Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine: Gail Honeyman

★★★

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the subtly hilarious story of a woman’s attempt to recreate herself and improve her life. Eleanor Oliphant’s life has been hard. She was separated from her mother at an early age and grew up in foster care. While she’s always had ahome to live in and food to eat, her emotional needs have never been met – not in the entire 30 years of her life. So, for Eleanor, being alone and having no friends was completely fine, as long as she had dinners for one and a social housing roof over her head.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gaily Honeyman
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2018 Year in Review

Happy 2019, my friends! 2018 was the year that I fell back in love with reading – and read, I did – approximately 22 books this past year. I know this isn’t an astronomical number, but I’m proud of it because a) it beats the ~4 books I’ve averaged for the past several years and b) all but one were read in the second half of the year. While many of the books I read in 2018 are reviewed on this blog, I wanted to give you an at-a-glance . I’ve organized them from my favorite to least favorite.

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The Dive From Clausen’s Pier: Ann Packer

★★★

Ann Packer’s The Dive From Clausen’s Pier is the agonizing story of a young woman’s harsh transition to independent adulthood. When Carrie’s fiance, Mike – with whom she’s been in a relationship since high school – dives from a pier into shallow water and breaks his neck, she must face decisions about her life and relationship that – until now – she’s been able to sweep under the rug.

The Dive from Clausen's Pier, Ann Packer
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