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Banned book meme

Its Banned Books Week and you might have noticed I like to read, so I’m going to follow the lead of Dana & Silver Fox.   (Dana assembled the list from the ALA 2000-2009 challenged book list, just in case you were curious.)   Rules: “I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve read in bold. Feel free to do the same, my darlings – and do treat yourself to some delicious literary contraband this week.”   I’m placing a * next to ones I read because they were required by a school or college class.

1. Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling — all seven & in multiple languages 🙂
2. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
3. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
4. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell
5. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck*
6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou*
7. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
8. His Dark Materials (series), by Philip Pullman
9. ttyl; ttfn; l8r g8r (series), by Myracle, Lauren
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
11. Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers
12. It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
13. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain*
15. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
16. Forever, by Judy Blume
17. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker*
18. Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
19. Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger*
20. King and King, by Linda de Haan
21. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee*
22. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
23. The Giver, by Lois Lowry
24. In the Night Kitchen, by Maurice Sendak
25. Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan
26. Beloved, by Toni Morrison*
27. My Brother Sam Is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier*
28. Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson*
29. The Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline B. Cooney
30. We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier
31. What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
32. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
33. Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
34. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler
35. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison
36. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley*
37. It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris
38. Arming America, by Michael Bellasiles
39. Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
40. Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank
41. Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher
42. The Fighting Ground, by Avi
43. Blubber, by Judy Blume
44. Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher
45. Crazy Lady, by Jane Leslie Conly
46. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut*
47. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, by George Beard
48. Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez
49. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
50. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
51. Daughters of Eve, by Lois Duncan
52. The Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson
53. You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco
54. The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole
55. Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green
56. When Dad Killed Mom, by Julius Lester
57. Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause
58. Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going
59. Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
60. Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
61. Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle
62. The Stupids (series), by Harry Allard
63. The Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney
64. Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park
65. The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien
66. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor*
67. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
68. Always Running, by Luis Rodriguez
69. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury*
70. Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen
71. Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park
72. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison*
73. What’s Happening to My Body Book, by Lynda Madaras
74. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
75. Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry
76. A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving
77. Crazy: A Novel, by Benjamin Lebert
78. The Joy of Gay Sex, by Dr. Charles Silverstein
79. The Upstairs Room, by Johanna Reiss
80. A Day No Pigs Would Die, by Robert Newton Peck
81. Black Boy, by Richard Wright
82. Deal With It!, by Esther Drill
83. Detour for Emmy, by Marilyn Reynolds
84. So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins
85. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher
86. Cut, by Patricia McCormick
87. Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
88. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
89. Friday Night Lights, by H.G. Bissenger
90. A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L’Engle
91. Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George*
92. The Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar
93. Bumps in the Night, by Harry Allard
94. Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine
95. Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix
96. Grendel, by John Gardner
97. The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende
98. I Saw Esau, by Iona and Peter Opie
99. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
100. America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

From About Banned & Challenged Books on the ALA website:

Free Access to Libraries for Minors, an interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights (ALA’s basic policy concerning access to information) states that, “Librarians and governing bodies should maintain that parents—and only parents—have the right and the responsibility to restrict the access of their children—and only their children—to library resources.” Censorship by librarians of constitutionally protected speech, whether for protection or for any other reason, violates the First Amendment.

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oo, Sci-Fi / Fantasy book meme!

I’m still catching up from being in MN last week for the SERC workshop, so I’m a bit behind on participating in the NPR sci-fi / fantasy book meme.   But this is one of my favorite genres (is it really two???), so better late than never 🙂

Previous participants:

The basic rules, get the list here or at NPR, bold the books you’ve read.

Note: NPR did not include “children’s fiction” so some of my all time favorites are missing.   I also seem to read quite a bit more “girly fantasy” than is represented on this list…

My count: 24

 

1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien – I only got through ~50 pages & was recently scorned by an 11-year old who had read the series MULTIPLE TIMES

 

2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

 

3. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card

 

4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert

 

5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin

 

6. 1984, by George Orwell

 

7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

 

8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov

 

9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley – I was “forced” to read this for a GS badge in high school; really, really did not like it

 

10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

 

11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman – people keep stealing my copy!

 

12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan

 

13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell

 

14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson – OC’s favorite author, so it was lying around

 

15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore

 

16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov

 

17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein

 

18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss – read about 10 pages before just abandoing

 

19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut – somewhere I have pics of the appropriate section of Dresden

 

20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley – volcanic eruption lead to this book 🙂

 

21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick

 

22. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

 

23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King

 

24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke

 

25. The Stand, by Stephen King

 

26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

 

27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury

 

28. Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

 

29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman

 

30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess

 

31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein

 

32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams

 

33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey

 

34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein

 

35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller

 

36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

 

37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne

 

38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys

 

39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells

 

40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny

 

41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings

 

42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley

 

43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson

 

44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven

 

45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin

 

46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien

 

47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White – I have a copy bouncing around somewhere…

 

48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman

 

49. Childhood’s End, by Arthur C. Clarke

 

50. Contact, by Carl Sagan

 

51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons

 

52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman

 

53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson

 

54. World War Z, by Max Brooks

 

55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle

 

56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

 

57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett

 

58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson

 

59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold

 

60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett

 

61. The Mote In God’s Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

 

62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind

 

63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy

 

64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke – could not get past 100 pages…

 

65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson

 

66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist

 

67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks

 

68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard

 

69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb

 

70. The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger

 

71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson

 

72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne

 

73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore

 

74. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi

 

75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson

 

76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

 

77. The Kushiel’s Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey

 

78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin

 

79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury

 

80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire – I finished it but swore never to pick up another book from Maguire ever again

 

81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson

 

82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde

 

83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks

 

84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart

 

85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson

 

86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher

 

87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe

 

88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn

 

89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan – its on my iThingy unread…

 

90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock

 

91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury

 

92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley

 

93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge

 

94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov

 

95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson – started the first one then purposely set it free on a plane

 

96. Lucifer’s Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

 

97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis

 

98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville

 

99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony

 

100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis


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