Thursday, March 3, 2011

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

My bookclub just finished reading the "Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Anne Schaffer and Anne Barrows.

This was a good book with an easy-flowing writing style and fun characters that you soon come to love. This is a novel written through a series of letters between Juliet Ashton, successful London journalist, her friend and publisher Sydney, Sydney's sister and Juliet's lifelong friend Sophie, and a group of strangers who have a group called the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. These letters tell a tale of life on the island of Guernsey during the German invasion during the war. Juliet eventually travels to Guernsey and what she finds there will change her life forever.

I would certainly recommend this book if you are looking for an easy-to-read leisurely book. Since it is written through letters, it is very easy to pick up the book for just a few minutes, but then come quickly to a stopping point if you need to. Personally, I didn't really want to put it down!

For the month of March we are reading "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. I'm only 3 chapters in and I'm already loving it. I can't wait until April when it comes out on the big screen. Want to read with us - please feel free to!

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