Ok, wow! This has been on my TBR list for 2 yrs. I came across a free copy earlier this week and am taking that as a sign. “It‘s about time,”I hear the book saying. I‘m loving it so far 🥰
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
Prior to reading this, I knew very little about German occupation of the English Channel Islands and the role Guernsey‘s citizens played in WWII. I‘m also a big fan of epistolary historical fiction novels.
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I want to be friends with everyone in this book!
The letters were a good way of moving the story forward while getting to know each of them a little better.
After receiving a letter from a man in Guernsey, Juliet begins correspondence with several members of the literary and potato peel pie society, learning about their lives during the occupation, and eventually visiting in person.
This book was so good! I‘m glad it is off the tbr ☺️
#Roll100 for July tells me it is time to finally read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!
This has been on my tbr for AGES!
I caught a bit of the film recently but not all of it. Just enough to bring it back to the forefront 🤣
So I am looking forward to this one!
Local “Free Little Library” drop off! I hope someone enjoys this book as much as I did!
I like to play a little game called “purchase something from Anthropologie on back order, forget you ordered it and then surprise yourself three months later when it arrives” 🤣
It‘s been a minute since I shared a #thriftstack of books I found at local thrift stores. We have several different thrift chains here in Huntsville that carry a large assortment of really good books, for dirt cheap! Those Francine Rivers books I purchased for 75 cents each!
I told myself no more books until I read the others, but it would have been wrong of me to just leave them there 😉
“I think you learn more if you‘re laughing at the same time”
So many good quotes coming out of #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety
Started #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelsociety last night and I‘m already struggling to put it down. Loving this one!
I absolutely will not read all of these, but I'll do what I can/whatever I want to do in the moment 🙃
Also I am probably forgetting some/will probably add more as I go...we shall see where the wind takes me 🌬📚
May the Fourth Be With You today and all month long, in your reading and elsewhere! ✨️
I wanted very much to absolutely love this book but I have to admit I felt disconnected to the minor characters through the letter format. It ended a bit suddenly and I felt there was still things that were left undone. With that being said I still did find it worth the read! A very charming read of post WWII in a little town called Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
Written in sets of letters back in forth, Juliet tells the stories of a group of people living on Guernsey and their experience during the War. She strikes up friendships with all of them and learns why their society has the name that it does. A throughly charming story as they learn to trust each other and share more of their stories. Likable characters and a quick read. Audio with multiple narrators.
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Juliet gets it…📖📖 a couple of my coworkers decided to create a book club and this is our first read together! Love how all the characters are into reading❤️ a wonderful story so far in letter format. Also longest title ever!! Happy reading!
I love this book. Love it so much, I may have found my new favorite book of all time. It is my new favorite book of all time. Epistolary novels are the best sort of books, in my opinion. And it helps here to have a really endearing character in Juliet Ashton. I want to read this over and over again. There are really sad things mentioned here, and I am grateful that the authors did not shy away from describing them. People shouldn't forget history.
I can‘t stick with any new book right now, so I‘m back listening to a favorite while I knit- something I haven‘t done in ages, but I finished this scarf for my sister today!
One of the things I love about getting books secondhand is finding little surprises between the pages like stickers, a bookmark added by the bookseller or left behind by a previous reader, or a sheet of tabs for marking favorite passages in the book. 🌼
What else do other readers like about secondhand books?
First book mail of 2022! 😍 I've seen this book, and the film adaptation being talked about often over the years, but I was never interested until now. I just finished the film, and I loved it, and the book came in timely today. 💝
I thought it would fit in nicely with the theme of the book to get my copy secondhand. There's nothing like giving old books new homes.
Well that was just bloody heartwarming wasn‘t it? I must be the last person on the planet to read this and I don‘t normally go in for this kind of feel good read. Nevertheless I was totally taken in by this story, I mean who doesn‘t love a book about loving books and reading? I don‘t event really know why I‘m not giving it 5 stars. Lovely stuff.
This book was, is and will forever continue to be one of the most beautiful and heartwarming books I ever read. The heart is so happy after reading it again❤️
“That‘s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, & that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, & another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It‘s geometrically progressive- all with no end in sight, & for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.” 📚
1. Tagged was a fun book and a delightful movie.
2. The House in the Cerulean Sea would be a wonderful movie.
What are your favorite epistolary novels? I'm in a mood and need recs.
I just loved living with the Guernsey characters through this novel. The book is about so many things, the humanity which finds a means to survive amidst all cruelty; friendships which can help us cope with anything; the power of books to uplift human spirit and how so much of our lives can be shared by letter writing.
It reminds me of the era when means of communication were limited, yet people connected more deeply and meaningfully.
Tuesday I got dreaded shot #2 ?, fully intending to take the next day off... Then ended up needing to work though a fever until 3 ?. Best laid plans and all that. But listening to this book on audio after work and while waiting for the body aches to pipe down was a nice surprise! I had fairly low expectations, except as low-thought chiklit, but ended up enthralled by anecdotes from "regular folks" on WWII Channel Islands and a low key ⬇️
Well that was the end of that relationship.😂
I received this in a swap year before last, finally getting around to reading it.
I forget how much I enjoy epistolary novels...until I‘m reading one! When the author captures each character‘s quirks perfectly through a letter, you know you have a good story.
I may be one of the last on the planet to read this one, but I‘m glad I finally did. I loved the characters- anyone else wish there would be a companion book featuring Isola??? Good historical fiction.
What's beautiful story! I loved reading this delightful story through letters, what a cast of characters! Beautiful story of love and human Triumph. The romance wasn't the main focus of the book, that was nice too.
I just watched the movie during my lunch break 😆 Hmm it‘s okay, but it didn‘t entice me enough to read the book
It was good. I ended up switching to audio book just because I heard they do all the letters in different voices for each character. Ending was a little abrupt though.