I thought the The Paris Seamstress was a well written, easy to read book. It takes place at the beginning of France's invasion during WWII and follows a protagonist as she flees to New York and starts her own fashion label.
I literally cried every time I opened this book to read. Not sure if it's my pregnancy hormones or the deep love Elsa has for her children that is palpable through Hannah's writing but my goodness, this story was heartbreakingly beautiful. Click here to continue reading my review of The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.
I loved the Vanishing Half - it's beautiful and heartbreaking all at once. It is a beautiful portrayal of how inequality and privilege can shape our lives. It offers insightful perspectives and highlights our internal struggle with self identity illustrating just how different humans can be from one another. Continue reading to see how many stars this book received!
I'm pretty torn on my opinion about Daisy Jones & The Six. On the one hand, I thought the interview style writing by Jenkins Reid is original and refreshing. I think she did a brilliant job telling a compelling story from multiple perspectives in a way that really brings the narrative to life. Click in to see how many stars I gave this book!
Overall, I most enjoyed hearing the perspective from French wine country during WWII. Even though this book is fiction and the characters are made up, there was still quite a few real facts and events depicted throughout. As someone who loves historical fiction, specifically the WWII era, I sometimes forget the part France played in the war so this was a nice change. Click in to continue reading my review!
I thought it would be fun to do a roundup of all the books I posted in 2020 and list them in order by my ranking. If there was a tie, I ordered them how I would recommend them. Hopefully this helps narrow things down if you're looking for a good read in 2021. Continue reading to find out what my favorite book of 2020 was!
I really enjoyed reading about Kya's journey from orphan child to accomplished woman in Where the Crawdads Sing. The beginning of the book brought out all my protective mama instincts and actually had me quite angry but I was proud to watch the protagonist overcome her challenges and learn how to fend for herself.