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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
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BUDDY READ: Adult Fiction > Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - Restarting February 2nd 2020

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Rachmi  | 4945 comments Meet Eleanor Oliphant. She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully time-tabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.

Then 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.


Everyone is welcome to join Abby and I reading this book on January 13!


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Rachmi  | 4945 comments Hi Abby and Ahmad, I just want to tell you that I will be a little bit late reading this book. My copy hasn't arrived yet. I think I will get it by Monday or Tuesday, next week.

But if you guys want to read it as the schedule, please go ahead. I will join you as soon as I can.


Abby | 5454 comments Chapter 6: (view spoiler)

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Jackie (jackiegirl02) | 4391 comments Starting this.


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Rachmi  | 4945 comments I finally got my copy yesterday but will start it in a few days, as I have another BR now.


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Rachmi  | 4945 comments chapter 3 (view spoiler)


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✨Skye✨ | 3161 comments Up to chapter 10 (view spoiler)


✨Skye✨ | 3161 comments Up to chapter 20 (view spoiler)


✨Skye✨ | 3161 comments Up to chapter 30 (view spoiler)


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Fernando ✨Skye✨ wrote: "Up to chapter 10 "

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✨Skye✨ | 3161 comments Fernando wrote: "✨Skye✨ wrote: "Up to chapter 10 "

Well, I'm glad to hear it gets better. I didn't mind so much her being rude and socially inept (perhaps because the latter one feels more relatable) and I'm not ..."


I do think it all begins to make sense as you read on. I think my initial issues with Eleanor were because I didn't yet realise she had social issues-at first, she just seemed to look down on others for little reason. I am glad this isn't the case though!


Fernando ✨Skye✨ wrote: "Fernando wrote: "✨Skye✨ wrote: "Up to chapter 10 "

Well, I'm glad to hear it gets better. I didn't mind so much her being rude and socially inept (perhaps because the latter one feels more relata..."


I see, well, I did seem to realise it earlier on, and in fact it was a bit of a disappointment because this has been heavily marketized as a book about loneliness - which it certainly is, but it seems like it's just a part of another yet bigger subject? - and I was hoping it would depict the loneliness of a more 'ordinary' human being, rather than one under more special circumstances.

Anyway. the kinds of things I was mentioning that I was finding kind of hard to believe is that often times, Eleanor behaves and thinks as she had been born yesterday, and it is a bit hard to believe given that she is a 30 year old independent woman, who has been independent for quite some time, I believe.


Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 1-3:
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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 1-3:
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GridGirl | 622 comments Jayme wrote: "Chapters 1-3:


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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 4-6:
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I already regret that we agreed on only 3 chapters a day, but I know I won't be able to get more done during the week, so it's fine. I'll just have to be patient and we'll eventually find out what the hell is going on 😂


Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Jayme wrote: "Chapters 1-3"

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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 4-6:
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Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Chapters 4-6:"

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GridGirl | 622 comments Jayme wrote: "GridGirl wrote: "Jayme wrote: "Chapters 1-3"


Oh yes, of course! I must have totally missed that passage!


GridGirl | 622 comments Jayme wrote: "Chapters 4-6:


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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 7-9:

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Jayme | 283 comments Jayme wrote: "GridGirl wrote: "Chapters 4-6:""

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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 7-9:
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Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Chapters 7-9:"

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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 10-12:
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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 10-12:
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Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Chapters 10-12:"
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Oops, I just realized I accidentally wrote chapters 10-13 when I meant 10-12!


Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 13-15:
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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 16-18:
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GridGirl | 622 comments Sorry, I'm the worst at keeping up during the week.... 🙈

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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 19-21:

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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 22-24:

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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 25-27:

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Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Sorry, I'm the worst at keeping up during the week.... 🙈

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Don't worry about it! I have a little catching up to do myself haha

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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 19-21:
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Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Chapters 19-21:"

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GridGirl | 622 comments Jayme wrote: "Chapters 19-21:


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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 28-30:

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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 22-24:
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Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Jayme wrote: "Chapters 19-21:"

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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 31-33:

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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 25-27:
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Jayme | 283 comments GridGirl wrote: "Chapters 25-27:"

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GridGirl | 622 comments Chapters 34-36:

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GridGirl | 622 comments Jayme wrote: "GridGirl wrote: "Chapters 25-27:"

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Jayme | 283 comments Chapters 28-30:
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