First the question:
It is November 11th, known here in the U.S. as Veteran’s Day, formerly Armistice Day to remember the end of WWI but expanded to honor all veterans who have fought for their country, so …
Do you read war stories? Fictional ones? Histories?
So, to answer the question, yes, I read war stories and totally enjoy them. I tend to go for mostly the fictional ones, but have been known to read a few nonfictional too. Here's ten of my favorites:
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (WWII)
2. The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank (WWII)
3. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (French Revolution)
4. The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (American Civil War)
5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer (WWII)
6. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (French Revolution)
7. John Adams by David McCoullough (American Revolution)
8. North and South by John Jakes (American Civil War)
9. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (WWII)
10. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (French Revolution)
As you can see, I seem to have my "favorite" wars.
What would you put on a top ten list of favorite war stories? Which ones should I have included on mine? What books would you recommend for me to read to expand my knowledge of other perhaps "lesser" known wars?