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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Banned Books Challenge

For this challenge, all banned and challenged books you've ever read count. The point of it is to read 50 of them, not necessarily 50 new ones. But, of course, if you'd like to choose 50 new ones, then that is wonderful. This is a perpetual challenge and has no end date. If you'd like to join me in this particular challenge, just leave a comment saying you'd like to participate and then a link to where you will show your progress on the challenge. Book reviews are not required, but, of course, accepted. A few short lines on what the book was about and whether you found it worthy of reading in and of itself (as oppose to the singular fact it may be worthy of reading just because it is banned).

This challenge is put on by Lost in Books.  Head over there for more info and book suggestions!

Here is where I will keep track of my progress!

1.  The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown (banned in Lebanon and by the Catholic Church)

2.  Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
4.  Carrie by Stephen King
5.  The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
6.   The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
7.  The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
8.  Lord of the Flies by William Golding
9.  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
10.   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
11.  A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
12.   Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Ironically a novel about book burning and censorship.)
13.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
14.   Little House in the Big Woods (challenged for “fueling the fires of racism”)
15.  Little House on the Prairie (challenged due to derogatory remarks about Native Americans)
16.   Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
17.  A Time to Kill by John Grisham
18.  My Antonia by Willa Cather
19.  Cantebury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
20.  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (In South Africa)
21.  Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (In South Africa)
22.  Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
23.  Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
24.  The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
25.  A Wrinkle in Time by Madelaine D'Engle
26.  James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
27.  The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
28.  Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
29. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

I will also keep track of my read on this shelf on Goodreads, and also try to write a few reviews, if I can remember all of these books!  I can't believe how many I've already read that are considered banned!  Crazy! Long Live Free Speech!

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