For my historical fiction book I read 'The Book Thief'. I really enjoyed this book. I think there were many unique aspects all throughout this book. One of these aspects is the fact that the narrator is a mystery all throughout the book (I solved this mystery very quickly).
highly recommend this book if you want to read about courage and bravery in Nazi Germany/The White Rose: Munich, 1942-1943 by Inge Scholl, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0819560863/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_1d1Wrb1MB875F