The goal of this challenge was to read five books that pertained somehow to WWII.
I only read one book from my original list:
- Red Rain - about the Japanese incendiary bombs that were dropped on the Western US - I couldn't get into this story
- Number the Stars - a young adult book about children in Denmark during the war - highly recommended for introducing kids to this time period
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society- this book deserves all the hype I'd heard about it - it's one of my favorites this year
- Beside a Burning Sea - fictional account of the survivors of a bombed hospital ship who are stranded on an island with a traitor - somewhat predictable but still good
- A Thread of Grace - a novel about how Italians protected Jews during the war - a fabulous book
- The Greatest Generation Speaks
- Once Upon A Town
- The Rising Tide
- The Steel Wave
Anna and Serena did a wonderful job hosting this challenge. In addition to posting our reviews (yes, they did get behind sometimes, but I'll forgive them since they did so many other things too) they also posted author interviews and WWII-related news on the dedicated challenge blog. As I said, I can't wait to see which war they will focus on next year!
NOTE: I'll be posting within the next week about my Gram who lived in England during WWII and her thoughts on several WWII-era books she's read lately - I hope you'll enjoy hearing her opinions!