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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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mildayulia
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Well, I wish it could be that easy.

Currently reading this book and somehow I can relate to Eleanor's way of thinking. The quote was said by her Mummy, though. She's clearly not on the list of characters I have sympathy for.

Twelve chapters done, and I've been enjoying the flow so far.

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Bec_lectic
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Welcome to the world of Eleanor Oliphant where everything is fine! But it‘s not….What a quirky character Eleanor is. She has no friends, has had only one relationship and is laughed at by her coworkers. An unfortunate incident brings her and a coworker Raymond together where we begin to see the layers of Eleanor peeled away and a healing journey begins. Sad, funny, hopeful and quirky read. 😊

CatLass007 I loved this book! 2mo
Cathythoughts ❤️ 1mo
Bec_lectic @CatLass007 agreed! And I heard they are making a movie from it 🙂 1mo
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Bec_lectic @Cathythoughts ☺️☺️ 1mo
CatLass007 I hope the author makes good money from the movie. I probably won‘t watch it because, in all likelihood, it will be a disappointment. I don‘t want to be pessimistic but an adaptation almost never holds up when compared to the source material. 1mo
Bec_lectic @CatLass007 I agree! Movies always ruin the book. 1mo
CatLass007 About 99% of the time. The only exceptions that come to mind are The Princess Bride and Tales of the City. Wonderful books, wonderful movies! The movies are not better than the books but they definitely are at the same level of quality. 1mo
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Eggs
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A truly memorable protagonist!! You will laugh and cry…elegant characterization that fits #Neurodivergent
#SpringSkies

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Gissy I liked this novel 💔 2mo
Eggs @Gissy yes so good 😊 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks One of my favorites! 2mo
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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SarahBookInterrupted
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Virginia is back this season of Book Interrupted with her own book pick. She is also participating in Manuscript Monday. Check out her first recommendation here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-eleanor-oliphant-is-compl...

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Smlambert725

“If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn‘t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.”
#February2024

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The.Great.Catsby
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First book of 2024 complete.
This book took awhile to get into. A little after 50% I started asking questions about what was actually happening to Eleanor. Because it was a buddy read, I kept with it. I'm glad I did. I was surprised by the twist. And the ending was very heartwarming. I LOVE GLEN!
⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

01.15.2024

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Ericalambbrown
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Final book of the year. . . Oooof. . . . This one was a doozy. But it was SO good. So many feelings and so much thought on this one. It left me with a helluva book hangover. I look forward to seeing what the author writes next.

HettyG Oh I loved this one!!!! 6mo
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 6mo
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wanderinglynn
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#two4tuesday

1. Oh so many! I really should just say ditto as several other Littens already shared same quirks. But I guess I‘ll say i have to use my hands when talking.

2. Eleanor, in the tagged, is a quirky character.

Kshakal Good choice on quirky book! 7mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 7mo
wanderinglynn @Kshakal thanks! ☺️ 7mo
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Read4life
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView (thanks for the tag)

1. The 🧻 has to go over the roll. The volume (car radio, tv, etc.) has to be on an even number. So does the temperature on my side of the car.

2. The tagged book or Nothing to See Here by Wilson.

If you‘d like to play…TAG!

TieDyeDude The TP part isn't a quirk, it's just correct ;) 7mo
Read4life @TieDyeDude I agree! 🤓 7mo
Susanita My radio volume has to be on an odd number! Unless it‘s 13. 7mo
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claudiuo @Susanita Same here, odd number is the way! 13 is fine though 😉 7mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 7mo
wanderinglynn I am totally with you on 1. Although I can do multiples of 5 for volume/temp. But no other odd number. 7mo
dabbe I was weird about numbers when grading papers. No matter what the assignment was, the points had to end in a “0“ or “5“. So if I had an 8-question quiz, I'd throw in 2 more points for neatness or whatever--just to have the points be 10. 🤣 7mo
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mal_gjones
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Eleanor Oliphant is one of my favorite all-time books! Gail Honeyman writes with beautiful poignancy and created a truly wonderful character in Eleanor. I would recommend this book to anyone.

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IMASLOWREADER
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ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE…not yelling but its one of my favorite books of all time… #readinglife #booknerd @LitsyEvents

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is highly re-readable, and will surely give your brain a lot to chew on. Definitely more than you‘d expect from a beach read! Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/eleanor-oliphant-is-completely-fine-gail-ho...

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Lcsmcat
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This months pick for my irl book club. I guessed the “twists” but that didn‘t spoil it forme. It‘s both dark and funny and I think we‘ll have a good discussion next week.

TiredLibrarian I just finished this and really liked it. I agree; probably a good discussion book! 12mo
ShyBookOwl One of my faves. I always revisit it when I'm feeling blue 12mo
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TiredLibrarian
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I really enjoyed this. There's more Eleanor in me than I'd like to admit, and I'd love to have a Raymond (minus the cigarettes)!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.”

#Volumesandvocals
#Antihero

Anti-Hero https://g.co/kgs/3GWGeA

Eggs Lovely book and photo and flowers 🌸!!! 13mo
Ifftay14 That quote just sold me on adding this to my TBR. 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ifftay14 yay!! It‘s so good 💛 13mo
kspenmoll Your lilies are amazingly beautiful! 13mo
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Allthebookclubs
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This didn‘t keep my attention and reminded me a bit of Olive Kitteridge. It was quite depressing and the writing was boring, I mean the writing is decent but the subject was drab and boring. Eleanor is the victim of extensive child abuse that has left her as a strange, naive adult. But, here‘s the thing, this book is painted in a different light but it‘s about a woman who had a very f*cked up childhood. Book #33 in 2033 pic of my reading buddy.

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MelHopton
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I realised during the first chapter that I had read this before, but I decided to persevere because I remember enjoying it. It's a charming story of an ordinary woman who has been pushed to live in an extraordinary way. It's a touching description of the end of loneliness, and she is so endearing and it's easy for me to see similarities between our approaches to life. Starts funny, gets deeper, ends poignantly with space to imagine her future. 😍

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cwarnier
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Sell off #5

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Melismatic
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This book was the current Book Club Pick for my workplace — but surprise! It was a bit of a rouse to throw a baby shower for a coworker. (We all read the book, too - though 😂)

I enjoyed Eleanor‘s growth - although by a third in you kind of knew where the novel was headed and the *turn* at the end wasn‘t surprising either. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Daisey
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Happy Readathon to everyone participating! I had too many things on my weekend calendar to sign up, but I‘m still fitting in some reading/listening. This book wasn‘t quite what I was expecting, in fact quite a bit darker. Yet, I ended up really enjoying Eleanor‘s story and her character growth. It had a wonderful cast of characters. I hadn‘t even realized it was set in #Scotland, but I listened to the #audiobook, and the narration was fantastic.

Daisey @PuddleJumper This was supposed to be a #Roll100 April read (book 40) of a physical book on my shelf, but I ended up listening instead. 14mo
PuddleJumper Awesome! 14mo
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IndoorDame
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Eleanor has got to be my all time favorite lady from #TemptingTitles #With5+Words @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Mine too! Just love her 💙💛 1y
Eggs She is a great character!! 1y
Gissy I love this story! ❤️ 1y
IndoorDame @Gissy ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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S3V3N
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I just finished this one. I bounced back and forth between the book and audiobook. This was a good read and the narrator‘s voice made it more enjoyable. Some parts dragged, but the audio helped. I loved the story and the ending made it even better.

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JenniferP
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I know I must be one of the last to read this, but I‘m glad I finally did! I found it funny, genuine, and a little creepy as I waited for the past to be revealed. Palm trees in the back because we‘re on spring break vacation in Miami!

JenReadsAlot Nope still on my shelf to read! 1y
JenniferP @JenReadsAlot I really enjoyed it! It‘s a quick read and worth it! 1y
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Read4life
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I received this book from @Pigpen_Reads for the #LLWBS. It‘s been on my TBR for a long time. I don‘t think I enjoyed it as much as a lot of others did, but it was a good read. I waffled in the beginning of the book not knowing if I liked any of the characters but most of them grew on me. Solid 4⭐️
#BookSpinBingo #MarchMadness #MarvellousMarch #BirthdayPixieReadathon #LitsyLoveReads

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1y
Pigpen_Reads Yay!! 😁 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
RickW Really great book. Nice review 1y
Lizpixie 🙌🎉 1y
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Read4life
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My daughter comes home tonight to start spring break. I‘m not sure how much reading I‘ll get done but I‘m hoping to finish Eleanor Oliphant & get close to finishing The Grapes of Wrath. I‘m keeping up with the Buddy Reads so I‘m good there.
#Whimsicalreadsbookclub #LittensLoveRomance #SUNDAYBUDDYREAD #AuthorAMonth #Bookopoly #MarvellousMarch #MarchMadness

DieAReader 💙Looks great! Enjoy your visit😉💕 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Eleanor 💛💙 1y
Andrew65 Be good to have your daughter back for a while, can always catch up on your reading later on. 1y
Cuilin Enjoy your daughter‘s visit. Missing both of my girls right now. 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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“Time only blunts the pain of loss. It doesn‘t erase it.”

💙💛

#MarchMagic
#MCOlderthanyou

MyNamesParadise Omg, love that book so much!! I wish it would be a movie already! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I posted the wrong book!! I‘m losing my mind!! @Eggs 1y
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Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks What book were you wanting to post? 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs my brain is not functioning today! We went to eat lunch and I got out of the car and kept trying to lock it and it wouldn‘t beep but it was locked! So when we came out and I got in the car it was still running omg!!! 🙈🙊🤣 1y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh Lillian of course! 1y
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no 🙈 😜 1y
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Read4life
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@Pigpen_Reads everything is amazing. Thank you so much, Donna. The candle smells great, the alpaca yarn is beautiful (put it back in the bag because the dogs wanted to cuddle it ☺️), I‘m already enjoying the sweets & this book is going right onto my March #BookSpinBingo.

Thanks for organizing this, @Deblovestoread and @Bookgoil 💙

#LLWBS

Bookgoil What a great book choice! Lots of sweet gifts 🎁 🥰 1y
Deblovestoread Love Eleanor and the yarn looks lovely! 1y
Pigpen_Reads So glad you like it!! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 💖 1y
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noseinabookagain
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When I first started reading this, I was prepared to rate it three stars believing it to be another mediocre read. However, Eleanor slowly but surely grew on me until I fell in love with her character and story.

Themes such as humour, despair, friendship and loneliness are poignantly well written throughout. A beautifully touching and impressive debut from Honeyman.

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Andrew65
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This was the first book that came to mind with the tag #WorldIntrovertDay

A wonderful book and I wish there was a follow-up as I need to know how Eleanor is doing,

#JanuaryJazz

@Eggs @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

RebelReader Eleanor is one of those characters that has stuck with me. I loved the audio! 1y
Andrew65 @RebelReader I feel exactly the same and I too loved the audio. 1y
IndoorDame Love her so much! 1y
Eggs Agreed! She is truly a memorable character 🙌🏻🙌🏻 @Andrew65 @RebelReader @IndoorDame 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 💙💛 1y
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TheEllieMo
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Probably one of my favourite books ever

#AdventRecommends
@emilyrose_x

TheNeverendingTBR Loved it! 2y
TalesandTexts Love this book! 2y
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Brinnyreads

This has been such a beautiful journey. Eleanor grew on me and by the end of the book I wished she was my friend.

bthegood Welcome to Litsy - if you follow @LitsyEvents it will keep you updated on all of the reading groups, challenges, and reading activities occurring on Litsy - 🙂
and this page for information in general - https://sites.google.com/view/litsywelcomewagon/home
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LitsyEvents Thank you for the tag 🙂 2y
Brinnyreads @bthegood thank you so much for sharing it with me 🥰 I am following the page now and can‘t wait to be more involved !!! 2y
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ChantalReads
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book, but I didn't. At one point, I felt like I was just "getting through it", though it does improve. I can't put my finger on what, exactly, leads to my feelings of apathy? about it, but there are some. That said, I actually didn't see the twist coming (and that's a rarity for me), so I was pleasantly surprised about that.
The book was cute. The characters were realistic. I just didn't really connect.

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MariettaSG
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Fabulous novel with an adorable yet unreliable narrator who becomes more reliable as the story unfolds. It is the ease with which you can love the narrator Eleanor, he cleverly crafted voice that is so funny that propels you through the novel.

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peanutnine
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#ManicMonday on a Tuesday because long weekends mess up my sense of time 😅
#LetterE @CBee

📚 Eleanor Oliphant, Every Heart a Doorway, Everything I Never Told You
🖊️Amal El-Mohtar - I haven't read many E authors but I loved This is How You Lose the Time War
🎬 Emperor's New Groove, Eat Pray Love, Ever After
🎤 Ed Sheeran, Eric Hutchinson
🎶 Everybody's Lonely by Jukebox the Ghost, Emily by MIKA

CBee I‘ve been eyeing This is How You Lose the Time War, it looks great! 2y
peanutnine @CBee it's a very unique story, I really enjoyed it! 2y
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melissajayne
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📚 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, East of Eden
🖋 Richard Paul Evans (I think I have read each and every Christmas book he has written)
📺 ER (1994)
🎥 Emma (1996; the one with Jeremy Northam)
🎤Enya
🎶 Extraordinary Girl by Green Day, Eight Days a Week and Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles.

#manicmonday #lettere

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Cazxxx
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#manicmonday @CBee

📕 Tagged book
✍️ Janet Evanovich
🎥 ET
🎤 Eurythmics
🎶 Every rose has its thorn-Poison

CBee GREAT book ♥️ 2y
Cazxxx @CBee It was such an unexpected favourite! 2y
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Rybow
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Absolutely amazing book!! Made me laugh, cry, kept me engaged and even had twists! Thoroughly recommend this book with the best quirky character!!

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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Eleanor 💙 2y
RenePenn Yes I agree! 2y
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Eggs @RenePenn 💙💙 2y
kspenmoll Perfect choices! 2y
Eggs @kspenmoll 💙💛 2y
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Cazxxx
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#alphabetgame

The tagged book is my pick for the letter E. Such a great story which made me laugh and cry, one of my favourite reads from last year

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melissajayne
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I read this for my library book club a number of years ago and I loved it. Whatever year I read it, it was one of my favourites. I think it was partly because I could identify with Eleanor in some ways, but I could also emphasize with her heart-breaking story. #alphabetgame #lettere

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Eleanor!! 2y
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Andrew65
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#LetterE #Thealphabetgame

Don‘t think I will be the only one to nominate this book by Gail Honeyman. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a great book, and could do with a sequel to see how she is doing now!

@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks @allylu @CBee @TheBookHippie @Pageshifter @cocoReads @Velvetfur

Allylu @Andrew65 That‘s a good one! 2y
CBee Loved this book ♥️ 2y
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EverydayImReading
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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. An incredible debut novel. Such a lovely strange character. I could not put this down. #alphabetgame

Cathythoughts I loved this one too ❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Loved this book too 👍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 💙 2y
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BriannaT
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For me, this book went from “oh she‘s quirky and socially awkward” to “oh my gosh what happened?” It‘s a tough book to describe - Eleanor is trying to navigate her social life and plan a future romance, but it‘s her past that needs addressing. As she finds herself making real connections and friendships for the first time at age 30, she has to face the truth in order to move on. While she has a lot of trauma, she is still lovable and relatable.

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mbreichert19
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"In principle and reality, libraries are life-enhancing palaces of wonder."
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Can't wait to dive into this one!

LoverOfLearning Hope you enjoy it!! I DNFd this. I don't t particularly like books that describe people's everyday lives no matter the overall plot 2y
LoverOfLearning But let me know your thoughts on it! 2y
mbreichert19 @LoverOfLearning I definitely DNF this! Totally agree on the book 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2y
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I loved this book so much! It was unexpectedly filled with themes of trauma, mental health, intimacy, and relationships. I wished we learned more about her mom and sister in the book before the ending- but I see how learning about it at the end was Eleanor gaining closure on what happened. Her and Raymond are too cute. 🥰🥰

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Louise
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My mom and I love this book, so we chose it as book #2 in our #readoutloud project. Everyday, we sit together; and I read aloud for us. It was fun to revisit Eleanor and her journey toward freedom from a traumatic past. Her way of seeing the world is quirky and humorous, even in a story filled with sadness. Eleanor is a survivor who learns to thrive.

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TheIntrovertedDodoBird
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This odd duck pecked herself a home in my heart (not literally - FYI, this book has absolutely nothing to do with ducks 😆). This journey & character metamorphosis will always remain special to me. I became Eleanor's personal cheerleader from the very first page, despite all of her faults, but most importantly because of her quirks & eccentricities & social awkwardness (which we both share). A story with friendship and melancholy at its heart ♡ Xx

Cortg I loved this one! I just read the tagged book and the main character, Molly, reminded me a lot of Eleanor 2y
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Cortg Oh, I really must read The Maid now 😍. I've just stacked it! I'll love any character like Eleanor 🥰 Xx 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Eleanor 💙 2y
TheIntrovertedDodoBird @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too 🥰. Even now, she feels like a friend to me ❤️ Xx 2y
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momx3nak
Mehso-so

Many people recommend this book to me.