Spin Me a Yarn Literary Society

Welcome to Spin Me a Yarn Literary Society! We're so excited that you've decided to journey with us this year through books and yarn!

Our book for the first quarter is:

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 

As you might expect from the title, we quickly learn through the pages of this novel that Eleanor Oliphant is not particularly "fine" as we delve into her inner world of precision and character. 

Below are some questions worth considering as you make your way through the book. We will discuss some of these on our Zoom Discussion scheduled for Thursday, February 15th at 7PM Eastern Time.

1.  Why do you think Eleanor leads a lonely life? What factors contribute to her unconventional personality?

2. What are some things that Eleanor has to learn that most of us take for granted? Why does she want to change her appearance?

3. Why does Eleanor feel sorry for beautiful people? Do you think there’s some truth in her reasoning? Why or why not?

4. Describe Eleanor’s relationship with her mother. Why do you think Eleanor keeps in regular contact with her?

5. Little gestures of kindness mean a lot to Eleanor. Why? Do you think most people overlook the importance of thoughtfulness?

6. Eleanor often speaks her mind. Does her forthrightness make you uncomfortable or make you cheer for her?

7. How does Eleanor and Raymond’s relationship evolve? Where do you see them in five years?

8. Raymond tells Eleanor that she deserves nice things. Why do you think he feels that way? Do you agree with him?

9. When does Eleanor start to feel hopeful about her life? What signs of positive change did you notice in her day-to-day routine?

10. How did you feel about the ending of the book? Did it change your perspective about Eleanor?

11. There appears to be an emerging fiction genre featuring characters with serious social ineptitude. Why do you think this is such a popular concept right now? Why is Eleanor’s fear of vulnerability one that seems to appeal too many?

We hope you'll join us for the Zoom Discussion Group on February 15th. The link and passcode are noted below:


Olive & Two Ewe Studios is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Spin Me a Yarn Literary Society
Time: Feb 15, 2024 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 762 555 4312
Passcode: KnitNite


We'd love to have you join the private Spin Me a Yarn Literary Society Facebook group where you can share chat about the book, projects and more! 

Thank you again for being part of the literary society! We truly appreciate you!