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#Bloggiesta Want Books: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted here at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now. Everyone is free to join, just grab the image above. Leave a comment with a link to your post so I can do a roundup with each post.

Since I created my Want Books meme during the first time I participated in Bloggiesta back in 2010, I knew I had to put up a post this weekend. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer has been on my radar for a while now. I’ve heard so many good things about this book and other bloggers have mentioned that it’s something every book lover will enjoy reading. It’s also one of Elizabeth Wein’s inspirations for Code Name Verity, still my favorite book in 2012 so far. I also think I’ll like this book because I love getting snail mail. And look at that cover, it’s so pretty.

Here’s the summary from Goodreads:

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.

Looks lovely, right? I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy reading this. Just need to grab a copy. What about you, what book is in your wishlist?


Author: Chachic

Welcome to Chachic's Book Nook! I'm a Filipino book blogger currently based in Singapore. My blog features all sorts of books that I read from various genres (fantasy, contemporary romance, young adult fiction). Click on About Me to learn more and check out my Favorite Books page for a list of books that I love. Thanks for dropping by! Chachic /ˈtʃɑːtʃɪk/ is pronounced with hard “ch” sounds. The first syllable is pronounced like the dance cha-cha while the second syllable is like chick (baby chicken).

10 thoughts on “#Bloggiesta Want Books: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  1. One of my favorites! Hope you get it soon.

  2. I didn’t realize this book inspired Wein! This makes me even more excited to read it. I hope you like it.

    • Excited to read Code Name Verity? 🙂 Because I know you’ve read The Guernsey Literary novel. Looking forward to seeing what you think of EWein’s book!

  3. I have Guernsey in my TBR pile, too. It’s interesting to know it inspired Code Name Verity — so curious with that book after reading your posts about it.

    I’m happy for this Holy Week break because I could finally join your meme:

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  5. Guernsey was such a fabulous book! I hope you do get to read it.

    I really wanted to read Code Name Verity before I even knew that the author had drawn her inspiration from the Guernsey book.

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