Book Thirty-Four

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

https://www.goodreads.com/littlelionbeth

I added this to my “to read” shelf on Goodreads in 2015. I’ve read so many different novels set during the World Wars, but never one from a perspective like this. If you have read The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, you will LOVE this one. Kristin Hannah drops readers in the midst of France on the cusp of Nazi invasion into the lives of two drastically different sisters who take divergent paths through their war-torn country. Neither sister is less courageous. This novel is heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once. You will feel the depth of every emotion written here.

I tend to shy away from novels so full of hype (you know, the ones with the longest wait list at the library that everyone’s talking about) because I often find them to be a let down, but … this one is all its hype and then some.

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Goodreads rating: 4.56/5
My rating: 5/5 stars
Days read: August 19 – 22
Recommend: 100% Must read.

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