See week 1 here: https://victoriajaynesbooks.wordpress.com/?p=142&preview=true
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Blurb from Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1118668.The_Book_Thief
It’s just a small story really, about, among other things, a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.
Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids – as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.
This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.
This one is set in Germany during WW2. While I didn’t like it all that much, it does get bonus points for using German words – even if they are only swear words.