Wednesday, 28 December 2011

War Through the Generations Reading Challenge

The First World War is a huge subject, and this reading challenge from War Through the Generations caught my eye, as it has WW1 as its theme. Novels and non-fiction all count, and I'm hoping to increase my knowledge of the subject through reading some excellent books.

I'm going to sign on for 4 books over the year, which gets me in (just) at the "Wade" level of 4-10 books. I'd like to read Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong, but beyond that I have no firm idea which books to choose. I'll have to do a bit of research on the subject and find some titles that pique my interest.

1. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
2. Strange Meeting by Susan Hill
3. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by Siegfried Sassoon
4. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by Siegfried Sassoon

UPDATE: - I'm finding this challenge so fascinating, I've decided to take it to the next level! I'm now pledging to read at least 11 books for the "swim" level.

5. Sherston's Progress by Siegfried Sassoon
6. The First World War by Michael Howard
7. Journey's End by R.C. Sherriff
8. Letters from a Lost Generation by Vera Brittain et al


  1. Thanks for joining the WWI reading challenge. We hope you'll join us for the mid-year read-a-long of A Farewell to Arms. Also, there are WWI theme buttons on our buttons page if you want to use them in your posts.

  2. Thanks for hosting. I probably will join in with Farewell to Arms as I've not tried Hemingway before and would like to give it a go.