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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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theasaurus
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I‘m sad I read this so slowly because of school because I love the book! I admit that most drama-type fiction I read leaves me feeling indifferent, but this stood out for me because of the quirky protagonist. The summary is far too modest, this book is a gem. It made me laugh and I nearly cried in some parts which is not something I do with this type of genre. Very beautifully put together. Up next is Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris!

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erinjohns
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This book is the opposite of fine. Disturbing and disappointing are words I might suggest. It wasn't until chapters 10 or 11 that I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Reader's be cautioned. This book is bigger than someone just struggling with basic social skills or common sense.

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Beccaboo2216
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Bailedbailed

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.

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JenGrigg
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Loved this book

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josie281
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Had to go and renew my library card and walked out this this baby stack. The mysteries were on a whim. Starting with Eleanor Oliphant and amazing completely intrigued.

rachelm Liked that book! 1w
josie281 @rachelm so far I am completely intrigued! 1w
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theasaurus
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“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.”

Thewanderer92 I love this novel 😍 2w
theasaurus @Thewanderer92 Eleanor‘s personality really threw me in for a loop. The summary in the back of the book doesn‘t do her quirkiness justice. This novel is superb!!! 2w
Thewanderer92 @theasaurus I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! Made me cry a few times lol 2w
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BookishTrish
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I have a friend looking for Eleanor read alikes. Help me send her some recs?

Cortg I‘m currently reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and it reminds me A LOT of Eleanore Oliphant! 2w
Cortg Also, A Man Called Ove. They‘re sorta similar. 2w
Shamzi All the bright places, Elanor and Park. I found them similar!! 2w
kedupre Where‘d You Go, Bernadette? (Highly recommend the audio version!) 2w
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Lcsmcat
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I didn‘t get a picture of the street sign, but we just passed this road. 😀 #roadtrip

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Tagged
2. Black
3. I went to Joe Hill's book signing
4. I can't really whistle, and can only snap sometimes
5. @howjessreads #friyayintro ❤🧡💛💚💜

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IuliaCG
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Just loved this one

Mishu94 I loveddd this one! Such a good read! 3w
IuliaCG @Mishu94 me too, indeed ❤ 3w
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Amandakay
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It took me a long time to get into this book- but by the end I really loved it!

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LadyCait84
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Eleanor is both heartbreaking and hilarious, and for much of the novel can‘t acknowledge that she‘s either. She is a character that I cared about deeply, and from whom a valuable reminder can be taken: You deserve a whole lot better than ”fine.”

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KathrynElise
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I‘m a little uncertain as to how I feel about Miss Oliphant so far, however she does have one thing completely correct: you can never have too much dog 🐕💗

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LadyCait84
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Not a bad Sunday afternoon.

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Coleen_Nieto
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First semi-fall like day in Lakewood! Great day for reading!

nichollinlove I love that book! And that mug! ❤ 1mo
Coleen_Nieto @nichollinlove thank you! I didn't realize how painful this book would be when I started it. Eleanor breaks my heart. It's excellent! 1mo
nichollinlove Yes! She grows on you in such a strange way. Her story is sad yet beautiful! 1mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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#7days7covers #covercrush
Day 4
To play along all you have to do is post 7 covers for 7 days, no explanation needed.

You can also nominate others you think would like to play as well.

Coleen_Nieto One of my favorite treasures from my friend Wes! 1mo
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Thewanderer92
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Andrew65 Also loved the book. 1mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. 3 Canada, Mexico, Ireland
2. Mountains
3. Barcelona, Spain, New Orleans
4. I love books set in my hometown... Denver
@eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻👏🏻🤗 1mo
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Megokline
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Chrissyreadit
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The front and back of the tote and print from the amazing @Gissy

Gissy I saw that tote and I thought in you as a perfect gift. I bought one for me too. I just loved that book. I hope you enjoy it as well as I did.😘❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Gissy the tote is completely amazing! 1mo
Gissy @Chrissyreadit I was afraid that you maybe didn't like them or that maybe you had the books already. I just checked your Litsy tbr. As you know, I loved Krampus and Heartless is cute but a little sad😢but I liked the reading. I'm still need to read Sorcery of Thorn. 1mo
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Chrissyreadit @Gissy they were all on my TBR- I removed them after opening your package! I‘m so excited- and my son is too- he is interested in also reading Krampus and Sorcery of Thorns. You rock! I‘m also in love with the tote- it is a great quality! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Gissy this really came at a good time- I have felt so overwhelmed and even though I was away this weekend it was very stressful- although my cousin and I worked together to meet challenges- your package was a vacation from stress and a burst of pampering. Thank you so much! It is hard to express over this how much it meant! 1mo
Gissy @Chrissyreadit 😘❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Chrissyreadit
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I arrived home to a spectacular treat!!! @Gissy you are amazing!!! Thank you for this birthday surprise! I‘m so grateful to know you through Litsy!!! I‘m going to share the tote and print in a picture of their own!

Gissy I'm glad you like it!❤️❤️❤️One book is signed! Happy Birthday again!🎂 1mo
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theasaurus
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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

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Mrsbennettsbooks
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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.

BarbaraBB Great view 😍😍 1mo
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Librarybelle
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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

OriginalCyn620 I love this book so much! ❤️ 1mo
TheBookKeepers Yes loved this one! 1mo
mcctrish She is a mess and this book is all the feels ❤️ 1mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
2. Pumpkin Spice
3. When people ask me what I do- taxi drivers, dental hygienists-I tell them I work in an office.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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MsLeah8417
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#botmsummerslam Book 8, ✅
🌟🌟🌟🌟
Bridget Jones meets Britt-Marie in Scotland, perhaps?

mcipher I so loved this book! 1mo
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MsLeah8417
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Happy #NationalReadABookDay !
What are you reading?

JoScho Beautiful pup! 2mo
MsLeah8417 @JoScho thank you 😊🐶 2mo
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atticusgoldfinch
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“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.”

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2mo
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Brithomas17
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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. 😊

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ElizabethBoa
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I freaking loved this book!!! I found myself relating to eleanor and her introvert ways, but as the story progressed it was clearly much more than introvertedness (is that a word?)

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Brithomas17
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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 ☀️

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AmyK1
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I‘ve been seeing this book everywhere lately and found it at Goodwill for $1 the other day. Starting it tonight!

Crazeedi It's a good one! 2mo
TheEllieMo One of my favourite books.❤️❤️ 2mo
ShelfRighteous Heartwarming story❤ 2mo
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Margot0817
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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

ElizabethBoa I'm not done reading it but I agree. There is funny quirky bits, but I also feel sad for Eleanor 2mo
Margot0817 @ElizabethBoa Let me know what you think when you finish it 😊 2mo
April5 I‘m glad to see your comment! I just finished and was thinking this the whole way through. I would describe it as sad over funny. 1mo
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Kar2b
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I love Eleanor... and I felt so much while reading this book. I don‘t want to give anything away, but this is one I would recommend highly. It‘s beautifully told with memorable characters.

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Margot0817
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My sweet reading partner, Margot. 😘📚

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2mo
Readswithcoffee I really liked this book! Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📖📚 2mo
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Chancecall
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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.

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KerriNTurner
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I have a feeling many Littens will agree with this quote as much as I did!

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starlight97
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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.
⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

BridgetteM I love Eleanor! 2mo
LiterarySloth I still love the conversation she had with the random guy at that bar or party. I wish I could tell a guy I don‘t want to have two drinks worth of conversation with him 😂😂😂 2mo
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starlight97 @LiterarySloth so true! 😃 2mo
nichollinlove I love this book ❤❤ 2mo
starlight97 @nichollinlove same 😊💕 2mo
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ElizabethBoa
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Louise Love this book! 👍 2mo
Kaylamburson Adored this book! 2mo
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Margot0817
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Hi. Picture for attention. I'm new here and I can't figure out how to change the book I'm actively reading at the top corner of my profile. What do I do? Thanks! Sorry, I feel kinda dumb lol

chaoticgoodhufflepuff If you click on the books at the top of your page, you‘ll be taken to a list of the books you‘re currently reading. You can then select a book, go to its page and press the button next to the cover image to change it from Reading to Have Read. Hope that helps! 2mo
JamieArc Just tap on the book, and then tap on the glasses icon. It should then ask you to choose between reading, have read, or want to read. 2mo
ljuliel Beauty Queen 👸🏻 2mo
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TheEllieMo
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In my opinion, this is an #XcellentRead

#AugustABC @Eggs

Readswithcoffee I really liked this book!!! 2mo
Eggs Agreed👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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cjbooklover
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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

cjbooklover Do you ship Eleanor and Raymond? I think they would make a great couple! 2mo
jenniferajanes @cjbooklover I do too! You can imagine it worked out however you want. 😉 2mo
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EmMcKee
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"The kettle clicked off and I warmed the teapot, then spooned in some first-flush Darjeeling, my mind still focused on the putative beauty of my slumbering troubadour."

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LibraryLovingMommy
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Quirky point of view with a bit of mystery. Enjoyed it. (Audio)

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ImperfectCJ
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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.

ImperfectCJ Can people in Scotland really take sick time and not only not lose their jobs but still get paid? Can they really get in to see a therapist that quickly and, presumably, at no cost? Does anyone else find Eleanor's rapid and unswerving improvement in therapy unrealistic? Did anyone else injure themselves rolling their eyes at the "Mummy" reveal and the fact that it essentially was a non-event? 2mo
ljuliel @ImperfectCJ I really liked the book the whole way through. I never guess ahead of time who did what to whom, so I really had no clue til the end about the mother situation. I can‘t ever even figure out a simple mystery book .. I just bumble along til they tell me at the end. 🤪. We all like different books, which is a good thing. I don‘t know anything about the health care / job situation in Scotland, so that went right by me too. (edited) 2mo
ImperfectCJ I agree that it's good that different people like different books, and I did enjoy this one, all things considered. I just wondered if others who liked it found some of it unrealistic. For example, if someone reveals that she's been hallucinating phone conversations---including the ring of the phone---for at least a decade, would her therapist really just let that go by without remark? 2mo
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AngeG
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Absolutely loved this book

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome (back) to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more!
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Great book! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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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!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 2mo
SamanthaMarie It was a fave of mine from our book club :) 2mo
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wanderinglynn
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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.

ShelfRighteous I didnt find anything incredible with the book halfway thru and was wondering why people were raving about it. But at the end I got it all, truly you can never know what battles someone is fighting! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is a pick in upcoming months for my IRL book group. Thanks for making me want to read it! 2mo
wanderinglynn @BarbaraTheBibliophage I look forward to hearing what you think. 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks haha I am taking my dad to the airport in a few hours so he can fly TO Seattle! That's a gorgeous view! 2mo
wanderinglynn @TheAromaofBooks It‘s lovely in Seattle. The temps have been in the 70s. Hope he enjoys his trip! 2mo
KathyWheeler What a wonderful picture! 2mo
ReadingRachael Beautiful picture! 2mo
wanderinglynn Thanks @KathyWheeler @ReadingRachael Sometimes it pays to sit by the window. 😉 2mo
TheDaysGoBy Pretty cool! 2mo
Lindy It does look like it‘s floating. Lovely! 2mo
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Nature-and-Books
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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.

tashsinton I really liked the characters and the emphasis on small things making other people's day better. I knew you'd love it 😊 2mo
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