First Minister of Scotland and SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has taken a break for Christmas and treated us to her favourite reads of 2018. On Twitter she explained, “Since it’s Christmas, I’m going to indulge myself in some book chat (so look away now if you’re only here for the politics). In the next few tweets, I’ll share the books I’ve most enjoyed in 2018”
Since it’s Christmas, I’m going to indulge myself in some book chat (so look away now if you’re only here for the politics). In the next few tweets, I’ll share the books I’ve most enjoyed in 2018 (tho no doubt I’ll have missed out a few crackers, so apologies in advance)...1/— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) 22 December 2018
White Houses – Amy Bloom
Milkman – Anna Burns
Normal People – Sally Rooney
Love is Blind – William Boyd
Sight – Jessie Greengrass
The Lie of the Land – Amanda Craig
Asymmetry – Lisa Halliday
Less – Andrew Sean Greer
Swan Song – Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner
The Tattooist of Auschwitz – Heather Morris
Washington Black – Esi Edugyan
5/ I don’t read much non-fiction these days (apart from acres of government papers, of course) but I recommend these. If the one on the left scares/depresses you, the one on the right by @DorisKGoodwin is the perfect antidote. pic.twitter.com/MtsPWJxqeO— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) 22 December 2018
In 1943 the war continued to rage on, one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war was fought as the Battle of Leningrad raged through January, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising takes place, and many of the great atrocities of the Holocaust took place.
Among all that, books were still published and read and today we’re featuring the bestselling novels of 1943, and some that didn’t make the list
All of these novels are by debut authors, and they should all have you on the edge of your seat from the very first page, as all the best suspense novels do!
In 1942 the war continued to rage on, Nazis decided on the ‘final solution’ and the worst of the Holocaust atrocities began with more than a million people exterminated in 1942 alone, while the rest of the year was dominated with battles, the US organising its military, and Japanese involvement in the war.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1942 as war gripped the world. We’ve also included some well known books that didn’t make the list.
1941 was dominated by World War II. Germany invaded Poland, 10,072 men, women and children with mental and physical disabilities are asphyxiated with carbon monoxide in the first phase of mass killings by the Nazis, The V for Victory sign is first used as a form of resistance, and in better news Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak begins for the New York Yankees.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1941 as war gripped the world. We’ve also included some well known books that didn’t make the list.
If you haven’t watched it, then I am recommending it right now. The entire show was a masterpiece, not a line or a camera shot wasted as Fleabag dealt with the loss of her mother, the loss of her best friend, the acceptance of being an imperfect human being, and all the trials and tribulations in between.
1940 was dominated by World War II. Food rationing began in the UK, the Soviet Union stepped into the war, Mussolini met with Hitler, and Germany invaded many countries including Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, while Italy invaded Greece. It’s surprising there was time or peace for writing fiction.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1940 as war gripped the world. We’ve also included some well known books that didn’t make the list.