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Monday, January 20, 2014

Banned Books Challenge 2014
Photo credit: Old Books by Petr Kratochvil

This challenge is being hosted by Christine at Buckling Bookshelves.

Here are the details copied Christine's blog:
Banned Books Challenge 2014

DATES: January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014

RULES: Any book that has been banned or challenged counts for this challenge. Books can be read in any format and overlap with other challenges is allowed (encouraged!)

WHAT BOOKS CAN I READ? To help give you some ideas of what to read, check out the ALA's lists of frequently challenged books. There are multiple lists split up by author, year, decade, & a separate list for Banned & Challenged Classics, so there are a lot of options from all different genres. GoodReads also has several listopia lists on the subject -- this is particularly helpful for identifying books you already have on your shelves if you are a user of the site. Also, if you learn about a book getting challenged in the news or on the net, it's fair game and I would love if you also let us know where you heard about it.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Write a post identifying which level you are aiming to complete, linking to this sign-up post. If you don't have a blog, just leave a comment below stating what level you are trying for.

For each book you read for the challenge, you can link-up your reviews here, so we can read them! Reviews can be as short or long as you like, even a one-liner is fine. If you don't have a blog, but post reviews on GoodReads or other similar site, you can link to your reviews there. If you don't post reviews, you can leave a comment on the Review Link-Up page telling us which books you completed.

LEVELS: Below are the levels you can choose from. Changing your mind is OK -- you can go up or down in level at any time. I said low-pressure, remember?

     Making Waves: 1-2 Challenged Books
     Trouble-Maker: 3-5 Challenged Books
     Rebel: 6-9 Challenged Books
     Insurgent: 10-14 Challenged Books
     Leader of a Revolution: 15+ Challenged Books
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming for MAKING WAVES (read 1-2 challenged books).

I will keep track of my progress below (and list some banned books on my TBR list):
  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  4. Harry Potter series
  5. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  6. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  7. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for joining again this year Darlene! Good luck & happy reading :)


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