Project WW II

So, I’ve decided to do a project around literature set during the Second World War.
In 2016, I’ll read as many books as I can on the topic. After reading them, I will, of course, review them for you, as I do with all the books I read, but I will also compare the books.

On this page I will create a timeline, a list of the books I’ve read and a list with books I want to read. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions for books I should read!

Books I’ve Read

HHhH – Laurent Binet
City of Thieves – David Benioff
Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys
Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys
The Bookthief – Markus Zusak
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
Life after Life – Kate Atkinson
The Puppet Boy of Warsaw – Eva Weaver
All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows

Books on my TBR

Ragnarok – A.S. Byatt
The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan

Map

You can see the locations of all the books I’ve read on a map here.

Timeline

1940

Life after Life – Kate Atkinson (spans the whole Second World War)

All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr (starts before the war and runs through all of it)

1941

Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys

1942

City of Thieves – David Benioff

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne

HHhH – Laurent Binet (Reinhard Heydrich was attacked on 27th of March 1942)

The Puppet Boy of Warsaw – Eva Weaver

1943

1944

1945

Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys

The Bookthief – Markus Zusak (based on the bombing of Dresden)

After the war

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows