Can anybody recommend some WW2 books?
Anne’s Frank Diary and The book thief.
1.The Bronze Horseman 2.The Nightingale 3. The Book Thief
The Bronze Horsemen Trilogy was excellent!?
Anne frank diary, in my hands: a memoir of a holocast rescuer. Also the books in the photo may be of interest – even though I know 2 of them are from ww1
The book thief, Sarah’s key
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
A Time To Love And A Time To Die.By Erich Remarque
The Book Thief The Nightingale A Woman in Berlin Auschwitz: A Doctor’s Eyewitness Account Fatelessness The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45
The tattooist of Austwhich
Between Shades of Grey – Ruta Sepetys Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys
Man’s search for meaning. The boy in Striped Pyjamas, The book thief and Sarah’s Key. In my TBR.
The Dollmaker of Krakow
Diary of Ann Frank and the book thief
I’d recommend some of these too, especially The Book Thief and The Boy in the striped pyjamas. Storm Island by Ken Follett and HMS Ulysses by Alastair McLean, and come to think of it The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare. Might take this opportunity to promote one of my own. A mix of stories, some with WW2 as the backdrop. In a time of War, nobody’s innocent. https://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Liam-Robert-Mullen-ebook/dp/B01MYZO21I/
With the Old Breed Helmet for my Pillow
The nightingale The guernsey and potato peel society The narrow road to Deep South The book thief All the light we cannot see The bronze horseman series
‘When Paris Went Dark’, ‘Death in the City of Light’, ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ (pre-WWII but leading up to it), A Train in Winter. Just a few that come to mind
The Lilac Girls. A Fantastic read.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer, The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire by John Toland, The Joseph Goebbels Diaries
There’s an interesting WW2 prequel called Mein Kampf.
All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945
Code Name Verity The Fire By Night Front Lines (alternate history if women were drafted) Wait for Me Unbroken Letters from Home
Just finished All the light we cannot see , it’s historical fictiona and i looved it ! it’s so good !
Sarah’s Key, Night, between shades of gray, Salt to the Sea, boy in striped pajamas
Once We Were Brothers
The book thief
Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. The seamstress by Sara tuvel Bernstein. Maus graphic novel. Irenas children. Lilac girls. Girl in the blue coat. Salvaged pages. The world must know. I have so many other holocaust memoirs also but I can’t remember them all—my TBR pile is huge.
History or fiction?
Lilac Girls was great.
The second world war.
I forgot the name of the author.
Between Shades of Grey, The Girl in the Blue Coat, The Lilac Girls, The Book Thief, Echo (partially),
The dark room by Rachel Seiffert
Band of brothers. TV show is pretty good too
Decision in Normandy, any of Rick Atkinson’s trilogy, any Stephen Ambrose books on WW II. Master’s And Commanders, any Nigel Hamilton or Carlos D’este’s books.
A helmet for my pillow by Robert leckie. And I know others have mentioned them but band of brothers, book thief and unbroken are all great.
Rebecca Cantrell has a series of 4 books. Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope series, Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson.
The book thief, city of thieves, Night, and Resistance are a few I have read recently and really enjoyed. Night is a memoir—the other three are historical fiction.
Under the Scarlet Sky The Nightingale The Lilac Girls Unbroken The Miracle of Dunkirk
I loved all of those except I haven’t read The Miracle of Dunkirk. I also loved All the Light We Cannot See
@Cathy Have All the Light on order?
@Lesley It’s my favorite!
Between Shades of Grey
The night divided (Berlin wall) its a bit after but I couldn’t put it down
Night trilogy by Eli Weisel The Book Theif by Markus Zusak Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose
Bookbub I have noticed has been having quite a few deals on ww2 books.
The Hiding Place.
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Unbroken, Boys in the Boat
The Nazi Officer’s Wife
Schnachnovelle and Jugend ohne Gott
A Woman’s Place
LILAC GIRLS — Martha Hall Kelly
Those who save us by jenna blum or the German war.
The Nightingale, by Kristen Hannah
Goodnight from London. It focused more on the Blitz and what it was like. Follows a young woman reporter all the way through the war that came over from the states. A bit of a romance but I liked seeing inside the head of a reporter of the time. Was one of my favourite WW 2 era reads.
Night, lilac girls, the book thief
All the light we cannot see
Love this one too!
The nightingale by Kristin Hannah or The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult.
I’m currently reading Maggie’s Kitchen set in WW2 and is rather interesting
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris is set in German-occupied France.
Sixteen Tons by Kevin Corley
The Librarian of Auschwitz
Winter of the world, code named verity, number the stars, salt tal the sea
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