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:

a-moment-forever

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)

the-book-thief

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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monumentsmen

grandcentral

tallgrass

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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: TALLGRASS by Sandra Dallas

Melissa from Shhh I’m Reading… chose Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas for the WWII reading challenge.  Here’s what she had to say about the book:

Tallgrass is a story that brought out strong emotions in me. While I know that fear can make people behave shamefully, it saddens me that this same type of discrimination can easily be found today. If you are a fan of WWII fiction, I would recommend Tallgrass as a different view into how the war affected those in the internment camps and the surrounding communities.

Read the complete review 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!**

Reviews: TALLGRASS by Sandra Dallas

tallgrassSeveral of our participants read and reviewed Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas for the WWII reading challenge.  Here are excerpts from their reviews; click the links to read their complete reviews.

Hilarie from Never Not Reading says:

Dallas created some memorable characters in the Stroud family, all of whom were individuals I would love to meet in real life.  She also did an excellent job of illustrating the fear and paranoia that some members of the white population of a small and isolated town would feel in such a situation.

Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea says:

This is a heart warming coming of age story.

Helen from A Reading Collection says:

I would still recommend this book since some of the characters were fairly interesting enough. It wasn’t bad, but if you’re like me who loves character development in the story, it’s limited in this book.

Nise’ from Under The Boardwalk says:

Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest—and best—parts of the human heart.

Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit says:

Tallgrass is more than a coming of age story; it also touches upon the harm caused by wrong-headed government policies, the fear that leads to prejudice and hatred, and the impact a war can have on everyone.

Serena also interviewed Sandra Dallas on Examiner.com.  Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

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**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: TALLGRASS by Sandra Dallas

tallgrass1Joanne of Jo-Jo Loves to Read recently reviewed Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas.  Here’s a snippet:

I must admit that this book delves into a part of America’s past that I really was not very knowledgeable about. Although this novel didn’t really describe the Japanese internment camp itself, Dallas did a wonderful job of showing how this small Colorado community changed after the camp was opened.

Read the entire review here.

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**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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