Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: In Honor of D-Day

This week's prompt from The Broke and the Bookish is "Top Ten Books From X Genre That I've Recently Added To My TBR List."  Because today is the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France in 1944, I'm going to list off the Top Ten WWII-Related Books On My TBR List.

Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre

American Women and WWII by Doris Weatherford

The Bitter Road to Dachau by Robert L. Wise

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Dear Enemy by Jack Cavanaugh

Lipstick and Lies by Margit Leische

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke

Since You Went Away... Letters to a Soldier from His Wife by Margaret Buell Wilder

Warriors of the Forgotten Front by L. Craig Johnson

With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin

I think that's a nice mix of non-fiction and fiction, don't you?  I have about ten more books on my TBR list that deal with WWII, and it was tricky narrowing it down to the ten I most want to read.

I had a great-uncle who hit the beaches at Normandy 73 years ago.  Though he's passed away, I'd like to dedicate this post to him, and to all the other brave soldiers who participated in that extraordinary invasion.  The world is a better place because of them.


  1. What a great list! I'll have to look up some of these titles.

    1. Thanks, Emily Ann! Ahhhh, so many good WWII books I haven't read yet. Sigh.

  2. I love that we both picked WWII novels and our lists are totally different. I read and loved Code Name Verity for book club last year. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it! Meanwhile, I will be looking these all up on goodreads :)

    1. I know! Great minds think alike and so on. I hear SO many good things about Code Name Verity -- I really must read it soon. And yes, I'm thinking I'll be adding some books from your list to mine :-)

  3. Ooo, definitely adding some of these to my TBR. :)

    1. Evangeline, this is the big problem with Top Ten Tuesday. Every time I do one and read other people's answers, my TBR list gets longer and longer....


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