Banned Books I’ve Read!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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HAVE you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Banned Books I’ve Read!

  1. Peter Rabbit was banned because the rabbits were “too middle class.” I can’t remember where exactly I saw that, but I discovered when looking for a banned book for a reading challenge a few years ago. Some of the reasons that books get banned are so stupid. Like above, where you said Hunger Games was banned because it gave a child nightmares. Of course it’s unfortunate for that child, but one person’s experience should not be a reason to ban everyone else from reading it.

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