Tuesday, March 17, 2009

WWII Challenge


This challenge is already three months in, but it's a small fairly small requirement (5 books) and I have been getting so many WWII and Holocaust books lately that signing up seemed appropriate. This challenge is co-hosted by Anna from Diary of an Eccentric & Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit.

My tentative list to choose from:

1. The Girl in the Green Sweater
2. Briar Rose
3. A Separate Peace
4. The Madonnas of Leningrad
5. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
6. Those Who Save Us
7. Skeletons at the Feast
8. Out Stealing Horses

I have all of these on my bookshelves already, but if you have any other recommendations, I'd love to hear them!
What I ended up reading:
1. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (review)
2. Resistance by Anita Shreve (review)
3. Let Me Go by Helga Schneider (review), audio
4. Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas (review)

4 comments:

Anna said...

I'm so glad you're joining us for the challenge. I've added you to the participants list on the blog. Feel free to email us with links to your reviews so we can post snippets of them there. You've got a great list.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Sandy Nawrot said...

This is an awesome reading challenge. If you follow the official challenge blog, you will read wonderful reviews, and soon will have ten times more recommendations that you could ever read!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Anna: Thanks! I'm excited to get started.

Sandy: Thanks for the tip. I can see that all those recommendations are going to be bad for my wish list.

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/