The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (referred to hereafter as TGLAPPS) by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows was my book club's selection this month. I initially read this book a couple of years ago but reread it for 2 reasons:1. I LOVED it the first time I read it, and 2. I did not reread our February selection Little Bee and completely forgot EVERYTHING about it and could not participate in the discussion.
A brief note about TGLAPPS (that seems almost obscene for some reason): It is a book all in letters-which threw a lot people off at first-and so did the title for that matter- but it works!! Honestly! Set just after World War II, a London author heads out to the Channel Islands to research her new novel about people's experiences during wartime. The island of Guernsey was actually occupied by the Germans for 5 years (for real!) and a group of people there formed a "bookclub" to cover up a late night feast when they were caught going home after curfew. I'm not really doing this book justice right now I can tell but believe me when I say it's worth the read. It's not very long, it's a fairly quick read, and although it deals with some heavy issues, it's also quite lighthearted and fun. It's one of my favourite books to be honest with!!