Favorite WWII Books: Ours and Yours

We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite WWII books in case anyone needs some recommendations for the 2017 reading challenge. We’d also love for you to share some of your favorites in the comments to give us some ideas for our own reading!

It was really hard to pare down our lists, so we’ve chosen 5 individual favorites, and 5 books that we both read and loved.

Our shared favorites, in no particular order:

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Anna’s review

Serena’s review

the-bakers-daughter

Anna’s review

Serena’s review

the-race-for-paris

Anna’s review

Serena’s review

guernsey

Anna’s review

Serena’s review

the-sea-garden

Anna’s review

Serena’s review

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Anna’s favorites, in no particular order

(click the cover to read her review)

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code-name-verity

the-plum-tree

every-man-dies-alone

shadows-walking

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Serena’s favorites, in no particular order

(click cover to read her review)

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grandcentral

tallgrass

womenvalor

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We hope you’ll consider reading some of our favorites for the challenge. Please share your recommendations in the comments!

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Review: ALMOST HOME by Pam Jenoff

Nise’ from Under The Boardwalk read Pam Jenoff’s Almost Home, which counts toward the WWII reading challenge as it deals with a death tied to research on the war that uncovers a secret.

Here’s what she had to say about the book:

It was filled with mystery and suspense that had me turning the pages on afternoon.

Read the rest of her thoughts here.

**Attention participants:  Remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**


Review: THE DIPLOMAT’S WIFE by Pam Jenoff

diplomat's wifeJulie from Jules’ Book Reviews recently reviewed The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff.  Here’s an excerpt:

What a stunning book! This had me sucked in from page one. With a powerful and emotional beginning, this book is sure not to disappoint. And there was far more to it then I expected. I excepted far more of a love story, and of course it’s there, but there is a lot of thrilling action and suspense in it. Not in the way you see in thriller books, but there’s an aspect to it in the book, that really keeps the readers attention. I couldn’t not put the book down, except when I was too exhausted to read more. And I just forced myself to save the last 130 pages until I slept, because I didn’t want to miss anything from the book. The writing style is fairly simple, but it’s a good enough style to ensure you don’t become bored. What matters the most is the emotional struggles the characters that are heart wrenching at times, shocking at other times. And watching the characters pull themselves together in the aftermaths of WWII. I really enjoyed the author’s portrayal of the emotional stresses the characters went through in the aftermath; I think she handled it extraordinarily well.

Click here to read the entire review.

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Review: THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL by Pam Jenoff

kommandant's girlLynda from Lynda’s Book Blog recently reviewed The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff.  Click here to see what she has to say about the book.

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Review: THE DIPLOMAT’S WIFE by Pam Jenoff

the-diplomats-wifeChristina from Jackets & Covers also reviewed Pam Jenoff’s The Diplomat’s Wife, the sequel to The Kommandant’s Girl.  Here’s a snippet:

The Diplomat’s Wife is a sequel to The Kommandant’s Girl, but the novel follows the life of Marta, a supporting character in the life of Emma. But unlike The Kommandant’s Girl, I had a hard time getting into the story or, even, caring about Marta.

You can read the entire review here.

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Review: THE KOMMANDANT’S GIRL by Pam Jenoff

kommandants-girlChristina from Jackets & Covers recently reviewed The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff.  Here’s a snippet:

The Kommandant’s Girl begins slowly with Emma and the little boy she is hidden with, Lukasz, out shopping for food, but the story quickly picks up its pace, immediately grabbing me in the next chapter and refusing to let me go.

You can read the entire review here.

wwiibutton10**Attention participants:  remember to email us a link to your reviews, and we’ll post them here so we can see what everyone is reading!**

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