Thursday, December 4, 2008

War Through The Generations Challenge

Here is a challenge that Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit and Anna from Diary of an Eccentric are co-hosting for 2009. All you need to do is make a commitment to read at least five books that are themed around World War II between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009. I have always loved books from this genre so I don't think that will be a problem for me. I have a few on my shelves at home to start off with that will also work with a couple of other challenges that I am doing for next year.

I am going to sign up to read 5 World War II books and here are the titles that I am going to start with:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne--completed 2/10/2009
Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas--completed 2/28/2009
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay--completed 5/17/2009
Guernica by Dave Boling--completed 11/25/2009
A Lucky Child by Thomas Buergenthal--Completed 12/13/2009

If you are interested in signing up or to find out more information about this challenge click here.
I hope you join in!

8 comments:

Serena said...

Jo-Jo: Thanks for signing up for the challenge. We're happy to have you and I've got you on the official participants list.

I haven't picked my books yet...well I have picked two. LOL

Jo-Jo said...

Thanks Serena...I figure since I will be reading these after Christmas I will be fine. I read a couple of holocaust themed books a couple years ago right before Christmas and really didn't do much for my holiday spirit. I've been wanting to read The Book Thief for awhile so I hope to add that one to the list also!

Dar said...

Jo-Jo, glad you joined in. This one is going to be great. I'm looking forward to all the reviews of war novels we'll be seeing.

Anna said...

I'm so glad you signed up for our challenge!! I'm very much looking forward to what you have to say about these books. I plan on reading Sarah's Key, too.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

softdrink said...

I saw the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Have you seen it?

Jo-Jo said...

Softdrink: I haven't seen that movie yet...but it is on my list of things to watch right after I read the book.

Kaye said...

Hi Jo-Jo, I read and reviewed Sarah's Key and it is a wonderful book. I hope you enjoy it. The Book Thief is good too. Happy reading in the new year.

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/