Monday, February 10, 2014

Reading My Height In Books Part 3

I've been on a historical fiction/non-fiction kick all about the same time period. I've read The Book Thief and now these two below. There are a lot of sadness within the books. Tissues are required.

Night by Ellie Wiesel

I don't even know if it is possible to write a review for this book. It is written by a holocaust survivor. It is about unimaginable brutal events that people should never be capable of doing. It is about faith. It is about love. It is powerful and heartbreaking, I definitely think everyone should read this book if you they haven't already. 

War Brides by Helen Bryan

War Brides was a good read. It was hard to get into at first. There are a lot of characters and the author makes long chapters about each and every one before they come together as a group. Once they become a group it was a lot easier to read and keep up with. The ending left me wanting more. It didn't seem like it was suppose to be over. Despite the beginning and the ending, I really loved this book! I finished this book in a day thanks to Gage's bedtime and a slow day at work. My mom is reading it now!


  1. When I was a high school teacher, I taught Night to my class. So powerful. If you're interested in reading more in that line of books, the Boy in the Striped Pajamas is such a powerful story.

  2. Night is my favorite book. No book has ever touched or affected me more than that one.

  3. When I was in middle school I was very interested in the holocaust. The Hiding Place is my favorite book about it. I will definitely check out Night.

  4. Night stopped me in my tracks. I read it and had to put it down for the horror on its pages. I teach middle school and my students read The Diary of Anne Frank. Sadly, few know anything about the Holocaust, so I must provide quite a bit of background knowledge. It frightens me that we are losing our awareness of these dark years. If we don't remember, we are bound to repeat them.

    BTW...the BBC production of The Diary of Anne Frank (that ran here on PBS) is a great adaptation....the best portrait of Anne I have ever seen. It's running on Netflix.


  5. Normally I would love these books, but I have been so emotional lately that I probably couldn't make it through!

  6. Great, powerful list. Everyone should read Night, and I loved The Book Thief (both the book and the movie).

  7. I just joined a book club and I'm looking for books to add to our reading list. Both of these books are great options!

  8. I have Night but haven't read it yet. It looks great though!

  9. I belong to a couple book clubs and in one of the clubs we are currently reading "The Book Thief". Thank you for introducing two more books along that line.
    If you're looking for additional books, stop by and visit my online book club.
    Substance of Living

  10. Thanks for recommending these books. I'm always after new reads. Lately I've been struggling to find anything that catches my eye so this is great. Mez xx SITS