First World War reading list

Devon Libraries have compiled a comprehensive reading list of books with a First World War theme. This list has been updated to include new titles that were published during the first year of commemorations in 2014.

The list includes fiction and non-fiction titles suitable for both adults and children to learn more about the history of the War, through stories and information resources outlining the experiences of those involved in the conflict, both at home and abroad.

Stories such as Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse, and Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong feature alongside non-fiction titles like the childrens’ Horrible Histories – Terrible Trenches or Harry Patch’s Last Fighting Tommy.

Take a look through the Devon-Remembers-booklist 2015 and you’re sure to find a book, (all of which are available through Devon Libraries, some in alternative formats) which you will find fascinating and educational. Devon Remembers is really keen to hear from any Book Clubs who are currently reading and discussing a book featured on the list, who would like to share their reviews, thoughts and reflections. If you would like to share a book review, send the details to