In a bid to make ourselves read more, and so you can see some of the literature that inspires our travels, and our London adventures, we’ve decided to do a monthly recap on what we’ve been reading. Here’s May’s for you!
Anxiety For Beginners: A Personal Investigation by Eleanor Morgan
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Schaeffer and Ann Barrows
Not only is this a book with a weird name, but it’s about travel and History. Perfect for me! This story is written in a series of letters between different people about something that happened in the not too distant past from when the novel is set: the Nazi invasion of the Channel Islands. The story so far covers an author, who during the war was writing humorous columns from London to keep up morale. She, post war, and single, embarks on a double journey, one to Guernsey to find out what exactly happened on the island in the war, and what the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was about. The other journey is a personal one of love and happiness. It’s since been made into a feature film with an exceptional cast, but the book is great. I feel a trip to Jersey and Guernsey coming on.
What are we reading now?
Tim: Existentialism: a graphic guide by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate
Jess: The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry
What are you reading? Is there anything you’ve read that you think we should read next? What’s on your bookshelf waiting to be picked up? Let us know in the comments below!