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Fiction suggestions for me based on these books that I loved?

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I LOVED both A Man Called Ove and the 100 Years Old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

 

And I also loved Elinor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

 

All so good.

 

Can you recommend a novel based on the above books that I liked? I need a good story!! :)

 

TIA!

 

Alley

 

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I did not love the 100 Year Old Man (so shoot me), but I DID love The Rosie Project, which was similar in tone.  Just better. 

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Not read any of the books you mentioned, but these might loosely fit as they have quirky characters and humor:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Death Comes for the Deconstructionist

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

 

 

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry -- this one is on some of the same lists as the books you mentioned so you may click with it (I confess: I found it pretty weak and "meh"; I struggled to make myself finish it)

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My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She's Sorry

Britt Marie Was Here

What Alice Forgot

How to Party With An Infant

 

Thanks Carol! I bolded the two I just ordered at the library. I tried My Grandmother and Britt Marie, but couldn't get into them. Maybe I should have hung in there?

 

I did not love the 100 Year Old Man (so shoot me), but I DID love The Rosie Project, which was similar in tone.  Just better. 

 

Thank you! I just ordered The Rosie Project and the sequel. Can't wait.

 

Just ordered The Guernsey book -- looks great! Thank you! Edited to add: very, very sweet dog.

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Thanks Carol! I bolded the two I just ordered at the library. I tried My Grandmother and Britt Marie, but couldn't get into them. Maybe I should have hung in there?

 

I'd say yes; they both start slowly and then build to gorgeousness.

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I'd say yes; they both start slowly and then build to gorgeousness.

 

Thanks, Carol! I love your sentence. I'll order them again.

 

Definitely this one --

 

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old

 

 

And maybe these two? --

 

The Uncommon Reader

 

Portuguese Irregular Verbs

 

Cosmos: ordered the top two. They look great!

 

What Alice Forgot is truly one of my favorite books.

 

Medic: I know, it looks great. I've ordered it.

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... Edited to add: very, very sweet dog.

 

Did you mean my avatar? Thank you, and he sure was.

 

 

He was THE sweetest, most gentle boy ever. He is the dog who picked US, and we were so blessed to have him for over 12 years. Even with having a wonderful new dog that we love, I still tear up and miss my beautiful flat-coat retriever terribly.

 

I love this thought that someone once posted about that avatar photo: she imagined my dog at the computer, paws on the keyboard, very intelligently typing up my posts for me. ;)

 

 

 

ETA: PS

Just thought of another title that was beautifully written, very enjoyable, with quirky characters on a physical journey, but also a journey of self-discovery: The Plover.

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You might like Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. I picked it up randomly at my library last week and enjoyed it.

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I loved What Alice Forgot. Maybe try The One in a Million Boy?

 

Hrms. I may have to give this one another try. I remember checking it out but not finishing it

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