Today, November 1, we begin our first S4L Book Club discussion. I don’t have a plan for posting questions on specific days or anything, but I figured I’d post two or three a week. Would a specific schedule be more user-friendly?
This month’s book is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I unilaterally chose this book just to get the book club ball rolling. In the future, volunteer leaders will get to choose their own books, but I’ll also collect recommendations from participants. (Send them to me at mail AT funkandweber DOT com. Our address is in the sidebar, you know.)
When I selected the book, I discovered some of you had already read it. What made you choose to read this book–a review, a personal recommendation, something else?
I chose this book from a list of popular book club books. Initially, the title grabbed me. It sounded fun, a little silly perhaps, and interesting. I think I liked the length of the title and the combination of disparate focuses in one group: literary and potato peel pie. I imagine the alliteration of “potato peel pie” didn’t hurt, either; I know I like alliteration.
Do you think this is a good title for the book? Is it a good and accurate representation of the story?