My Top 5: War Books

It has been a while since my last ‘My Top 5’ post, so I thought it was time to make one! This is my top 5 war books that I have read so far, including non-fiction, and fiction. There are so many war books on my shelves that I am yet to read, but here are the top 5 of the ones that I have.


1 – The Photographer of the Lost by Caroline Scott

The most powerful, and thought-provoking war book I have ever read! FULL REVIEW HERE


2 – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s story is one that I think everyone should read at least once in their life. The struggles and fear that this young girl had to face every day is unimaginable.


3 – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

I first read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas while I was still at school, and to this day, it is one of the most heartbreaking books I have ever read.


4 – War Poems by Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owens’ war poems are so hard hitting. I’m not a huge poetry fan at all, but these poems are one of the few exceptions. They have a way of sticking in your mind for a very very long time.


5 – The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

This story is incredible. It is based on the life story of a man named Lale Sokolov. This was one of my favourite reads of 2018, and the sequel has recently been released, which I can not wait to read.


Are you interested in war books?
Have you read any of my top 5? If yes, what did you think?

Let me know in the comments, or even make your own ‘My Top 5’ post!

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