2012 War Through the Generations Reading Challenge: WWI

WWI Reading Challenge

Anna and I, as you may already know, co-host the War Through the Generations Reading Challenges each year.

Since creating the blog, we have delved into WWII, the Vietnam War, and the U.S. Civil War (reader’s choice).  The website contains ever-growing lists of book recommendations for each of those wars, plus a running list of reviews for books that are from challenge participants and others that we’ve found across the blogosphere.

In 2012, Anna and I could not pass up the opportunity to delve into WWI, often considered The Great War, which occurred roughly between 1914 to 1918 and started roughly with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary.

The WWI Reading Challenge will be held between Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012.

Books must have WWI as a primary or secondary theme and occur before, during, or after the war.

Here are the reading levels:

  • Dip: Read 1-3 books in any genre with WWI as a primary or secondary theme.
  • Wade: Read 4-10 books in any genre with WWI as a primary or secondary theme.
  • Swim: Read 11 or more books in any genre with WWI as a primary or secondary theme.

We’re waiting on some buttons for the challenge, but you can read all the details and sign up at War Through the Generations.

***Also, if you sign up, Please follow War Through the Generations in your feed readers and on Twitter @wargenerations and Facebook for updates, giveaways, and more***

I’ll be signing up for the Wade level of 4-10 books.  How about you?

***This Just In***

The read-a-long book for 2012 is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway


  1. It’s tempting because I do read historical fiction and I like the time period, and really one to three books should be doable! But, I’m trying not to do too many challenges because I don’t like to set myself up to fail.

    • Well if you decide to sign up, there is that lovely 1-3 book level. Please stop by War Through the Generations if you change your mind.

  2. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says

    Congratulations to you and Anna for another successful year running the War Through the Generation challenge! The website *is* a fantastic resource.

    I’m sure 2012 – with WWI as a theme – will be as fulfilling.

    • Thanks, Dawn. I hope you’ll consider joining in 2012, maybe even just for the read-a-long of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.

  3. I’m really excited about this challenge! I hope we get a lot of participants!