Monday, August 6, 2012

top 5 - the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society

hello!  this story is set between january and september of 1946, and told entirely through letters and journals.  
here's the top 5 things about this book:

5.  it educates about the second world war without getting to the point where you cannot read it anymore.  in addition, it shows the way daily life went on in london and the islands, when people were working around food restrictions and other wartime necessities.

4.  the letter format gives many points of view on the action, and drives the story forward in a surprising way.  the voices are distinct and clear.

3.  the  main character, juliet ashton, is a successful writer.  her book tour causes many of the letters.  She comes in contact with the guernsey literary society because a pig farmer there acquired a book that had been owned by juliet.

2.  it's funny, and the islanders really enjoy and support each other.  

1.  character wins.  happy ending.  

a quick read, and great for book groups - i'm hosting on wednesday.


  1. Hi Noreen, sounds like a great read. Enjoy your book group. Catherine x

  2. This is one of my favorite books! I've read it twice and listened to is as a book on tape. Such a charming, feel-good read, even in spite of some of the hardships of war that it deals with.

  3. I read this book ages ago and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Charming is a perfect description. Have fun discussing!

  4. You're in a book club? Did you mention this before and I forgot? (I am known to forget things. ;) I haven't read this book before, so thank you for the recommendation. We are currently reading Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin. So far, so good. It's a mystery. Have fun at your next meeting!

  5. Sounds like a great read. I'd like to join a book club... Enjoy your book group xx

  6. Hi hope you are doing fine.I read this book last year and love it very very much

  7. hi noreen! this was one of the most delightful books i've ever read :) missed you yesterday. hope all are well. xoxo


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