This is yet another challenge calling my name. In 2009 I had just started this blog and signed up for the War Through the Generations Challenge which focused on books taking place during World War II. I actually think I read the five books I intended to, but never really actively participated in the challenge. This year War Through the Generations is hosting another challenge for 2010 focusing on the Viet Nam War. The following is challenge information taken from their website:
This year's War Through the Generations 2010 reading challenge will be the Vietnam War. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010.
This year you have options when reading your fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, etc. with the Vietnam War as the primary or secondary theme.
Books can take place before, during, or after the war. Books from other challenges count so long as they meet the above criteria.
Dip: Read 5 books in any genre with the Vietnam War as a primary or secondary theme.
Wade: Read 6-10 books in any genre with the Vietnam War as a primary or secondary theme.
Swim: Read 11 or more books in any genre with the Vietnam War as a primary or secondary theme.
*Participants anywhere in the world are eligible for most prizes in the post-challenge drawing!**
*Prize drawings will be for participants finishing either their personal goal or five books.
*Participants can always read more than their initial goals, and even if you sign up for 11+, but read just five, you officially completed the challenge and are eligible for prizes.
You can decide which books you’d like to read right away, or you can choose them during the course of the challenge. Check out the Recommended Reading: Vietnam War page for suggestions.
I'm starting out slowly and committing to reading five books set in this time period. After looking over the recommended reading list I know of three or four books that I have intended to read for some time - this will give me some incentive to get them done.