We’re now in Week 3: (Nov. 12 to 16) of Nonfiction November. The topic is – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert (Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction)
Three ways to join in this week! You can either share three or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).
I’ve read a few books on World War 2 and would love to find out more. I have read several novels set during the War, the most recent is V2 by Robert Harris, which has made realise how little I know about it. It is a vast subject and I know there are very many books both fiction and nonfiction about it. My difficulty is where to start!
These are some of the nonfiction books I’ve read/have waiting to be read:
- Our Longest Days: a People’s History of the Second World War by the Writers of Mass Observation, which is fascinating.
- Wartime Britain 1939 – 1945 by Juliet Gardiner – I’ve only read some of this book.
- The Ration Book Diet by Mike Brown, Carol Harris and C J Jackson – social history.
- Winston Churchill’s six volume History of the Second World War – these look particularly daunting in the amount of detail involved! I’ve start the first volume.
- Band of Brothers by Stephen E Ambrose – I watched the entire HBO series called Band of Brothers. I started to read the book and stalled!
- Great Escape Stories by Eric Williams – TBR
- How the Girl Guides Won the War by Janie Hampton – TBR
There are so many aspects to the war, so many countries involved, so many battles, people, places, politics, so many events that led up to the war, so many technological details and developments, etc, etc. Any suggestions of where to start will be much appreciated.