Standalone Sunday is a feature created by the wonderful Megan @ bookslayerReads where on Sundays you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend!
This week it’s an easy pick for me as I have just finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and it is now one of my favourite books, I can’t wait to re-read it! You can read my review of the book here!
My rating: 5/5
Goodreads Synopsis : It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
I have chose The Book Thief as my Standalone Sunday as I was drawn in by the first few sentences, I love the perspective of Death’s point of view and it is the first book I’ve read in a long long time that made me not want to finish it, I loved it that much I never wanted it to end. I recommend this book to every one!
Have you read The Book Thief?