Monday, February 23, 2009

Banned Book Challenge

Yay, another challenge! :-) I participated in this one last year and really enjoyed it, so here I am again.

The challenge is to read books that have been banned or challenged - you choose the number you want to read and read them between 22 February and 30 June. I plan to read 4 during this time, out of the list below.

For sign-ups and info, visit the Fahrenheit 451: Freedom to Read.

Completed: ALL 4/4 as of 6 June 2009 (read my wrap-up post)

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (re-read)
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier


Ana S. said...

Good luck, Joanna!

J.C. Montgomery said...

Yay! Nice to see you come play in this one too.

I have Isabel Allende's on my list also. I just got A Thousand Splendid Suns and can't wait to read it as I really liked his first, The Kite Runner.

I will be interested in which you are able to read and review. Good luck and have fun!

Anonymous said...

Twilight is a banned/challenged book? Really? I never would've guessed!

joanna said...

Lisa - I think many of these young adult books get challenged in one place or another... either for tackling serious issues or for introducng 'magical' elements... It's really sad...