So, without realizing it, I have managed to read four novels set during WWII within the last month. I read The Baker's Daughter, No One Is Here Except All of Us, and The House At Tyneford. I am currently reading Half Blood Blues.
I've always been a bit of a WWII buff. I was the kid in the elementary school library scooping up Number the Stars and The Upstairs Room. I find the time period fascinating and I'm always impressed when a writer introduces an aspect that was unknown to me.
But...I think it's time to branch out. Fellow readers, what are your favorite time periods to read about? What historical fiction novel is your favorite? Suggest away!
I have been reading lots of WWII, too! The Winds of War book and its sequel, a photo book of DC, and now I have Mr. Churchill's Secretary to review. Gah!ReplyDelete
It's just so interesting, right? Self-imposed WWII ban for April, I think...I'll try anyway.Delete
I am a huge WWII-era fan as well, so I can completely understand the need to branch out. Of course, I love anything historical, so that can make things interesting. Good luck on your self-imposed ban!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I think there are a few other time periods in history and literature...I just have to go search them out!Delete
Your WWII post fondly reminds me of reading The Children's War and A Change of Regime by JN Stroyar--alternate histories of that period. I loved those books!ReplyDelete
I hadn't heard of those books - I will check them out and add them to my list of WWII books to read later! Thanks!Delete