Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books

BOOKS I’VE READ

  1. Margaret MacMillan: The War That Ended Peace reviewed 27 July 2014
  2. Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front reviewed 7 August 2014
  3. Helen Zenna Smith (Evadne Price): Not So Quiet: Stepdaughters of War reviewed 20 August 2014
  4. Kevin Major: No Man’s Land reviewed 23 August 2014
  5. Lucy Maud Montgomery: Rilla of Ingleside reviewed 3 September 2014
  6. Edith Wharton: Fighting France and The Marne reviewed 11 September 2014
  7. Diane Atkinson: Elsie and Mairi Go to War reviewed 25 September 2014
  8. Laurie Loewenstein: Unmentionables reviewed 4 October 2014
  9. Lucy Adlington: Great War Fashion: Tales from the History Wardrobe reviewed 25 October 2014
  10. Timothy Findley: The Wars reviewed 6 November 2014
  11. Joseph Boyden: Three Day Road reviewed 23 November 2014
  12. W. Somerset Maugham: Ashenden, or the British Agent reviewed 13 December 2014
  13. John Buchan: The Thirty-Nine Steps reviewed 21 December 2014
  14. Michael J Goodspeed: Three to a Loaf: A Novel of the Great War reviewed 4 January 2015
  15. Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw: A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War reviewed 27 January 2015
  16. Robert Shipley: To Mark our Place: A History of Canadian War Memorials reviewed 6 February 2015
  17. Herbert Fairlie Wood and John Swettenham: Silent Witnesses reviewed 11 February 2015
  18. Robert Konduros and Richard Parrish: World War I: A Monumental History reviewed 11 February 2015
  19. Thomas Keneally: The Daughters of Mars reviewed 22 February 2015
  20. Maria Tippett: Art at the Service of War: Canada, Art and the Great War reviewed 10 March 2015
  21. Dean F Oliver and Laura Brandon: Canvas of War: Painting the Canadian Experience 1914-1945 reviewed 29 March 2015
  22. Heather Robertson: A Terrible Beauty: The Art of Canada at War reviewed 29 March 2015
  23. Louise Miller: A Fine Brother: The Life of Captain Flora Sandes reviewed 21 April 2015
  24. Laura Brandon: Art or Memorial? The Forgotten History of Canada’s War Art reviewed 29 April 2015
  25. Catherine Speck: Beyond the Battlefield: Women Artists of the Two World Wars reviewed 29 April 2015
  26. Debbie Marshall: Give Your Other Vote to the Sister: A Woman’s Journey into the Great War reviewed 28 May 2015
  27. Elizabeth Shipton: Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War reviewed 10 June 2015
  28. Hugh MacLennan: Barometer Rising reviewed 27 June 2015
  29. Esther Freud: Mr Mac and Me reviewed 7 July 2015
  30. Philippe Claudel: Grey Souls — Les Âmes grises — By a Slow River reviewed 23 July 2015
  31. Ben Macintyre: The Englishman’s Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I (in UK: A Foreign Field) reviewed 9 August 2015
  32. Anita Shreve: Stella Bain reviewed 28 August 2015
  33. Frances Itani: Deafening reviewed 20 September 2015
  34. Frances Itani: Tell reviewed 8 October 2015
  35. Louis de Bernières: Birds Without Wings reviewed 12 November 2015
  36. Jennifer Hobhouse Balme: Agent of Peace: Emily Hobhouse and Her Courageous Attempt to End the First World War reviewed 29 November 2015
  37. Francis Marion Beynon: Aleta Dey reviewed 6 December 2015
  38. Lindsay Mattick: Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear reviewed 12 December 2015
  39. Katherine Dewar: Those Splendid Girls: The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War reviewed 20 December 2015
  40. Susan Lanigan: White Feathers reviewed 1 January 2016
  41. Dalton Trumbo: Johnny Got His Gun reviewed 29 January 2016
  42. Sébastien Japisot: A Very Long Engagement – Un long dimanche de fiançailles reviewed 16 February 2016
  43. Charles Todd: A Test of Wills reviewed 12 March 2016
  44. Jennifer Johnston: How Many Miles To Babylon? reviewed 30 March 2016
  45. Helen Simonson: The Summer Before the War reviewed 21 April 2016
  46. Sebastian Barry: A Long Long Way reviewed 20 May 2016
  47. William Boyd: An Ice-Cream War reviewed 12 June 2016
  48. Susan Taylor Meehan: Maggie’s Choice reviewed 19 June 2016
  49. Sebastian Faulks: Birdsong reviewed 10 July 2016
  50. Mary Borden: The Forbidden Zone: A Nurse’s Impressions of the First World War reviewed 26 July 2016
  51. Henri Barbusse: Under Fire — Le Feu reviewed 26 August 2016
  52. Lily Tobias: Eunice Fleet reviewed 11 September 2016
  53. Gabriel Chevallier: Fear — La Peur reviewed 5 October 2016
  54. Cicely Hamilton: William – an Englishman reviewed 26 October 2016
  55. Archibald Baxter: We Will Not Cease reviewed 8 November 2016
  56. Jacqueline Winspear: Maisie Dobbs reviewed by Linda, 13 December 2016
  57. Vera Brittain: Testament of Youth reviewed 17 December 2016
  58. E.E. Cummings: The Enormous Room reviewed 3 January 2017
  59. Winifred Holtby: The Crowded Street reviewed 31 January 2017
  60. Ernest Hemingway: A Farewell to Arms reviewed 15 February 2017
  61. Alan Livingstone MacLeod: Remembered in Bronze and Stone reviewed 3 March 2017
  62. Sandra Gwyn: Tapestry of War: A Private View of Canadians in the Great War reviewed 19 March 2017
  63. Pierre Berton: Vimy reviewed 5 April 2017
  64. Katrina Kirkwood: The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads, A Woman Doctor in World War I reviewed 20 May 2017

 

 

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