Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

  Title: The Last Year of the War Author: Susan Meissner Pages: 389 Genre: Historical Fiction Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Identity, Friendship, Relationships, Family, Trust, Memory, Acceptance Publication Date: March 19th, 2019 Publisher: Berkley     Young Elise only wanted to get through school and her teenage-hood, but when her father is accused of sympathizing with the Nazis during World War II, her world…… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Children Readathon · Historical Fiction · Readathon

Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Pages: 137 Genre: Children/Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1989 Themes: Courage, Bravery, Secrets, Protection, Friendship, Fear, Determination This book is part a Children’s Readathon held by James @This is My Truth Now. The theme this week is Award Winners. Annemarie Johansen learns the true meaning of bravery as her and her family assist a Jewish family, the Rosens, during the Nazis occupation…… Continue reading Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

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My Book Bucket List Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

This is the fourth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post after this one! Pages: 402 Genre: Non-Fiction/Holocaust/Classic Publication Date: October 18, 1982 Themes: Holocaust, World War II, Concentration Camps, Persecution, Bravery, Courage, Faith, Persistence Oskar Schindler is well known for saving so many people in the Jewish community during World…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Historical Fiction

Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: July 29, 2003 Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: War, Survival, Trust, Hope, Despair, Child Abuse During the last few months of the Nazi occupation in Poland, everyone is on edge waiting for all the devastation to end. Right in the beginning of this book, two Jewish children are left by their father…… Continue reading Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Book Bucket List · Nonfiction · Poll Winner!

My Book Bucket List: May 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

The May 2018 poll is closed and the results are in! My May 2018 read will be Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally because you voted!  This one has been a long time coming for me to read. The first time I learned that the world isn’t just a happy place for everyone was in elementary school when…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List: May 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

Monthly TBR

May 2017 TBR

This month, I am really looking forward to reading a couple of books that I’ve been meaning to read, but have neglected them. Also, I’m looking forward to reading some books that I have recently received! I Was Doctor Menegele’s Assistant by Miklos Nyiszli: I was lent a copy of this book from one of my…… Continue reading May 2017 TBR

Book Review · Historical Fiction · OnlineBookClub

Never Cry Again by Jim Cole

Genre: Historical Fiction Number of Pages: 286 Publication Date: July 12, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 OBC Rating: 4 out of 4 stars Themes: Abuse/Neglect, Overcoming struggles, Losing innocence, Segregation, Acceptance, Survival To Learn More About the Book, Click: Never Cry Again on OBC Bookshelves *This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program* In the decade of…… Continue reading Never Cry Again by Jim Cole