I promise this isn’t going to turn into a book blog but I have enjoyed so many great books lately and want to be sure I share them here with you here! Especially as we head into the summer months, I know we will all be looking for some great reads. So I am playing catch up on what I’ve been reading while I am busy with the One Room Challenge work over the next couple of weeks.
I do love a good Tom Hanks movie and knew I would want to watch the movie “A Man Called Otto” when it came out… so it was definitely time to read “A Man Called Ove”. Oh my! I laughed. I cried. I sighed. And as soon as I finished it I called my Mom to discuss. I actually didn’t expect to like this book about a cranky curmudgeon, but I truly fell in love with the characters. And it is a great reminder that simply being kind can change someone’s entire life.
Add it to your bookshelf here ==>A MAN CALLED OVE
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.
Fredrik Backman’s beloved first novel about the angry old man next door is a thoughtful exploration of the profound impact one life has on countless others.
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