Eleanor Oliphant Is Comletely Fine by Gail Honeyman has been on my to read list for ages and I am glad that we decided to read it for our monthly read.
Everyone I know who has read it has only high praises for it, so going in I was expecting it to be great. Some have compared it to A Man Called Ove by Federik Backman, but a female version of it. I absolutely loved Backman’s debut novel so I was super excited to dig in Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
1.The book starts off with descriptions of Eleanor’s job. Eleanor had been working at her job since she was 21. She said that the owner felt sorry for her and gave her the job because she had a black eye and a broken arm in a sling. What impressions did you have of Eleanor? What did you think this book was going to be about? Why do you think the author included this at the beginning?
1.The story starts with Kya’s Ma leaving and Kya waiting for her to come back. Later Jodie, then her Pa also left. How do you think abandonment shaped Kaya’s outlook in life. What repercussions did it have? Why did she leave?
2. Kya’s dad started taking her out on the boat. Did you think that it was a turning point in their relationship? Why did he leave?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I am at a loss as to what to read next. I have just finished Becoming by Michelle Obama and Where The CrawdadSings by Delia Owens and I not sure what I should delve into next. What do you think?
Great news for book lovers and movie lovers! There’s some really interesting and diverse books to movies this year.
Some diverse genre books to film adaptation include best sellers like The Woman In The Window, Pulitzer Prize winner The Goldfinch, young adult books such as The Sun Is Also AStar, and Artemis Fowl to name a few.