War Through the Generations is a reading challenge site I created in late 2008 with the help of Serena from Savvy Verse & Wit. We’ve always been interested in the impact of war on individuals and the larger society, and every year we host a war-themed reading challenge. Our 2009 challenge focused on World War II and the Holocaust, and we had more than 100 participants. In 2010, we focused on the Vietnam War, and we had 55 participants. In 2011, we focused on the U.S. Civil War, and we had 56 participants. In 2012, we focused on World War I, and we had more than 100 participants. For 2013, we are focusing on fiction and non-fiction dealing with the American Revolution.
We hope War Through the Generations will serve as a resource for those interested in reading about war. On the site, you’ll find recommended reading lists for World War II/Holocaust, the Vietnam War, the U.S. Civil War, WWI, and the American Revolution, listing titles that feature the wars as primary or secondary themes. There also are links to reviews for World War II, Vietnam War, U.S. Civil War, WWI, and American Revolution books written by participants and other bloggers. New recommended reading and book review lists will be added each year for whatever war we are covering, but we will continue to add to the lists already on the site.
*For more information about the 2013 American Revolution Reading Challenge and a link to participate, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: Our challenges run from January 1 through December 31, and signups are ongoing, so it’s never too late to join us!
*To read the list of books I read for the 2009 World War II Reading Challenge, click here. To see what I read for the 2010 Vietnam War Reading Challenge, click here. To see what I read for the 2011 U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge, click here.
*If you have a suggestion for a book to be added to one of the recommended reading lists, would like a book review you’ve written to be added to one of the book review pages, or have a question about the site, please e-mail us at email@example.com.