I feel like it’s been too long since I’ve read fiction that I absolutely loved and could not put down. That was me with The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. No matter how short the free time I had was, I had to keep reading.

The book follows two sisters during World War II in France. The sisters lead different lives, one with a family and the other much younger, determined to make a difference in the war.  I love books that are told from different points of view, this book starts with an elderly lady (one of the sisters) thinking back to her life in France and gives the story from the point of view of both of the sisters during the wars.

This incredibly well written book is definitely worth reading, particularly if you love historical fiction. It is an interesting perspective as not many books about the war are told from the point of view of women.

What’s the best book you’ve read recently? What should I put on my list?

6 Comments on read this: the nightingale

  1. I also love WWII fictions – this is going on my to-read list!
    I second Casey’s suggestion of All The Light.
    And I LOVED City of Thieves. Best book I have read in a long, long time. The Girl With All The Gifts was really good too.

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