Friday, February 16, 2018

Book Beginning: Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

When people ask me what I do--taxi drivers, hairdressers--I tell them I work in an office. In almost nine years, no one's ever asked what kind of office, or what sort of job I do there. the beginning of Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.

I no longer recall where I heard about this that made me want to read it, but I suppose it was one of the usual bloggy suspects. I put it on my library hold list six months ago and was finally able to pick it up Wednesday.

I like the opening. While the narrator thinks of herself a bit dull, it comes with sly humor, There's information packed in, too, and also a question to be answered: what does she do?

And I need to get reading! There's still six times as many holds as there are copies at the Toronto library.

Book Beginnings on Fridays is a bookish meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. To play, quote the beginning of the book you're currently reading, give the author and title, and any thoughts if you like. Must get reading!


  1. I have this one on my TBR and am looking forward to it. It has seemed to be everywhere lately. I like the sly humor too. Can't wait to read it!

  2. This is on my TBR list as well. It was one of those ones that did pop up on a lot of blogs and book lists. I'll have to bump it up my list.

  3. I love that first quote and also the cover. It looks like a quirky and fun book - just my style. Thanks for sharing!