The Five-Eyed Bookworm

Eclectic Reader. Lover of beautiful book covers.

Reading Quote Sundays #13


The first book that I read this month was The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I haven’t written my review yet but I have to tell you that it has made its way to my favorite books of all time. It’s a wonderful, uplifting story about friendship across the miles and the love of books and reading.

For today’s Reading Quote Sundays, I’ve picked up one of the many quotes I liked from the book. I think it’s wonderful when books ‘find’ you instead of you discovering them. It’s equally wonderful when books find you at the right time too. In my review of ‘What I Talk About When I Talk About Running‘ by Haruki Murakami, I mentioned how this book popped up from nowhere when I was looking for running books. It’s a ‘running’ book, of course, but it was more than that. It was a memoir of an author I haven’t heard about until then. It was an unexpected discovery or book-finding-a-reader scenario that I will always treasure. Because of that book I discovered other books by the author. To date, I’ve read five books from him and although I didn’t love all of them, I enjoyed reading them a lot. What I always appreciate in his books are the nuggets of wisdom that make their way into my thoughts. Sometimes they’re revelations, some are thoughts mirroring my own views about life, love and living.

Have you read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or any book by Haruki Murakami?

Did you ever feel that a book you read ‘found’ you instead of you having to look for it? What book was it?


Author: 5eyedbookworm

Eclectic reader. Lover of beautiful book covers and stories of lasting interest.

7 thoughts on “Reading Quote Sundays #13

  1. I loved “Guernsey”! I was also very fond of Jessica Brockmole’s “Letters from Skye” — another epistolary novel set on a British island.


  2. I have this book on my bookshelf – was a Christmas blog giveaway gift. I really must read it. That’s such a lovely quote.


  3. A brilliant quote and a good example to go with it! I love it when I come across a book that is so much more than I expected. I have been meaning to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society for ages. Coming from Jersey I really should put this on the TBR and I’ve only heard good things about it!


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