Monday, October 30, 2006

World War I and II Fiction

I searched, I found, I feel embarrassed. These are the books on my tbr pile that relate to World War I or II, not necessarily during:

A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
The Russlander by Sandra Birdsell
Deafening by Frances Itani
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
Schindler's List by Thomas Kenneally
On the Occassion of my Last Afternoon by Kaye Gibbons
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Small Island by Andrea Levy
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough
The Piano Man's Daughter by Timothy Findley
The Wars by Timothy Findley
Famous Last Words by Timothy Findley
A Good House by Bonnie Burnard
Losing Julia by Jonathan Hull
1916 by Morgan Llywelyn
Fallen Skies by Philippa Gregory
The Danger Tree by David MacFarlane


  1. I've never been a fan of the WW or books set in that time period. Well, most books. I do like Russia and don't mind the time period. LOL.

    But I mostly like stuff pre 1900. :-)

  2. I have a lot of interests in different time periods. The World Wars are just some of them.

  3. I have read a couple of those, and have a couple of others of them on my list. Looking forward to it!

    And now for a completely unrelated comment - have you seen that Bookie has got a clip of Stephenie Meyer talking about writing Twilight on her blog. Here's a link:

  4. Yes, I tried to watch it earlier but I couldn't hear. I am going to try again later on!

  5. Man, there are so many good reads relating to WW1 and WW2. A few suggestions: All Quiet on the Western Front, Suite Francaise, This Way to the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen. I haven't read From Here to Eternity, but that might be another one to consider...

  6. Those are all on my list, but as you can see, I have a lot more other books to read before I start browsing for new ones! lol

  7. A Small Island, A Good House, and Losing Julia are in my all-time favorite list! Great books. I have Birdsong in my stacks, as well as Schindler's List. I enjoy reading books about both wars as well as books just set during those time periods.

  8. Those three books have a special place in my house.... they haven't moved since I bought them! lol I remember buying all three of them too.

    I don't know if I will read Schindler's List this month, but I will totally be watching the movie! It is SO good.


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