Thursday, June 18, 2009

Banned Book Challenge finished!

And another one down... I'm not doing too badly this year, considering that I'm putting less pressure on myself to finish the challenges I signed up for. Mostly because it's humanly impossible to finish all the challenges I signed up for!

This was my second time participating in the Banned Book Challenge and I enjoyed it just as much. Why are some of the best books questioned or banned? I think this issue is really serious, we get so much out of books that we identify with, especially if we're not mainstream, and to ban these is a crime.

I had lots of interesting books on my original list, as always, but here's what I read in the end:

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The only one of these that was only ok was Suite Francaise, I loved all the others.

I'll definitely be doing this again next year and hope to read everything on that list at some point!


serendipity_viv said...

I am amazed by what books have previously been banned. Well done on completing your challenge.

joanna said...

Scrap Girl - Me too, it's ridiculous!

Lezlie said...

Yay!! I need to do this challenge sometime.


joanna said...

Lezlie - yep, I'm sure you'll love a lot of the books on this list!