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December 18, 2018

Hello Lovelies! 

I love reading. However, with such a busy schedule it can be hard to find the time. So if you want to find good books to read while you snuggle up with a glass of Spiced Mulled Wine, take a look at this month’s pick! 

This month’s book of the month is:

I have been wanting to read this book for months, as I kept seeing it among staff picks and best seller lists in book shops. This book is set in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, and now that I have left Glasgow for a bit, I find myself getting a bit homesick.

This book deserved all of its praise. Though the scenery wasn’t central to the story, I could picture the little flat in the West End of Glasgow <3. The story itself was very touching. The main character has many walls and lives a lonely guarded life. As the book unfolds, so does her character. You get to see why she is the way that she is and the events in her life that have shaped her. It is a story full of sadness, hope, friendship and the road to self acceptance. This is a wonderful read and will have you not wanting to put the book down.

Go ahead and give it a read! and If my recommendation wasn’t enough for you, check out this:

Take a look at this review!

‘Thirty-year-old narrator Eleanor Oliphant’s life in Glasgow is one of structure and safety, but it doesn’t offer many opportunities for human connection. At her job of 10 years as a finance clerk, she endures snickers and sidelong glances from her coworkers because she is socially awkward and generally aloof, and her weekends are spent with copious amounts of vodka. Office IT guy Raymond Gibbons becomes a fixture in her life after they help an elderly man, Sammy Thom, when he collapses in the street. Raymond and Sammy slowly bring Eleanor out of her shell, requiring her to confront some terrible secrets from her past. Her burgeoning friendship with Raymond is realistically drawn, and, refreshingly, it doesn’t lead to romance, though the lonely Eleanor yearns for love. Debut author Honeyman expertly captures a woman whose inner pain is excruciating and whose face and heart are scarred, but who still holds the capacity to love and be loved. Eleanor’s story will move readers.’

Publishers Weekly 

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