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Literary Friday: Banned Books Week 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy Literary Friday!  I hope y'all have been celebrating your right to read this week.  I know I have!  I'm so thankful that I can read my Bible without fear of being persecuted.  I'm grateful for a wonderful library system in my community.  I'm also one lucky duck that I can spend a little money on favorite books to stock a home library.  Yep!  Life is good, but it's better with a great book in your hand!

Below is a wonderful infograph of the most challenged and banned books from 2014.  All artwork and photos on this post are courtesy of the American Library Association.

There are several books on that list I've been wanting to read, especially #1.  I've read The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I think it's an important book for OLDER teens, not younger ones.  Again, parents need to be engaged and guide their children in reading age appropriate books.

By the you know the number one most challenged and/or banned books from the list of classics?  I'll give you a hint:  It's one of my all-time favorite novels, and I required Shelley to read it last year as part of her American Literature curriculum.  Give up?

How crazy is that?

Since I'm not posting a review this week, there'll be no linky, but PLEASE link-up next week! 

Share your favorite banned/challenged book in the comments below!

Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. I am getting behind on my reading! I just got two new collections of short stories that I hope to dive into this week, plus a couple of whodunits.

    I do love your island (previous post), and it does remind me of that biggie in HB this month. I had seen that kitchen on one of the design blogs a few days before the magazine arrived. It is a wonderful kitchen isn't it? I think the article said it was about 30 feet long with the kitchen part in between the dining room and the breakfast nook -- odd designations, since it is really all one room. What I also love is that humongous cabinet behind the island. I would truly love to gut my kitchen and start over!

  2. I must say that The Great Gatsby surprised me.

    I loved The Kite Runner. Yes, it was violent, but the author was depicting the reality of life. I also love A Thousand Splendid Suns which was difficult to read sometimes because of the harsh realities.

  3. This week my daughter is rereading Fahrenheit 451 for literature. It's one of her favorite teen books besides Brave New World. She has read both many times. She's read some short stories by F.Scott Fitzgerald, but those were dystopian in nature. xoxo Su

  4. Wow, I had no idea about The Great Gatsby. It is one of our favorites.

  5. Thanks for your lovely comment on my own blog, to which I have responded. Sorry I have not visited you here much recently, just had a catch up!


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