Book Club: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Henpicked’s book of the month for May 2018…

We are so grateful to book club member Catherine Dawson for the superb recommendation for April’s book of the month The Final Girls. Thank you from all of us!

If you haven’t shared your thoughts yet, please do let us know what you thought of it and join in the conversation at the bottom of the article on Disqus. What did you think of it? Would you recommend it to a friend?

This month’s book has been recommended by Rebecca Holmes – thank you very much, your Amazon gift voucher is on the way! Thank you to everyone else for their suggestions – some great ones which may turn up on other months. Please keep the suggestions coming in.

We’ve chosen The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, because it has rave reviews and there’s a film out for those of us who like to compare the two. Here are some of its reviews:

‘Delightfully spirited . You’d have to be pretty hard-hearted not to fall under its spell’ (Daily Mail)

‘Utterly delightful’ (Helen Mirren)

‘Atmospheric and touching . it is about love and friendship and the ability of these qualities to survive adversity’ (Alexander McCall Smith The Times)

‘Thronging with lovable people’ (Guardian)

‘I can’t remember the last time I discovered a novel as smart and delightful as this one . Treat yourself to this book, please – I can’t recommend it highly enough’ (Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love)

‘What a gorgeous book – very touch and funny’ (Joanna Lumley)

‘Absolutely perfect and satisfying, and when you finish it you sit around wishing that you could find another book just like it’ (Stephanie Meyer)

Let’s see what we think!

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We’re looking for 10 book champions so if you would like to volunteer, please let us know. We give each of our champions a FREE copy of the book of the month in return for hearing what they think of it.

Just like last month, we’ll let our book club subscribers have some key points about the book to think about throughout the month and in the meantime, enjoy!

Feel free to jump into the discussion about the book at any time during the month using Disqus which is ready and waiting for you and shows up at the bottom of this page – it’s free to sign up and once you are logged in, you can comment on any of the articles on the Henpicked website.

Other book suggestions

Please let us know if you have any recommendations!

We welcome you all and remember there is no right or wrong with reading – everyone’s opinion counts.

Happy reading!!