WWII Reading Challenge 2017


Happy New Year! Welcome to the WWII Reading Challenge for 2017.

This is a no-stress reading challenge. Feel free to set your own goal. Read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, etc. Whatever strikes your fancy. These can be the years leading up to the war, during the war, or in the few years after the war.

Please link your reviews (blog, Amazon, GoodReads, wherever you post) below:

As a thank you for participating, we’ll host an end-of-challenge giveaway for those who read the most WWII-related books between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017. (Details coming later in the year!)


  1. Yay! I’m so glad we’re back and hosting a brand new challenge!!

  2. I am glad we are doing this again, too.

  3. Ever since I did the World War I challenge in 2012, I have hoped the World War II challenge would be done again. I love to read about that time period.

  4. We’re happy that you’ll be joining us!

  5. Thanks for joining us Tracy and Wisteria!

  6. I read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Book Thief in 2016, and now I’m interested to read more of that time period! Thanks for hosting

  7. Hooray! So glad you’re doing this again!

  8. Darlene and Charity, so glad to have you on board!

  9. I didn’t think you were coming back for any more of these challenges, but I’m so glad you have. Count me in on this one.

  10. Alex, glad you’re joining us again! Both of us have been super busy, but we missed hosting the challenge. It’s definitely a scaled-back version, but we think it’s for the best.

  11. […] giveaway.  More details on the challenge and how to link your reviews can be found here. Also, stay tuned for information on the three World War II readalongs we will be hosting at War […]

  12. Welcome, everyone.

  13. so glad to you’re back. love this challenge.

  14. Yay, glad you’re joining us this year, Irene!

  15. Yes, thanks for joining us, Irene.

  16. […] hope that you’ll join us, sign up in the comments and link your reviews in Mr. Linky throughout […]

  17. Hi Anna and Serena, so I’ve decide to join you in this challenge and also hope to do the read-alongs. I’ve added my intro post to the challenge in the Linky. Do we post our links to reviews there too? It seems that at the moment all the links just lead to the URL of the participating blogs.

  18. Hi Laura, the linky was for the review links. People were supposed to just sign up in the comments. I’ll clear out the linky and list the participants in the comments here later today.

  19. So far, those who signed up to do the challenge include:
    The Children’s War: https://thechildrenswar.blogspot.com/
    My Book Strings: https://mybookstrings.com/
    Writing Wrongs: https://writingwrongs.blog/
    Bookworm’s Dinner: http://bookwormsdinner.blogspot.com/
    Darlene’s Book Nook: http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com/p/2017-challenges.html
    Library of Clean Reads: http://www.libraryofcleanreads.com/2017/01/2017-war-through-generations-reading.html

    The linky should just contain reviews now.

  20. Hi this is TracyK at Bitter Tea and Mystery. I commented with the link to my joining post but it won’t take the link in the comments. That happens to me at other WordPress blog also. My signup post was posted on January 23, 2017.

  21. Our newest signup is Bitter Tea & Mystery: http://bitterteaandmystery.blogspot.com/2017/01/2017-war-through-generations-reading.html

  22. Hi TracyK, I’ve added you to the signups here. The linky is for the review links.

  23. I did see that, Serena, and I will putting up a post (and adding to the linky) for my first read for the challenge in a week or two.

  24. Hi!!! I’ve joined the challenge. My sign up post is here: http://cafinatedreads.com/2017-challenges/

  25. Thanks for joining us!

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