Welcome to War Through the Generations: Reading Challenges!

warbirdbutton1We (Anna from Diary of an Eccentric and Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit) have long been interested in war literature and thought it would be a great idea to launch a blog and host challenges on books dealing with the many wars fought over the years.

World War II is the topic of our first challenge, which will begin January 1, 2009, and run through December 31, 2009.  To participate in the challenge, you need only commit to reading 5 books next year, which is only a month’s worth of reading for many of us bookworms.  There will be prizes, and you don’t have to have a blog to participate!  To learn more about the WWII challenge and sign up to participate, visit the Current Challenge and Sign Up Info page.

We plan to continue adding to the WWII Reading List to provide a useful resource for participants, and if you are participating in the challenge, you can share your thoughts on the books you read for the challenge by emailing us the link to your reviews if you have a blog or emailing us the entire review if you don’t.

But that’s not all!  We hope you’ll subscribe to the blog or visit on a regular basis because we plan to discuss relevant news stories and even post personal stories related to the challenges.

If you have any suggestions for the blog or would like to contribute a personal story, please email us at warthroughgenerations AT gmail DOT com.


  1. I love the site design. You decided to go with WordPress vs. Blogger! Great job, girls!

  2. Thanks, Shana! I’ve had some problems with Blogger, such as a broken profile that no one will fix. So far, WordPress has been okay. It’s taking a bit to get used to, but that’s expected.

  3. Thanks for coming on over to check out the challenge Shana! I personally prefer blogger, but I was out voted…lol

  4. It looks great gals! Congrats to you both. 😀

  5. The site looks lovely 🙂
    I am joining u guys 🙂 !! u 2 r rocking girls 🙂
    i will be looking out for your reviews [ hope it is posted here?] and then u know kinda select my books?!

    i will start with Atonement i guess [ i have heard it is really a good book 🙂 ]


  6. Great site and great idea. I noticed on the reading list that The Diary of Ann Frank was not there. It was the one book that touched me deeply when I read it as a teenager.

  7. Jeannie: Thanks so much!

    Pam: That’s on my list to add to the list. Thanks for reminding me! I have a long list of books to add still, and it’ll take me awhile.

  8. Veens: So glad you like the site!! And we’re very excited that you’re going to participate! The reviews will be posted on our main blogs, but we’ll post a portion of them here with a link. We’ll do that for everyone, too. Try to get blog traffic to flow both ways and keep up with the doings of all the participants!

  9. I’m glad everyone likes the site and is gearing up to join us in this challenge. I may lose sight of what year we are actually in…If I start hearing sirens and think its an air raid, you’ll know I’ve read too many of these books.

  10. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen!! Well, then again, if the book makes you really feel like you’re there, then it’s a good book. In this case, a little frightening, too.

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