Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Book Club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Well it's a new month so we have a new book to read! This month's book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. My mom gave me this book and I kept meaning to read it but got distracted and such.

Here is a brief look at what this book is about taken from Amazon .

“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.

I am very excited to start this book. My mom said she liked it and it is a #1 New York Times Bestseller so it has to be good right? I am often skeptical about books written as letters and when they change perspectives. But let's hope this isn't like Allegiant where the voices don't change at all so it's hard to remember who is speaking.

If you are new to my Book Club, just know that this is no commitment and you can choose to read with me or not. However, whether or not you join in for this particular book, I recommend joining our Good Reads book club page, found HERE. That way you can always keep up to date with new books and be able to interact with others reading along with us. I highly recommend Good Reads for anyone to help keep track of what books you want to read next.

So join in on my book club this month and don't forget to tweet about it and take your book selfies and use the hashtag #DancingCowBookClub so we can all join in together and see each other's progress! Enjoy!

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