Thursday, December 31, 2009

World War II Challenge

Dates: January 1st through December 31st of 2009

Hosts: Anna and Serena

For details: Click here.

The challenge (put simply): Read at least 5 books, fiction and/or non-fiction, that involve WWII.

My list of possibles (I'm going for 5 of these; any extras will be icing on the cake):

*Smoke and Ashes by Barbara Rogasky

*Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

*The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang

*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

*Dawn of Fear by Susan Cooper

*The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

*Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

*The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

*Night by Elie Wiesel

*Plot Against America by Philip Roth

*Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (would be a reread)

*The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman

*Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

*...I never saw another butterfly...: Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944

2 comments:

Anna said...

Thanks for signing up for our challenge. I've added you to the participants page. Great reading list. Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

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/