Friday, December 12, 2014

My Banned Books Challenge 2015 Sign-Up Post

I need a sign-up post for my own challenge, now don't I? Since I am trying to read mostly from my shelves in 2015, I am listing the options for this challenge that I already own. There are (of course!) some others I would like to read that I could borrow from the library, but I think I have more than enough to choose from here. 

If you're looking for more information, all of these titles can be found on my Goodreads Banned or Challenged Books shelf (as well as others I have already read and a few extra titles I don't have in my collection). The number of choices is a bit ridiculous, is it not? I should have no problem tackling the 6-9 books of the Rabble-Rouser Level I'm aiming for. If I really get on a roll, I may bump myself up a level, but we shall see how the year goes!

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Middle Grade
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle
The Golden Compass, by Phillip Pullman
The Subtle Knife, by Phillip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass, by Phillip Pullman
The Giver, by Lois Lowry (re-read)
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by CS Lewis (re-read)

Young Adult
Harry Potter #3-#7, by JK Rowling (re-read)
Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Deenie, by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
Forever..., by Judy Blume, by Judy Blume
What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by Emily Danforth
Before I Fall, by Lauren Oliver

Contemporary/Modern Classics
The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett
The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving

Dangerous Liaisons, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
The Canterbury Tales, by Chaucer
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
Lady Chatterley's Lover, by DH Lawrence
Women in Love, by DH Lawrence
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (re-read)
Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger (re-read)
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury (re-read)

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 Want to join the Banned Books Challenge? Sign-up here!


  1. Every time I see what sort of books have been listed as banned, I am pretty amazed, I mean it looks like you could technically ban any book out there... There's so many books in your list I've liked, enjoy :)

    1. That's so true! Thankfully not all challenges result in a ban, but you are right, the books that people make a stink about sometimes seem a bit absurd. I've been doing some research into banned children's/picture books and boy is that mind-boggling! I think I will have to write a post about it in the new year.

  2. I plan on signing up for this challenge. I will put the post up later today. I love it!

    1. That's great! I'll have to pop over and check it out :)


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