This is the second year I'll be joining War Through The Generation's reading challenge. The focus of 2013 is The American Revolutionary War. I'm signing up at the Dip Level: "Read 1-3 books in any genre with the American Revolution as a primary or secondary theme."
I haven't read much about the American Revolution, but reading Ron Chernow's biography of Washington got me a bit more curious about it, particularly about what it was like to live through it (rather than the causes, strategies, etc.).
The only book I already know I'll read for the challenge is Memoir of a Revolutionary Soldier: The Narrative of Joseph Plumb Martin (1830). I picked it up a few years ago because I thought it would be interesting to read an account of what the war was like through the eyes of a foot soldier.
If you're like me and haven't read much about the American Revolution, here's a list of recommended reading and then here's a link to the sign-up page.