Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka, Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.


This week's neglected book is . . . 

Release Date:  May 9, 2017
Publisher:   Viking/Pamela Dorman Books

From Goodreads:   No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine. 

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

But 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.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes. . . 

The only way to survive is to open your heart.

Why I selected it:  Several friends have read and enjoyed this novel, and I hope to read it before the movie version is released.

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  1. I've read good things about this book too. Not sure I knew a movie was coming, but I'm often out of the loop on that. Enjoy!

  2. Yes, that one caught my eye, too. Hopefully you enjoy it and can then anticipate the movie.

  3. I have actually read this one and really enjoyed it. I had no idea that there was a movie coming out. That is exciting news! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  4. I have had this one on my list for a while...and it is on hold at the library. I think I'll be getting it soon. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is on my TBR and I'm looking forward to it. I've heard good things too and I hope you enjoy it!

  6. If Reese Witherspoon is producing this show I dare say it might just be good by the sounds of it. She has been quite the go getter these days. I seen her in 'Wild' and I liked it a lot.

  7. I would like to read this as well! I may have a copy on my e-reader, but I'm not 100% sure. I need to keep better track of which books I have tucked away there.

  8. I read this one and it was just an okay read for me, but I will see the movie adaptation when it comes out. I hope you enjoy it.