I’m sorry I been away for a few days but life hit me hard. I’m still standing though. So let’s get the show started.
On Wednesday May 1st was Holocaust Remembrance Day and I want to talk about my favorite genre to read. Historical fiction, mainly about WWII. I have read a few books on that era but here are my favorite ones.
1. Between shades of Gray. Now is known as Ashes in the snow.
This book made me cry. So far there has been two WWII books that have made me cry and this one is definitely one of them. While reading this book I could feel the characters emotion. It was simply beautiful written.😍😍😍I would definitely recommend it to anyone to read.
2. The Book Thief
The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak’s unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.
When Death has a story to tell, you listen.
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.
Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time.
“The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times
“Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today
This is the second WW2 book that has made me cry. So beautiful and yet hear breaking. And I love how the story is told by death. Powerful! I would recommend this book to anyone.
3. The Kommandant’s girl
This story was very intense. Emma found her self running for her life after her husband left. He just disappeared. Trying to survive and running away from the Nazi and moved in with her husband’s aunt. But at a dinner party she meet Kommandant Richwalder who took an interest on him. She was supposed to only work for him as a spy for the resistance but when she started having feelings for him things got a little bit…complicated.