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The Nightingale
The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
In love we find out who we want to be.In war we find out who we are.FRANCE, 1939In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn't believe that the Nazis will invade France...but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne's home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.Vianne's sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Getan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can...completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France--a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.
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erickahhh
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This was my first Kristin Hannah book and I LOVED it! I loved the character development and how she created such a beautiful description of the challenges they faced. I typically don't cry when I read a book (contrary to recent posts), but I sobbed through this one.

This historical fiction was so moving. I will be picking up some of Kristin Hannah's other books. She may be one of my new favorite authors!

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momx3nak
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Takes a few chapters to get the story rolling. Great book!

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Laughterhp
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Here are my #Roll100 books for May.

Did I read any of the books in April, no I did not. Hopefully May is better for me!

PuddleJumper I've got some from March and April I didn't read but any progress is good! 3w
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“Oh, for heaven‘s sake, Isabelle. Paris is overrun. The Nazis control the city. What is an eighteen-year-old girl to do about all of that?” Oh what, indeed.. Yet another fantastic historical fiction from K.H. this time set in 1940‘s France during WWII. Men always assume war is about them.. this is about the women, the home front. Heartbreaking, inspiring, and wholesome! Isabelle will stay with me for a long time..

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kbranscum
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Hands down one of the best books I've ever read!! I love stories that are set in the WWII Era. Kristin Hannah does a great job of building her characters around the story. 💜

#kristinhannah #thenightingale

CherMoreBooks I really enjoyed this one! 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) Historical fiction
2) tagged!
3) Kristen Hannah, Beatriz Williams, Fiona Davis, and Kate Quinn 📚

#SundayFunday

ozma.of.oz I remember The Nightingale being an intense read! Thank you for posting! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ozma.of.oz very! Your welcome 💙 2mo
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GondorGirl
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In an amusing coincidence the novel I'm reading just referenced my current poetry collection! 🙃

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MicrobeMom
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I have prolonged finishing this amazing book. But tonight is the night. I know I am late to the party.

GondorGirl I'm reading this one right now, too! 3mo
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thecaffinatedreader
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This book was incredibly moving, I literally sobbed through the last two chapters. There isn‘t anything I didn‘t like about it. Never, at any point did I feel bored, or like the story was lagging. This book is beyond beautiful and brilliantly written. If you‘re a lover of historical fiction novels, this is YOUR book! The story is heartbreakingly heavy, but worth it! It‘s definitely one that will stay with you forever. #thenightingale

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thecaffinatedreader
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This book. This book has pulled at every heart string I have. This book has caused the flood gates to open. This book has given me a deeper understanding of what sacrifice looked like 80 years ago. This book I‘ve had to stop reading three different times because I was so overcome with emotions. This book is one that I feel is going to stay with me forever.

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Bibliophile_22
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“Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.” A compelling story about love, loss, and survival during the inhumanity of WWII.

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thecaffinatedreader
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I‘m so excited to start this one!

BookDadGirlDad It is superbly delicious!!! 3mo
BooksNBowls This is my next read!! 3mo
thecaffinatedreader @BooksNBowls I cried like a baby. Especially those last two chapters 2mo
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Maallen
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Loved it. Incredibly sad but amazing the way she wrote about women and the relationship between sisters. Of course a novel set during WW2 is hard to read sometimes but very beautiful.

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megnews
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Hazel2019 That‘s a great quote 4mo
Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤ 4mo
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megnews
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Impossible to read that without elongating those vowels and hearing it in your head.

slategreyskies Agreed! 🤣 4mo
aa_guer2021 Impossible, indeed! Moments like that are a favorite for me! 🥰📚 4mo
megnews @aa_guer2021 me too! 4mo
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S_Lynn_Smith
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Although this was WWII fiction, I enjoyed reading what could have been the perspective, struggle, joys, losses, and everything in between, of those that lived through the war. Through the characters and their virtues or weaknesses it allows you to self reflect on what you would do or whose character resonates with you most. Through the difficulties of war these characters found what they were looking for within themselves and between themselves.

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Johanna414
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I struggle a bit with WWII fiction... every once in awhile you come across a beautiful story, but much of it feels almost exploitative to me. Like if you want to write a historical best seller, write about WWII.
That being said, I loved this book. I only read it because it was a gift so I was very surprised to find myself unable to put it down. It was the story of two very different sisters and their experiences in France during the war.

Johanna414 I was kind of cool because I could see much of myself in Vienne (a mother, whose first priority is always going to be her children) and I think I would have behaved in much the same way in similar circumstances. My sister would 100% be Isabelle, idealistic, optimistic and outspoken. They were both such well written, relatable characters. 4mo
Jensol77 This is a beautiful book. 4mo
StaceGhost What you‘re making looks beautiful! 4mo
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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I LOVED this book with my entire heart and soul. One of my top three books of all time. ❤️

Kshakal I love everything by her!! 4mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @Kshakal I loved this so much. Can‘t wait to read another book by her. ☺️❤️ 4mo
Suet624 Yes, this was a good one. I enjoyed it a lot. 4mo
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Jensol77 I cried like a baby when Ari was taken to live with Jewish relatives. 4mo
Kshakal @BooksCoffeeNurse I just finished the four winds by her and couldn‘t put it down… so good!! 4mo
Kammbia1 I read this book a few years and really liked it. I have never read anything by Hannah before and was surprised at how I got caught up into the story. I have the Hardcover on my main bookshelf. Good book! 4mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @Suet624 Me too! @Jensol77 That was so sad. But nice she got to see him in the end. @Kshakal I‘m thinking of reading that one very soon. @Kammbia1 I agree. This is not my typical genre. But this book was excellent. 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl I‘m with you! It‘s in my top five of all time. I recommend it to EVERYONE. I pick up used copies just to give them away. 😊 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) the tagged of course 💙
2) most all of Jodi Picoult‘s books
3) I‘m going to say domestic fiction. It‘s listed as thriller and suspense, but I disagree. (The Push)

#WondrousWednesday

Jensol77 I‘d say historical fiction 4mo
Eggs Sounds dramatic ❣️ 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jensol77 yeah, could be… I‘m at the part right now where she‘s been fooling Gemma and “meets” Fox. I really feel terrible for her, but that is a little much!! 4mo
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Johanna414
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I finished up this quick knit while listening to the tagged audio during my lunch break today. (Pardon the awkward face... I was sending a selfie to my sister 🤣)
I'm trying to learn more than just the basics of knitting, so this is brioche stitch and I just cast on a hat that's done in 2-color brioche. Also, very much enjoying the audiobook so far! #audioknitting #knitting #litsycrafters

Blueberry Nice job knitting. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly What a fun hat! Brioche is on my list to learn. 4mo
marleed I love it! 4mo
Johanna414 @Clare-Dragonfly it was actually surprisingly easy! 4mo
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DimeryRene
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Buddy reading this with a friend. Read it about five years ago, but don‘t remember anything. Really liking it so far. I really love anything with sisters.

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Currently reading… What are your thoughts about this book? This is not my preferred genre, but I wanted to give it a try. 📚❤️

CoverToCoverGirl One of my fav books of all time! I recommend it to EVERYONE. 🙂 (edited) 4mo
451Degrees Literally one of my top five favorites ❤️ 4mo
mdm139 One of my all time favorite books from an amazing author. 4mo
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swishandflick You're in for a treat! 4mo
Jensol77 It is one of my all time faves. Be sure to have Kleenex on hand 🤧 4mo
kplovesbooks This is the book that got me into this genre! 😂 So good! 4mo
Lucy_Anywhere It‘s not my usual genre either, but I loved it 4mo
thewallflower0707 It‘s amazing. I really recommend her other historical novels, The Great Alone and especially The Four Winds, too! 4mo
Koffeejazzandbooks Not my usual genre but I thought this was a really good one 4mo
bnp I thought the characterization was good. This is the only book I've read by Hannah. 4mo
IndoorDame One of my favorites!!! 4mo
BooksCoffeeNurse Thank you everyone! I‘m loving it so far!! ❤️ 4mo
Juliev One of my favorite books 4mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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I admit that the prompt #ByKristinHannah for #52books was one I anticipated the least. Perhaps even dreaded it. I never really had interest in her books and maybe even read one bad review that subconsciously stuck with me. BUT after seeing numerous people rave that this was a favorite (especially you @aperfectmjk ) I decided to put a hold on The Nightingale and it was one of the better books I read this year. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick We follow two sisters whose lives diverge during the German occupation of France in WWII. Both women experience love & loss and fight the Nazis in their own way. I was intrigued with the audiobook the entire way through.

December #bookspinbingo but I just realized I didn't even make a board OOPS! It's off the list @TheAromaOfBooks

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Nikki_E I‘m not a huge fan of her contemporary fiction but her historical fiction is a treat. The Four Winds destroyed me. 5mo
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lanecannon
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This was such a great book! It was fast paced and kept my attention the entire time. Such an amazing story of the heroism of women in WW2!

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1. Historical Fiction - Kristin Hannah

2. Yes; one was because it was poorly written and I had read a similar book called Obasan and it was fantastic; this one that I read at the start of the year was a disappointment. Another was the newest Mary Trump book and it just read like a college term paper without her citing her sources.

3. I‘m grateful for my parents who I‘m staying with during my chemo treatments

#wonderouswednesday

kamoorephoto 💓💓💓💓💓 5mo
ShelleyBooksie Sending you strength and healing vibes for your chemo journey ♡♡♡ 5mo
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dainarmb
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I LOVE ME SOME WORD GAMES. I most likely could have kept going for our week two game #teamgamesleighers but the truth is I start a new job on monday and am traveling home sunday evening and am just trying to get my contributions in on time 😅🙈

4040 points for my team in the #WinterGames2021. @StayCurious

StayCurious Wow I'm so impressed! 5mo
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My Day 9 #FestivePhotoChallenge includes these glasses I spotted in a small business in Sacramento earlier this afternoon! One day, I will have the sassiest kitchen of all. 😂 p.s. does the top left one count as being bookish? after all, that's what I'd say after returning from the bookstore 😅💸 #TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021 @StayCurious

marleed Yes it does! 5mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I just finished my virtual company holiday party where they sent us bottles of wine...I relate to the bottom 2 cups right now 😂 5mo
dainarmb @ChaoticMissAdventures 😂 sounds like a fun holiday party! 5mo
StayCurious I love these! 5mo
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dainarmb
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Dec. 8 #FestivePhotoChallenge entry for #TeamGameSleighers #WinterGames2021 featuring my #BookSpin read. Feeling inspired on this cold night in. @StayCurious

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Tove_Reads
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Went to the library. Plan to read these, 6 galleys, 8 ebooks this month 😳😃

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This was an extraordinary read and I am so excited for the movie! Another historical fiction novel set in WWII France; Two sisters go down differing paths in response to the crisis of war. True to Hannah's style, the reader is pulled into the depths of a terrifying environment and witnesses the empowerment and strength of her female characters. I was in tears!

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GoddessEirea
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Best book which sent me into a whirl wind of emotions

BookDadGirlDad Fantastic book!!! 8mo
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cinda.marie
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#bookspin for September 😊📚 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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Dalaine
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I really loved the characters and the story. I like how women are centered and their struggles are explored. While I don't love waiting until the end of the book to find out whose story I'm reading, it does work as a writing tool. I couldn't put this book down.

It reminded me of "Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan. It's the kind of story that exposes the best and worst parts of humanity.

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Azy.K
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Holy shit…this book. It‘s amazing! I could not put it down.

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WellReadCatLady
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The pacing of the book bothered me at first but it got better as the book went along. I finally read it! After 5+ years in my tbr!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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My all time favorite ❤️

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are”

#War #ConflictedWorlds

Cathythoughts Lovely picture 💫 9mo
Jennifer3 It was such a good one! 9mo
Tera66 I almost picked this one too, awesome book! 9mo
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Eggs 💙🧡💙 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tera66 yes, I love it!! 9mo
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Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.

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apoisedquill
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This gripped me profoundly in a way I cannot explain. It broke me in ways no other WWII book did. The teeth-baring cruelty of the Nazis, in all its raw ugliness and inhumanity ignited that slow-burning realization that no matter how many books I read about the war, it will always be beyond my understanding. The ugliness and cruelty will always be something I cannot fully fathom unless I've lived through it. But this book came so close.

BookDadGirlDad Loved this one!!! I may have gotten watery eyes at the end....😁😁 10mo
apoisedquill @BookDadGirlDad Same! This book broke and healed me at the same time. 💙 10mo
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 10mo
apoisedquill @CoffeeNBooks Me too! 💙 One of the saddest books I've read ever! 💔 9mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) The explosion of the Challenger in 1986. 😢💔
2) bookstore
3) The Nightingale

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing Misty 🤗📚💕 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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Not my thing, at all. A WWII historical fiction/romance set in Nazi-occupied France...I wish I tallied up how many times I've read the passage “he grabbed her by the arm and slammed her against the wall.“ Why are the book's heroines treated like this, by the male side-characters, Allied or German? Why does every page laud the French heroine's Aryan “beauty“ to a nauseating degree while her Jewish neighbors get herded into cattle cars?

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Eggs
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🇫🇷 Vianne from the tagged book

🧠 tenacity and unconditional love

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 10mo
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I have SO much I could say so I‘ve opted for ✨simple✨ Isabelle was a fighter and had the most beautiful personality that helped her survive such cruel circumstances. Vianne was a women pinned in a corner and still defied orders and still saved those babies. And Julian? Simply a father who realized his responsibilities too late. Yet they remained and were stronger because of it. What an absolutely devastating and beautiful book all at once.

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Lindsay.Butier
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the girls father just BLEW me away!! I had no suspicion just that he‘s this sad widow that drinks away his pain!!!

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This was a heart wrenching, at times soul crushing historical fiction set in WWII in France. The story whilst fiction has been derived from historical figures and tells the story of the sacrifices and amazing heroics of women during this period that often went untold.

LazyOwl This took me on a roller coaster of emotions. I railed at the unfair & horrible acts against the innocent to the truly evil actions of humans against each other. I cried at how much these women endured all whilst trying to protect their families. I felt hope for the women who took risks to selflessly help the vulnerable

A highly recommended & important read. My words do not do this justice, just go read this book

@TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo
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TheAromaofBooks I've heard wonderful things about this one. Great review!! 11mo
LazyOwl Thanks @TheAromaofBooks 💕 11mo
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#BookReport

Favourite of the past week was a tough pick, but I'd have to say Nevermoor, because it was just what I needed, something simple and fun that didn't require too much head space for.

The Nightingale is for an IRL bookclub.

Mythos I started on my recent road trip, but need to get back to at some stage.

Most excited for Piranesi, which is for Sword & Laser Podcast.

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ewaselbecker
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Yikes. Wonderful characters and incredible story but holy shit it is GRIM. Hits different after having a baby reading about the extreme atrocities WWII and how it ripped families apart. Took me a while to get through because of that.

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Oh how I love me some Kristin Hannah 💕

I did receive some news the other day. My work is going to be taken over by new owners. They officially take over on the 18th. I hope that they run the place better than the current owner did. He‘s a 76 year old man who is definitely stuck in his old perverted ways 🤢 here‘s to a new start!

#reading #readingatwork #newowners #yay

marleed Oh good luck in your role with new owners! 12mo
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A French story about two sisters on different paths... they struggle like any other dysfunctional family but remain faithful to each other in their way. This novel is two adventures, both treacherous and painful, as each sister live through the second great war in their unique situation. Hanna has breathed life into the story, they came alive, with details that make the reader or listener feel present in the horror of war. Excellent novel.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 12mo
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Maybe it‘s because I saw such rave reviews for this book I had higher expectations that it then proceeded to fail to meet? Maybe I‘ve just read better written books set during the war? I don‘t know but I do know I really didn‘t care about the characters at all during the book and I found myself annoyed a lot with the sisters, especially the younger one.
Also there were weird inconsistencies on the writers side that kept throwing me off. 🤷‍♀️