Anyone planning to read a banned book or two next week? #bannedbooksweekAnyone planning to read a banned book or two next week? #bannedbooksweek CJ #questionnaire
Not sure if they are banned (but probably are), but I’m planning to re-read some Margaret Atwood in preparation to hearing her speak in November.
Where is she speaking?
I’m seeing her speak at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
@Megan hmmm, that is several hours drive for me. I’ll have to think about it
Fair warning it may be sold out.
I just checked and it is definitely sold out.
Wow, that’s awesome, Megan! Glad you got tickets, please give us a post-event post if you can.
Thanks and jealous! ? Hope you have a great night.
For those interested: The American Library Association’s page for Banned Books Week http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks
This quote made me laugh ?
I always try to read a banned book or two that week. This year I’m planning on reading Lord of the Flies and maybe Beloved.
That works perfectly with my reading challenge to read a banned book. I am in between Farenheit 451, Animal Farm and Brave New World.
Thanks for the reminder. I usually find something on my shelves that fits the bill
Well I have read a lot of them, but I could easily reread The True Story of a Part Time Indian. It was wonderful. Thanks for the reminder.
If anyone could list some banned books, I’d love to read them! haha ( no really, I would!)
I always love checking this list from ALA. https://www.ila.org/content/documents/2016banned.pdf
You probably already have.
I’m reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to my son. I’m pretty sure that’s been banned somewhere!
Was animal farm a banned book? Can’t remember
It was definitely banned by the Soviets.
here’s a list of banned classics. Yes, it’s on there. No Soviets needed. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/classics
here’s the top 10 from each of the past few years starting with 2016, scroll down for previous years. http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10#2016
and this page will get you the most frequently challenged books by year and in categories http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks
Yes, yes, yes! Fahrenheit 451 has been in my bedside stack for six months. It’s time.
thanks for the reminder – i loved that book and shall reread
i still want a cat called Fahrenheit 451 cos nothing hates people reading more than a cat 🙂
Currently reading To Kill a Mockingbird to my 8th grader.
Deciding between “The Chocolate War”, “Lord of the Flies”, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, or “A Wrinkle in Time”
Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of my all time favorites.
Just finished https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2767.A_People_s_History_of_the_United_States
I have that book. I’m gonna read that book next.
We usually read a banned book in my book group in September. Some years we read the same one, some years we all pick a different one and talk about the book and why it was banned or challenged. This year Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan…