Thursday, March 08, 2007

Banned Book Challenge

Freedom to Read Week is finished but I've decided to take the Banned Book Challenge (I'm such a sucker for a reading challenge, but who can resist such a worthy one?) which is ongoing to the end of June.

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Without realizing it, I've already read two banned/challenged books this year (Fahrenheit 451, and A Wrinkle in Time) so I'm off to a good start!

For the current challenge, I plan to read 5 books that have been banned or challenged from the following:

The Diary of Anne Frank --FINISHED
1984 - George Orwell --FINISHED
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood --FINISHED
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings - D.T. Suzuki
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (also on my TBR Challenge list) -- FINISHED

Plus, as I've already mentioned, I'm planning to read the entire Harry Potter series, which has been widely challenged. These should keep me busy!

*Last updated June 28, 2007


  1. You have SUCH good books ahead of you. Of your list I've read Diary of Anne Frank, Handmaid's Tale, and Lolita. Enjoyed all three!

  2. The Marquez is one of my all-time favourite books and is truly beautiful. I think its also his best work. I so hope you enjoy it.

  3. Andi,
    I've had Lolita and The Diary of Anne Frank on the stacks for ages. It'll be good to finally read them.

    It was a toss up between it and 100 Years of Solitude, but I went with Love in the Time of Cholera. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  4. i have also unknowingly read A Wrinkle In Time. i think it was an excellent book. Fahrenheit 451 is also a good book, i just finished it in English 1. yes, i am a freshman in high school. i have also read the whole Harry Potter series and plan to read 1984. good luck! ill be watching.

  5. Adam- I actually wasn't crazy about A Wrinkle in Time, reading it again as an adult I found the Christian message a bit too heavy-handed. Reading banned books is always enlightening though. I hope you find a lot more of them to enjoy.


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