So to go along with Banned Books Week & Banned Books ReadAThon I thought I would share some of the Banned Books that I have read.
I’ll also insert screen captures of why & when these books were banned or challenged if I can find it.
Well, this was an obvious one really. Harry Potter is my favourite series of all time and it is definitely one that has been banned and challenges often.
I read this trilogy around the time when the first movie came out and LOVED it! I really need to do a reread of this one!
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that I had to read in, I think year 10. Since then I have reread it and continued onto the sequel, Go Set a Watchman. While I enjoyed and recommend To Kill a Mockingbird, I think Go Set a Watchman was absolutely pointless.
It’s been a very long time since I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s probably at a point that if I hadn’t of watched the movie more recently I would have forgotten what happens. I do remember liking it at the time and I really enjoy the movie. Another one that I am well and truly due for a reread of.
This was one of the first big series I read. I read all 6 VA books back to back and then went straight on to the companion series, Bloodlines. Loved all of them!!
Even though I am in no way a contemporary reader, I did enjoy this one because of the mystery/hunt side of it. It was really interesting.
First off I’m not sure which Goosebumps books I read as it has been ages and I simply don’t remember. But I had heaps of fun reading these in late primary and early high school.
I actually haven’t finished this series. I have read The Fellowship of the Ring & The Two Towers but still haven’t gotten to The Return of the King. However, I am in the process of reading all the books in the LOTR world on audiobook. I have read The Hobbit and hope to get to The Fellow Ship of the Ring during Banned Books ReadAThon.
I’ve read the first two books in The Mortal Instruments series and didn’t particularly care for them. I found city of bones on a couple of the lists but its not one I could find information on.
I am yet to find a classic I can get into. This included. It was fine, it was slightly interesting but for the most part I didn’t know what was going on or really what the point was. Just wasn’t very impressive.
HAVE you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!