Book Rec: A Man Called Ove

Have you read A Man Called Ove?

I started it yesterday and finished it today. That’s how good it was.

Thankfully, I had a rather mindless task all day at work today. Something that is boring but just has to get done, so it’s fine. The bonus with this type of activity is that I can listen to a book while I work. So I was able to listen to most of the book today.

I chuckled. I laughed out loud often. Sometimes loud enough that I startled my mostly deaf dog.

I nodded in agreement with the main characters observations.

I sniffled and I cried. A lot. By the end of the day when I was finishing up my workday and the book, I bawled. BAWLED.

This book–the story of a taciturn and curmudgeonly (and maybe OCD-suffering) man who lost his wife–is beautiful. Funny, poignant, sweet, hilarious, heart-warming, precious. I just truly loved it!

I think this is the kind of book I’ll be thinking about for a while. I highly recommend it if you haven’t read it!

I love the feeling you get when you finish a great book, don’t you?

8 thoughts on “Book Rec: A Man Called Ove

  1. I will have to listen to that book. Can you share who the narrator was? I know that sometimes, with audiobooks, different narrators read the stories. It makes all the difference if the narrator does a fabulous job! I’m always on the lookout for a good book. I just started reading The Goldfinch…I’m only 50 pages in and absorbed already! Thanks!


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