Wednesday, November 20, 2013

2014 Men in Uniform Challenge

2014 Men in Uniform Reading Challenge
January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

As Brianna at The Book Vixen says: Who doesn't love a man in uniform? I sure do! And I love reading about them too. They're hot, resourceful and they're always well-equipped. Do you like reading books featuring men in uniform too? If so, then this is the reading challenge for you!
I've seen this challenge go by for several years now and just never managed to get myself signed up.  I realized just now that with all the murder mysteries I read that surely to goodness I can collect enough policemen to enter at the most basic level.  So that's what I'm going to do.  If I find that I can round up even more of those handsome men in uniform, then I'll ask my commanding officer for a promotion and will try for a higher level.  But my basic challenge will be complete when I earn my stripes for:

Sergeant: read 1-5 men in uniform novels

If you'd like to join in the fun, then click on the 2014 Men in Uniform Challenge link for full details and to sign up.

My reading list:
1. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell [policemen] (1/5/14)
2. Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell [policemen] (1/13/14)
3. Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton [ship's officers & crew] (1/27/14)
4. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark [policemen] (2/6/14)
5. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd [navy] (3/8/14)

Challenge Complete!  I may try for a promotion to Lieutenant, but my commitment is complete at Sergeant.

6. Vicious Circle by Douglas Clark [policemen] (3/11/14)
7. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw [all branches of armed service] (5/9/14) 
8. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo [policemen] (6/8/14)
9. Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark [policemen] (6/11/14)
10. On the Beach by Nevil Shute [US & Australian Navy] (7/7/14) 

I've now earned my Lieutenant's stripes! Who knows, maybe I'll make Captain.

11. The Forgotten War by William R. Forstchen [Starfleet officers] (7/9/14)


J F Norris said...

I took one look at that action figure and the title of the challenge and immediately thought of one thing: The Village People! I'm hopeless, I know.

Bev Hankins said...


Anonymous said...

LOL @ John's comment!!

Thanks for participating :)