Friday, June 29, 2012

30 Day Book Challenge! Day 28: Titles

Day 28: What is your favorite book title?

Oh dear, there is an everlasting list of well-titled books. However, I will share one title that I just laugh at every time I think of:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - isn't that just one of the most wonderfully-hilarious titles you ever heard of? Sadly, I can give no personal insight into the book, as it is on my "to-read" list, instead of the "have-read" one, but here is Amazon's synopsis for you:


January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.


Ahhh, yes, I can't wait to read this book! Have you read it? What do you consider the best title a book's ever seen?


Emiley Lindquist said...

I love this book! My grandma gave it to me. I thought it was the craziest titled book! It truly lives up to it's title and is wonderful.

SarahJayne said...

Ahhh - I'm so glad to hear it's good! I look forward to reading it!