Anna from Diary of an Eccentric and Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit have started a dedicated blog for challenges related to war and its impact. They write:
We have always been interested in war and its impact, so naturally, our first hosted reading challenge would be about this theme. Rather than host a single challenge on the very broad topic of war, we decided to break it down into several challenges over the long term. We hope you’ll join us, whether it’s only for one challenge or more. (We’re pretty obsessive about our reading, so we’ve planned a few years in advance.) We plan on holding six-month to one-year challenges, so check back to find one that tickles your fancy. Their first challenge beginning January 1, 2009 is World War II. Readers must commit to reading at least five books throughout the year. Anna and Serena write:
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. There is a link for suggested reading as well.There will be a prize drawing for those participants who meet or exceed their reading goal!Go to the post about the 2009 Challenge to read more and to sign up. Sign ups are ongoing, but if you want to be included in the prize giveaway, you must sign up no later than January 31st.
I'm going to give this one a go. Hopefully I'll manage to complete it. I will try to read 6 books, 3 fiction and 3 non fiction, simply because i like even numbers and symmetry! I know, I'm a bit strange! Lol. The fiction is listed below, but I'm not sure about the non fiction yet.
- Saplings by Noel Streatfeild
- The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak
- Empire of the Sun by J.G.Ballard
This is my first ever challenge so wish me luck!