Oct 30, 2012

2012 eclectic reader challenge: november - your favourite genre (general fiction)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was such a surprise! It just looks so unassuming, I never expected to be so charmed by it! It is based on a collection of correspondences between characters with one Elizabeth McKenna in common in the aftermath of World War 2. But it's so much more than that! It's a love story, a story of heroism, a historical tale, a tragedy, and a work of charming humour all in one! And it is the only book written by 70 year old librarian Mary Ann Shaffer! It's a little gem of a book; rare, precious, delicate and beautiful.

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Recapping the Challenge...


  1. Literary Fiction - Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
  2. Crime/Mystery Fiction - Truth, Peter Temple 
  3. Romantic Fiction - A Good Indian Wife, Anne Cherian
  4. Historical Fiction - Wild Lavender, Belinda Alexandra
  5. Young Adult - Catching Fire, Suzanna Collins
  6. Fantasy - Angel's Blood, Nalini Singh
  7. Science Fiction - Adjustment Team, Philip K Dick
  8. Non Fiction - Pole to Pole, Pat Farmer
  9. Horror - The Turn Of the Screw, Henry James
  10. Thriller /Suspense - Bold Blood, Lindy Kelly
  11. Classic - Anne of Avonlea, L M Montgomery (Currently reading for December)
  12. Your favourite genre - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer

1 comment:

  1. I loved this novel as well, its so tragic the author didn't live to see it published.

    Thanks for sharing your eclectic reader challenge!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out