There are times when you love reading big, epic stories that span over multiple books over years and years. And then there are times where you just want something quick, fun and enjoyable you know you can finish in an afternoon of me time. 36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You is a great book for the later. I’d been in a reading slump, seriously put off by the ever going pile of TBR books…each of them part of series I’d started years ago that were at least 500 pages thick. Not a quick read.

After complaining about this very problem of mine at work, my coworker handed me this book and told me I’d enjoy it. She was right. I really did enjoy it. It was funny and lighthearted. It was silly in it’s romance. And I’m a sucker for sappy romantic moments. In all I think it took me three hours to read, and thats because I was taking my sweet time with this one.

The characters are great and entertaining. They’ve certainly got plenty of personality and spunk. And the idea of having them fall in love after after asking just 36 questions seems so unrealistic to me. But honestly, if someone asked me even half of the questions mentioned in the book, I may just fall in love too. There is no way you’d walk away without some kind of connection to the other person. It’s an interesting concept and I love how it’s been turned into a narrative here between two people of very different situations and backgrounds.

As they say, opposites attrack, and apparently all it takes is 36 questions to fall in love.


Two random strangers. Thirty-six questions to make them fall in love. 

Hildy and Paul each have their own reasons for taking part in the psychology study (in Paul’s case it is the $40, in Hildy’s the reasons are significantly more complex). The study poses the simple question: Can love be engineered between two random strangers?

Hildy and Paul must ask each other 36 questions, ranging from “What is your most terrible memory?” to “When did you last sing to yourself?” By the time Hildy and Paul have made it to the end of the questionnaire, they’ve laughed and cried and lied and thrown things and run away and come back again. They’ve also each discovered the painful secret the other was trying so hard to hide. But have they fallen in love?