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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
This new deluxe eBook edition of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society features more than eighty additional pages of exclusive, author-approved annotations throughout the text to enrich your reading experience. You can access the eBook annotations with a simple click or tap on your eReader via the convenient links. Access them as you read the novel or as supplemental material after finishing the entire story. There is also Random House Readers Circle bonus content, sure to inspire discussion at book clubs everywhere. A runaway New York Times bestseller that was named one of the ten best books of the year by Time and USA Today, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society has captivated readers around the world. Told with warmth and humor in a series of letters, this is a tale of finding connection in the most unexpected places. January 1946: As London emerges from the Second World War, writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man shes never met, a native of Guernsey, the British island once occupied by the Nazis? As Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence, she is drawn into the world of this man and his friends, all members of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, a book club formed to protect its members from arrest by the Germans. Through their letters, she learns about their island, their taste in books, and the powerful, transformative impact the Occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey. What she finds there will change her forever.
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dustys_bookshelf
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At first I wasn‘t sure how I was going to like the letter format of this book but I did end up really enjoying it 😊 the title alone was enough to rope me in (and the same could be said about the main character of this book). Juliet is intrigued by this society and all of the things they‘ve had to endure by the German occupation. Juliet knows there is a story here and is determined to give it a voice.

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arlenefinnigan
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"Chelsea. Home of artists, models, libertines and socialists." ? different times

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arlenefinnigan
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squirrelbrain Loved this one! ❤️ 6d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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#DearDecember
#EpistolaryNovel

💗📚 📝 loved this one!!!

Bookwormjillk Now I want to re-read this 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookwormjillk me too! I was trying to think of something else on the small side to read for December!! 2w
CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite books! 2w
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emmaturi Love this book too and the movie! 2w
Scochrane26 Read this in a day, I loved it so much. 2w
Eggs @Bookwormjillk @CoffeeNBooks @emmaturi @Scochrane26 It is poignant and seems to be well-loved(by me too)-even the film was lovely 😥 Excellent choice @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2w
CoffeeNBooks @Eggs @emmaturi The movie was great! I don't usually like movies made from books, but this one was good. 2w
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Heatherfeather
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You know me so well, Anna!!! Thank you so very much. I can't tell you how special and amazing this gift is. A million smiles of gratitude. 😁❤️

@aroc

#litsyswap
#litsylove

aroc Yay! I'm so glad you like it! 2w
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Ke633
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#manicmonday @JoScho
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Love the book and the movie. 💙🥔
2. The Help 💩
3. Sugar Pie. Ella Fitzgerald

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Edecmcl
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This is next on my list! I have waited at least 10 years to read this. It better live up!

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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! 2mo
K.Wielechowski I LOVE the movie and have been meaning to read the book! 2mo
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 😊 2mo
K.Wielechowski That‘s actually quite a relief! Thanks for letting us know 😁 2mo
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 😆 2mo
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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! 2mo
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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 😊 3mo
samantha1027 @Liatrek I hope to watch the movie tomorrow! 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too!! I was surprised that no one had chosen it yet!! 3mo
Crazeedi This is a wonderful book 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t read it yet! 3mo
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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. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @tracey38 so happy you‘re back!!! 🧡🧡 I need to find some fall cards!! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 I have some catching up to do too! And @tracey38 I‘m glad you‘re back! 😊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 I‘m hoping I can this weekend!! 3mo
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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 ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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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
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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! 3mo
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ertorres

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

Stephaniereads1 Entered 4mo
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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 🙈📚 4mo
audraelizabeth @Clwojick me to, i have to be at work at 8 and get up at 5:15. 4mo
Andrew65 Oh no @Clwojick @audraelizabeth Good luck with getting up and work. 4mo
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jb72 Great start! 🎉 Hope you have a great day at work. 4mo
audraelizabeth @jb72 Thank you. 4mo
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. 4mo
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. 4mo
cornflakes Thanks c: 4mo
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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. 4mo
Bookzombie 🤞🏻Feel better soon! This is a good one to listen to again. They do feel like old friends. 4mo
irre Feel better. 4mo
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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. 😊 4mo
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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. 4mo
rkeo I think it would've been more charming as an actual book, with maybe letter chapters interspersed to get a more personal feel. 4mo
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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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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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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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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! 4mo
NeedsMoreBooks @marleed 😂😂yes! 4mo
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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. 4mo
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audraelizabeth Im currently reading the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society. 5mo
RhianJMartin @audraelizabeth How do you like it so far? 5mo
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. 5mo
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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! 🙂 5mo
audraelizabeth Me to. Its the only ebook i have left for the #readingrush readathon. 5mo
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‘ 5mo
RhianJMartin @marleed I agree - both are great! So glad to hear you enjoyed the story. 🙂 5mo
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BellesGotGoodReads
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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! 5mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 5mo
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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 ❤️ 5mo
Glaeken I absolutely love this book ❤️ so so good 5mo
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ReaderLiz
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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. 5mo
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. 5mo
Daisey I have heard so many great review of this book as well. Need to move it up the list! 5mo
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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! 5mo
Jillylovesbooks I haven‘t had a chance to read the book yet, but did enjoy the movie on Netflix. 5mo
marleed @Jillylovesbooks I‘m hoping to watch it tonight! 5mo
Crazeedi Great book!! In double even!!😉 5mo
marleed @Crazeedi that made it doubly important to pull from my physical TBR! 5mo
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!!! 5mo
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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!! 💗😘 5mo
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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 5mo
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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 5mo
Cinfhen I forgot there was a map in this book 5mo
ferskner This book was such a surprise to me! Loved it. 5mo
megnews One of my favs! 5mo
KarenUK Love the book, love the movie! (My husband cried!) 😂 5mo
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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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#30JuneBooks This is one of my #Favorite books!
@howjessreads

britt_brooke It‘s such a great story! 6mo
JackOBotts I enjoyed this, as well...and just watched the movie on Netflix earlier this week. 🥰 6mo
fleeting Same! 6mo
CoffeeNBooks @JackOBotts I really liked the movie! 6mo
AmyK1 Loved this one too! 6mo
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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!💗😁 6mo
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! 6mo
megnews The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of my favorites. 6mo
rather_be_reading great picks! 🌞 6mo
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