Monday, May 24, 2010

Listless Monday, the War Years Edition

Listless Monday was inspired by both Amanda at A Bookshelf Monstrosity's feature Books by Theme and Court at Once Upon a Bookshelf's Listed feature.  Be sure to check out their lists!

 (My mother in the 1940s)

This is my last week for the decade lists (for now).  My family is having a reunion this summer with a 1940s theme (my parents were born then) and being the family librarian, I am compiling a list of books for people to read.  So, here's at least the start of the list:

Published in the 1940s:

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Black Boy by Richard Wright
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Curious George by H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey 
Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
Stuart Little by E.B. White
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Nonfiction about the 1940s

84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Hitler Youth by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Night by Elie Wiesel
Three Against Hitler by Rudi Wobbe and Jerry Borrowman

Historical Fiction about the 1940s:

Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
Atonement by Ian McEwan 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Born to Fly by Michael Ferrari
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen
The Devil's Arithmatic by Jane Yolen 
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
Tamar by Mal Peet 
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

Any favorites from this decade?

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