Monday, December 29, 2008

Reading Challenge

I have never done a reading challenge before, but I recently started reading the blog She Is Too Fond of Books, and the author has been listing many challenges over the past few days. I found one that really appeals to me, because I've always liked reading about World War II. Here is a little bit about the challenge:

"To participate in the WWII Reading Challenge, you must commit to reading at least five books throughout the year. The books can be fiction or non-fiction, and they can be about any aspect of WWII. WWII should be the primary or secondary theme, and it doesn’t matter whether the book takes place during the war or after the war. Children’s literature is acceptable! (Please visit the WWII Reading List page for some recommendations.) You can count books you are reading for other challenges, so long as they meet the aforementioned criteria."

You can read more about this challenge and sign up at the War Through the Generations blog. I plan to read 5 books (I may read more, but I'm just committing to 5, since I know I can do that). I haven't chosen my 5 books yet; I'll add them to this post as soon as I do. I have chosen my first book, however.

1. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell
2. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
3. The Avengers by Rich Cohen
4. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
5. Book Five

5 comments:

Anna said...

Thanks for signing up for our reading challenge, and I'm thrilled you chose ours to be your first. I've added you to the participants page on the challenge blog, and I look forward to seeing what books you decide to read.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

danielle said...

You could count "Madonnas of Leningrad" and "Suite Francais" since they are fresh reads and be ahead by 2, he-he! Also don't forget Atonment will be about WWII.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I'm so glad you joined the Challenge! The "Reading List" that Serena and Anna have put together is extensive and should have something for everyone!

I'm committing to 5 books, but haven't chosen them yet. I read *The Madonnas of Leningrad*, *Suite Francaise* and *Sarah's Key* in 2008, so they won't count :(

I have *Atonement* on my list of possibilities, and would like to re-read *Anne Frank* (it has been -years-!!)

Good luck with the WW2 Challenge -- enjoy your reading!

Dawn
She is Too Fond of Books

quiltcrazygal said...

I can't wait to hear about your reading adventure sounds so interesting. I wanted to tell you I got Teri's paper quilt book for Christmas from my friends at work! It looks yummy! I love your paper folio, it is really nice. Thanks for your inspiration. If you have time please stop at my blog, you have been tagged. Happy New Year! I'm so happy I've met you in the blogging world! Jenna Louise

Serena said...

FYI, all 2009 WWII Reading Challenge Participants; giveaway information can be found here:

http://warthroughthegenerations.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/international-2009-wwii-reading-challenge-giveaways-revealed/