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Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Mary Ann Shaffer
#1 "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER " 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. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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Bookworm54
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I want to be friends with everyone in this book!
The letters were a good way of moving the story forward while getting to know each of them a little better.

After receiving a letter from a man in Guernsey, Juliet begins correspondence with several members of the literary and potato peel pie society, learning about their lives during the occupation, and eventually visiting in person.

This book was so good! I‘m glad it is off the tbr ☺️

#Roll100

Liatrek Loved this book and the Netflix movie is really good too🙂 4d
PuddleJumper That's great! 2d
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Bookworm54
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#Roll100 for July tells me it is time to finally read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!

This has been on my tbr for AGES!
I caught a bit of the film recently but not all of it. Just enough to bring it back to the forefront 🤣
So I am looking forward to this one!

Foragingfantasy Enjoy!! It‘s one of my favorites! 2w
PuddleJumper Hope you enjoy it! 2w
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Eggs
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One of my favorite #Epistolary novels📬 with its share of #Life/Death and grief #BookMoods @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#BigJuneReadathon @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 💗 3w
Clwojick Agreed! I adored this one! 3w
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shanaqui

I've been promising to read and review this for Postcrossing's blog, and somehow it ended up in my hand today, so why not. It's certainly a fast read so far -- something about the letter format makes it fly by.

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thecaffinatedreader
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Local “Free Little Library” drop off! I hope someone enjoys this book as much as I did!

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intothehallofbooks
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Is this the most charming book I‘ve ever read? Yes, without a doubt, I think it is.

Dragon It‘s so good. The movie is good but not as good as the book 💚🐉 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I agree ❤️ 2mo
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thecaffinatedreader
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I like to play a little game called “purchase something from Anthropologie on back order, forget you ordered it and then surprise yourself three months later when it arrives” 🤣

Zuhkeeyah This sounds like a really fun game! The mug is adorable. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Cute mug! 2mo
thecaffinatedreader @Zuhkeeyah I enjoy it 🤣 2mo
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thecaffinatedreader @RaeLovesToRead thank you! Keeps my coffee hot! 2mo
Sparklemn I do that all the time with bookshop.org. I don't even mind when my books are on backorder! 2mo
thecaffinatedreader @Sparklemn now I need to check out this website! 2mo
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thecaffinatedreader
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It‘s been a minute since I shared a #thriftstack of books I found at local thrift stores. We have several different thrift chains here in Huntsville that carry a large assortment of really good books, for dirt cheap! Those Francine Rivers books I purchased for 75 cents each!

I told myself no more books until I read the others, but it would have been wrong of me to just leave them there 😉

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thecaffinatedreader
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“I think you learn more if you‘re laughing at the same time”

So many good quotes coming out of #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety

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thecaffinatedreader
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I‘m in love with this quote! #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety

KristiAhlers I love that idea. 2mo
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thecaffinatedreader
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Started #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelsociety last night and I‘m already struggling to put it down. Loving this one!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It so good! Pretty pic 💛 2mo
thecaffinatedreader Thank you :) 2mo
Aims42 It‘s such an awesome book!! 2mo
BookDadGirlDad I devoured this book!!! I rarely laugh out loud or verbalize when reading, but I did with this one. 2mo
emz711 It's wonderful 🥔🥔🍠 2mo
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ThePageantHam
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I absolutely will not read all of these, but I'll do what I can/whatever I want to do in the moment 🙃
Also I am probably forgetting some/will probably add more as I go...we shall see where the wind takes me 🌬📚
May the Fourth Be With You today and all month long, in your reading and elsewhere! ✨️

lirahlu I LOVED Guernsey 😍 2mo
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actualdisneyprincess
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I started this at lunch, and I‘m already halfway through. 😍 I love these characters SO much. #theguernseyliteraryandpotatopeelpiesociety #maryannshaffer #annieburrows #letters #worldwarii

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Skeeterisme
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Wonderful story

ErinSueMreads This was my favorite book of 2020 4mo
marleed It really is good. The book better than the adaption as some characters were rolled into a single person. 4mo
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451Degrees
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Mehso-so

I wanted very much to absolutely love this book but I have to admit I felt disconnected to the minor characters through the letter format. It ended a bit suddenly and I felt there was still things that were left undone. With that being said I still did find it worth the read! A very charming read of post WWII in a little town called Guernsey in the Channel Islands.

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kissmehardy
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Okay, I get the hype about this book. Such a good use of the epistolary format, and wonderful characters! #historicalfiction #epistolarynovel

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FantasyChick
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Started making some stew for supper but I didn't have any pre-made mirepoix so #audioprepping ensues!! I'm not big on pre-chopping but this is one staple I much prefer already made 😊

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katy4peas
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Written in sets of letters back in forth, Juliet tells the stories of a group of people living on Guernsey and their experience during the War. She strikes up friendships with all of them and learns why their society has the name that it does. A throughly charming story as they learn to trust each other and share more of their stories. Likable characters and a quick read. Audio with multiple narrators.
#newyearwhodis @Librarybelle @monalyisha

Librarybelle Yay! Glad you liked it! 4mo
katy4peas @Librarybelle I loved it! I‘m slowly working through your list. There are a few others I really want to get to soon! Didn‘t make it through in January, but I will read them! 😊📚📚 4mo
Librarybelle I‘m working through your list too, so no worries! 4mo
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Juliet gets it…📖📖 a couple of my coworkers decided to create a book club and this is our first read together! Love how all the characters are into reading❤️ a wonderful story so far in letter format. Also longest title ever!! Happy reading!

Dragon Love this book 💚🐉 4mo
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asterese
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I love this book. Love it so much, I may have found my new favorite book of all time. It is my new favorite book of all time. Epistolary novels are the best sort of books, in my opinion. And it helps here to have a really endearing character in Juliet Ashton. I want to read this over and over again. There are really sad things mentioned here, and I am grateful that the authors did not shy away from describing them. People shouldn't forget history.

asterese And she adds all these characters, who all stand out in their own way, and every page then matters. Truly a classic and the loveliest book I've ever read in my life.

⭐: 5 (Can I add more?)
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marleed I loved this book too! I watched the limited series, as well. I liked it for the ambiance but I much preferred the book for the characters. The series rolled up multiple book characters to a single person. 4mo
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asterese
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"Booksellers really are a special breed."

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BookInMyHands
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I can‘t stick with any new book right now, so I‘m back listening to a favorite while I knit- something I haven‘t done in ages, but I finished this scarf for my sister today!

Tamra Love those colors! 5mo
Soubhiville It‘s so pretty! 5mo
mommyincolortv Very pretty! I croxhet and have decided to get back into it by crocheting a scarf for my 3yo son to combat this NY winter. 5mo
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Bookzombie Pretty! 5mo
kspenmoll Love the colors! 5mo
julesG Pretty colours. 5mo
StaceGhost This is gorgeous! I bet she loves it ❤️my sister ordered socks & I‘m dreading it lol 5mo
StaceGhost @mommyincolor I‘m knitting mittens for my 3yo bc he has to pick up all the snow every time he sees it lol 5mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! I have bought my supplies for my very first project! 🧶 5mo
ravenlee How lovely! Nicely done. 5mo
readordierachel So pretty! 5mo
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asterese
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One of the things I love about getting books secondhand is finding little surprises between the pages like stickers, a bookmark added by the bookseller or left behind by a previous reader, or a sheet of tabs for marking favorite passages in the book. 🌼

What else do other readers like about secondhand books?

crazyspine I live finding inscriptions when people give the books as gifts but then it kind of bums me out to see that the person ended up getting rid of a thoughtful gift. 6mo
crazyspine I also like it when I get library books and the previous patron leaves his or her receipt, so I can see what other books thschecked out 6mo
crazyspine They checked* 6mo
asterese @crazyspine I feel the same way, about the books people get as gifts and gettting rid of them after. Although it is interesting to see the messages written inside. 😯 6mo
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asterese
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First book mail of 2022! 😍 I've seen this book, and the film adaptation being talked about often over the years, but I was never interested until now. I just finished the film, and I loved it, and the book came in timely today. 💝

I thought it would fit in nicely with the theme of the book to get my copy secondhand. There's nothing like giving old books new homes.

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jspoelker
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An interesting take on the human side of those living in the UK during and the fallout of post WWII. How do those left to cope keep living with and without loved ones? This is a beautiful tale of one town/group of neighbors.

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Well that was just bloody heartwarming wasn‘t it? I must be the last person on the planet to read this and I don‘t normally go in for this kind of feel good read. Nevertheless I was totally taken in by this story, I mean who doesn‘t love a book about loving books and reading? I don‘t event really know why I‘m not giving it 5 stars. Lovely stuff.

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 The movie is really sweet. Have you seen it? 6mo
Centique Yes, I loved this too! The writing has such a gentle touch to it 😍 6mo
ClairesReads @Centique perfect description! 6mo
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Moll
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I'm aiming to watch a film every day while I'm off work for Christmas😁 I've seen this one before but my Dad hasn't and I liked it a lot so am happily watching again😊

#WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers

Linsy I love that goal! 7mo
Moll @Linsy Thank you!! Hoping to watch some good films!😁 7mo
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megnews Me too! 8mo
DivineDiana As did I! 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I as well! 8mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 📚🥧 8mo
Eggs Great book and movie ❤️🥧👍🏼 8mo
CoffeeNBooks @Eggs Yes! I loved the movie, too! 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#GratefulHarvest
No actual #pie is involved in this made-up literary club; invented by one of the ‘party-goers‘ when questioned by a German patrol after curfew hours in the novel.

Eggs Love this book 📚 🥧🙌🏻 8mo
Bookzombie This is one of my favorites. 8mo
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doodeh
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This book was, is and will forever continue to be one of the most beautiful and heartwarming books I ever read. The heart is so happy after reading it again❤️

rubyslippersreads I ❤️ the book, and the movie too. 10mo
Aims42 Yes, agreed!! Movie and book are so delightful 🥰 10mo
doodeh Totally agree! The movie was different but very cute 🥰 10mo
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Kleblanc
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“That‘s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, & that tiny thing will lead you onto another book, & another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It‘s geometrically progressive- all with no end in sight, & for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.” 📚

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Nessavamusic
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1. Tagged was a fun book and a delightful movie.
2. The House in the Cerulean Sea would be a wonderful movie.
#two4tuesday

RamsFan1963 I'd love to the The House on the Cerulean Sea made into a movie, but I fear Hollywood would screw it up. Since Disney seems to own everything now, I rather not see this movie Disneyized. 11mo
Aims42 I also picked “The House on the Cerulean Sea” 😂 The writing made it so easy to imagine a movie 11mo
TheSpineView I agree with @RamsFan1963 Hollywood would totally screw it up. Thanks for playing! 11mo
Nessavamusic Yeah probably or just not be willing to make it in the first place. 11mo
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ErinSueMreads
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What are your favorite epistolary novels? I'm in a mood and need recs.

paulfrankspencer Dracula! 12mo
ErinSueMreads @paulfrankspencer ohhhh that's one of my all time favorites!!!! 12mo
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Zoes_Human For a modern read 12mo
ErinSueMreads Excellent thank you! @Zoes_Human 12mo
Zoes_Human @ErinSueMreads My pleasure! 12mo
TheKidUpstairs Not a novel, but one of my fave epistolary reads 12mo
rwmg Jane Austen's 12mo
rubyslippersreads Not completely epistolary, but Emily writes many letters to her father. 12mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards First Draft of the Revolution by Emily Short is an interactive epistolary story. Think of it like a choose-your-own-adventure novel where you get to suggest what the writer should say, and thus the story changes depending on your input:
https://www.inklestudios.com/firstdraft/
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ozma.of.oz An absolutely charming YA trilogy. ❤️ 12mo
Zoe-h This book is semi-epistolary 12mo
Ruthiella I second @Prairiegirl_reading ! 84 Charing Cross Road is super short but delightful. 12mo
Palimpsest Dracula, The Sorrows of Young Werther, 84 Charing Cross Road. 12mo
marleed Oh I love this whole series and the slow it down process of removing and return letters to their envelopes. 12mo
CaramelLunacy I love Sorcery and Cecilia - two authors decided to play a game writing letters to one another in character 12mo
JenlovesJT47 Have you started this one yet? It was so good! 12mo
ErinSueMreads I just downloaded it the other day after your post! I think I'm going to start it after I finish the house on the cerulean sea! @JenlovesJT47 12mo
JenlovesJT47 I hope you like it! And The House on the Cerulean Sea is a great book! ❤️ 12mo
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I just loved living with the Guernsey characters through this novel. The book is about so many things, the humanity which finds a means to survive amidst all cruelty; friendships which can help us cope with anything; the power of books to uplift human spirit and how so much of our lives can be shared by letter writing.
It reminds me of the era when means of communication were limited, yet people connected more deeply and meaningfully.

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Tuesday I got dreaded shot #2 ?, fully intending to take the next day off... Then ended up needing to work though a fever until 3 ?. Best laid plans and all that. But listening to this book on audio after work and while waiting for the body aches to pipe down was a nice surprise! I had fairly low expectations, except as low-thought chiklit, but ended up enthralled by anecdotes from "regular folks" on WWII Channel Islands and a low key ⬇️

Larkken love story, told via a series of letters. The audio is also full cast, and I'm a sucker for that. If there's anyone out there who has held off on reading this bc it sounded too book club or conversely too shallow, I can heartily recommend it! Doubtless, however, I'm the last to figure that out. 14mo
SW-T Loved this book! Glad you survived shot #2. Had mine last weekend. 14mo
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Well that was the end of that relationship.😂

I received this in a swap year before last, finally getting around to reading it.

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Bethanyroe
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I did the reverse order on this and saw the movie first. I enjoyed it so much that I picked up the book the next day. It was a light, sweet, fun read. The book was slightly better than the movie of course, but both are wonderful!

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Scochrane26
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1. Tagged
2. I‘ve only read a few epistolary novels. A couple of them used emails instead of letters.
3. The stories I‘ve read only had one author.
#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz I love epistolary stories that include multiple formats. Letters, emails, texts. Thanks for posting! 1y
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Texreader
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Ebook on sale today

Bookzombie I loved this one. I listened to it. 1y
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Librarybelle
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I forget how much I enjoy epistolary novels...until I‘m reading one! When the author captures each character‘s quirks perfectly through a letter, you know you have a good story.

I may be one of the last on the planet to read this one, but I‘m glad I finally did. I loved the characters- anyone else wish there would be a companion book featuring Isola??? Good historical fiction.

peanutnine Isola is so funny! I love her character. I would totally be on board for a book about her 1y
mrp27 I just read this recently for the first time myself, loved it. 1y
Tracyantoon You are not the last on the planet to read it! I have a copy on my bookshelf but haven‘t gotten to it yet. Really need to bump it up on my list. 1y
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rsteve388
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What's beautiful story! I loved reading this delightful story through letters, what a cast of characters! Beautiful story of love and human Triumph. The romance wasn't the main focus of the book, that was nice too.

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rsteve388
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My Sunday will be filled with doing taxes and reading this charming story. Happy Sunday Y'all!

Soubhiville Ugh taxes. Good luck! 1y
Helen19 I loved this book, and the film! 1y
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sisilia
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I just watched the movie during my lunch break 😆 Hmm it‘s okay, but it didn‘t entice me enough to read the book

marleed I like the book way better than the adaption. 1y
CSeydel I did not love the book, honestly. It was ok, but not amazing 1y
mom2bugnbee LOVED the book, haven't watched the movie yet. The book is told in letters, & I'm a sucker for an epistolary novel. 1y
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sisilia @marleed @mom2bugnbee The book is always better 😄💞 1y
sisilia @CSeydel Yeah, I‘ll skip the book. I‘m rather impatient for such theme ☺️ 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser I'm listening to the audiobook atm. It's ok, but a bit of work as I'm trying to get to know the characters. So far there are at least 7 of them so I'm having to write them down and a bit about them so I know who is who etc.... Hopefully the number doesn't expand too much. Looking forward to listening to more of the story though, aside from taking notes. Then I'll watch the movie, like I love to do 😊 1y
BiblioLitten The book was nice. Just nice, not great or anything. 1y
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KimberlyJuracich
Pickpick

It was good. I ended up switching to audio book just because I heard they do all the letters in different voices for each character. Ending was a little abrupt though.

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Michellemtzdlt
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Second time reading this one for my 1 book a week challenge... it‘s still as great as it was the first time. And can we all agree the movie as sweet as it was, it did not compare to how beautifully the book told their story 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Hot on the heels of my completion of The Viennese Girl, I've started this. It's 1946, just after the war, this story set on Guernsey, next door to Jersey Island where The Viennese Girl was centered. Thanks to @Kimberlo for suggesting it!
So far I'm learning of a few characters via their correspondence in the form of letters between London and Guernsey.
I had to make notes as I was forgetting who was who but it's sounding good!

BayouGirl85 I enjoyed the Netflix movie as well as the book. 1y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @BayouGirl85 Awesome! Thank you. Well I always hunt out movies or series right after I finish a book so will definitely watch that when I'm done! Thanks for the suggestion 😊 1y
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LatrelWhite
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Started this today. It‘s been on my TBR list since 2009 when I received it in the mail from the publisher back when they sent advanced copies to Bookclubs.😁
👉🏽The story centers around the protagonist Juliet Ashton as she searches for her next writing subject after the end of WWII. She finds 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.

megnews I loved this one. 2y
WJCintron I have it on my TBR for 2021!!! 2y
Chelleo This was a good read and movie. Hope you enjoy. 2y
LatrelWhite @Chelleo I plan on watching the movie next. Almost finish with the book!😀 2y
LatrelWhite Ready for the movie! 1y
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