Wednesday, December 02, 2020

2021 World War II Challenge

J. Howard Miller 1918-2004, artwork details on wikimedia commons


2021 World War II Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up here)
Dates: January - December 2021
Goals: Read, Watch, Listen, Share WWII related stuff


  • Fiction published during 1939-1945
  • Fiction set during 1939-1945
  • Fiction that is about the leading up to the war
  • Fiction that is about the direct aftermath of the war
  • Nonfiction books about the War
  • Biographies or Autobiographies with sections about the war
  • Poetry or verse novels with a WWII setting OR publication date
  • Essays, Articles, Op-Ed pieces
  • historical-historical (straight up historical with no sub-genres)
  • historical romance
  • historical mysteries
  • historical coming-of-age
  • historical thrillers/suspense/spy novels


Films and documentaries

  • any film made/released during 1939-1945
  • any film set during the war 
  • any documentary about the war

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If you would like check-in posts throughout the year, please mention it in your sign up comment. If you are neutral or don't like checking-back-in mention that too, if you don't mind. I'll do what most want--or try to remember to do so. Let's be honest, intentions at the start of the year don't always stick.

© 2020 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


AnneKristy said...

I'm in. I'm committing to the challenge in 2021. WWII stories are books I read anyway. I also love the music and film of this era.
Thank you so much for putting this together.
Annette of Impressions in Ink

Becky said...

So glad you're joining, Annette!

AnneKristy said...

Jean said...

OK, me! I have a bunch of WWII books I need to read.

Jean said...

Oops, sorry. I like quarterly checkins, that suits me.

Becky said...

Jean, I'm so glad you're joining!

Karen K. said...

This sounds wonderful -- I have at least a dozen books about WWII and that era on my TBR shelves. I'm setting a goal of at least one per month and this will really inspire to read them!

Jean said...

Official sign-up:

Janet Brantley said...

I will be enthusiastically joining your WWII reading challenge for 2021! I'm a writer of both mysteries and historical fiction set in WWII. I'll be publishing a series of three WWII books this year, so I'm immersed in the era anyway. I'll enjoy being challenged to find books I haven't read. Thank you for putting this challenge together. I'll be joining others as well, but I'll fill my list for this one first.

Curling up by the Fire said...

My official sign-up post:

Avid Series Reader said...

I'm in!
Avid Series Reader

Gillian said...

I’m joining. Love WW2 books and have a bunch on my Kindle.

Avid Series Reader said...

I like check-ins IFF it is easy to find them.
Shall we post links to our book reviews as comments?
I'm thrilled that this challenge includes movies! My husband is excited that I now want to watch all his faves with him. I am curious, do others plan to post reviews of the movies they watch?
Happy New Year fellow challengers!
Avid Series Reader

Karen K. said...

I'm in! I have a whole stack of unread books written in or about the WWII era, this will really inspire me to read them all.

Here's my signup post:

I would love periodic check-ins but whatever is fine, I'm just happy to participate.

Wendy Kaye said...

World War II is one of my favorite time periods, so this will be an easy one for me! :)

Wendy Kaye said...

I don't remember if I already signed up, but I'd love to join in. Some of my favorite Christian authors write books set in WWII. :)

JLS Hall said...

This sounds like so much fun! I'm a little late signing up - hope that's OK. I've put a sign-up post on my blog, here:

And I've added the challenge to my list of challenge announcements for 2021, here:

GothicVamperstein said...

Here's my sign-up. :-)