Book 19: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. What better way than to commit to reading one book a week? 52 books in 52 weeks and I’ll be sharing every single one on the blog, every Sunday. Check in for my latest reads and recommendations.

This book is a long time favorite. I’ve probably read it half a dozen times and still, I feel like it gets better.

The story, following a group of friends on the island of Guernsey during the German occupation, is enchanting and enthralling. The main character, a head-strong writer, is humorous and bold. You feel for every one of the characters as you read this book and being written as letters, you truly get their voices coming out in the text.

While the content of this story can get heavy at times, it feels like a light read and it’s quick- the perfect distraction we all need right now.

I will acknowledge the movie Netflix made, but I highly suggest this book instead. The movie just doesn’t capture the characters the way the book does (even if Michiel Huisman is adorable.)

Wirth Rating: 10/10

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