Okay, book review time!
Last night I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society written by a lovely duo of ladies Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece, Annie Barrows. This novel follows Juliet, a writer, in London post WWII as she tries to come up with an idea for her next writing project. She corresponds with and befriends the members of the the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society, and the reader goes on a little historical journey into what the German Occupation during the war looked like for the islands of the English Channel.
Honestly the book took me a little while (about 100 pages) to get into, but the style of writing kept me intrigued. The book is soley a compilation of letters. There isn't one omniscient voice or the perspective of one character, but the story of the Society and the German Occupation is unraveled from information pieced together from multiple people's letters. It turned out to be quite lovely, and it got me thinking about a time in history I haven't given much thought to lately.
I wouldn't say it's a favorite of mine, but I smiled often throughout it and I was refreshed by the unique writing style. I also found myself wanting to be friends with some of the characters :) A nice book to delve into if you're wanting to forget yourself for 279 pages
That is all!
Have you read this book?
If so - what was your opinion of it?
Happy Friday! - Cheers to that -