Another Reading Challenge
December 12, 2009 § 3 Comments
This is a challenge to read and write reviews on the top 100 books that were challenged or banned in the 90s. I can’t believe I only found out about this challenge today, even though it’s been running since September 2009.
But as they always say, better late than never.
I don’t really have a tentative list, but I do know that I want to read as many as I can possibly get my hands on.
I’m giving myself a target of 6 books, from now till 30 September 2010. Suggestions of banned/challenged books that you think are worth reading and shouldn’t be banned are welcome. =)
Postscript: I did say I don’t have a tentative list, but after going through the 100 titles available on the Review Site, there appears to be some titles I’d like to read before some others.
- Pillars of the Earth – Ken Follett
- That was Then, This is Now – S. E. Hinton
- The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton
- The Witches – Roald Dahl
- The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
- Kaffir Boy – Mark Mathabane
- To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
- James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
- The Boy Who Lost His Face – Louis Sachar
- Are You There, God? It’s me, Margaret – Judy Blume
I think I sort of let myself get carried away.. Just a little. But from that list, I’ve actually read Hinton’s The Outsiders earlier this year, before I began this blog. I loved that book, and I’d love to read it again, if only to give me a chance to post my thoughts here.
And if I find Morrison’s The Bluest Eye a pleasant read, I may just hunt down her other books.
This is, of course, a tentative list. And since I hardly know how to follow rules I set up for myself (I’m lenient on myself that way..), I might end up with a list of books completely different from this!