Wednesday 31 December 2014

War Through the Generations 2014 Challenge Wrap-Up Post

2014 War Challenge With a Twist

For 2014 at War Through the Generations, they decided to mix things up a bit.
They focussed on 1 war for 2 months rather than a full or half year.
In other words, read books from any of the listed wars during the entire year, then come back and post your reviews in the linky for the designated month.
Here’s the schedule:
  • Jan./Feb.: Gulf Wars (Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm and Iraq War/Operation Iraqi Freedom)
  • March/April: French and Indian War
  • May/June: Korean War
  • July/August: WWI (100th Anniversary)
  • Sept./Oct.: WWII
  • Nov./Dec.: Vietnam War
Level of Participation:
  • Dip Your Toes: Read 1 book for any war
  • Novice: Read 1 book per war throughout the year for a total of 6 books on 6 different wars
  • Intermediate: Read 2+ books for 1 war, and 1 book for each of the others for a total of 7 books
  • Expert: Read 2+ books for each war for a total of 12 books
I tried for at least the Novice level for the year, but thought I might do more for some of the wars. 
I didn't read any books for the French and Indian War, but got at least one for all the others.

My books:
A Jew Must Die by Jacques Chessex. Finished January 17 (World War II)
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson. Finished February 2 (World War I)
Kid Soldier by Jennifer Maruno. Finished February 3 (World War II)
Night by Elie Wiesel. Finished March 17 (World War II)
The Wind Is Not a River by Brian Payton. Finished March 25 (World War II)
The Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit. Finished March 26 (World War II)
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole. Finished March 31 (World War I)
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. Finished May 4 (Gulf Wars)
The Secret Purposes by David Baddiel. Finished May 18 (World War II)
Tyringham Park by Rosemary McLoughlin. Finished May 19 (World War I and World War II)
Saigon by Anthony Grey. Finished June 8 (World War II and Vietnam War)
Give Me Tomorrow by Patrick O'Donnell (Korean War)

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