This is the one I’ve been waiting for! I had so much fun doing the Vietnam war challenge that I knew I had to participate again in 2011 for the Civil War theme. I’m taking a dive into this and upping the ante on it by going for the Wade level (6-10). Now I won’t make the list before hand but I will come back here to this posting and add the books as I read them through out the year.
War Through the Generation‘s 2011 reading challenge will be the U.S. Civil War. The challenge will run from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011.
This year you have options when reading your fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, etc. with the U.S. Civil 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 3-5 books in any genre with the U.S. Civil War as a primary or secondary theme.
Wade: Read 6-10 books in any genre with the U.S. Civil War as a primary or secondary theme.
Swim: Read 11 or more books in any genre with the U.S. Civil War as a primary or secondary theme.
Additionally, we’ve decided that since there are so many great movies out there about U.S. Civil War, that you can substitute or add a movie or two to your list this year and have it count toward your totals. We nabbed this idea from a few challenges in 2009, particularly The Everything Austen Challenge at Stephanies’s Written Word.
*Participants anywhere in the world are eligible for most prizes in the post-challenge drawing!**
*Prize drawings will be for participants finishing the minimum 3-5 books.
*Participants can always read more than their initial goals, and even if you sign up for 11+, but read just 3-5, 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 theRecommended Reading: U.S. Civil War (page is coming soon) page for suggestions.
We wanted to try something a little different this year, and we thought that it would be fun to do a group review here on War Through the Generations midway through the challenge. Book to be determined in the coming months.
How to sign up:
Leave a comment on this page with your reading goal. Please spread the word about the challenge on your blogs. Feel free to do a sign up post and leave a link to your post here.
Everyone who signs up will be listed on the U.S. Civil War Challenge Participants page. (page coming soon.)
My Level: Wade (6-10 books)
My Book List:
A Soldier’s Embrace by Julie Romero
The One Who Waits For Me by Lori Copeland
Land Of The Falling Stars by Keta Diablo
The Last Confederate Battle by John Cline
One Response to “2011 War Through The Generations Challenge[Civil War]”
I'm a country gal through and through! I love reading, collecting books and mason jars. I also love horses, cows and coffee! Where ever you find me , you'll always see me with Ariat boots on and,of course, my book! I am an avid reader of Christian fiction, and love contemporary/historical western romances and Amish novels. My favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury, Wanda Brunstetter, Amy Clipston, Julie Lessman and Mary Connealy, just to name a few!