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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman
Smart, warm, uplifting, the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open her heart Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. All this means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond s big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" is the story of a quirky yet lonely woman whose social misunderstandings and deeply ingrained routines could be changed forever if she can bear to confront the secrets she has avoided all her life. But if she does, she ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship and even love after all."
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j.rye
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Two dogs and a cat are lying on me taking turns knocking the book out of my hand. I love them but come on guys!

Soubhiville Hahaha, this is my house but with a cat too! 14h
Megabooks I love this!! 9h
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j.rye
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Cooking Cauliflower Korma with Lentil Spiced rice and some Basa on the side for whoever wants to add fish to their dish, whilst listening to dear Eleanor Oliphant on my wireless headphones. The best way to get a job done!

Cathythoughts Sounds like my favorite kind of dinner 👍🏻❤️ 2d
Ruthiella Yum 😋! Looks delicious! 2d
xicanti I love everything about this meal. 2d
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Funny lady.

I thought this was going to be an easy read but finding it a little challenging to hang on to her atm. It could be I'm a little distracted by some issues at home and work.

I'm only 13 pages in, so I'm looking forward to hopefully feeling more invested soon.

Cortg This was one of my faves but I love quirkiness and this has an abundance of it! 3d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Cortg I love the same 😊 I've made myself a cup of tea and I'm gonna give it a right old go. Thanks for your support x 3d
Crazeedi It took me a bit to get into this book, but I ended up enjoying it 3d
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Crazeedi well thank you for your encouragement. I have read some further today and its like, ooohhhh Eleanor, I get you. Looking forward to reading more about her 😊 2d
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NerdyRev
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I lead an “Other Voices” book club at the church I serve where we look at books by women, authors of color, LGBTQIA+ authors, translated books, and books about immigrants and refugees. This year the focus is on women authors and this was the pick. This is my second read through and I still enjoy it, but found more hints to the conclusion in this read through. She is a tough character to like in the beginning, but stick with it and you will love it

LaraReads Sounds like a really great book club! ❤️ 1w
NerdyRev @LaraReads Thank you. It is great to hear the responses from the picks. 1w
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BekaReid
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I adored this book! It was such a fun story to get lost in. I laughed out loud at multiple points and wanted to cry at others.

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BookishEscapade
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Day 6: Best audiobook to listen to on a road trip.
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The book is funny, heart wrenching, heart breaking and a show of true friendship and love. 💜 I love the fact that there is a true representation of depression and anxiety and how it looks to people on the outside and how the people suffering are treated.

Highly recommend NOT listening to this book with children in the car. 👶There are some very serious adult themes throughout.

Scochrane26 I just put this on hold in audiobook format yesterday. 2w
BookishEscapade @Scochrane26 the narrator is amazing! She does a great job 1w
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ZoeDanger
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"Noticing details, that was good. Tiny slivers of life—they all added up and helped you to feel that you too could be a fragment, a little piece of humanity who usefully filled a space, however minuscule."

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kyraleseberg
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So completely charming!
Eleanor is an unforgettable character 💜

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WJCintron
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Bailedbailed

I'm gonna put this book down for now. It wasn't for me. Maybe I'll give it a chance in a couple of months.

Bono394 I've been seeing such mixed reviews for this book. After reading My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She's Sorry, I was so excited to read more by this author but all the other reviews have been washy.. 2w
WJCintron They are different authors. Fredrik Backman, is the one who wrote the book you read. Gail wrote this one, which I didn't like. I have "My grandmother ... In my TBR. Is it any good?? 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh my goodness....the beginning is tough, at first Eleanor is unlikable....please return to this book, it was SO good!! I remember being unenthused at first, but then it ended up as one of my fave books of 2018(?) (edited) 1w
WJCintron 😃@JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks so much for letting me know! I'll take it into consideration. Let's see if I can fit it under one of the prompts for a 2020 Reading Challenge!! 👍 1w
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suzie.reads
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Where do I start? I absolutely adored this book. I laughed, I cried and I nearly pumped my fist in the air at times. What a fantastic story! Eleanor is a truly amazing character, I feel like I'm gushing abit here 😂 Will be lucky to read a better book this year and its only 4th January ❤
Thank you so much for this book @wanderinglynn
#ReadingEurope2020 #Scotland
#mmdchallenge a debut novel #booked2020 finish in a day

ljuliel It‘s always fun watching people‘s reactions to this book. They all sound a bit “ iffy” in the beginning, but by the end, they all think it‘s great. I liked it too ❤️ 2w
suzie.reads @ljuliel to be honest I loved it from the beginning 2w
wanderinglynn So happy you enjoyed it! ❤️ 2w
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Andrew65 A lovely book. 2w
suzie.reads @wanderinglynn it was everything I expected and more my mum.is reading it next 🙂 2w
DebinHawaii Such a good book! The audiobook was excellent! 💙 2w
Talewaggingreads Eagerly awaiting next release. 🤩 2w
suzie.reads @DebinHawaii excellent book but the audio was funny 2w
suzie.reads @Talewaggingreads I think she has antough act to follow after this debut. Looking forward to the film 🙂 2w
MarriedtoMrT I have such warm, squishy, protective feelings about Eleanor. ❤️ 2w
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Amber0702
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Amazing book

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ldemass
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When I first started reading this book I wasn't sure if I would like it, however, by the end i was wondering what took me so long to wait to read it. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an unexpected uplifting story.

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Kspies232628
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Okay book, I liked the plot twist

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suzie.reads
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Friday night chill ❤ Fruity pink gin and a new book. I've wanted to read this for so long and thanks to @wanderinglynn I finally get to. I think it's great so far 😊 #bfcr4 prize 📚

NeedsMoreBooks This was one of my favorite reads last year 2w
wanderinglynn Yay! I hope you enjoy it! ❤️ 2w
suzie.reads @NeedsMoreBooks I am only 50 pages in but thinking is brilliant already 😊 2w
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suzie.reads @wanderinglynn loving it so far! 2w
youneverarrived Love this book 🧡 enjoy. 2w
suzie.reads @youneverarrived thank you so far so good 🙂 2w
OnlyYoo I love this book! It‘s so quirky and funny 2w
suzie.reads @OnlyYoo it really is, Eleanor is fab! 2w
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AmyG
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@Mitch Oh, this is just so lovely! This tote bag!!! My husband and I had this joke when we were moving from NJ and I was packing. He would ask me how I was doing and I would always laugh and say “everything‘s fine”. It was my mantra while I was sort of freaking out. And now you know what? I am completely fine. 😘 You are so sweet, my friend. Thank you ❤️

The cat is on the back of the bag...Hilly!

erzascarletbookgasm How lovely! 2w
Mitch So glad you like it! Hilly made a good model! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2w
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bookishopinions
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A heartwarming read that made me both laugh out loud and cry my eyes out. It deals with so many difficult issues and starts an important conversation about the aftermath of trauma, loss, loneliness and most importantly accepting everyone despite our differences. It is a story of survival with a little bit of humour and an outstanding character that you can't help but love. 5☆ and 100% recommend it. One of my 2019 favourites!

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Christine
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Gifts from one‘s booknerdy wishlist given by librarian sisters-in-law who actually understand the significance of the items on the wishlist are the best gifts. 🥰📚🎁

PatriciaU That is an *awesome* bag! 3w
Blaire Love! 3w
marleed I love this! 3w
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Christine @PatriciaU @Blaire @marleed The most fun gift! No matter that my attempts to explain why I loved it so much to my husband and kids were mostly unsuccessful. 😄 3w
Suet624 What a lovely bag! 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Haha!! That‘s great! 2d
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Macnjen
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Audiobook with some triggers for sure. She's a troubled person with a skewed view on life due to a terrible upbringing. She's quirky, depressed and messed up but the co-character helps balance out the story. I do feel it ended a little abruptly but overall, it was a good story.

LoverOfLearning Glad you enjoyed it! I did not finish it. Maybe it was the audiobook that threw me off but it was cringy to me. 3w
Macnjen @LoverOfLearning I agree that cringy is a good description. Kind of a cop out ending , actually. 2w
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I put this book down a long time ago at it‘s darkest point. I picked it up last night and finished it today I absolutely loved it. I wish I could have finished it in one go but it doesn‘t matter. I loved Eleanor.
After having my dog for a year I finally got to read while she snuggled. 🥰🥰

LoverOfLearning Glad you enjoyed it! I could not find the will power to finish the audiobook. 3w
Prairiegirl_reading @LoverOfLearning it took me a long to pick it back up but it does turn around. It‘s one of my top reads of the year. 3w
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Boxing Day mood.

I actually was cuddling with a dog while reading and I‘ve been waiting 364 days to do that! I took a picture but Litsy cuts her head off when I tried to download it so this will have to do.
Happy Boxing Day!!
#dogsoflitsy #catsoflitsy

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LaLecture
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This was not at all what I expected it to be. I thought it would be a light, cute and funny story, and while it certainly has a lot of funny parts, it is far from being light. In fact, it is very dramatic, sometimes even too dramatic for my taste. Eleanor is a hilarious character but also a very unreliable narrator and pretty annoying sometimes. I loved her character development though.

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WJCintron
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"Life should be about trying new things, exploring boundaries, I reminded myself."

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WJCintron
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I started reading this one today! I LOVE reading books that will be adapted into movies. So let's see if I enjoy this one. Has anyone read it before? Any comments???

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kyraleseberg
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Why did I wait so long to read this book?! 😂
Eleanor is regularly breaking my heart and making me laugh out loud from one page to the next

Suet624 I‘m so glad you‘re reading it! 1mo
kyraleseberg @Suet624 It was fantastic!! It surprised me in the best way; definitely a top read of the year for me! 1mo
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DebinHawaii
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I finished Eleanor today, #audiosouping & #audioblogging & ended up really enjoying it. It made me smile & tear up & some of the lessons Eleanor learned about friendship, kindness, not judging others...are lessons the world needs more of. The narration (by Cathleen McCarron) was excellent. Today‘s soup is another Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredient: Quick & Easy recipe (basmati rice, scallions, curry paste, coconut milk, shrimp). Finished soup pics later.🍲

PatriciaU I loved this book. It helped me to see the world in a different way, through Eleanor‘s eyes. 1mo
DebinHawaii @PatriciaU Yes, exactly! 🤗 1mo
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Viko
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Wasn't going to finish it, but, I ended warming up to Eleanor and despite my initial impression, enjoyed the book.

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FairyFiona
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Really enjoyed this, it made me laugh and a couple of times brought a tear to my eyes.
And a perfect place to read it! #halongbay #vietnam

cherinium I loved my trip to Ha Long Bay! So beautiful! 💕 1mo
FairyFiona It really is beautiful! Definitely a place to revisit one day 🤗 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved Eleanor 💙 1mo
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REPollock
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Next paperback, from @mngraham in the #litsylove swap! ❤️📚❤️📬

mngraham Tell me how it is! 1mo
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youneverarrived
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I know I‘ve missed some great books but again I‘ve just gone on instinct and narrowed it down to these. Absolutely brilliant all of them. #top10ofthedecade

Erinreadsthebooks Yes! Freshwater is SO good! 1mo
readordierachel Fantastic list! Euphoria almost made into mine as well ❤ 1mo
BarbaraBB The lesser bohemians? Interesting! I trust your opinion completely but I was not a fan of 1mo
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batsy Such interesting picks ❤️ I forgot Freshwater for mine and I'm already at 15. Back to the drawing board 😂😂 1mo
youneverarrived @Erinreadsthebooks it would easily be in my top 5! 1mo
youneverarrived @readordierachel it‘s so good 💚 1mo
youneverarrived It‘s funny @BarbaraBB because I didn‘t really like that book either. I read The Lesser Bohemians expecting to feel similar but I loved it. 1mo
youneverarrived @batsy haha I can‘t wait to see your choices ❤️ Freshwater is one of my all time favourites now. 1mo
BarbaraBB That is good to know, I have that one on my shelves but expected a same kind of book too. 1mo
eraderneely This is the first list I‘ve seen Burial Rites on. So good! 1mo
youneverarrived @eraderneely I‘m surprised it‘s not on more as I know a lot of people really liked it. It‘s one of the most atmospheric books I‘ve read. 1mo
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB you‘ll have to let me know what you think if you give it a go 💙 1mo
Cinfhen I missed this! Great list 1mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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I really enjoyed this book, even though I felt like it started out slow. I grew to love Eleanor and Raymond and Sammy and Mrs. Gibbons. The twist at the end was completely unexpected for me.

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DebinHawaii
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Another Sunday of #audiosouping along to Eleanor. I‘m at about 60% & she has definitely grown on me. This is Jamie Oliver‘s Pappa Al Pomodoro Soup. Tomato-bread soup is never the prettiest soup in the pot or bowl but it is smelling delicious & it‘s quick & easy—something I needed this weekend. Finished soup pics coming later. 🍅🍞🍲❤️📚

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rkeo
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What a raw, emotional story. Eleanor Oliphant is hard to relate to, yet you can't help but love her. She's bold and funny, and her emotional scars and flaws cause you to become quickly invested in her. Such a unique story of the human experience.

violabrain I think it‘s funny that people say Eleanor is hard to relate to because I completely related to her! 😂😂 1mo
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Nov reads 1/2

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DebinHawaii
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#Audiosouping along to Eleanor slowly but surely. Today‘s soup is my take on an North Carolina Fish Stew (sans bacon & sausage) to use a book-inspired seasoning blend for an event I am taking part in. There‘s still fish & eggs to be added but it smells delicious so far. Finished soup pic coming later.🍲

MelissaSewell I loved this book! The ending made me want to read it again. 2mo
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REPollock
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@mngraham OMG I‘m actually crying. Your #litsylove #winterswap package is so amazing I can‘t even believe it. Thank you for the flowers as well, what a sweet thing to do. (I‘m late with the opening because we had two unexpected deaths in my partner‘s family yesterday morning. The day really spun away from me in terms what I could control.) Thank you so, so much. ❤️

mngraham I'm so glad you like everything! 2mo
Betty I‘m sorry about the deaths. 2mo
REPollock Thank you @Betty 🙏❤️ 2mo
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Wildly_Bookish
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Starting my December #pageturners #library #bookclub read today. I've been excited for this one, based on many positive recommendations.

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DebinHawaii
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Slightly under the weather & finally getting a little downtime this weekend so I‘m fitting in some #audiosouping

I may be the last person to read\listen to Eleanor & I am only about 20% in & still waiting for the Eleanor love to kick in.😉Today‘s bowl for #soupersundays is a vegetarian chili with some fun toppings. Finished chili pics coming later today. 🍲🥄

QuietlyLaura I hope the soup does the trick and you feel better soon! ☺️ 2mo
umbrellagirl That soup looks nummy. Hope you‘re back to normal soon. 2mo
AmyG Feel better! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hope you feel better! It took me a while to appreciate Eleanor ... but I did. 2mo
CarolynM Hope you feel better soon 💐 2mo
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perfectsinner
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At the beginning, I didn't really get this book. After a while, though, I began to like it better. Eleanor is a 30 y/o socially inept woman with quite a few issues, who befriends a coworker and during their leave from work come across a gentleman needing help,who then helps to change her life.With the help of her new friends, Eleanor is able to examine her troubled past & begin to navigate life successfully.Eleanor Oliphant will be completely fine

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perfectsinner
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50% through... Pretty slow going at first, but I think I'm beginning to get it/her

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Eleanor Oliphant is the oddest of odd ducks. She has a way with words. In fact, it‘s not hyperbole to say she‘s a magnificent and prodigious over-describer. The story Honeyman creates is simple enough. Eleanor is essentially a damaged person, who begins to heal during the book‘s narrative. Not my favorite book this year, but she did grow on me.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019

BarbaraTheBibliophage @FashionableObserver Review is on my blog. She did grow on me! 2mo
FashionableObserver That makes me so happy! I can‘t wait to read the blog post! 2mo
Gissy Love that book😍❤️ 2mo
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lynneamch Good on audio! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @lynneamch Yes, the narrator was terrific! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gissy I almost loved it—more of a strong like for me. 2mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Ive just acquired this book and looking forward to reading it and your review 🙂 2mo
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Tonton
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It‘s been a long strange fall; was feeling wrecked due to work, finance, illness issues; then a death in the family. I‘ve been away, but got piles of books to make the dark stuff go away!

BarbaraBB Hopefully you feel better now 🙏💙 2mo
Tonton @BarbaraBB Thanks, losing the blues slowly but surely! Getting my focus back and reading helps😎 2mo
batsy I'm sorry about everything that has happened. Here's to brighter days ☀️📚📚📚 2mo
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Simona Books are my savior too ... I'm glad things are going for the better 👍 2mo
Tonton @batsy Thank you! Getting better step by step🌟😎 (edited) 2mo
Tonton @Simona Thank you! Keeps me afloat💕 2mo
Smrloomis That‘s a lot to deal with! Hope you find a lot of books that help 🤞🏽 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#NamasteNovember
#RedWhiteandBlue
Any of these your favourites?

Reviewsbylola I barely remember Atonement, it‘s been so long. Loved Eleanor Oliphant! 2mo
veritysalter I enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant, not read the others. Happy reading 📖 2mo
Joanielovesbooks Loved Eleanor!!💗 2mo
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Suet624 Eleanor Oliphant and Atonement are very different from each other and both of them are great. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Atonement is one of my all time favorites. Loved Eleanor too. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm @MicheleinPhilly High five on Atonement!! 🙌❤️💔 Eleanor is such a dear, I loved her too @Reviewsbylola @veritysalter @Joanielovesbooks @Suet624 2mo
batsy Atonement, but then again that's the only one I've read 😁 2mo
BookwormM Atonement and Eleanor very different but both great books 2mo
youneverarrived Eleanor 🧡🧡 2mo
lakesidebookworm Atonement!!! 2mo
LeahBergen Atonement! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Fairyvixen Big sky 🤗 was a lovely return to form but Eleanor Olyphant was and is my wonderful go to comfort read. What a wonderful cast of characters and I love her literal take on everything. I love that she wants to be ‘ shiny‘ like Sammy‘s daughter. Love it (edited) 1mo
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QuietlyLaura
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Day 17 of #GratefulReads is #ThoughtYouWouldLikeButDidnt and I have to go with Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. I know a lot of people liked it but I really didn‘t. #unpopularopinion @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Oh, I loved this one! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww poor Evelyn 💙💙 2mo
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I absolutely loved this book. I loved Eleanor‘s journey to hopefully becoming completely fine. It‘s interesting I read this book as I am struggling with loneliness and depression and anxiety as well. I thank Ms. Honeyman for tackling mental illness in a novel. 5⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #fiction #bookclub #bookstagram

melissajayne And yes I have self-harmed myself when things get rough. While I haven‘t drank myself almost to death, I have punched holes in walls, I have broken things, I have overeaten, I have overspent, and most recently I have purposely bitten on my own forearm (by the way: it left a nasty bruise that is still healing). I have also contemplated suicide, the most recent time being on Sunday. (edited) 2mo
melissajayne I am going to a mental health unit tomorrow (Thursday) morning to see what kind of help I can get. 2mo
Libby1 @melissajayne - I really hope you find help and comfort today. ❤️ 2mo
Megabooks @melissajayne I‘m really glad you‘re getting help. 15 years ago, a friend made me an appointment with her psychiatrist, and it was one of the most positive, life-changing things a friend has done for me ever. I hope you find the right help the first time, but if you don‘t, keep knocking, keep asking because you are strong enough to fight for a good life. Put your whole self into it because that‘s what it takes. 💕💕💕 Sending strength! 2mo
Sace So glad you made that appointment! 👏👏👏 And Hugs ❤️ 2mo
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