Reese Witherspoon is the celeb to go to for book recommendations, and her latest fave is no exception. After the success of Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon is adapting Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine into a movie, and I can already guarantee it's going to be a hit. Gail Honeyman's debut novel Eleanor Oliphant just came out this May — and if you're still in decline about having no new episodes of Big Little Lies to watch, then I strongly recommend you rush out and buy a copy to fill the hole left in your heart.
So far, audiences have fallen in love with adaptations of Gone Girl and Wild produced by Witherspoon — and earlier this year, the HBO show Big Little Lies had the entire country glued to their TVs to find out who killed who at the talent show. When it comes to gripping female-led stories, Witherspoon's your gal — and now, it's time to get really excited about the movie version of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.
Eleanor Oliphant is a creature of habit. Her colleagues see her as the office weirdo due to her inappropriate social skills and her tendency to wear the same clothes all year round. She doesn't have room in her life for friends; in fact, other than stilted phone conversations with her verbally abusive Mummy, and the cashier who sells her her weekly bottle of vodka, Eleanor doesn't speak to anybody between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. But that's before she meets Raymond, the unhygienic IT guy at work who happens to be there when an elderly gentleman Sammy falls on the street — and Eleanor and Raymond have to work together to help him.
It's a far cry from the glamorous shores of Monterey that we saw on Witherspoon's latest show — but if you loved Big Little Lies, then the quirky and heartwarming Eleanor Oliphant is a book you definitely want on your shelf this summer.