This read-alike list was created for an adult book group.
If you liked The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, you might like . . .
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
A burn victim and war veteran winds up in Italy after the war and tells his nurse of his experiences in Cairo and his love affair with a married woman.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hazel and Augustus are both teenagers battling cancer who have brilliant minds and fantastic sense of humor. Their relationship develops around the existential writings of a Dutch author, and together they search for meaning in the universe, exploring the infinite beauty, tragedy, and potential of finite human life.
The Man from the Other Side by Uri Orlev
A Warsaw teenager witnesses the conditions of the Ghetto and decides to help a Jewish man in the days leading up to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Maus by Art Spiegleman (Graphic Memoir)
In his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, Art Spiegleman tells the story of his father’s experiences in Nazi Poland and Auschwitz, and the ways in which that past horror continues to shape his life and relationships, especially of father and son. Followed by Maus II.
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
Oskar Schindler hides thousands of Jews from the Nazis under the guise of a concentration camp factory.
Sepharad by Antonio Muñoz Molina
The Sephardic diaspora, the Holocaust, and Stalin’s Russia intertwine in a story of love and grief.