Friday, March 17, 2023

WWII Books on my Personal TBR shelf

I have found a lot of enjoyment in exploring all kinds of history through fiction but WWII stories are still my favorite. 

New ones sneak in all the time between review books and audio books but here's a list of WWII fiction currently on my TBR shelves. I'll list out WWII Books I've already read and loved at the end. 

The Auschwitz Escape (Christian, historical fiction)... I first heard about this in a What Should I Read Next episode where a Christian Grandma loved this book that appeals to men. I later passed it on to my grandpa and he plowed through it in under 48 hours. I'm hopeful that it'll be a yes for my son's high school shelves!

Bonhoeffer (Christian, nonfiction)... I have always found Dietrich Bonhoeffer's story to be powerful and inspiring so high hopes for this one!

The Boy Who Dared (secular, middle grade, TGTB book)... Based on a true story, about the youngest person Nazis sentenced to death.

Catching the Wind (Christian, time slip)... An old man searching for the sister he lost during the Holocaust. Probably heart-wrenching? I love Melanie Dobson books.

Children of the Stars (Christian, historical fiction)... I tried another Mario Escobar book (Remember Me) which was dark, depressing, and full of horrible things involving children. I was super excited for Children of the Stars before that but I've been nervous about it ever since.

Emancipated Heart (Christian, historical fiction)... I met Jan Cline when I attended the Spokane Christian Writers Conference and I have been meaning to read her Japanese internment camp novel ever since!

Everyone Brave is Forgiven (secular, historical fiction)... I have a feeling this award-winning secular novel will be too gritty for me but I so hope not!

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (secular, historical fiction, epistolary)... I love epistolary novels but have given up on this one twice now. It's loved and recommended by so many people so maybe third time's the charm?

Henry's Red Sea (secular, middle grade, TGTB book)... A boy and his family running away from the Russians at the end of WWII.

Jane and Henry: A World War II Adventure (middle grade, TGTB book)... Children evacuated from London and sent to the countryside.

On the Edge of the Fjord (middle grade, TGTB book)... Set in Norway and I love a good Norway book!

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky (secular, middle grade, TGTB book)...  Japanese Internment camp story

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor (Christian, time slip)... A contemporary young woman returns to her family's English cottage and stumbles upon a 60 year old murder! Time slip.

Snow Falling on Cedars (secular, historical fiction)... This Japanese internment camp story has been on my shelf since my junior year of high school!! My English teacher planned to go through it with us but then she got super sick and we had a substitute for like two months so never read it. I have heard great things!

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (secular, nonfiction)... The true story behind The Sound of Music (we like the Carrie Underwood version best). Yes, please! 

Things We Didn't Say (Christian, historical fiction, epistolary)... I love a good epistolary novel and I've been looking forward to this one since it first came out! 

Vienna Prelude (Christian, historical fiction)... A friend told me this is one of her favorite authors and there so many books in this series!

Within These Lines (secular, YA)... This Japanese internment story is by blink so should be a clean YA novel. But it's also a love story so we'll see! 

Already read + loved (not exhaustive... Will readdress when I've unpacked the rest of my books!): 

Picture Books (post-WWII): Boxes for Katje // Christmas Tapestry // Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot // A New Coat for Anna 

Chapter books: The Little Riders 

Middle Grade: Bicycle Spy // The Boy on the Wooden Box // Brian's Victory // Candy Bomber // Echo // An Elephant in the Garden // Faithful Spy // The Greatest Treasure Hunt in History // Hunger Winter // The Plot to Kill Hitler // Snow Treasure // Shadow of His Hand // Twenty and Ten // When the Soldiers Were Gone 

Adults: Hidden Among the Stars // The Hiding Place // The Italian Ballerina // The Lines Between Us // Until Leaves Fall in Paris // What I Would Tell You // When Twilight Breaks // Whose Waves These Are // The Winter Rose 

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