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!

Lizaxx1

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Banned Books ReadAThon TBR

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It’s, time for the Banned Book ReadAThon TBR! I will not be making a video for my TBR as I am sick and lost my voice for 2 days and my voice is still really hoarse and my throat is still sore! On top of that, I think I am getting conjunctivitis. So all is great!

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My goal for Banned Books ReadAThon is to read as many Harry Potter books as I can! I will be starting from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and working my way through the series. I haven’t reread via the physical books in a while now and I think it’s time! Also, these books have been banned and challenge multiple times all over the world so they are a perfect fit!

I was also planning on reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi but I don’t think it will get here in time. We will have to see!

Also just on the side, I will be reading Huntin Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I’m trying to get this finished by the end of the month, so it will be in the background during Banned Books ReadAThon too!

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I’m in the process of rereading LOTR and also reading the other books set in the LOTR world! So this is a perfect excuse to continue with this!

And these are just two other banned or challenged books that I have on audiobook.

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Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them in the comments! No spoilers.

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Banned Books ReadAThon Announcement

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Yes, I am doing another ReadAThon! Shocker, I know.

If you didn’t know Banned Books Week goes from the 23rd – 29th of September. You can find out more info about Banned Books Week HERE!

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So because of Banned Books Week, we decided to hold a ReadAThon all about reading Banned & Challenged Books!

ReadAThon Dates: 23rd – 30th of September

The ReadAThon is pretty straightforward! All you have to do is read books that have been banned or challenged over the years.

Use #BBReadAThon when posting on social media!

Cohosts!

Rachael

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We will be holding Twitter Sprints throughout the ReadAThon and will be having a Twitter Chat at the end of the ReadAThon! So make sure you go and follow @BBReadAThon

Don’t know what to read? Here are some links!

List of Books Banned by Government – Wiki

Top Ten Most Challenged Books – ALA

Frequently Challenges Book – ALA

Banned and Challenged Classics – ALA

The Ultimate Banned Books Reading List – Penguin UK

Best Banned, Censored, and Challenged Books – Goodreads

Best of Banned and Challenged Books – Goodreads

Banned & Challenged YA Books

Banned Books – Strand Books

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Are you going to participate in Banned Books ReadAThon?! What are you most looking forward to reading?

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