Thursday, January 27, 2011

Books To Read Today

Today is Auschwitz Liberation Day.
On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army entered Auschwitz and liberated more than 7,000 remaining prisoners.

This month, our book club is reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
striped pajamas

It’s a quick read, showing the horrors of WW2 through the eyes of a child living outside the fence at Auschwitz.
Read it.

I also recently read Sarah’s Key.

sarahs key
It’s a fictional account of the very real events that took place in Paris.
After being held in Paris, these prisoners were also taken to Auschwitz.
The first half of the book is great.
The last half, not so much.
Read it is you want.

I’ve always enjoyed reading about WW2.
Both fact and fiction.
Any book recommendations?


jade said...

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry was one of my favorites when I was younger. And I'm currently reading Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

I love books abut WWII too. Last week I spent several hours at the Holocaust Museum. Come visit and we can go there!!

Brendan, Calli, Taylor, Keaton, and Brody said...

Those are the two most depressing books out there! It is time for you to read something happy... or if you just want another sad book with a better ending try Goodnight Mr. Tom (it was sad but amazing!).

Jessica/Patrick said...

Just this week someone told me about this website called where people make reading lists and review books and whatnot, and they have all kinds of lists/genre's of different books. Because seriously the best part about a book club is having someone else tell you what you should read. Hope that helps!!

Laurel said...

Don't Fence Me In Elie Wietzel (?spell)

The Guernsey Literary and Sweet Potato Peel Pie Society

I can't remember the other one I just read by title, i'll try to find it for you.