Standalone Sunday || 2.5.17

Happy, happy Sunday, blogging peeps! Another week of 2017 gone! Can you believe how fast this year is already going by? I mean… it’s already February. WTH? Craziness. Anywho… Sunday! Meaning time for another Standalone Sunday post. Let’s check out the recommendations for this week!


Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s tons of focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!

21853621The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Despite their differences, sisters Vianne and Isabelle have always been close. Younger, bolder Isabelle lives in Paris while Vianne is content with life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter. But when the Second World War strikes, Antoine is sent off to fight and Vianne finds herself isolated so Isabelle is sent by their father to help her.

As the war progresses, the sisters’ relationship and strength are tested. With life changing in unbelievably horrific ways, Vianne and Isabelle will find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.

If you’ve hung around my blog for a while, you probably already know that I highly recommend this book. When I picked up The Nightingale for a group read on Goodreads, I was not a huge fan of Historical Fiction. Actually, I wasn’t really a fan of it at all. So I was definitely hesitant about it. But I am so grateful that I went ahead and read this book because it forever changed my outlook on the genre.

This novel is absolutely beautiful. The writing is gorgeous, the characters are flawless, and the story is overall romantic. I enjoyed every page of this novel and I just know you will too! A full five star read for me! I don’t have a review of this book on my blog (I read it before I started blogging) but if you’d like to check out my Goodreads review for this one, you can find it HERE.


Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Ali @ Devouring Books & Lattes | Beth @ Reading Every Night | Krysti @ YA and Wine | Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm | Chantal @ Disappear Into Books | Susan @ Susan Loves Books | Nicki @ The Secret Library | Diana @ Diana Prince Reviews | Didi @ Didi Oviatt

Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!


About Megan @ bookslayerReads

A 25 year old mom and avid reader from Louisville, Kentucky. Loves reading just about anything, but her favorites are Historical Fiction, Fantasy, YA, and Mystery. She enjoys relaxing with good books and vanilla lattes.
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55 Responses to Standalone Sunday || 2.5.17

  1. Great post! The Nightingale sounds like an awesome read and I would definitely love to get my hands on a copy. I love historical fiction, so it sounds perfect for me 😍😍

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  2. Renee says:

    I bought this for my kindle right after Christmas and I must get to it!! It sounds memorable

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  3. Lizzy says:

    This has been on my TBR for ages, and I’m pretty sure I snagged a copy on sale for my Nook awhile back, too. I should really bump it closer to the top! I want to read more historical fiction this year. It was my top read a few years back, but more recently I’ve been mostly reading fantasy.

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  4. Krysta says:

    I remember when The Nightingale came out there was a huge wait list at the library and people were desperate to get it. And yet I never was interested enough to ask anyone what it was even about. 😉

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  5. The Nightingale has bee on my TBR list for WAY too long!!

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  6. ezinwanyi13 says:

    Nightingale is coming out as a film.

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  7. erucchii says:

    Oooh this book looks interesting. It’s been awhile since I read a historical fiction book, and i’ve always loved books with sibling relationships.
    I should put this on my TBR 😃

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  8. Yes! This is still on my TBR and may need to be bumped up 💖

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  9. Great pick for this week Megan, this sounds like an incredible book as well. I haven’t read much historical fiction but it’s a genre I really enjoy, and the books I read from it before are all five star favourite reads of mine. The Nightingale is definitely a book I am going to be adding to my TBR list. I hope I enjoy it as much as you did! 😀

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  10. I have this one but haven’t read it yet. I’ve read another book though that was amazing too so I have no problem believing this is a must read too. I hope to read it this year. I’m happy you are highlighting this book because everyone should know about this author and her books!

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  11. nickimags says:

    Great post for a book I thought I had on my tbr so thanks for the reminder 🙂

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  12. This is so funny because a friend gave me The Nightingale over the holidays and recommended it, but my TBR list is so long I haven’t gotten to it yet! It sounds amazing and I think I will bump it up on my list 🙂

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  13. rashthedoctor says:

    I remember seeing another fantastic review of this book on someone’s blog and ever since then this book is on my amazon wish list , might buy this soon

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  14. I can’t wait to read this book (I still haven’t). Kristin Hannah is very popular in my country, one of few authors that everyone rave about, and I still haven’t read anything by her…

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  15. LairOfBooks says:

    Yes Megan! I am so looking forward to getting to this book (Finally) this year! I hope to love it as much as some of my closest book blogging buddies have 🙂

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  16. This actually sounds like a really nice book! I love family relationships being explored, especially when it comes to sisterly bonds. There’s just something so sweet and nice about it.
    Thank you for the rec! I might give it a try when I get the time 😊

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  17. ashley says:

    I love historical fiction! And the library that I volunteer at has this book!

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  18. Donna says:

    I prefer to stay away from war stories because real tales from family members resonate so much in me but this one sounds really good, and that cover!!

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  19. I remember seeing this book around a lot at one point. Or at least the cover pre-blogging days. I haven’t read much historical fiction but it’s definitely a genre I hope to get more into. I’ll have to add this to my TBR because it sounds like a great read. Great pick for this week, Megan!! 😁

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  20. Jasmine says:

    I’m not a huge fan of historical fiction too but if you say this book is good.. I will have to give it a try one day 🙂

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  21. Oooo I was the 100th like on this post! It’s the small things in life 🙂

    I read this book in 2016 and absolutely loved it! It swept me off my feet.

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