first week of December; I think I already know my favorite book of the year

Thursday, December 3, 2015


I may sound like a broken record for talking about this book one more time, but I can't help myself. I loved this book so much that even though there's still a few weeks until the end of the year, I have already made up my mind that this book is definitely my favorite from this year. 

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah is a historical fiction novel set in France during WWII and tells the story of two women during this time period. I already wrote a full review on this, so if you would like to read that, click here, but basically, I can not rave about this book enough. I have to recommend it to you if you haven't picked it up yet, because it is completely worth your time! 

It is just such a perfect and beautiful story; it is eloquently told and is such a page-turner that you may find it difficult to put down. At the same time, you would probably want to force yourself to put it down, for fear of the story ending. While I can go on and on about it, I still would not be able to give justice to the purity and very essence of the story. There simply aren't enough words to say about it without sounding repetitive and cliche. What I will focus on is how much it moved me. It moved me to tears as I was reading it, and it broke my heart so many times that I've lost count. And when I was done with it, all I wanted to do was talk to the characters, hug them, as I felt that they become my friends; they have become my sisters. 

On that note, I would like your top favorite reads this year so far. I am just starting to get back into reading after a bit of a break so I'm excited to pick one and read it before the year ends. Maybe it will become my favorite too. 




13 comments:

  1. This book made my top 5 list. It is such a beautiful read!

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  2. I haven't read The Nightingale yet, but I want to! I am glad to hear it is your favorite. I need to look over the books I read this year and figure out which my favorite was. It seems too early for that! Ack!

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    1. I know. Can't believe it's the end of the year already!

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  3. It's so nice to read a book that knocks it out of the park. I haven't picked my top books of the year yet, but I'm excited to do that soon.

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  4. Haha, I think I picked MY favourite book of the year way back in January. I remember I read it and was annoyed I hadn't read it in December so it could IMMEDIATELY go on a Top Ten list! It was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and I already want to reread it :P

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  5. I think I will get to that one before the end of year, looking forward to it. Glad to see it as your #1. Blogging has been hard this year but I want to say Dancing on Broken Glass by Ka Hancock may be mine.

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  6. The book I'd recommend to you is Everything Everything. Have you read it? It's a powerhouse.

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  7. Thanks for posting on this book. I highly recommend the novels of Irene Nemirovsky dealing with the German occupation of Paris, especially Suite Francaise

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  8. Enjoyed this historical novel too, as did my nieces who also read it.

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  9. You've sold me. Also, I came over here solely because my name is also Jillian. :)

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