As a Sunday Times Best Seller, this book seemed to be everywhere I looked. I heard about it through many a blogger and friend recommending that I read it. So last year when choosing which books I was going to download onto my Kindle ready for my Summer Holiday, I decided that this one would make the list.

When I first picked up this book, I thought it might just be your average chick-lit… which, I’m not going to lie I am partial to, but sometimes they can get a little predictable. I was wrong. This book is not your average girl meets boy in any sense of the phrase and was very different from anything I have ever read. 

The protagonist, Eleanor Oliphant, feels very real and whilst she is somewhat unusual and a rather cold character, there is something intriguing yet strangely familiar about her. The novel deals with isolation and loneliness in a way that is thought provoking and truly moving.