Monday, January 10, 2011

List: Novels with a WWII Setting

I LOVE historical fiction. When I read historical fiction I typically read books from a paticular category all at one time. Thus, I don't usually mix time periods. When I read English Lit. I read a bunch at one time. When I read WWII novels, I read a bunch. I've found that it can be difficult to find books this way. Here is a list of books/novels that are written in a WWII setting. Reviews are to come. If you know of more, please post.
In no particular order...

  1. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (Read)
  2. Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky (Read)
  3. Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris (Review)
  4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Ann Burrows (Review)
  5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusek (Review)
  6. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (Review)
  7. Sala's Gift by Ann Kirschner (Review)
  8. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
  9. The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons (Review)
  10. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Review)
  11. The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies (Review)
  12. The Kommandant's Girl by Pam Jenoff (Review)
  13. The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff (Read)
  14. My Enemy's Cradle by Sara Young (Review)
  15. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum  (Review)
  16. The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons (Review)
  17. The Bungalow by Sarah Jio (Review)
  18. Next to Love by Ellen Feldman (Review)
  19. More Than Words Can Say by Roberty Barclay (Review)
  20. The Linen Queen by Patricia Falvey (Review)
  21. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Review)
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  1. I always wanted to read different types of books but never knew exactly where to start. Thanks you just made it so much easier, I'm going to start with this list. Thanks a bunch!!

  2. Much of Leon Uris's books are set in that era. They're older novels, but lots of good history in them. Then of course, there's Ken Follett's Eye of the Needle if you like WWII spy novels (I do.)

  3. @ Suzie Quint: I'm going to check on Leon Uris's books. I want to continue to update this list because I found it very difficult to search for books in this manner. No need to reinvent the wheel. I believe I have a Ken Follett book on my reader, but not that one. I will be downloading ASAP. Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. I love WWII novels! They are probably my favorite historical fiction....

    The Glass Room-Simon Mawer
    Every Man Dies Alone- Hans Fallada
    Skeletons at the Feast- Chris Bohjalian
    The Nazi Officer's Wife- Edith Hahn Beer
    Hana's Suitcase- Karen Levine
    Night- Elie Weisel
    The Samurai's Garden- Gail Tsukiyama
    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet- Jamie Ford

    I could keep going........ :)

  5. I know I'm commenting on this late. I'm definitely checking out the books you mentioned, as well as the books A Journey in Reading listed. Another book: The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer.

  6. Oh...and Heidegger's Glasses by Thaisa Frank. I just read that one. Will post my review soon.

  7. Whoohoo! I'm excited to have more to add to my list. Wondering if I should add to this post or write a part II post.


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