Goodreads Monday is a really simple weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners where you choose a book at random from your Goodreads TBR and explain why you want to read it.
This week’s pick is: The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock by Jane Riley
His life is perfectly regimented. Is there really room for something as unpredictable as love?
Oliver Clock has everything arranged just so. A steady job running the family funeral parlour. A fridge stocked with ready meals. A drawer full of colour-coded socks. A plan (of sorts) to stay trim enough for a standard-sized coffin. And in florist Marie, he’s even found the love of his life—not that she’s aware of it.
When a terrible tragedy takes Marie out of his life but leaves him with her private journal, he discovers too late that she secretly loved him back. Faced now with an empty love life, a family funeral business in trouble, a fast-approaching fortieth birthday and a notebook of resolutions he’s never achieved, Oliver resolves to open himself up to love—and all the mess that comes along with it.
But, with a habit of burying his feelings, can he learn to embrace his lovability and find the woman who will make him feel whole?
Why do I want to read it?
- It seems so endearing….and a quickish looking read…with A man Called Ove and Eleanor Oliphant overtones…..who wouldn’t want to read that?
- Plus, I love books with a person’s name in the title – The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, Evvie Drake Starts Over, Daisy Jones & The Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo….making The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock an easy reading choice.