Today here in the UK is Remembrance Day, where at 11am we will all stop for two minutes and pay our respects and remember all those who gave their lives, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, for our safety, for us to live the lives that we live, so to stop and say thank you and take a moment out of our days is not too much to ask, is it? I am one of the few who always wears a poppy, day in and day out year round I have a poppy brooch pinned to my coat and at 11am I will be taking a moment to reflect on those lost.

There are so many ways that we can reflect and remember, books as we all know are a huge part of that, they give us stories, open our eyes to events and people we may never have thought of before and they can be a beautiful bridge between the past and the present and going into the future so that we all remember, so today I am taking a departure from my usual posts, no blog tour, no review just a celebration of some of my personal favourite books which share with us beautiful and heartbreaking stories which keep us from forgetting, we will never forget, we will always remember!

Take a look at my Remembrance Bookshelf, all the books featured are personal favourites of mine and I hope will inspire you to add these beautiful and poignant books to your own bookshelves.

To learn more about the books, click on the book title which will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.

Remembrance Book Shelf

In Darkness, Look for Stars by Clara Benson

The Tilbury Poppies by Sue Wilsher

A Daughter’s Christmas Wish by Victoria Cornwall

While I Was Waiting by Georgia Hill

The Poppy Girls by Margaret Dickinson

Broken Faces by Deborah Carr

Before the Dawn by Emma Pass

Never Forget Me by Marguerite Kaye

The Photographer Of the Lost by Caroline Scott

The Secret Agent by Elisabeth Hobbes

The Return by Anita Frank

The Poppy Field by Deborah Carr

The Lie by Helen Dunmore

My Painful Duty by Ben Vizard

The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff

These are just a small handful, there are hundreds more that I could have added, but these are a small selection of personal favourites, each of these I have on my bookshelf and most I have read multiple times.


At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them!

Photo by Adonyi Gu00e1bor on

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