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Thursday, September 29, 2016

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10 Awesome Banned Books

It has come to my attention that this week is banned books week.

And well… I basically decided to compile a list of banned books that I've read or, if I run out, the ones that I'm interested in reading. By books I've read, I mean the ones I've actually enjoyed in some way. I've read quite a few banned books that are well….

Not my cup of tea.
Okay, on a side note: I decided to use the topic to my advantage and create a post of sorts instead of the usual Novel Newcomers and Fangirl Friday that's been happening lately (not counting the trial, that is quite literally all the posts written for the past six months. Ugh, life). But on Tuesday, I took the route of procrastination of sorts and decided a few posts and reviews I wrote over the summer needed to be transferred to the actual blog. (And then I pretty much go back to abandoning them.)

As a draft. Waiting to be scheduled. Poor Lupe will be logging in tonight with quite a few posts added to the drawing board of individualization.

Back to the topic on hand.

House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
I first started this in seventh grade. Great book, but definitely not my favorite or one that I devoured. While it was great at the time, I drifted away from the series. Eventually when I got back to it later - um, I TRIED - the series feel short. It felt draggy, and there was something I didn't like about the series anymore. (Still like the idea in a way, though.)
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
I think I read this one before I picked up House of Night, probably because the series was big during the time and the movie rights might have been sold already or shortly after.
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Well, color me shocked. I never thought this particular book would be on the list but okay….

Seriously, though. I'm not a huge fan of nonfiction, but I scored this book. (I believe there was a Masterpiece Classic back in 2009 or 2010 based on this book.)
Grendel by John Gardner
Um… I don't remember much from this. There's a monster involved and I'm pretty sure it's the villain of Beowulf…

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Over hyped, but good humor. Unfortunately, no tears were shed.
To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
One of the few favorite required reading I had to do during high school. I haven't read the sequel yet.
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
Lupe's favorite series of all time is banned. O_o
Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
I… I have respect for Twilight after my first DNF.

Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder was my childhood. I kid you not. I went through those books like the book community all gathering together to currently read Leigh Bardugo's Crooked Kingdom right now.

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Enough said on this one.

Final Thoughts
I've probably read at least 20 if not more books that are banned/challenged. Anyone else feeling awfully rebellious?

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Sophia is the owner and founder of Bookwyrming Thoughts. She also doesn't fit the Asian stereotype (maybe a little). She's a first year Communications major from the St. Louis area, though she sometimes wish she wasn't. Books, chocolate, technology, and music are among some of her favorite things. For more of her work, visit her personal website.

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