GREAT stories.

My name is Abby and I'm a WWII history nerd.  And I love to read.   Hence, my love affair with WWII books.  This stuff fascinates me!  Every single story makes me wonder, think, reflect, and appreciate.  I like books that make me think, as well as feel gratitude.  Every year I try to squeeze in a few WWII books into my "to-do" list - and I never get bored of it!  My grandfather fought in France, so the European front has special significance for me, as well.

Currently reading this book, "Crossing the Borders of Time" and loving every second of it.  I'm learning so much about the ways France was affected by the war.  Can't wait to see how it ends. GREAT writing and historical background!

A couple of other must-reads:

"Women Heroes of WWII" is a variety of short stories, most of which are derived from other, more detailed books.  Utterly fascinating.  You can pick this up and put it down since it's full of short stories.

And my favorite so far...."Unbroken."  If you haven't read this book, you need to. I can't even begin to explain all of the incredible lessons I learned from this story.  It takes place in the Pacific theater of the war and my eyes were opened to new horrors I never knew existed during the fighting with Japan.  WOW.

I hope you get to enjoy diving into a good book - what a great gift to yourself!!

Have a happy day!!


Trisha said...

So glad you posted these titles! Love a good book. I especially love books that make me think and reflect. PS glad to have you back. You blogs has long been one of my favorites!

DeeAnna said...

As soon as I read the words WWII, I thought "Unbroken"! Fascinating book. And I heard that the movie is in the works, I hope they stay true to the tone and feel of the book (and that they can somehow keep it from being R rated!). I'll have to check out the other ones you recommended. Enjoying having your blog pop up again!

Tif Sweeney said...

First things first ... so glad you are back!! I have missed you! :)

I have really been wanting to read Unbroken, but these other books sound so good too. Adding them to my list!

Abby said...

Thanks, girls! It's fun to get back at it again. Like coming out of a fog!