Book List: 3 Favorite Eras To Read About
Tuesday, April 20, 2010Posted by Melissa (Avid Reader)
Here's this week's meme from Lost in Books.
1) Austen/Brontes England in the early 1800s. It was so much harder for men and women to get a chance to spend time together back then. They really had to work for it. They had to write letters or ride horses or carriages miles away to visit. There's something eternally romantic about that and the softy in me loves it.
2) World War II in Europe. Some of my favorites, like The Book Thief and Catch-22, are set in Europe during WWII. There are so many great pieces of fiction (The Reader, Number the Stars, Milkweed), non-fiction (Band of Brothers, Brave Men, Night) and poetry by authors like Owen and Sassoon. There's such a wide variety of books about that time and even more, set in modern day, with characters who struggle with their experiences from the war (The History of Love).
3) The Future. That might sound like a cop out, but I love dystopian novels like Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, The Giver and Ender's Game. I suppose those might necessarily fit the category of "future" but whatever the era for those types of books would be, I love it.
WWII image from lonesentry.com
Austen image from newsweek.com