#8 — The Nightingale

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Rating: 4/5
  • Two French sisters during the WWII become participants in the resistance against the German occupation lead by Hitler
  • Predictably the sisters are opposites in temperament—one is an impulsive risk-taker that craves adventure and strives to make a tangible and immediate impact; the other is a conservative risk-adverse worrywart who wants to ride out the war and not make waves. The latter is reluctantly pushed into action and ends up contributing to the resistance in their own way
  • The book starts off in the present day where it’s unclear which sister it is; the end of the book reveals what happened in the aftermath, effectively wrapping everything into a nice big bow with no loose ends