Sunday, September 22, 2013

Banned Book Week: #bookphootoaday 9.22.2013


The photo a day challenge is hosted by Megan at

Today’s challenge was to feature your favorite banned book.

This could get complicated because so many books are challenged and banned in so many different states, but I chose to narrow it down by picking my favorite banned book from the list of Top 100

Banned/Challenged Books:2000-2009 featured here:

So once I looked through the list I pulled out all of the books that I owned that are featured on the list and here is what I got:
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A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossenini
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
and I threw in Looking for Alaska by John Green because even though it wasn’t on the list I know it is a commonly banned book and it is also my favorite Green.

20130922_113750 (2)Out of those books it feels like Harry Potter is the obvious answer. Everyone loves Harry Potter and it is such an engaging book that it is crazy that it still gets banned.

But when it comes to these kinds of challenges it almost feels like Harry Potter is also the easy answer.

So, not including HP I would say my favorite banned book is…

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It may not be as dramatic as The Kite Runner or stand the test of time like To Kill A Mocking Bird, but I loved Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging! It is such a sweet book and it really made me laugh!


Megan said...

Great post! I'm impressed that you own so many banned or challenged books. Thanks for participating!

fakesteph said...

I love this and I love ALL your picks, but especially your main pick. Georgia is my girl and I can't wait to reread that series!

Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase said...

I still need to read that Georgia Nicolson series. One of these days, I tell you! :)

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