Peggy is eight years old when her father decides to take her into the wilderness to live without contact with other people. Living off the land, eating squirrels and mushrooms, Peggy‘s life is hard and sad but also beautiful and free. Until it isn‘t. Until she wants something different and finds she is brave and strong .... and missing lots of vital nutrients in her diet. Interesting and beautiful but also heartbreaking and the ending is painful.
8-year-old Peggy lives #alone in the woods with her father. This could be an idyllic and fun situation, but you quickly get the sense, that everything isn‘t as it should be. Is Peggy and her father really alone? Has The World ended like Peggy‘s father told her?
Thanks for a great challenge @BarbaraBB and @Cinfhen 👏👏
An interesting premise with some engaging chapters, yet this story dragged and became somewhat unrealistic towards the end. I needed more so it‘s 2 stars for Claire Fuller‘s “Our Endless Numbered Days”.
My full review is avaliable to read on my blog, go have a look if you're interested! 📚
A couple days ago, both books showed up!
My round one book returned with all the comments from @Marmie7 @aroc @MrsGreen As much as the subject matter was difficult, I‘m giving this one a “pick” 3/5⭐️ Shocking and heartbreaking at times.
Round 2 is underway and @thebluestocking sent me Just Mercy (really looking forward to it) @StephanieGeiser @LikelyLibrarian
How do you like the cute little 🍩 from @Marmie7 and 🦊 from @thebluestocking ?
Thanks for the tag @Birdsong28 !
And for the game #audiobookinquiry @Chelleo
1. On the tube
2. Mostly library. Can imagine I'll try out audible soon. Also i recommend an app (May be UK only?) called Google Opinion Rewards. By filling in surveys (3 or 4 questions each) you earn money which you can spend in the Google play store (so looking at buying an audio book!)
4. None really though Lilian boxfish was great!
5. Enjoying tagged book
Appreciated the prose, found the descriptions of the forest and natural world beautiful, liked that there wasn't too much analysis made of what happened.
I didn't like the premis of the story. I didn't really know what the storyline was as it was an impulse selection, and wish I'd looked in more detail.
The descriptions do stay with me though, in detail.
I can't say too much about this without spoiling it for @rachaich who is still reading this for this months book club but it I had mixed thoughts about it. No disrepect to Ms Fuller, she's done a womderful job with her debut novel, but for me, it felt just that. A good first attempt but lacking in parts. And I felt the end was disappointing.
Well I read this straight through in about 4 hours, so I would say it's pretty good! It reminds me a little of The Room, but with nature, and I felt more captivated by the plot and the prose in this one. Lots of surprises in this one and a twist I saw coming from a long way off that did not diminish its effect. All in all, I loved the experience of reading it--page turning but without cheap tricks. #autumnreads
Fantasy and forests say "fall reading" to me, so this book set in the wilderness seems like the perfect read for the first weekend in Autumn. I'm "currently reading" too many books, and can't imagine why I'm starting another, but here goes! And I might just be that cliche and read it with pumpkin spice tea. Fall is my favorite time of year!
This is a story about young British girl in the 70s/80s whose survivalist father takes her to the middle of nowhere and tells her the rest of the world has been destroyed. The narrative cuts back and forth between their survival in the wilderness (and her father's increasing mania) and 9 years later, when she's just returned to her home to her mother. It was a good story throughout, but it definitely picked up at the end and became weightier.
What do you do, when your father believes there is no way to #savetheworld from going under, and therefore he takes you into the woods to live in a cottage without seeing other people. Also, you are eight years old. But, maybe, the more important question is, what do you do, when you find out it was all a lie, the world didn't go under. These questions are what this book is all about, and I was hooked from start to finish 👍
In interesting idea poorly executed. Woeful pacing, a lack of rational character development and an ending that was both predictable and totally inappropriate. Infuriating.
How did I not read OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS by Claire Fuller until now? Huge mistake! I loved this story of an 8-year old girl, her survivalist father, and the nine years they spend in the wilderness. Brilliant! Now I'm even more excited to read Fuller's new book, SWIMMING LESSONS, out in February!
#currentlyreading this intriguing book about survivalists and family issues. Really well-written and fascinating so far.
Y'all. This was just too heavy for me right now. I skipped to the end hoping for some sort of closure but . . . The father's actions were just too sickening.
It's a dark and horrifying story and It's not exactly #booksaboutnature but nature plays an important role. Daughter and survivalist father disappears for many years and they are struggling to survive in a lonely wooden cottage in the middle of a wild forest.
Woah. Talk about a book with a twist you didn't see coming. Dang, y'all! This book is just a reader's dream.
Hoping to get through these books this month -- if things go better than I expect, I'll even try to finish Voyager as it's been on my shelf for nearly a year. I've read about 2/3 of it already. #januaryTBR
What a book! This is going to stay with me for a while, I think. The ending left me almost speechless! James was such a damaged character and to have done what he did to Peggy, despite his obvious mental health issues, is terrifying. I can't decide if I need a sequel to find out how Peggy gets on in life or if I need the safety of my imagination to think she coped well
I'm finally getting a chance to sit down and read, albeit only for half an hour. I've had a busy weekend at a friends wedding on Saturday, then spend yesterday paying for it 😂🍷 I am fully submerged in lecture notes, but I'm allowing myself a bit of me time to prevent insanity ☺️📚 I'm really enjoying this book, I just wish I had a solid 12 hours of free time to make some serious progress! :)
So I've finished work on a half day, and now I have to wait 2 hours for a hair appointment with a sandwich, cake and hot chocolate, and obviously my book. How awful. I'm really living a tough life today 🙄😂👌🏻
I'm starting this today! :) I'm continuing with the 'short-ish' book theme. With all my uni work, it's the easiest thing for me at the moment :) has anyone read this? I love the cover, very wintery :)
This #outofthisworld novel is narrated by a girl taken out of the life she knows by her survivalist father, and told the world she knew is gone, her mother dead. The story moves along quickly carried by the intrigue of living in nature trying to survive like "Into the Wild". I enjoyed how Fuller chooses to mix scenes from post-woods life with the complicated reintegration Peggy has to go through when she returns home.#booktober
Hello Litsy, nice to be here amongst so many fellow readers.