All Ever wants to do is dance, but her parents have pushed her into becoming a doctor her whole life. For the summer, they force her to go to Taiwan for a summer program, infamously called Loveboat. When she arrives, she realizes that since her parents are on the other side of the world, she doesn't have to follow their strict rules, at least for the summer.
After husband left three years ago, Amy has been struggling to make ends meet for her two kids. She finally has everything under control when her husband shows up and wants to spend the summer with the kids. Kid-free for the first time in years, Amy goes to New York City to see what she has been missing out on.
Emma marries her high school sweetheart Jeese, but on their first wedding anniversary, he goes missing in a helicopter crash. He is presumed dead, so Emma must move on. A few years in the future, she has reconnected with her high school acquaintance Sam, and has made a new life for herself. Just months away from her and Sam's wedding, she gets a call that Jesse is still alive and is coming back to her.
After a breakup, Tiffy needs a place to live, so she agrees to share a flat with Leon, a hospice nurse. The thing is, the flat only has one bed, but Leon works at night so they agree that Tiffy gets the flat at night and Leon gets it during the day. They have never met.
Laurie is on the bus home from a long day at work when she meets eyes with a man on the street. It is only for a few seconds, but it makes an impression on her. She spends the whole next year trying to find her mysterious bus boy, only to finally meet him when her best friend Sarah introduces him as her new boyfriend. From there, Laurie, Sarah, and Jack are woven into each other's lives.
Synopsis: After a whirlwind romance, Elsie and Ben are married. Just nine days after their wedding, Ben is killed in an accident and Elsie must deal with not only her grief, but dealing with Ben's mother, who she never met, and justifying her pain to people who think she didn't know Ben long enough.
Synopsis: Campbell and Lena are not friends, but after an incident at their high school football game and a protest gone wrong, they must count on the each other to make it home alive.
Synopsis: After being in a relationship since college, Lauren and Ryan can't even stand to be in the same room together. Not ready to completely give up on their relationship, they decide to spend one year apart with no contact and free to see other people.
Synopsis: After being pushed into the pre-med track at college, Shane signs up for a study abroad program, but tells her parents it for pre-med when in reality, it is a creative writing course. She felt stuck in her college, her major, and her life, so she thinks switching things up will help her find who she is.
I don't know how often I will be doing this sort of post about books I haven't finished, but I needed to honestly get my feelings out about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I had seen this book around everywhere, and when I bought it, the cashier even comment about how popular it is. The premise seemed like this would be a cute, heartwarming book. To say my expectations were high is an understatement. I ended up stopping at page 124 (about a third into the book).