Historical fiction is the first adult genre I ever read. In fact, I still remember the title and author of that novel. Oh yes, I found it on Goodreads its Echoes Of Yesterday by Mary Jane Staples. I think it’s the novel I ever loved. Today I leant that it is the 8th book in the Adams Family Saga series. Honestly, I don’t think I will read any books from this series now that I found it.
I just have happy memories with the characters. When I reread a book I loved is never as memorable as the first read, which is why I tend not to reread books. So, I’m killing two birds with one stone by giving myself a refresher of some of the WW2 novels I read and some recommendations for you. I went to the very beginning of my Goodreads account.
All Our Tomorrows by Benita Brown is a novel I read in 2015, I think. Two things stood out for me: Thea and Ellie’s friendship and the image the author wrote in my mind of the poor children during the war. I think novels like The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is one of the known books which is set in the camp that loved by readers including myself.
I haven’t read Cilka’s Journey, the second in the series, so I can’t share my thought. What I can say is I’m scared to read because The Tattooist of Auschwitz is on my top favourite books list, and I don’t want that to change. However, I just looked it and found it, so I got it, and I added it to my TBR.
Personally, I have two books set in WW2 that will forever stay in my heart, and they are Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington, nonfiction that talks about queer people in the holocaust. The other one is His Grandfather’s Watch by N.R. Walker, it’s a novella about two guys in love during the war.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and please let me know if you would want a part 2 in the comments.