Friday Fantastic

This book is one that I would probably turn my crooked nose up at. Look at that title! I can't even say it! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! What? But my mom recommended it and offered to mail it my way, and I trust my mom's taste in books, and here's why: she loved The Glass Castle and hated Eat, Love, Pray. Two excellent examples of my mom's taste.

So, I read this book, and the best adjective I can think of for it is "darling." Yes, I'll say it again, this book is absolutely darling. The characters are enchantingly real, which is what makes this book so charming. Told through a series of letters written back and forth amongst friends and strangers, this book is set immediately after WWII in London, primarily in Guernsey, and is about building community through a shared need to support one another in a difficult time and a shared love of literature and eventually, a shared love of neighbor. Not overly saccharine nor dark and often funny, I'd recommend this read to anyone who needs a darling, darling story to carry them into another place and time.


  1. So glad you enjoyed the Guernsey Literary...it is a darling, feel good story. I also recommend The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson, two by Kate Morton: The Forgotten Garden and The House of Riverton. Both are great reads with some mystery and intrigue. Included in this list is Sarah's Key based on a real happening during WWII but it is a work of fiction. All these books got me in trouble, because I would plan to read for 10 minutes and an hour later I was still deeply engrossed.

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  2. Eek! You're going to get me into trouble for sure! Mr. B is loving The Help, by the way. As soon as he's done, I'm on it! xo.