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

5 comments:

  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!

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  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.

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  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.

    be_zen8,
    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.

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  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.

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  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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