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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Mary Ann Shaffer
#1 "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER " I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. "January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb . As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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Hannah_11
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What a lovely little book..
I wasn‘t sure I‘d like the narrative style at first. But a few pages in I was in love with this story and all the characters 💜

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mikagatsby
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Rating: 5/5 stars.

What a book! This was an amazing epistolary that got me hooked. After reading the book, I have now pinned the Guernsey as a place I must go to and experience.

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TamTracy
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This was a cute book. I liked the format of the letter writing and I look forward to watching the movie soon. I liked the story but it was just ok for me. I didn‘t feel connected or invested in the characters and didn‘t find myself wanting anything specific to happen.

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Aims42
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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I loved this book so much! I was amazed at how much of a story was told in only 270ish pages and all in letters! The hubs and I have a Netflix date tonight to watch the movie ❤️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars

marleed I followed up with the movie the day after finishing the book, as well. I did enjoy the movie but I preferred the book. The movie compiled a couple characters into one being and I wanted the individual characters! 1mo
K.Wielechowski I LOVE the movie and have been meaning to read the book! 1mo
Aims42 @K.Wielechowski @marleed Just watched the movie. While I liked the book a lot more, I gotta say the casting director got it right 👍🏻 Every actor was perfect for their character! Glad I watched it, and glad I read the book 😊 1mo
K.Wielechowski That‘s actually quite a relief! Thanks for letting us know 😁 1mo
Aims42 @K.Wielechowski The movie was well done, I can totally see why you loved it😃 It was just a bit different than the book, because of course it has to be lol 😆 1mo
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audraelizabeth
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Mehso-so

I am not a fan of this format. I would have rather listened. I did enjoy hearing a different perspective on the war. I enjoyed the movie much more.
#unpopularopinion #bookbingo an epistolary book or book of letters #readharder. Task 1 epistolary novel

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Aims42
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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It‘s a #beerandbook sorta night #octoberfest🍺📚

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Aims42
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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Sunday evenings are for winding down with a new book and a glass of wine 👍🏻🍷📚

Crazeedi Great book! 1mo
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samantha1027
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I thought this was such a charming WWII historical fiction novel. The way it was told in letters between the characters was perfect for this story, and I just loved all the quirky characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Liatrek Loved this book and the Netflix movie did a really good adaption 😊 2mo
samantha1027 @Liatrek I hope to watch the movie tomorrow! 2mo
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Kshakal
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! I was surprised that no one had chosen it yet!! 2mo
Crazeedi This is a wonderful book 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read it yet! 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I‘ve got to get caught up on my #LitsyLove!!! It‘s been a crazy week! Thank you sweet friends!! 💗💗💗

#LettersEpistolaryNovel
#Selfimprovementsept

tracey38 I mailed out some replies today. Then went to Target after my eye appointment (as I took today off work as well)and got some cute fall cards to finish more replies that I hope to get to later this weekend. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 so happy you‘re back!!! 🧡🧡 I need to find some fall cards!! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I have some catching up to do too! And @tracey38 I‘m glad you‘re back! 😊 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 I‘m hoping I can this weekend!! 2mo
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Dragon
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Just finished listening to the audiobook of one of my favourite epistolary novels, I found myself laughing and crying as I listened, even though I think this is my third or fourth time through. My first audio version, the narrators were excellent, highly recommended 👍👍

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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bookish7
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Did not anticipate loving this book as much as I did!

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reumellivaras
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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This book about friendship, love, loss, and war is so addicting, I just couldn't stop reading it. This is one of my new favorites. I reccomend this book to everyone!

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CoffeeNBooks
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Thanks @laur89 for the chance to win in your #10for10 giveaway!

laur89 Great choice! The movie and the book are both enjoyable and make me want to travel! 😄😄 Thanks for entering! 2mo
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ertorres

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread12

Stephaniereads1 Entered 3mo
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audraelizabeth
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Day 1 total for #24b4monday and #summersendreadathon. Since this is my first true attempt at a readathon, I'm thrilled with this total and am nowhere near tired so I'm still reading. @Clwojick @Andrew65 @jb72 @TheReadingMermaid

Clwojick I‘m still up too... but I should be sleeping since I work first thing in the morning 🙈📚 3mo
audraelizabeth @Clwojick me to, i have to be at work at 8 and get up at 5:15. 3mo
Andrew65 Oh no @Clwojick @audraelizabeth Good luck with getting up and work. 3mo
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jb72 Great start! 🎉 Hope you have a great day at work. 3mo
audraelizabeth @jb72 Thank you. 3mo
cornflakes I'm pretty sure i understand how 24 works, but how does the readathon work? I'm forced to be off work this week so i might as well try this. 3mo
audraelizabeth @cornflakes your goal can be anything. Im choosing to try to finish up my august reads. You may want to ask @Clwojick if i missed anything. 3mo
cornflakes Thanks c: 3mo
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BookInMyHands
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I had another gum grafting surgery yesterday. The two most important things to know ahead of time:
1. Where are the drugs?
2. Which audiobook that I‘ve already listened to will I put on?
I don‘t remember a thing, but it‘s important to listen to old friends. Everything went well. 🤞 that I don‘t have to do this again for a very long time! Sometimes genes really suck.

JacqMac 🤞 Heal well. 3mo
Bookzombie 🤞🏻Feel better soon! This is a good one to listen to again. They do feel like old friends. 3mo
irre Feel better. 3mo
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danimgill
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This was a lovely post-world war II historical fiction story about the importance of human connection that I know I‘m far, far behind the times on reading. I enjoyed the story and the characters but I have to say, the epistolary format really prevented me from feeling sucked into the story. Dare I admit to preferring the recent movie version? I might owe myself a rewatch after finally reading the book.

rubyslippersreads I found that I enjoyed the book more when I reread it after seeing the movie. 😊 3mo
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rkeo
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This was entirely done in letters from one character to the next, and I'm sad to say I was underwhelmed. All of the characters seemed to have the same personality and blend together. A lot of details were obviously thrown in for the reader's sake, too, so it was awkward reading them trying to be passed off as something that would have been written in a letter. The premise and context were good, but the execution was a little disappointing.

ImperfectCJ So glad to know that someone else was underwhelmed by this one, too. 3mo
rkeo I think it would've been more charming as an actual book, with maybe letter chapters interspersed to get a more personal feel. 3mo
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Lottie_peppers
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The letter format took me a little while to get accustomed to, but I thoroughly enjoyed the story!

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Redy2trvl
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What took me so long? I finished this delightful treat last night. What a lovely story that is told entirely through a series of letters between a full cast of characters. I was leery of this format prior to reading the book which is what kept me from starting the book sooner. If you have the same apprehension, let it go. The story flows beautifully! All in all, I feel like I‘ve met a new friend... a friend that I will visit again.

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LiterarySloth
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I loved this book so much. I knew I would after enjoying the movie as much as I did. Definitely in my top favorites of the year so far. It‘s completely written in letter form but I like getting the different perspectives and personalities of each character. I took this picture when I found my book holder thing. Ariel, as usual, asleep on my bed. She seemed sad this morning. I think she can sense what happened to our other cat. 😢

⭐️: 5/5

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mrsthilkey
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*July Wrap-Up*
July was awesome both in quality and quantity! Moms with 3 kids ages 5 & under don't get much time to read- but thanks to audiobooks I did great!

Guernsey... 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🎧
The Last Romantics 3.75 ⭐⭐⭐💫
Home Fire 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
The House of Broken Angels 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🎧
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen... 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

See any of your favorites??

#julystats #julywrapup

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NeedsMoreBooks
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If you want a book to cuddle up to, then read this book. Set in the island of Guernsey, the novel fooled the life of 32-year-old Juliet who visits Guernsey and falls in love with Dawsey. Set in 1946, this epistolary novel also discusses the German occupation of Guernsey, the various inhabitants of the Society and the novel, the expectations of a single woman author, and the different ravages of the war. I also liked the Netflix adaptation.

marleed Someday I will spell epistolary on my own without the need for auto correct! Loved this book! 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks @marleed 😂😂yes! 3mo
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Creadnorthey
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I really ate this up- perfect book for the summer; detailed characters, sweet romance, hard hitting facts about world war 2- what else could you want? Super enjoyable!

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LiterarySloth
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Reading on my lunch break. After seeing this part, I love Juliet. I wouldn‘t be okay with my books being packed up to display trophies either.

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LiterarySloth
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I lied. I got my thriftbooks book haul in the mail today. This was in it. I LOVED the movie. I got excited when I found out it was a book.

📚: 34/52

marleed I liked the book better. They rolled up 2 women in the movie version to one person and I like there distinctions in the book! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I still haven't seen the movie, but I have a very soft spot for the book. 3mo
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RhianJMartin
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audraelizabeth Im currently reading the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society. 4mo
RhianJMartin @audraelizabeth How do you like it so far? 4mo
audraelizabeth Its different. Im reading it as an ebook and there is a lot of annotations so lots of back and forth, the ebook is also over 400 pages and im about 45 or so in. 4mo
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RhianJMartin @audraelizabeth If I remember correctly from my time reading it, the story begins to pick up a bit mid-novel. I hope it gets better for you! 🙂 4mo
audraelizabeth Me to. Its the only ebook i have left for the #readingrush readathon. 4mo
marleed I just read your tagged book and kinda loved it. I immediately followed up with the Netflix movie which I liked. But of course, the book was better‘ 4mo
RhianJMartin @marleed I agree - both are great! So glad to hear you enjoyed the story. 🙂 4mo
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BellesGotGoodReads
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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I love books that provide a map to help you visualize the setting of a story! 🗺

IvoryLunatic That was one of my favorite reads last year! 4mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
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Absolutely loved the intermingling of humor, love, tragedy, and resolve. Historically accurate with suspense sprinkled in. Following a journalist in occupied England, she travels to Guersney Island where the residents leave her feeling loved, welcome, spurned and hated. The unraveling of the stories of the residents, along with the obvious heartache leaves you feeling as though you yourself have been transported back to that time.

megnews ❤️ 4mo
Glaeken I absolutely love this book ❤️ so so good 4mo
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ReaderLiz
Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book. It was ok, but I think it would have been more interesting if it had focused more on the occupation during WWII. I found the story being told by letters a little bit confusing and had to keep checking who was writing to whom. The bits which did cover the war were interesting.

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marleed
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So this book sat upon my TBR for long enough that it duplicated itself as a glaring challenge for me to save it from this precarious stack and savor its words in the deep cavernous nooks of my mind. It was sweet, funny, horrific, heartbreaking, and wonderful. It is a beautiful tribute to those who live through war regardless of side and what the human spirit must do to normalize experiences.

Blh87 I LOVED this book. 4mo
marleed Me too. I thought it was a perfect way to pull so many wartime emotions - and its aftermath together. Now I need to go find the movie. 4mo
Daisey I have heard so many great review of this book as well. Need to move it up the list! 4mo
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marleed @Daisey it‘s so fun for me when I love a book from my physical TBR. It energizes me for the rest of the stack! 4mo
Jillylovesbooks I haven‘t had a chance to read the book yet, but did enjoy the movie on Netflix. 4mo
marleed @Jillylovesbooks I‘m hoping to watch it tonight! 4mo
Crazeedi Great book!! In double even!!😉 4mo
marleed @Crazeedi that made it doubly important to pull from my physical TBR! 4mo
BooknerdsLife Hahaaaa what a brilliant review! 😂👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I have this book on my bookshelf for years too!!! 🙈 I hope it won‘t multiply like yours LOL 🤣 better put it on top of my TBR!!! 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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II got my first piece of #LitsyLove mail today!!! I am so excited about becoming a part of this community!!

TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the warm welcome @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !!!

I tried to tag you in my original post, but for some reason Litsy wouldn't post what I typed!!
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! It got there fast!! 💗😘 4mo
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arader68

"Would you like to marry me?" ..."I'm in love with you, so I thought I'd ask."

ICONIC!

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Olivia306
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What a delightful book! Though I‘m not much of a fan of the epistolary novels, this one managed to captivate me from the very beginning with its charming characters and its obvious love for books. But at its heart, it‘s a story of pure humanity and how sometimes the smallest acts of kindness make the greatest of impact. And I think more than anything, it is Elizabeth‘s story that will stay with me. A great read! 📚

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Holliesplaining
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This weekend‘s read.

megnews Ooh. One of my favorites 4mo
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Bojo2006
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What a surprise, the book is better than the movie! 🙂 I watched the Netflix version (which is also good) and then read the book. The book is written entirely in the format of letters between two people (multiple combinations of different people), which I really liked. It also has a significant character that the movie didn‘t have. The story is endearing and sweet and totally makes me want to visit Guernsey. Fantastic historical fiction.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#lilithjuly #getoutthemap

Haven‘t watched the movie adaptation but loved the book!

Freespirit Loved it too. Love to go there one day 4mo
Cinfhen I forgot there was a map in this book 4mo
ferskner This book was such a surprise to me! Loved it. 4mo
megnews One of my favs! 4mo
KarenUK Love the book, love the movie! (My husband cried!) 😂 4mo
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LitDrivenGirl
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I'm revisiting 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. It has been almost 10 years since I first read it... still so good 😍.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#30JuneBooks This is one of my #Favorite books!
@howjessreads

britt_brooke It‘s such a great story! 5mo
JackOBotts I enjoyed this, as well...and just watched the movie on Netflix earlier this week. 🥰 5mo
fleeting Same! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks @JackOBotts I really liked the movie! 5mo
AmyK1 Loved this one too! 5mo
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Bojo2006
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Can I get an amen?

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sblbooks
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Thank you @mvegabec for this wonderful package. I can't wait to dive into the books, and other goodies. #summerreadingswap @rather_be_reading Thanks for hosting.

mvegabec Yey!!! I am happy you like it!! Enjoy this summer and let me know what you think about the books once read!💗😁 5mo
sblbooks @mvegabec I will definitely tag you when I review these. I'm planning on reading them next month. hope you have a great summer! 5mo
megnews The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of my favorites. 5mo
rather_be_reading great picks! 🌞 5mo
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Heideschrampf
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Watched the #adaptation with my mom yesterday, after we both read the novel. It was okay, though they shortened the ending. Also the "bad guy" was super likable in the film, which made it a little weird. The book definately was more #bookish, but adapting an epistolary novel on screen ain't too easy, so I don't blame them. Additional plus: michiel huisman ??

BiblioLitten I plan to watch this over the weekend. 5mo
emz711 I miss the "letterness" in the movie 5mo
Buechersuechtling @Heideschrampf Never thought this could happen but … I perfectly know what you mean, nevertheless “the book was more bookish” made my day. I laughed even harder as I did when I readtThe answer to the third question that @julesG gave on this week‘s #HelloThursday by @wanderinglynn ‼️ 🤣 “The book was more bookish” – won😂der😂ful‼️ 5mo
Heideschrampf @Buechersuechtling you were right, it's pretty good! Too bad i don't use autocorrect 5mo
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I loved this book when I read it many years ago. So, it was a no-brainer to watch the movie on Netflix with my mom during her visit! I enjoyed the movie, but not sure how true it is to the book. I loaned it to her so will have to wait to find out 😊!

Picked this movie still, because I love Matthew Goode 😍

4thhouseontheleft I listened to it on audio before watching the movie recently, to refresh my memory. It definitely deviates from the book, but I loved the adaptation! I‘ve liked Lily James since her Downton Abbey days (and quite a few Downton actors are in this!). 5mo
ValerieAndBooks @4thhouseontheleft this is crazy but I only watched a few episodes of Downton Abbey when it first came out 😮! But do plan to watch the movie after it comes out 😊. 5mo
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What a wonderful read!! This book is set in the 1940s. The German occupation of the Channel Islands lasted for most of the Second World War. This is a fictional adaptation of that occupation. It was so enjoyable that it will always be one of my favorites! Delightful characters, wonderful plot, and a dash of romance.

Liatrek Loved this book and the Netflix movie did such a great job 😊 (edited) 5mo
LadyBird @Liatrek I can‘t wait to watch the movie on Netflix!! I‘m so happy to know that they did a good job on it.☺️ 5mo
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LadyBird
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I look forward to reading about Juliet‘s adventures! #parttwo #ww2

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CoffeeNBooks
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#JazzyJune I put this on my TBR stack because I saw so many people post about it, and what a #TBRTreasure it was!! I loved this book!
@Eggs

megnews So good 5mo
Sward7 Loved this book! Read it twice already, 5mo
Eggs Yes!!!! Me too 5mo
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ScientistSam 💞 this book! 5mo
BookishClaire one of my faves!
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LeslieO 💜💜💜💜 5mo
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LadyBird
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I couldn‘t agree more with Mr. Simpless - life has a way of drawing you to things. ❤️

RaimeyGallant Such a good book. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
LadyBird Awesome!! Thank you so much! I will definitely check it out☺️ 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 5mo
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JohannaRose Welcome to Litsy! 😊💜📚 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
bookandcat Welcome! Great username! 5mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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#SongsOfSummer #IslandsInTheSun I love this book about the island of Guernsey!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Blh87 I loved this book so much. It just made me smile...such great characters. 5mo
Shakespearience This book was very enjoyable—I love that it is written via letters. 5mo
OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks @Blh87 @Shakespearience I also really liked the movie. 5mo
Blh87 @CoffeeNBooks yes! As always, different than the book, but still so good! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!!! 5mo
LadyBird I am currently reading this and I‘m in love!! It‘s inspired me to start writing handwritten letters to friends and family☺️ 5mo
CoffeeNBooks @LadyBird That's awesome! 5mo
megnews One of my favorites! 5mo
AmyK1 I loved this book! 5mo
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