Saturday, November 27, 2010

Men In Uniform Reading Challenge

I want to point out, first of all, that I totally own that G.I.Joe toy in the photo.

Book Vixen is hosting this challenge. Here's the deal:

Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011(books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime – Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
The goal is to read as many novels that involve men in inform as you’d like. It can be a policeman, firefighter, paramedic, Army, Navy, Marine Corp., etc. – As long as the leading man wears some sort of uniform, it counts.

Sergeant – Read 1–5 men in uniform novels
Lieutenant – Read 6–10 men in uniform novels
Captain – Read 11–15 men in uniform novels
Chief – Read 16+ men in uniform novels

I'm aiming for the Lieutenant level. I will edit this post throughout the year with titles/reviews.

The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
X-Wing: Iron Fist by Aaron Allston
A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
X-Wing: Solo Command by Aaron Allston
The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell
Choices of One by Timothy Zahn


Snazel said...

Oooooo, I DO have a nice lot of SF books. And I DO like the military. Maybe I should join this too!

Snazel said...

(Also, I so approve of your book choices.)

Bahnree said...

:DDDDD you should do it, and I'm glad you approve. I was going to put Vatta's War #1-2 on the list too, but I don't know if there's a leading man, or if he has a uniform. lol.

Snazel said...

HEH. Well, let me see. Most of the men are not in uniform. Though there is Ransome, but I don't think he turned up till verse three. And there's her drill sarge, who is MADE OF WIN, but we only really see him once he's retired. No, that won't really work, sorry.

(Heh, though you could have read Zahn's Conquerers.)