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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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BennettBookworm
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So exciting!! I unknowingly opened my #summerreadingswap package because it just said Amazon so I thought it was something else! 😂 @rather_be_reading if you‘re able to, can you tag whoever is my partner because I want to be able to thank them but the package didn‘t say! Thank you so much, I love these HP socks and I‘ve been wanting to read Eleanor for forever! 🙏🏻

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jenniferajanes
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An early birthday present to myself! 😍

MarriedtoMrT That is the best! Now I know what I‘m going to ask for for my birthday! 2d
jenniferajanes @MarriedtoMrT 🎉🎉🎉 It‘s from Out of Print. Ordered online. 😉 #introvert 2d
Crazeedi I was just looking at those totes yesterday!! 2d
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jenniferajanes @Crazeedi I love tote bags, but I try to resist because I can get overrun. I‘ve been carrying the same tote bag for 2.5 years. I figured it was time for a new one, and this seemed perfect! 2d
Crazeedi @jenniferajanes well I have "a couple...or 10..." my husband says I could sell them out of the back of the truck, lol, but I love them all!! 2d
jenniferajanes @Crazeedi Yes! ❤️ 🛍 2d
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Libby1
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Isn‘t this notecard amazing?

Thanks so much, @daydreamin_star 😊⭐️

Erofan 😍 5d
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Boooooks
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At this point I‘ve spent the same amount of time on this as I did reading clash of kings (about 5 weeks 😱) and I‘m not even half way through. I don‘t know what‘s going on it‘s not hard to read and I am actually enjoying it although I don‘t like Eleanor yet which doesn‘t really matter but for some reason I‘m only reading a few pages at a time 😅

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alliem

Kindness matters

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booklova007
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Finally getting around to seeing what all the hype is about. :)

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Drocchio03
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So. Good. Sometimes funny, sometimes hopeful, often heartbreaking. Eleanor is a deep and rich character that you cautiously root for. On a more personal level, I‘m grateful to have read this book at this particular moment. It‘s funny how the right book finds you when you need it.

BooknerdsLife Beautiful review! 🙌🏼💕 I love this book! 2w
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Drocchio03
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“I noticed that it smelled lemony...I didn‘t normally notice my surroundings, I realized...when you took a moment to see what was around you, noticed all the little things, it made you feel...lighter.”

readordierachel So true 💕 2w
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Drocchio03
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“She wasn‘t actually chewing gum, but her demeanour was very much that of a gum chewer.” Eleanor, I absolutely know what you mean.

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MyNamesParadise
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Absolutely loved Eleanor & all of her quirks! I can‘t wait to see who is cast as her in the movie! I‘m so glad the movie is in Reese Witherspoon‘s hands! I read this book during a stay at a local mental hospital & I couldn‘t help but find I had similarities to Eleanor! This will make a fantastic film! After reading this book Eden Etzel is completely fine!

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Drocchio03
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Six hour to San Diego. Time for both a nap and a good read.

bookseller_cate Safe travels! You‘ve picked a good read, from what I hear. (edited) 2w
Bookwormjillk Happy traveling! 2w
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JamieArc
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So interesting to see other editions of books you love, especially foreign language editions.

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 2w
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jamicuns
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This is my Read In May 2019 wrap up. My favorite, by a mile, was Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. #may2019 #wishicouldreadalldayeveryday

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AJones
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Mehso-so

I finished by “E” book, “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.” Honeyman‘s book was little too drawn out for me. However, I didn‘t want to give up. Eleanor overcomes a horrific childhood. She had an abusive mother and absent father. These memories follow her into adulthood and consequently control her every move. Until one day she finally breaks. Eleanor excepts the past and looks to the future for possibilities. I enjoyed the ending! #LitsyAtoZ

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KadeLexical
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This book broke my heart and then put it back together with delicate embroidery, I loved it.

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Jaimie1
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Quirky, character driven book. Loved this!

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bookishbitch
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I really enjoyed this. It is a great example of how you never know what someone may be dealing with in their private life. Just be kind.

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Krisjericho
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Eleanor is strong and awkward and funny and smart and so very, very lonely. I love her. She is broken but resilient. Raymond is real and kind and good. Their friendship and Sammy and the cat and Eleanor‘s boss - it all makes for an amazing story that the reader feels to their core.

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jamicuns
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Darling book. Eleanor has become one of my favorite characters. The story took a turn I wasn‘t expecting. It would have been a wonderful book even without the unexpected turn but it added a depth to the book that was deeply heartfelt and beautiful.

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Marja
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Oh Eleanor, she both melted my heart and shattered it. I loved her character, she's one of the most unforgettable heroines I've had the pleasure to read about. Her observations about life and other people made me burst out laughing only to find myself on the verge of tears the next moment with the revelations of her life. Such a funny and sad story, it managed to surprise me to the very end. I loved it.

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jenniferajanes
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I loved this book! Following Eleanor‘s journey as she learned to open up, allow others to befriend her, and care for others was emotional and heartwarming. Eleanor‘s story is one I will be thinking about for a long time. This was my “book to movie” for #Booked2019.

Cinfhen When is the movie coming out??? I had no idea🙄who‘s cast to play Eleanor??? Can‘t wait❣️ was this your last one??? Or still one more to go??? 4w
Cinfhen Ooops... never mind .... congrats on completing #Booked2019 🥳🥳🥳 4w
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen Thank you! I haven‘t been able to find a lot of information on the movie yet, but apparently Reese Witherspoon bought the rights and is producing it. 4w
Cinfhen I think it‘s gonna be a really good movie ⭐️🌟🌟⭐️🌟 4w
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readingismyselfcare
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Kids are playing, tea is hot and a new book is ready to be read! #botm #teaandbooks #sundayafternoon

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Eggs
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Boy, you gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time🎶

Eleanor carries the weight of immense sadness in her soul
#carrythatweight #BeatleMaynia

kspenmoll 💕💕 1mo
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Bookishanki
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Eleanor is such a strong character. She is lonely, organized, funny, outspoken, kind & highly confident. With her terrible past & abusive childhood, she has survived all of it and yet she is not portrayed as a victim. This book gives you a whole lot of perspective on mental health, loneliness.

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jenniferajanes
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This is it! I‘m starting my last book for #Booked2019! It fits the category “book to movie.” 😁🎉

HOTPock3tt I really enjoyed this one!! ☺️ 1mo
jenniferajanes @HOTPock3tt 🎉 I‘m only a few chapters in, but I like it so far. 😊 1mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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🎶🎶She should have confessed her love for him, she should have learned this early. If she'd had known for just one second how amazing he would be! Go on now, go, walk out the door! Just do a twirl now. Cause she's not suffering anymore! Weren't you the one who tried to kill her and Marianne that night? Do you think she'd crumble? Well Mummy, turns out you died! Oh no, not Eleanor, She will survive! 🎶🎶 Part 2 of 2
#lyricalreviews #iwillsurvive

Ruthiella Clever!😀 1mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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🎶🎶 At first she was afraid, she was burned alive.
Kept thinking she could never live without Mummy's guide. But then she spent so many nights drinking vodka until dawn. And then met Raymond. And learned how to get along. And now she's back! To her work space. She just walked in to find her out her coworkers are no longer two faced. 🎶🎶 Part 1 of 2.
#lyricalreviews #iwillsurvive

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emmalouise1
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Next read on a sunny day :)

Freespirit It‘s a brilliant book. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
j.rye This is on my tbr list! Can‘t wait to see your review! 1mo
emmalouise1 @Freespirit thankyou I'm really hooked to it already 1mo
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emmalouise1 @j.rye I will see keep you updated 1mo
Blopez93 I love this book! OMG 😍 1mo
emmalouise1 So I know it's taken awile most books do atm with health and work. But i finished the book . I really really enjoyed it and would highly reccommend . I wish I could re read it for the first time :) 2w
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nelehelen
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4/5
I read this finally and it was so good! It‘s smart, funny, sad and exactly what I wanted to read. It was hard to connect with MC in the beginning, but more and more I felt for her. I could see why everyone loved this book so much. 😊

Pictured: my senior pup, Dazzy

#dogsoflitsy

Soubhiville I agree completely! At first I didn‘t see the appeal, but she grew on me pretty fast! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Loved this book! And Dazzy is so cute! 1mo
nelehelen @Soubhiville yea! It gets better and better as you read!! 1mo
nelehelen @OriginalCyn620 he says thank you!! 😉😉😉 1mo
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Whimsical.Curiosity
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Picked this little gem up while on a trip to Chicago. I love finding tiny little cozy bookstores in other cities. Finally getting around to reading it! 6 chapters in and I am invested. I have so many questions and I can't wait to uncover the answers. I've heard so many positive thoughts on this book.

Kayla.Adriena What bookstore did you go to?! 1mo
Whimsical.Curiosity @Kayla.Adriena The Book Table 📖 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Thought I‘d celebrate some awesome female protagonists for today‘s prompt! 💁🏻‍♀️
#therewasthisgirl #amonthofsongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚❤️🙌🏻 1mo
BooknerdsLife Awww I love this! All these great titles 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💖📚 1mo
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madeleinecate
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my most recent haul! i‘ve already finished ‘any ordinary day‘ and ‘all the ugly and wonderful things‘, now i‘m on to ‘eleanor oliphant is completely fine‘ 💖

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 1mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!!🎉🎉🎉 1mo
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Johanna414 Some great books here! 1mo
deadrabbitsbooks 💛 Welcome to Litsy 🐇 1mo
SarahHarts_books Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📖 📚🎉 1mo
RaimeyGallant Nice stack! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 1mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
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“Sport is a mystery to me. In primary school, sports day was the one day of the year when the less academically gifted students could triumph, winning prizes for jumping fastest in a sack, or running from Point A to Point B more quickly than their classmates. How they loved to wear those badges on their blazers the next day! As if a silver in the egg-and-spoon race was some sort of compensation for not understanding how to use an apostrophe.

RaimeyGallant Loved this book. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
veritysalter Thank you, I‘ll check those out. 1mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 4w
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Hazel0303
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I loved this book. I will need to re-read it again because the marketing quotes on the cover kind of had me in the wrong headspace going in. I was anticipating something much more funny and it wasn't. That isn't a bad thing - I just had mentally prepared for something different.

See my full review! https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1997499401

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Writeme
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Holy smokes! One of the best books I‘ve read this year. The main character‘s journey to uncloud her childhood as she struggles through her awkward adulthood was mesmerizing . I love this book, and I loved Eleanor so much.

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AndreaG
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This book was odd, much like the main character. I had a really hard time getting in to this book. I couldn‘t identify with Eleanor and, honestly, I didn‘t like her. I listened to this on audio book, and have a feeling if I‘d been actually reading it, I would have quit early on. That said, I did end up enjoying the book. Eleanor‘s behavior became more understandable and I was sympathetic and interested to learn more. Not a fave but glad I finished

DrSpalding Agreed so so! ❤️📚 I love that you‘re still Litsy posting! 1mo
AndreaG @DrSpalding I‘m just now getting back into it. I‘ve made it a goal this summer to read more. I have a lot of children‘s lit I want to read, but am enjoying some stuff for me, too. 1mo
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On balance, I‘d have to say I liked—and in some sections REALLY LIKED—but didn‘t love this book. Perhaps an #UnpopularOpinion but there you have it. The story itself was ok, the writing good, especially for a debut, & I liked Eleanor Oliphant as a character (certainly more so as the book went on) but it took awhile for the story to really get going. A pick for a weekend, beach, or reading while traveling book.

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Writeme
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It‘s Saturday, and I can‘t wait to get started on my next reading adventure!

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NatalieR
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#BlameitonLitsy Thanks to all of the great reviews of this book I decided to give it a try. I initially found Eleanor relatable and then my heart broke for her as I learned more about her. I 🧡 her and will miss her as I move on to the next book.

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TracyReadsBooks
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I love early Saturday “me” time while the family is sleeping—it means I have time for a little reading & to catch up on some reviews before the day gets going. It‘s Free Comic Book Day so there‘s definitely a trip to the comic store in our future. Beyond that, no set plans which should mean even more time for reading! That makes this the best sort of weekend I think.

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Marja
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It's my b-day and I'm celebrating it by joining Litsy and reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. Happy b-day to me! #bday #eleanoroliphant #reading

RaimeyGallant Happy belated! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1mo
Marja Thank you @RaimeyGallant The tips will help me a lot as I'm trying to navigate the site. 1mo
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deadrabbitsbooks 💛 Welcome to Litsy 🐇 1mo
Marja Thanks @deadrabbitsbooks 😊 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌸 1mo
Marja Thank you @Eggs 😊 1mo
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🧐😂🤷‍♀️

(Love this.)

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k.reads
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Can a book be both dark and heartfelt? Apparently, yes. I picked up this book after I heard two people talking about how funny it was. Though there were funny moments for sure, it‘s really only a comedy in the dramatic sense— despite everything, it turns out OK in the end. Dark and tragic, painfully real, yet still warm, hopeful, and full of love for humanity. 🖤

FashionableObserver I adored Elenor. I literally hugged the book when I finished it! I heard that Reese Witherspoon purchased the rights...could we get a movie soon?!! 3w
k.reads @FashionableObserver Really!? That's so awesome! 3w
FashionableObserver I. Cannot. Wait! 3w
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TracyReadsBooks
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New on-the-go book. I realize I‘m late to the party with this one but better late than never! It‘s on loan from my mom. She loved it and has rather good taste in books so I expect I‘m in for a good read.

ElishaLovesBooks Loved this one! ♥️ 2mo
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