Hello! I'm linking up again with Andrea and Mia this month for the ABC Reads challenge.
I have much less time for reading than when I was unemployed, but I see that as a good problem to have. So this month I was only able to read two books for this challenge, knocking out letters B and N.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
I found this book to be really interesting, although perhaps a little dark. It is a fictional book about the actual last woman to be executed in Iceland for murder. Agnes Magnusdottir is tried and convicted for the brutal murder of her former master and lover. She is held on a local farm to await her execution, where her presence is not exactly welcomed or wanted. In the story, the reader learns a lot about the Icelandic people and lifestyle in the early 1800's, which I thought was incredibly interesting.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale is yet another book about WWII, but from the view point of two women who conspire against the Nazis in their own unique ways. The chapters alternate between the voice of Vianne and her younger sister Isabelle, which could be confusing at certain points. But Hannah does a good job at giving a very vivid, real telling of their stories and life in occupied France during the war.
So what did you read this month? Link up and tell us!