Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I saw this book floating around in 2018, and after reading the blurb, and seeing the slightly bizarre title, I was intrigued by it from the start. After grabbing a limited signed edition from Waterstones, I decided that it would make a great Christmas present from me to me. And here we are, some weeks later with a review of this, quite frankly, slightly strange but enticing read. The story start put with following the protagonist through her day to day routine, in this way introducing the reader to Eleanor, who she is as a person and her slightly strange quirks slowly become apparent the further into the initial chapters you read.

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Reading list for 2019

It’s the start of the year, and that can only mean compiling a list of books for the new year of ones that are either already on my bookshelf for a couple of years, or ones that were gifted for Christmas. There are also a few books in my Waterstones wish list that I will try to purchase over the year and get on reading, but most of those will likely make it into my end of the year summary of books. I really should slow down with the number of books that I buy and get as gifts because frankly, there is close to no space left on my book case.

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

I’m not sure if there actually were seven deaths, it all got a little bit confusing somewhere through all the days that the story takes place over, but The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is an over 500 page book that took me five days to read. It makes sense, about 100 per day, but it was more like 100 in the first two or three days, and the rest in the remaining, it was that hard to put down that I just didn’t want to. A great book to travel with, makes a flight seem shorter than it really is, which is always a plus if you ask me.

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A 2018 reading list summary

What did I plan on reading? Did I manage it? Did I add to it? It’s the end of the year and it’s time for a summary. Now, from the looks of it, I clearly read most of these in the summer time, but that’s when I had time to read books that were not related to my course at university. Though this list may not look too impressive, were a fair few books  that I read for university, but decided to miss out since they weren’t ‘recreational’ reads.

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