Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

I just finished reading the cutest book.  It has been awhile since I've read a book that I couldn't put down.  Mainly because graduate school doesn't leave much free time for pleasure reading.  I really don't have the time, now, either, but I couldn't resist!  My grandma gave me this book last year and I just now got around to reading it.  I don't know what took me so long!  It is adorable!  

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

"January 1946: Writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.  And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, and of a society as extraordinary as its name." - from the back cover

This book is a historical novel - my favorite kind.  Ok, so maybe the author doesn't write in the tone of 1940s British people, and maybe the plot is predictable and "cheesy," but I learned so much about WWII!  I found it funny, emotional, charming, and inspiring.  If you are looking for a summer read, I highly suggest you check this one out.  It is intelligently written, yet light enough to take on vacation.

Find an in-depth review here.
Find the book's official website here.

What are you reading this summer?

In other news, Peter and I are moving to Brazil in 3 weeks!  More details to come later!

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