Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Good Read

Have you ever read a book so good you just had to tell everyone you know to go out and read it? Well, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is that kind of book. Set right after WWII and written in letters, it tells the story of Juliet, a new author who had a good deal of success with her first book but is terribly stuck when it comes to writing a second. A letter from a stranger introduces her to the people of Guernsey, a small Island in the English Channel. As she learns more about the Island, its literary society, and its struggles under the occupation of the Germans during the war, she knows she has found the subject of her next book. As Juliet comes to love the people of Guernsey, so will readers. Their quirks, love of books, and inventive spirit make for a highly entertaining read that is sprinkled with humor and a dash of romance. If you love Jane Austen, the Mitford books, or Garrison Keillor, you will find something to love about this book. Click here if you’d like to read an excerpt, but I have to warn you, you are likely to get hooked!

What’s the best book you’ve read lately? I’d love to add some new titles to my reading list!



Megan said...

I LOVED this book and was left wanting more. I was irritated that it was such a quick read!

Terry said...

That was a good one. The best I have read lately was The Help. Good in so many ways.

Tim and Tracy said...

I've been picking up some YA books that I read about on a couple of blogs. School Library Journal has a battle of the books going on (really fun and interesting- set up as brackets): sljbattleofthebooks(dot)com. Also love reading bookshelvesofdoom(dot)blogs(dot)com. She has hilarious book reviews! I just finished Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson and it was pretty powerful. And most YA books are pretty quick reads which is a nice option for a busy schedule. :)