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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman, A well-meaning and optimistic story about isolation and mental illness

I think pretty much everyone else has read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by now, or at least everyone among book bloggers, so I’m fairly late to this party. But I’ve been wanting to read less depressing stuff, and it’s never too late to enjoy a good book right? Right. Before I jump into the …

                    

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

By Shirley Jackson, A Suspenseful Tale of Two Sisters and a Haunting Past

Hmm, I seem to have read quite a few books about crazy people lately. This one is one of those. Shirley Jackson, who most people know from her short story “The Lottery” which almost everyone read in grade school at some point, has a particularly dark and suspenseful brand of writing and it shines in …

              

Mathilda Savitch

By Victor Lodato, An Engrossing Tale of a Girl Coping With Grief and Loss

I didn’t mean to finish Mathilda Savitch. Not to say that I didn’t want to finish it, but it just wasn’t even anywhere remotely close to the top of my list of books I wanted to finish. But even though I bought it and mentally put it in my “read later” pile, I ended up …