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I need HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (please)

I have run out of books to read. Do you have any recommendations?

  • I do not like modern books.
  • I love reading books about Germany
  • My most favourite books are historical fiction or based on WW1 or 2

I know this joke about a chook who walked into a library a said quietly, “Boooooook, Book, Book”

So the librarian gave her a book. The chook came back the next day saying, “Boooooooook, Book, Book” So the librarian gave her another book. This continued for the next three months until the librarian realized that the chook was not returning the books. So when the hen came the next day, he stalked her. They came upon a pond and there was a frog, nothing special about it, wearing reading glasses. He was reading through a book in the middle of a swamp of books: novels, Non-ficton, board books and everything else, flicking through the pages until he reached the end. When he had finished he said to the chook “read it”. The chook turned around when she heard the librarian gasp.

She said “Booooook, book, book, book, book”

 

Right now I feel like the frog.

Read it. Read it. Read it. Read it. Read it. Read it. Read it. Read it.

🙂

21 comments

bookwithbane

What books do you class as modern? Also here's a good list I found that sounds like it would match your needs https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/40171.Best_Young_Adult_Holocaust_WWII_Books

12th Sep, 19
sekhmet

You might have read this already, but the Book Theif by Markus Zusak is really good and seems to fit all of the criteria. My gran lent it to me recently and it's quite a good book.

13th Sep, 19
ellipsis

Seconded! Who's your favourite character?

15th Sep, 19
sekhmet

In reply to ellipsis

The mayor’s wife (though I cannot remember her name!)

15th Sep, 19
ellipsis

In reply to sekhmet

Let me check... Ilsa Hermann. She is pretty cool. My favourite has got to be Rudi since he's so precious, but I love Liesel and Max too.

15th Sep, 19
imosshelf

I don’t know how you feel about graphic novels (I usually don’t like them), but this year in English we read Maus and it was really good :)

13th Sep, 19
lozza

Sorry, but I'm not very much into graphic novels 🙁

14th Sep, 19
ellipsis

In reply to lozza

Is there anything in particular about them that you dislike? Maus is a brilliant book, so I reckon it's worth giving it a try.

15th Sep, 19
lozza

In reply to ellipsis

I could try...

15th Sep, 19
bookreader

Copper sun by Sharon Draper.
Between Shades of Grey and Salt to the sea both by Ruta Sepetys. Of mice and men By John Steinbeck.

15th Sep, 19
lozza

I'll try that list.

15th Sep, 19
sylvs

WOLF BY WOLF BY RYAN GRAUDIN!!!! It's a fiction about shapeshifters in an alternate WWII Germany where Hitler won WWII I heard it's really good!

15th Sep, 19
thegreengirl

I love Wolf by Wolf! It's an awesome story set in a dystopian earth, after the events of WWII. There is also a sequel called Blood by Blood which is just as awesome!

15th Sep, 19
ellipsis

In reply to thegreengirl

There's a sequel?!! How did I not know this for so long?! Excuse me while I hunt down a copy.

15th Sep, 19
thegreengirl

In reply to ellipsis

opps sorry!! Its called Blood for Blood!

16th Sep, 19
thegreengirl

I also loved The Front Lines series, it might be called The Soldier Girl series by Micheal Grant, it is set during a WWII but women are also recruited to be soldiers, not just men. It follows the journey's of three young women from vastly different social and economic backgrounds.
However it is YA so I don't no if it quite fits with what you want to read. :P

15th Sep, 19
ellipsis

The Once series by Morris Gleitzman. It's very dark and tragic, so only read it if you don't mind shedding a few tears.

15th Sep, 19
lozza

I've already read the once series and I would definitely recommend it.

15th Sep, 19
inky State Library Victoria

You guys are the best! I love how helpful you are!

17th Sep, 19
chelcyg

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a great read it's about WWII and Germany also, The book Revolver 50, it's about the Beatles and their album Revolver it's by the guy who did the cover art for the record who is german and a biography about how the album came together from his perspective; Part of its also written in German though, so if you don't know the language I would recommend using google translate.

20th Sep, 19
crobster

You should read the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld - it's an alternate reality about the start of WW1, featuring characters from Germany, Austria-Hungary and Britain. :)) You may have read them...

3rd Oct, 19