War Through the Generations – WWII challenge completed!


Rules: Commit to reading at least 5 books throughout the year. 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.

Timeframe: 1 January – 31 December 2009

My goal: 5 books

A huge thank you to Anna and Serena for hosting this wonderful challenge. With it’s own dedicated website and plenty of support from Anna, this was a joy to participate in. There were so many books to choose from and even if I’d spent the whole year just reading for this challenge, I’m sure there would have still been plenty left on my TBR list.

Books read:

1. Austerlitz – W.G. Sebald
2. Resistance – Anita Shreve
3. Charlotte Gray – Sebastian Faulkes
4. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis – Giorgio Bassani
5. The Piano Teacher – Janice Y.K. Lee
6. Alone in Berlin – Hans Fallada
7. He Was My Chief – Christa Schroeder
8. Eastern Approaches – Fitzroy Maclean
9. Nancy Wake – The inspiring story of one of the war’s greatest heroine’s – Peter Fitzsimmons
10. The Eye of the Needle – Ken Follett


4 responses to “War Through the Generations – WWII challenge completed!

  1. Congrats on completing the challenge! I’m glad you enjoyed it…or as well as one can enjoy reading books on such a heavy topic.

    I hope you’ll consider participating in the Vietnam War challenge that recently started.

  2. Anna – thank you! And you are right, a heavy topic but it was worth it. I’m still weighing up the Vietnam War challenge. It’s a subject I have always avoided – probably a good indicator that it would be valuable to join.

  3. Nice Website. You should think more about RSS Feeds as a traffic source. They bring me a nice bit of traffic.

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