November 24, 2019

Book - Elinor Oliphant by Gail Honeyman

Another book on my Kindle Paperwhite - checked out from the library!

So many people recommended this book to me.  My friend, Judy, even loaned me the book.  I ended up checking it out from the library, because I truly am hooked on reading on my Kindle.  I put Judy's book where I could see the cover often.  I like cover art.  That's the only thing I miss with the Kindle experience.  I get around that issue by finding an image of each book I'm reading it and making that my temporary desktop screen.

I wasn't sure about reading this book.  The main character has so many issues.  It was described as being both funny and sad, but I am trying to read more upbeat books or at least books that will let me happily escape.  Nothing bad is going on in my personal life.  It's just the news and the way people are fighting with each other over politics has me down.  Anyway, I'm glad I read the book.  The main character certainly had some things to deal with, but I loved her quirkiness and how the story unfolded.

It's a Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick.   It's also a book quite a few of my friends recommended.

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. 

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.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting 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 your heart.

My Thoughts
Very good book.  Definitely recommend.


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