Monday, March 2, 2009

New Challenge

Thanks, Serena, for letting me know about this one. Who knew I had been participating without even knowing. :) Since I read Sarah's Key, I have been very interested in reading more books about/set during WWII.

Books read for the challenge:

1. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
3. The Reader by Bernard Schlink
4. An Obsolete Honor by Helena P. Schrader
5. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

 Others that may get read:

 Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose
 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank


  1. Your blog looks great Mari! Very bright and inviting now. I'm glad you joined the War Challenge. I'm planning on The Book Thief as well. I look forward to your reviews.

  2. I know you'll love The Book Thief, The Reader, Anne Frank.

    I know you will.

  3. Bernhard Schlink's The Reader is intriguing, you should definitely check it out!

  4. The Book Thief is excellent. I loved it. I'd like to read The Reader too, but I may just go see the movie, or get it on DVD. Books about the war tend to depress me. I just just finished The Shell Seekers (so much better than the movie) and it was really good, but haunting. Anne Frank was like that too. It took me a while to shake that one off as well. It will be interesting to see your reviews.

  5. I'm thrilled you joined our challenge! I've added you to the participants page on the challenge blog, and I'll add your reviews soon.

    I'm reading An Obsolete Honor right now, and it's great. You're in for a treat with The Book Thief.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  6. FYI, all 2009 WWII Reading Challenge Participants; giveaway information can be found here:


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