An early birthday present to myself! 😍
An early birthday present to myself! 😍
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 😅
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
🎶🎶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
🎶🎶 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.
Next read on a sunny day :)
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
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.
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‘ 💖
“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.
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
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
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.
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.
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. 🖤