Ventnor Library Reading Group

Hi Everybody,

we selected “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”, the 2017 debut novel of Gail Honeyman for our next purchase but meantime Jackie has pointed out to me the Isle of Wight library already has seven copies and one e book so it doesn’t make much sense for us to go ahead with that book.

Have looked on ‘Good Reads’ website and some alternatives are:

1. ‘My Not So Perfect Life’ by Sophie Kinsella.

Its a love story, workplace drama, critique of false judgments made in a social media obsessed world.

2. ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ by Ruth Hogan.

Its a charming novel about Anthony who lost a keepsake from his novel forty years ago, spends his time rescuing lost objects and what happens when Laura takes over his life mission.

3. ‘ Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid.

Its about two lovers in a country teetering on the edge of civil war. It describes an unforgettable story of love, loyalty and courage. I recollect the author being interviewed on tv and it sounds very appealing but that’s only my opinion.

4. ‘ Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng.

This novel easily obtained the most nominations for 2017 ‘Good Reads’. It concerns Mia, an enigmatic artist and single mother who arrives in a placid, pleasant suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The novel explores the myth of believing that planning and rule following can avert disaster and heartbreak.

The foregoing suggestions are not ‘set in stone’ and feel free to propose any book. I will of course check with Jackie that the library doesn’t hold any copies.

Best wishes,


January 28, 2018