Sunday, January 27, 2008

Banned Book Challenge

Due to the success of last year's challenge, the Pelham Public Library is once again issuing the "Banned Book Challenge." Set a challenge for yourself to read x number of challenged or banned books between February 24 (Freedom to Read Week in Canada) and June 30.

I decided to read 5 books. Which five yet are still undecided. I had chosen banned books for my "themed reading challenge". I think I will switch things up a little bit. I'm going to change my theme challenge to books by Lois Lowry since I enjoyed The Giver so much and take the banned books for that challenge and apply them to this challenge. The hard part will be waiting until 2.24 to start reading them. I was planning on starting sooner.


1. The God of Small Things(Arundhati Roy) 4.2.08
2. Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes) 3.8.08
3. The House of the Spirits (Isabel Allende) 4.26.08
4. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J. K. Rowling) 6.8.08

5. Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin) 3.17.08

Books I've read previously that have been banned or challenged
*Lord of the Flies
*Of Mice and Men
*The Lord of the Rings
*Black Beauty
*Bridge to Teribethia
*A Wrinkle in Time
*The Handmaids Tale
*The Outsiders
*A Light in the Attice
*Are you there God? It's me, Margaret
*The Dead Zone
*Private Parts
*How to Eat Fried Worms


BookGal said...

House of The Spirits is wonderful. I highly recommend it. I haven't read Flowers for Algernon since high school but I remember sobbing through it.

Juli said...

Sobbing? oh my...I'm such a baby. I'm sure I'll bawl when I read it too.

Cool blog. I'm adding you to my list. :)

BookGal said...

I've made my list too. Couldn't resist this challenge.

BookGal said...

I've made my list too. Couldn't resist this challenge.

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