Today’s Booking Through Thursday is topical… “It is November 11th, known here in the U.S. as Veteran’s Day, formerly Armistice Day to remember the end of WWI but expanded to honor all veterans who have fought for their country, so …
Do you read war stories? Fictional ones? Histories?”
…Not usually with that aspect of the story in mind. I have read plenty of books that take place during wars, but usually I read them because I’ve heard they’re good stories in general, not because I’m seeking out war. And, looking through my blogged books, I can see that I haven’t even read that many in the past couple of years. Perhaps I need to work on this! In case you need to work on it, too, here’s what I’ve got for you:
The Pox Party (Octavian Nothing), by M.T. Anderson — American Revolution plus slavery
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne — Holocaust plus sadness
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak — Holocaust plus intense sadness
The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean — World War II in Russia plus Alzheimer’s
Got any suggestions to broaden this list a bit?