Banned Book Week is September 24 to September 30.
The Blog Hop Question was about Banned or Challenged Books. Link to the post and the comments is here.
One of my wonderful followers was kind enough to take the time to look at my Goodreads list to see what banned books I have read. THANK YOU, Wendy of Literary Feline, for taking the time to do that.
I can't believe some of them are banned, and does anyone know the reason for these books being banned and/or the criteria for banning a book?
Here is the list of books Wendy found for me on my Goodreads list. :)
It looks like I am a BANNED BOOK lover. LOL!!
Water for Elephants
Memoirs of a Geisha
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Poisonwood Bible (challenged)
Snow Falling on Cedars
A Time to Kill (challenged)
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Glass Castle
The Art of Racing Rain
The Kite Runner (Challenged)
How many of these have you read?
I hope someone knows the answer.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping.
I've read four of these....and when Sheila did the Banned Books Week each year, there were usually links to why they were banned.ReplyDelete
I wonder if she'll be leading us again?
Oh...that is right about the "whys."Delete
Thanks for the reminder. I hope she does do that again this year.
Thanks for commenting, Laurel.
I've read seven and can't figure out why they'd be banned. Maybe language? Or possibly for how a race of people is portrayed? I thought they were all good reads.ReplyDelete
They all were good.Delete
I wish they would tell why.
Thanks for commenting, Mary.
I have read four of them and Rebecca is one of my all time favorites! I had no idea they were on a banned list! Very interesting!ReplyDelete
Rebeca is one of my all-time favorites too.Delete
Wonder who makes up this list and how they get banned.
Thanks for commenting, Holly.
I've read twelve from the list you posted. Most of what I read is banned. LOL.ReplyDelete
I am a "banned" reader too. :)Delete
Thanks for commenting, Ti.
I've read many banned or challenged books over the years! I'm reading Howl: The Graphic Novel by Allen Ginsberg because poetry is something one rarely thinks of as being banned or challenged. Howl was written in 1954 and "contains many references to illicit drugs and sexual practices". This eventually led to a 1957 Obscenity Trial, where California Superior Court Judge Clayton Horn found that Howl had "redeeming social importance". Quoted text comes from Wikipedia: https://www.google.com/search?q=howl&rlz=1CAACAO_enUS715US715&oq=howl&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2j0j69i60j69i59.3416j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8ReplyDelete
Now that is VERY interesting. I never knew that. Thanks.Delete
Thanks for commenting, Captivated Reader.
I believe I'm a banned reader too. thanks for your thoughts and the reminder about reading banned books. NO books should be banned.ReplyDelete
It appears we all are banned book readers. :)Delete
Thanks for commenting, Irene.
Thanks for commenting, Erica.Delete
I still wish I knew why the books on the list are banned. :)
I think what is banned in one state may not be banned in another. Or what is banned in one country may not be in another. I know I've read several books I never would have thought were once banned. The world's most banned book in history is probably the Bible, which I read all the time...ReplyDelete
Thank you for the information about states and countries.Delete
The Bible? Crazy. I never knew that.
Thanks for stopping, Laura.
I've read a few.ReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting, Carole.Delete
I have read a bunch I made it a mission one year - there are full lists of reasonings online that you can find for your state/country. Most are banned for religious reasons, some are for politics, and some just for foul language because the state thinks it is teaching children things. Sometimes they are just banned for censorship altogether. A book I just read - it is a Middle Grade one called Ban This Book by Alan Gratz is about a girl whose school bans her favorite book and she fights for it back. It was very good.ReplyDelete
Good mission. :)Delete
Thank you for the explanation about why the books are considered banned.
Thanks for commenting, Steph.
As Laura mentioned, it is illegal to sell or give away the Bible in some countries. Not long ago an American man was arrested (I forget which country) for leaving a Bible in a public place. I've read quite a few on this list, plus the Bible.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the information, Terra.Delete
Good to see you have read quite a few on this list.
Thanks for commenting.