Anyway, I think I will finish the two books I had hoped to finish. I am on page 253 of Tough Customer by Sandra Brown, and page 90 of The Bird Lady by Judy Lunsford.
Here is the mini-challenge hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict.
The task for this mini-challenge is to go the the American Library Association (ALA) banned books page HERE and look on the left sidebar. There is a menu titled Frequently Challenged Books organized by years, authors, decades, etc. Take a look at these lists and pick one book that you have read, then tell me why you read it (did you read it specifically because of its banned status?), what your thoughts on the book were and anything else you might want to share about the book (why you would recommend it or why not). If you have not read any of the books, pick one you would like to read and tell me about the book and why you want to read it.
Ok I checked out a few of the categories, and was surprised at what I found. I have read a few of the books listed.
Books that I have read that are on the lists are:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Catcher in The Rye by J.D Salinger
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Forever by Judy Blume
Anastasia Krupnik (series) by Lois Lowry
Blubber by Judy Blume
Christine by Stephen King
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
A Time to Kill by John Grisham
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Catcher in The Rye by J.D Salinger, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck were books that I read for English classes in high school. I have re read them since. I enjoyed all three of them.
I read the Lois Lowry, and the Judy Blume ones when I was a kid. I recently reread Forever as part of a YA reading challenge. I also read Olive's Ocean for that challenge. (I really enjoyed it, and can't think of why it is a banned/challenged book?)
I can not believe that Charlotte's Web made the lists. Charlotte's Web is my all time favourite book. It was the first book I ever read completely on my own, and I read it numerous times. I currently own 6 copies of it. One of them is the original copy I read in, ummmm, 1983!I enjoyed every book that I listed here, and honestly can't think of a single reason not to recommend any one of them!
Well, that's it for now! If I plan on finishing the 2 books I wanted to read this week, in time to complete the challenge, I need to get at it!