To be honest I wasn't a fan of the character development and the beginning of the story was too slow for me. Maybe it was just the Audiobook that threw me off.
Loved this book
“Eyelids are really just flesh curtains. Your eyes are always ‘on,‘ always looking; when you close them, you‘re watching the thin, veined skin of your inner eyelid rather than staring out at the world. It‘s not a comforting thought. In fact, if I thought about it for long enough, I‘d probably want to pluck out my own eyes, to stop looking, to stop seeing all the time. The things I‘ve seen cannot be unseen. The things I‘ve done cannot be undone.”
I have a friend looking for Eleanor read alikes. Help me send her some recs?
First semi-fall like day in Lakewood! Great day for reading!
The front and back of the tote and print from the amazing @Gissy
And I thought this book was just about some woman living a pretty stagnant life, but Eleanor is something else. I can‘t wait to read more. Though I‘m pretty drowsy at the moment. The greasy food I‘ve been stuffing myself with has made me extremely lethargic. Also, I want to have a pen pal. Anyone up for it? #nowreading
This book gives such a good insight into mental illness. Eleanor thinks her life is going just fine. Every week, she goes to work, she goes to the store, she talks to her mom on the phone. And then it all goes to hell. And Eleanor has to learn how to trust others and put herself back together. With some humor sprinkled in, Eleanor is entertaining. It was slow in some spots, but a definite recommended read.
Admittedly, I don‘t really seek out a book for a #laugh . The best books for that are those that I find unexpectedly. Usually, when someone says a book is funny, I don‘t really have the same take on it. Different humors, I suppose! 🤷🏻♀️
But, this one had some pretty funny scenes to me. It also had some really touching scenes. Eleanor is a mess, and yet I couldn‘t help but cheer her on. #selfimprovementseptember
“There are days when I feel so lightly connected to the earth that the threads that tether me to the planet are gossamer thin, spun sugar. A strong gust of wind could dislodge me completely, and I‘d lift off and blow away, like one of those seeds in a dandelion clock. The threads tighten slightly from Monday to Friday.”
I can‘t say enough great things about this book. Finished in a few days and was not at all what I was expecting. When I hear romance, I assume a passionate love of someone. Yes, it did have that, but not in the way I assumed. Very well written and a absolute joy to read. Not necessary a “happy” story - but I would say a happier ending than what the bookstore clerk had me believe. 😊
Does anyone else have troubles only reading one book? I completely choose my reading material of the day based on my mood. Today, I finally get a little time to relax without the kiddos running around. Got my hammock set up and get to spend a couple hours relaxing and reading. My kind of afternoon ☀️
I don't see how this book has been called "incredibly funny" since it's about a girl healing from extreme trauma. Yes, there were parts that made me chuckle because of her weird quirks but I still wouldnt say it's funny. The first 3/4 of this book is a slow simmer but then comes all together in the end. It's not a riveting story but I am still glad that I finished it. If you start this book, at least see it through
A quick read with easy to love characters (especially Raymond) with a feel good factor that will leave you wanting to go out in the street and do good deeds, to make some else‘s day a little brighter. Only comment against it was that the plot twist is not well hidden. I picked it up too quick, making the ending somewhat inevitable.
I fell in love with the witty and independent Eleanor immediately. It's a sad but heartwarming story about loneliness, childhood traumas and the importance of friendship to overcome these.
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I can‘t believe I almost quit this book! It was so good, so much happens, but it‘s all little stuff. I loved that Eleanor grew and healed. She even found a friend! I was so sad to see this book end, I almost cried when my kindle flipped to the acknowledgements. So glad @jenniferajanes rated this a 5 star otherwise I wouldn‘t have finished it. Plus I have a question for all those who have read the book in the comments, since it‘s kind of a spoiler
Socially awkward, judgmental and just overall prickly, Eleanor Oliphant is an odd duck. When a couple of chance encounters shake up her routines, Eleanor has to decide whether to turn her back or to be changed herself.
The first half I loved, and I loved first-half Eleanor. The second half I found annoying and trite and way too easy. The ending I found profoundly disappointing. I'd still recommend it for the first half, though.
Absolutely loved this book
When I gave up on The Rules of Magic (Alice Hoffman), I picked this one up with a Libro credit to listen to while I prepped chili for the slow cooker and refilled the hummingbird feeders (not with chili). I'm an hour and a half in, and I'm loving it so far. Fingers crossed!
Read the tagged on my flight from Seattle to Charlotte yesterday and loved it. What an incredible story. And it just goes to show you never really know what someone has or is going through . . . until you take the time to ask.
Also, had this great view of Mt. Rainier from the plane. I thought it looked like an island floating in the clouds.
What a delight. Hilarious, poignant and moving in equal measure. A bucket list read for sure.
Honeyman beautifully articulates what it's like to be different, to be lonely and to struggle with an excruciating past. She illustrates how small acts of kindness can make an difference & achieves all this with a heartwarming humour.
Her drawing of Eleanor is breathtaking and from the first page I felt like I'd known her for years.
An intriguing read! 5/5