Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Authors: Annie Barrows & Mary Ann Shaffer
Length: 290 pages
Growing up, I read non-stop. I loved to read and looked forward to the books that were assigned for class, summer reading, and then the periods where I had no obligations and could read whatever I wanted. After college, however, I began to get a little wrapped up in “being an adult” and my reading hobby suffered for a while. Luckily, though, this all changed in the not-so-distant past.
The book that I can credit with getting me back into the groove was recommended to me by a good friend. The book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. The story unfolds through a series of letters written between the main character, Juliet Ashton, and the residents of the small island of Guernsey. This is a book that can easily make a reader both laugh and cry and inspires one to just keep on reading. Set around the time of WWII, there are plenty of examples of the characters’ strength and courage.
I couldn’t put this one down and looked forward to my free moments throughout the day so that I could dive back into it.