Phew, dear Readers!
Now the title of this post in and of itself is a mouthful but so is the book which is battling it out on the red carpet today. Wait for it…
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
If that is not one of the longest most literary mouthfuls of a title you have heard/read I would love to know any more in the comments below.
This book was brought to my attention via the introduction portion of my book club where each member mentions either one of their favourite books or the book they are currently reading. This was one of the members forever favourites and the title piqued my interest.
So I read it and it has become one of my top 5 favourite books (which will eventually be top 8 and then top 10). There is always room to grow. I would tell you more about it literary lovelies but that would take an entire blog post itself and I don’t want to spoil anything. But I will tell you it is comprised mostly of letters between the main characters! Eeeeeeeeep that is one of my favourite literary things!
On to the covers which are eloquently walking the literary carpet for us. I must be completely honest in confessing how difficult it was for me to even decide on showcasing two covers. (I loved a lot of them!)
Our first cover is brought to us by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC and was published just this year (2019) in March. The cover sports a picturesque view of Guernsey in a watercolour like painting with the title popping in a stunning red font.
Our second cover was brought to us ten years previously (2010) by Versus Aureus. It is important to note that I love seeing book covers from around the world and this book has some stunning international covers. I love the use of red on the cover of this Lithuanian edition with the mailbox as well as how the book title itself is placed on an envelope. (**Small squeak of literary delight!**)
And the Winner is…………
I honestly couldn’t decide! I LOVED them both!
I do happen to own the copy by Bloomsbury and now I wish I could read in many other languages so I could enjoy all the covers I found. Thank you so much, Goodreads for allowing multiple editions to be shows on your website. Here are a few of my other favourites:
I shall leave you here dear readers and wish you well this Wednesday!
Postscript: I don’t think I have ever found so many covers that I loved for one book before!