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23rd Feb 2024

One book you need to read if you’re a fan of One Day on Netflix

Kat O'Connor

One Day fans are bound to adore this beautiful novel

One Day is one of my favourite books of all time, but I don’t think I can even consider re-reading the heartbreaking novel after sobbing like a baby over the Netflix series.

Emma and Dexter’s love story was given a new lease of life by the streaming service this month. It has quickly become the most-watched show of the year so far.

It’s all anyone is talking (and crying) about, but are there any stories out there that match David Nicholls’ novel?

There is one novel that stands out from the contemporary fiction crowd and that’s Out Of Love by Hazel Hayes.

The Irish author’s debut is one of the strongest books to come out of the Emerald Isle in recent years.

If you’re a fan of Normal People or One Day then you need to add this book to your reading list.

It’s an emotional rollercoaster of the story, just like One Day, but it’s also an empowering read about figuring out life after love.

The synopsis reads:

“As a young woman boxes up her ex-boyfriend’s belongings and prepares to see him one last time, she wonders where it all went wrong, and whether it was ever right to begin with. Burdened with a broken heart, she asks herself the age-old question . . . is love really worth it?

“Out of Love is a bittersweet romance told in reverse. Beginning at the end of a relationship, each chapter takes us further back in time.

“This stunning story weaves together ‘an already unravelled tapestry, from tragic break-up to magical first kiss.”



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