Banned Books Week

What: Banned Books Week Celebrating the Freedom to Read
When: September 24, 2011- October 1, 2011
Why: Read more here

2010's Top 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books

  1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  4. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
  6. Lush, by Natasha Friend
  7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
  8. Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  9. Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie
  10. Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer

While it is a highly debated topic, banned books, I wished to share my opinion this rainy Sunday morning. I believe the ALA graphic says it all. 
Think for Yourself and Let Others Do the Same


  1. Wow, I didn't realize they're still going after Sonya Sones (I actually just posted a review of that book on my blog last month). I was pretty aware of Ellen Hopkins though, that seems to be about a once every month occurrence for her. Which is too bad. I mean, sure, some of the content in her books can be offensive, but what she's writing is true to life. Not to mention that it has helped numerous young people to change their lives for the better.

    Thanks for posting this. :) Banned books for the win!

  2. I'm sad and ashamed to admit I've only read one of those books & it just so happens to be Twilight.
    Boo! I suck! Time to get reading :)

  3. Jessica, I haven't read that one. I'm headed to your blog now to check out the review!!!
    Elsie, You have to read Hunger Games!

  4. Hi! I just found your blog, and I'm your newest follower!

    The Hunger Games!!!! I'm surprised to see that on there. Wow, that's interesting. I really want to read Crank and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. I can understand why those might be challenged, but still... I can't wait to read them!