I dont really read fiction. Im going to have all kinds of time to read on holiday be that its child free. Im going to order "The Night Cleaner" . Thats the kind of thing I like. Undercover journalism. Im also a boring history student so anything real life ww2 related. Survivor stories. Also stories that uncover abuses of system in other countries.
I have recently read some great Mass Observation books.
'Domestic Soldiers' by Jennifer Purcell wasn't bad 'Love and War in London: The Mass Observation Wartime Diary of Olivia Crockett' was pretty good too. 'Wartime Women' by Dorothy Sheridan is next on my list.
I also like:
'Even the women must fight' by Turner 'A time for machetes' by Hatzfeld 'Into the Quick of life' by Hatzfeld 'Safe area Gorazde' by Joe Sacco is a 'documentary comic' and really helped me get a handle on the Kosovan conflict. Night by Wiesel
I have just read your post and I would thoroughly recommend "The Railway Man" by Eric Lomax. It is the true life account of a Scottish man who was held prisoner by the Japanese during WWII. Incidentally, it is about to be made into a film. A fantastic read!
I would also heartily recommend "The Auschwitz Violin" by Maria Angels Anglada.