The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


When Courtney recommended I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I avoided it for a few months. I knew nothing of the book, but didn’t like the title. It sounded corny. Oh Courtney, how could I have doubted you?

It will go down as one of my favorites. So witty. So funny. So moving. So tragic. So informative. So hopeful.

I loved it,

so much.

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10 Responses to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  1. Courtney says:

    More recs: American Wife. The Cure for Grief. Olive Kitteridge. Those Who Save Us. The Center of Everything. The History of Love.

  2. Michelle says:

    You forgot:


    My So Called Life

    and coming up

    Sincerely Sophie/Sincerely Kate

    and You Can’t Even Measure It.

  3. Maggie says:

    I too avoided this book because of the title, yet was forced to read it for book club. It is such a wonderful story I was sad to read the last page as it meant the book had ended. At book club, we all discussed just how many other great reads we had missed because we “judged the book by it’s cover,” and this of course led to the discussion of judging people by their “cover” etc. Great discussion evening at book club that night.

  4. Maggie,

    May I join your book club? Ha! I still have not found one here in Cleveland. : (

  5. Bonnie says:

    I hated the title and just loved the book.

  6. Carrie Link says:

    I totally agree! Devoured it within a day (unheard of around here), and definitely would recommend it to anyone and everyone, how many books can you say about THAT?

  7. Carrie Link says:

    I meant say THAT about. You know what I meant.

  8. amber says:

    Oooooh “Those Who Save Us” was one of my top two reads last year! Wonderful. And I also loooved “The History of Love”!!

    Other people have told me to read “American Wife”, so now I will have to pick it up, if you liked those others, too. And this one.


  9. Carrie N says:

    I Love a good book; Thanks for the recommendation.

  10. holly says:

    Ha! My mom left a copy of it here for me a couple months ago and I’ve been avoiding it ever since. … all these thumbs up. guess I’ll give it a go.

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