet I still enjoyed it. I would doubt very much that Nadine, a successful, independent, strong woman, would allow a lay-about to have access to her flat. I also found some of the dialogue a little far-fetched at times. However it's still a fun read. It's interesting that I found quite a few similarities with 'Ralph's Party' - the love [...]

  • Keris

    I read Lisa Jewell's second novel, Thirtynothing,when it was released in 2000. It's always stuck in my mind as one of the best chick lit books I've ever read and I've enjoyed all of her subsequent books. So when I found myself in a chick lit slump, I decided it was time to re-read it, to see if it was as good as I rememberedIt was. In fact, I could have written this review with just one word – perfect – but you might have felt a bit shortchanged, so I'll expand. To read the rest of this revi [...]

  • Susan

    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 . . . which is when she calls her first love, Phil . . . .I enjoyed this although sometimes the characters just drove me crazy, especially Nadine. Phil was so horrible that m [...]

  • Bridget Bailey

    I was hoping this book would be a little different than the usual chick lit books. It did change slightly but not enough to be predictable but then again I guess you kind of know this going in so its your own fault for expecting anything different. It is set in England so most of the places they talk about mean nothing to me as I have no concept of where somewhere is in England. Other than that, it was a cute book and really told the story of how the two best friends finally get together. There [...]

  • Debbie

    "Thirtynothing" was a book that was very inconsistent. Sometimes it was so funny, I couldn't stop laughing. At other times, it was rather predictable and I found myself wanting to slap the main characters. Overall, I liked the book, but I wasn't sure that I did up until the last 100 pages. There is a lot of graphic sex, profanity, references to drugs and alcohol. I'm undecided on whether or not I plan to read more by this author. I would say, if you liked "Bridget Jones", you might like this boo [...]

  • Anna Francesca

    Here is my tip to authors reading this: do not rely on intoxicating your main characters to further your plot. Lowering inhibitions or painting a picture of alcoholism are valid. Using this device as a crutch is not. Other than that and some oversimplified secondary characters, the overall story was cute. Despite its predictability, I especially enjoyed the relationship between Dig and Nadine. However, the mostly flat secondary characters and the flaw to which I referred in the first paragraph m [...]

  • Kabuto

    A wonderful book-what could have been a simple plot is turned fantastic by the characters. An excellent use of dual narrative makes both of them seem very real, and flashbacks are incorporated neatly throughout in a very natural way which is hard to find elsewhere. The story is a little odd at times but charming none the less, and it's rare to find a book in this genre which both men and women could potentially enjoy

  • Rebecca Smith

    Witty, humorous, easy to relate to chick-lit, that has had me laughing out loud on the numerous occasions I have returned to it. Jewell tells the story via a male protagonist 'Dig', his relationship with childhood friend Nadine, as it maps their journey from playground to the approaching big 30. Girlies - I defy you not to like it, though I wouldn't mind betting that a man may even secretly enjoy this!

  • Boorrito

    Lisa Jewell has definitely improved as an author over the past decade because I found this one awful and I've enjoyed her more recent books. 150 pages in and all I wanted was Nadine to get hit by a car or something, not giving a crap if she realised that omg she does love her best friend!!!Also if you want me to give a crap about your male lead having him go on about 'shirt-lifters' is an excellent way of making sure I hate him.

  • Wendy

    This book was a good read. I didn't enjoy it as much as 'The Truth about Melody Brown' because much of the storyline has the tone of a rant. I had the audiobook edition of this but may well have given up with a paper copy of the book as it was just a little too 'ranty'. Ultimately it does improve before the end but then it ended really quickly. Good read but limited storyline and overall tone too ranty.

  • Laura

    Though I'm not yet thirty I did just have a birthday that shook me up a bit. The book is about two thirty nothings (meaning just thirty) who start reflecting back on the past thirty years rather than the next. Told from both a male and female perspective which I though the author pulled off quite well. Recommended to anyone who needs a fluffy chic lit to sink their teeth into on a Sunday afternoon.

  • Nathan

    Old school friends reach 30, but neither can really find happiness in their various relationships. Can it be because they are idiots whose understanding will develop at the speed of plot? Of course it can! Obvious storyline, but fairly engaging characters and writing style. Read this largely on planes and trains, and was very suitable for that. Rated M for language, moderate drug use and moderate sex scenes. 3/5