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For Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

If you like quirky, loner characters, or stories of unlikely friendship, this list is for you.

Playlist Tags: genre: Fiction & Literature audience: book clubs topic: readalikes mood: quirky

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Love in Lowercase

A Novel
By Francesc Miralles & Julie Wark
Narrated by Scott Aiello /  5 hours 14 minutes

Love in Lowercase

“A well-written, quirky novel - I can see why this book is a best-seller in several European countries. The characters are eccentric, well-fleshed out and likable. I have to admit that I became quite fond of the main character, a professor of linguistics and German at a University in Spain. This would be a great book to read on a plane or at the beach!”

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The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

By Beth Morrey
Narrated by Harriet Walter /  9 hours 54 minutes

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

“Missy Carmichael is so very alone now that her husband is gone, her daughter is estranged, and her beloved son and grandson live in Australia. A park visit gone awry opens up her world to new people. She finds solace and family with Bob, a dog foisted on her, and friends who make up a new family. There's laughter, love, and grief. It's a tearjerker of the best kind.”

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The Authenticity Project

A Novel
By Clare Pooley
Narrated by Anna Cordell /  10 hours 24 minutes

The Authenticity Project

“Sometimes, especially in this digital age, we get caught up in the idea that while our lives are a mess, everyone else has got it together. And maybe — as Clare Pooley explores in The Authenticity Project — if we were all just honest about our insecurities and difficulties and worries, it would be easier for people to form stronger bonds. This is a charming book with a sweet love story, but at its heart it’s a reminder that we need each other more than we need our phones.”

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The Rosie Project

By Graeme Simsion
Narrated by Dan O'Grady /  7 hours 32 minutes

The international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he seeks true love is now available from Encore for a great value!

The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially... Read More »

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The Lido

By Libby Page
Narrated by Clare Corbett /  9 hours 18 minutes

The Lido

“What a fun read! Libby Page does a great job telling the story of a small London town pool and the people who make it an important part of their lives. The friendship between Kate and Rosemary, despite their age difference, is so well-developed and plays an integral role in the story. The Lido is a book that every summer reader will enjoy and one that will be great to talk about at book clubs. Very well done, Libby Page!”

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Convenience Store Woman

By Sayaka Murata & Ginny Tapley Takemori
Narrated by Nancy Wu /  3 hours 21 minutes

Convenience Store Woman

“Keiko loves rules. Having worked a part-time job in a Japanese convenience store for 18 years, she loves having a corporate script to recite, sales goals to reach, and a list of tasks to complete. What she doesn't love - or even understand - are the more complicated rules of society at large. She doesn't want a husband, or children, or a real job. What she does want is a satisfactory answer to the endless personal questions that will allow her to be left alone. Convenience Store Woman is a quirky and hilarious look at society and its misfits, and what happens when we try to bend ourselves to the needs of others.”

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A Man Called Ove

A Novel
By Fredrik Backman
Narrated by J. K. Simmons /  9 hours 12 minutes

Fredrik Backman’s blockbuster bestselling debut novel is now available in a brand-new recording narrated by Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons!

MORE THAN TWO MILLION COPIES SOLD

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll feel new sympathy for the curmudgeons in your life.” —People

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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

By Hiro Arikawa & Philip Gabriel
Narrated by George Blagden /  5 hours 59 minutes

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

“The time comes when you’ve just had enough: enough bad news, enough hateful words, enough human suffering, enough gloom and doom. The perfect antidote for those times is The Travelling Cat Chronicles. This exquisitely sized book not only feels good in your hand, but its essence feels good in your brain. Satoru and his cat, Nana, travel miles and miles all over Japan looking for the perfect place for both of them. Both laughter and tears come with this book. It’ll make a cat lover out of even the most ardent resister! Treat yourself to a short reprieve from the world: read this book!”

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

By Abbi Waxman
Narrated by Emily Rankin /  9 hours 3 minutes

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

“What a joyous, charming, funny and beautiful celebration of books and the people who love them. There is so much detail in both the wonderful, wide-ranging cast of characters and in the setting. Quirky in the very best sense of the word. I will certainly return to the world of Nina Hill again and again.”

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Rules for Visiting

A Novel
By Jessica Francis Kane
Narrated by Emily Rankin /  6 hours 33 minutes

Rules for Visiting

“A skillful writer can show how things that seem unrelated are actually intertwined. In this way, Kane quietly reminds us that friendships and plants may be deeply rooted but need tending to bloom completely, that words matter, that going back to their roots may change how we think about what we say, and that a quiet life can be a full one. This gentle book grows on you (the puns just keep coming), but it is a refreshing change from the stresses of our digital age or the angst of so many recent books about contemporary life. Entertaining and erudite, I highly recommend this book.”

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