Sunday, January 18, 2009

Reading Plans

I have been searching and perusing lists looking for WWII novels. In the process, I have found other books about other wars I really want to read. I thought I'd just put them here so I could keep track of them; paper lists inevitably immaterializing in our little house. Please feel free to add suggestions!!!

Johnny Got His Gun - Dalton Trumbo
Parade's End- Ford Maddox Ford
Soldier's Pay- William Faulkner
Kangaroo- DH Lawrence
All Quiet on The Western Front- Erich Maria Remarque
A Farewell to Arms- Ernest Hemingway

The Short Timers-Gustav Hasford
We Were Soldiers Once and Young- Moore and Halloway
The Quiet American-Graham Greene
The Sorrow of War- Bao Nihn
Going After Cacciato- Tim O'Brien


  1. A great book on the second world war is Hans J. Massaquoi "Destined to Witness - Growing up black in Nazi Germany". I read it in German but I'm sure it's every bit as good in English!

  2. Oh! I'll have to see if I can find it--that sounds fascinating! Another WWII book--that I might read for the War Through The Generations challenge is Empire of The Sun---which as a film I have loved, loved , loved since I was a wee girl.