Vietnam War Reading Challenge Update, and More

War Through the Generations is now focused on Vietnam War-related reading.

And we had a guest post from Shannon of After the Fire Came a Gentle Whisper about her feelings on Vietnam War literature and what it means to her.  If you haven’t checked out the guest post, you should.  It just might inspire you to join us this year.  You should also check out Shannon’s blog.

Some participants are so on the ball, they’ve already started sending us their review links; check out the first few reviews — My Detachment by Tracy Kidder and In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien.  Other book review links will appear on the Vietnam War Book Reviews page as well as on the main blog pages.  There are many more reviews from participants filtering in, but right now we’re staggering those posts.

If you have any guest post ideas that you’d like to run by us, feel free to email Email Us.

Finally, the winners among the WWII Reading Challenge Participants have been announced.  Interested in seeing who they are?  Check out the list.


  1. Yipee! Dawn, we've got you on the official participants list.

  2. Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks says

    I just drafted a post to run tomorrow – I'm in!

  3. The Bumbles says

    Though I wasn't a huge fan of Roth overall, I will say that his writing of the Vietnam Vet, Les, in The Human Stain put me in the mind and soul of a solder from Vietnam better than anything I've read or seen.

    I keep my eye on reviews from participants of this challenge and have found some great titles through it. I don't participate in challenges myself, but I like to soak up the discoveries from others. Thanks for hosting.

  4. I have What They Carried to read and I look forward to it!

  5. Yeah Anna get on that! LOL O wait I haven't read any either, but I do have a Movie Review…which I'm just going to post on the War blog.

  6. I did so well with the WWII challenge, but haven't started reading any Vietnam books yet. I will have to remedy that soon!

    Thanks for posting all these links.

    Diary of an Eccentric