Our Life in a Day

Our Life in a Day

Our Life in a Day is a breathtaking, ten-year love story told in twenty-four individual hours - for fans of One Day by David Nicholls, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and The Note by Zoe Folbigg. The rules are simple. Choose the most significant moments from your relationship - one for each hour in the day. You'd probably pick when you first met, right? A Our Life in a Day is a breathtaking, ten-year love story told in twenty-four individual hours - for fans of One D...

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Title:Our Life in a Day
Author:Jamie Fewery
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Our Life in a Day
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Our Life in a Day Reviews

  • Karen
    Jan 29, 2019
    3.5 stars. I don't know why I thought this was going to be a cute story with cute little bits. It wasn't. Maybe the "game" concept threw me off from the beginning and I had expectations that it would be light and sweet. So I think it's important to make it clear that this is no...
  • Nicola Smith
    Apr 15, 2019
    Our Life in a Day has an interesting premise. Tom Murray's girlfriend of ten years, Esme Simon, has come up with a game for him for their anniversary. This is not that unusual. This time the game is to pick the standout moments from their relationship for each hour of a day but from di...
  • Karschtl
    Feb 09, 2019
    This is the story of Tom & Esme told by looking back at their 24 most significan moments. "Not the best moments, she had been careful to write in her rules. The most significant." And that is exactly what you get here. It's not a book full of the two getting all lovey-dovey. Instea...
  • Karen
    Apr 07, 2019
    To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Tom and Esme are planning a mini break away but on the eve before they go, Esme presents Tom with a game ? a stack of Post-its with a time noted on them and a drawing of a clock. He has to pick the most significant moments from their relation...
  • Anne
    Apr 20, 2019
    On the face of it, I?ll admit that this didn?t look like book I?d enjoy ? the unusual structure driven by the game and the pile of post-it notes, the hours selected for their significance to Tom and Esme?s relationship, the focus on alcohol and male mental health. And have I ...
  • Neats
    May 17, 2019
    Our Life in a Day is the story of Tom and Esme who are going to be celebrating their ten year anniversary. Esme is always making up games for the couple to play and this time it involves them choosing memorable moments from their lives together but not necessarily just the happy times....
  • Jenna Morrison
    Oct 11, 2018
    I think what I enjoyed most about this book is it?s honesty. Tom and Esme?s life is far from perfect, and the game Esme has devised for their 10 year anniversary gives an insight into the ups and downs over the years. The book is told from Tom?s pov, and in the beginning he s...
  • Candice
    Dec 17, 2018
    Thank you Orion and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book - all opinions are my own. What is there to say other than this book is a gorgeously done, emotional rollercoaster that absolutely crushed me right in the heart. I devoured this story in one very fast sitting, as I fel...
  • Agi
    Apr 17, 2019
    On their 10th anniversary, Esme has created a game for Tom - for each hour of the day he should choose a significant moment from their relationship, so altogether there should be 24 of them, no matter if they're happy or sad - but they must be important. So Tom, albeit reluctantly, g...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    Nov 21, 2018
    What is it about this novel and these two people that made me read straight through, despite its length, without once feeling a drag in plot or character? I found it compulsively readable, believable. Even though not much happens outside the connection between these two people their po...
  • V Nerd
    Mar 31, 2019
    Tom and Esme have been together for 10 years, for their anniversary Esme decides that they will play a game, the rules are simple, for every hour of the day, they must write down and remember their most significant memories, not the best moments, but the most significant, 1 memory for ...
  • Janice
    Apr 24, 2019
    In the early 90?s there was this really popular American sitcom starring Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser, that I really loved, called Mad About You. For some reason, Our Life in a Day reminded me of that! Tom and Esme are your average ?noughties? couple. They meet at a party, get t...
  • Sarah
    Apr 20, 2019
    This was a new spin on books such as 'One Day' and 'The Day We Met'. It's Esme and Tom's 10th anniversary, and Esme has devised a game. She asks Tom to write down the 24 most significant moments of their relationship, one for each hour of the day. This means that the book is written en...
  • Zoé-lee O'farrell
    Apr 21, 2019
    I had seen a few reviews where other reviewers had said that tears had fallen when reading this. So about 80% in I was feeling quite cocky, I normally cry at everything and nothing was happening yet??.Well! I got to a point in the book and it just started to break me, and it was ...
  • Misfits farm
    Mar 21, 2019
    Tom and Esme have been seeing each other for 10 years. On their anniversary Esme surprises Tom with a card and a game. He has to come up wit a memory of them being together for each hour of a twenty four hour period and it has to coincide with the correct time. She states ?not always...
  • Mary Picken
    Apr 17, 2019
    It isn?t all that common to find a book that genuinely captures a relationship; it?s rarer than hen?s teeth for that book to be written by a man and from a male perspective. In Our Life in a Day, Jamie Fewery smashes it out of the park. In an emotionally honest debut, Fewery c...
  • Shelby
    Mar 25, 2019
    On their 10th anniversary, Esme and Tom create a game where they reflect upon the past 10 years together. For each hour of the day, they?ll choose a significant moment from their relationship?adding up to 24 moments that define them over the last 10 years. So we go back to the ...
  • Joanne Robertson
    Apr 24, 2019
    To be honest I?m struggling to know what to say about this stunning book! It?s just so beautifully written with such raw emotions that it?s one that will stay with me for sometime. And shockingly it?s a debut novel! Also, I have to applaud Jamie Fewery for writing about men?s...
  • Shelley
    Jan 18, 2019
    Our Life in a Day was a unique, refreshing love story. I may be in the minority, but I?m not the type of reader who needs the happily ever after in fiction. I am always drawn to books that have the ability to pull the good, the bad, and the ugly from real life and provide a realistic...
  • Jamie Garwood
    Nov 19, 2018
    A quite brilliant book, taking a unique narrative framework to create a story about love gained, love lost and love in general. How society shapes us and how we shape our relationships to suit ourselves based upon our needs. Tom and Esme are a kismet couple who are great for each other...
  • Marianne
    Oct 30, 2018
    3.5 rounded up for concept This story is well written. The concept and execution is so very clever. It was interesting to learn about the characters through a series of flashbacks that have occurred throughout their relationship. Ok, now comes the but, the only problem with this sto...
  • Brandice
    Feb 27, 2019
    When I first started Our Life in a Day, it was good, holding my interest as I continued to read, but I just wasn?t sure where it was heading. As I kept reading, I started to predict the direction the story was taking - sometimes I was right and sometimes I was wrong - but it didn?t...
  • Linda Hill
    Feb 19, 2019
    When Tom?s best friend Annabel pushes him into chatting to Esme at a fancy dress party the consequences will reverberate throughout the next decade. This is going to be one of those reviews that is difficult to write without including spoilers so I?ll state unequivocally that I ...
  • Jo
    Oct 26, 2018
    Oh my heart. I absolutely loved this book. It's a story about love, about our mental health and of how we need to be true to each other, but more importantly, true to who we are. It's a thought provoking read that l just simply adored it's a beautiful story. Esme and Tom are about...
  • Gaby (GNTxREADs)
    Apr 05, 2019
    This is a truly beautiful way to explore a romantic relationship between two people. The 'game' is so cleverly set out in that each chapter represents one hour from their lives together in the past 10 years. In this way we learn and discover more about Tom and Esme as their love flouri...
  • Abantika(hiltonjenkin)
    Apr 24, 2019
    Our Life In A Day, is not much about the events but is more about the emotions playing out. It?s about the little things that brings us close and the things that take us afar from our loved ones. This book is an experience itself. You need to introspect and re-live a 10 year long rel...
  • booksofallkinds
    Apr 18, 2019
    *I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley. OUR LIFE IN A DAY by Jamie Fewery is a beautiful and heartbreaking story about a relationship in all of its wonder and despair, and this story left me with tears running down my face. Esme and Tom have been together for ten years ...
  • The Glass House Online Magazine
    Apr 25, 2019
    Heartbreaking, Raw and Real I have always been a great believer in the idea that the universe gives us things and people when we need them the most. Situations are drawn towards us when we need to learn lessons and friends are brought into our lives when we most need a particular pe...
  • Miriam
    Nov 10, 2018
    At last a love story that's realistic and deals with all the issues of being in a real relationship. I wasn't to keen on Tom's character at the start as he was definitely not the stronger part of the couple and I felt that he gave into Esme for a quiet life. It wasn't until his back st...
  • Juliet Bookliterati
    Apr 16, 2019
    Our Life in a Day is the debut novel from Jamie Fewery, and the story of Tom and Esme. The night before they are due to go away for their anniversary Esme challenges Tom to pick important moments from their relationship that relate to each hour of the day. The book takes us on the jour...