He Was My Chief by Christa Schroeder

He Was My Chief by Christa Schroeder

He Was My Chief by Christa Schroeder is the memoir of one of Adolf Hitler’s secretaries. It was hard to think of what rating to give this book. Her style of writing is very good, flows nicely. It was interesting to read about Hitler and…

The Devil’s Workshop by Adolf Burger

The Devil’s Workshop by Adolf Burger

The Devil’s Workshop by Adolf Burger* is fantastic. I give 5 stars to many books, but sometimes I wish I could give 6 and this is one of them. Burger was a Slovakian Jew in Auschwitz before being included in the largest counterfeiting operation in…

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a must read! This book, a memoir, is so beautifully written. I thought it will be about her apostasy, but in the first 260 pages of the book she is a Muslim. She talks about her life, from when…

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank was for long on my list of books to read and I’m happy I read it now. There are three main versions of the Diary, Version A, as originally written by Anne Frank; Version B, as…

One Dog at a Time by Pen Farthing

One Dog at a Time by Pen Farthing

I wanted to read One Dog at a Time by Pen Farthing because I was interested in his work in Afghanistan. I was expecting to read about dogs, but I was not expecting to understand from a short book about dogs the monumental failure in…

Warrior by Jack Seely

Warrior by Jack Seely

Warrior by Jack Seely – The Amazing Story of a Real War Horse was first published in 1934 under the name My Horse Warrior and it is the story of Warrior, the charger of General Jack Seely. Seely was a friend of Winston Churchill and…

Papillon by Henri Charrière

Papillon by Henri Charrière

I saw a recent movie based on Papillon by Henri Charrière, so I bought the book and read it. It took a long time to finish it because I was busy with other things, but I loved the book and gave it 5 stars. Around…

The Crate Escape by Brian Robson

The Crate Escape by Brian Robson

I discovered The Crate Escape by Brian Robson when I saw an interview with him. When I heard that a guy shipped himself from Australia to UK in a crate because he had no money for a place on board I knew I wanted to…

Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day by Tom Moore

Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day by Tom Moore

I bought Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day by Tom Moore last year, but postponed reading it until now because I wanted to read it around this time. It is such a good book, I liked reading about his life. Some of the things he…

Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem

Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem

Mudlarking by Lara Maiklem – Lost and Found on the River Thames. I was very eager to read the book, and, sadly, it wasn’t as interesting as I hoped it would be. I gave the book 3 stars, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Despite its…

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris

I wanted to read this book, The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris – An American Journey, because I heard on TV again and again that Kamala Harris is the first Black-Asian woman to be Vice, as in, first black, first Asian, and first woman.…

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain is a very long memoir of Vera’s life before the Great War, her work during the war, and the aftermath of the war. The memoir was first published in 1933 and many reprints were made, including the one I…

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Reading A Promised Land by Barack Obama reminded me of something Yuval Harari said, that any politicians who would say the whole truth would not get elected. I’m not saying this because I think Obama lied, but because the book showcases the political intrigues during…

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

How should I classify Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell? As a memoir or a history book? I’ve decided to add it to my memoirs category because it is very much about him and his experience. It’s also an important historical document, a first hand…

Flight Risk by Stephanie Green

Flight Risk by Stephanie Green

I wanted to read Flight Risk by Stephanie Green for a while, but the libraries were closed and so I couldn’t borrow it. Luckily I did not buy it, because I would have been annoyed, considering the low rating I gave this book. The subtitle…

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates – How Empowering Women Changes the World was published last year. I borrowed it from the library, but kept postponing reading it. It is a good book, but it doesn’t deserve 5 stars, from my point of view,…