Top 10 Tuesday: New TBR WWII Novels

Hi there, friends!

I feel like it’s been a while since I did a proper TTT post (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish). Excited to be back today to share some books related to this week’s topic: Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List. I headed over to my Goodreads TBR and realized I have added quite a few WWII novels to my TBR lately. This is one of my favorite genres so I am excited to read these as time becomes available. Enjoy!

The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank // Okay, technically this has been on my TBR for a long while. I think I have read parts of it in high school English classes and things. But I recently bought a lovely copy from Half Price Books and now I am bumping it up on the TBR list. It really is a book I need to experience.

The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman // I saw this at Half Price Books recently and it sounds different and inspiring. A novel about a zoo keeper in Poland who hides Jews during the war. Also apparently there is a movie?!

Breaking Stalin’s Nose by Eugene Yelchin // A friend of mine who has read a lot of great children’s literature recommended this to me. It is a Newbery Honor book from 2012. I am most intrigued because this story takes place in Communist Russia–which I have not read many novel set in.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry // I feel like I might have read this before. But I really don’t remember it. It won the Newbery Medal in 1990 and I definitely recognize the cover and the basic plot.

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein // This novel is written by the same author of Code Name Verity, which I loved (see my review here). This novel sounds equally intense and compelling. I think I will need to be in the right mood to enjoy it.

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley // My mother in law actually recommended this book to me after she read it with her book club. Another Newbery Honor book–this time from 2016–that tells the story of a girl who goes the the English countryside during the Blitz and her journey of discovery.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys // I have wanted to read this one for several months (maybe even a year?!). I hear nothing but good things about it. I should bump this up on my TBR.

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake // I picked this up at a library book sale in the fall. And it intrigues me for the multiple perspectives and intriguing story lines.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand // This work of nonfiction intrigues me. Set in the Pacific after a bomber crashes into the ocean, a lone survivor must fight to survive.

Okay, I must admit that while I enjoy WWII literature, I cannot read a lot of it back to back. It will probably take me a while to go through this list, since I prefer to intersperse more positive, light books as well.

What are some of your favorite WWII novels?
What do I need to add to my TBR?


10 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: New TBR WWII Novels

  1. What a coincidence! I did WWII books for this week’s TTT too, what with it being D-Day and all. We don’t actually share any titles, though several on this list of yours are also on my ever-growing TBR list. Anyway, my TTT list is here if you want to get some ideas of more WWII books to add to your own list 🙂

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  2. I don’t read a ton of WWII novels but I do like one now and then. Rose Under Fire looks good. I think the most recent WWII book I read was Letters from Skye, although it wasn’t a huge part of the book, and it flashed back to WWI as well. I also read Rutherford Park but that was WWI as a backdrop, guess I’ve read more of those lately surprisingly!

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