So I’m a bit of a history junkie. I feel like a lot of people find this surprising about me or even strange but I am sort of obsessed with history! If I were to guess, it would probably be due to all my exposure to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books when I was growing up and playing pretend with my sister. I was always Mary and she was Laura and I think that plays such a huge role in why I love history so much. Another book that really threw me into that realm was this book called The Green Glass Sea which was about two girls who had parents that worked on Project Manhattan during World War II. Oh and I can’t forget about the influence that Oregon Trail must have played into this too! (I feel like not surprisingly but pioneer times and world war II are two of my favorite parts of history now).
Today I’m going to be sharing a bunch of the historical books that I have on my TBR list at the moment.
Trials of the Earth: The True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Mary Mann Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan
Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Marta McDowell
I feel like there are definitely other books that I could add to this list but I’m being too lazy to look them up. If you have any recommendations of historical nonfiction I’d love to hear them! I’m always looking for new books within this genre to read.
I’m actually currently reading Testament of Youth, I bought it two years ago while I was in London at one of the many museums that we went to and I figure since I’ve had it that long I really should be reading it now. Hopefully I’ll be making a post about that soon and if I do I’ll link it here.
Anyways, happy Monday everyone! I hope your week starts off well.
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