26 September 2009

Banned Books: A Long-Term Challenge

The top 100 challenged books in the 90s are listed here. I thought it would be fun if we could compile reviews for these books. So if you've reviewed one of the books from the list, leave your link in the comments section of this post. If you haven't, go out, read a book, review it, and come back. If possible, try to review books others haven't already. It would be great if we could have at least one review for everyone on the list!

For every review you submit, your name will be entered into a drawing to receive one book of your choice from my BookMooch list. I will have give aways periodically during the challenge which will run through September 2010.

I hope you join!

UPDATE: I've created a separate page for this post, and I've already started adding reviews. Head to Unlock Worlds to post your reviews and see what others have said.


  1. I've reviewed 3 of these. Use one or use them all.
    A Day No Pigs Would Die
    The Pigman
    Pillars of the Earth

    Fun project. I look forward to seeing what other bloggers have reviewed.

  2. Okay, I am totally IN! I'll look over the list and get back to you. I know I have read several on there, and will read more in the next year! Thanks for the challenge!


  3. I reviewed House of Spirits


  4. When I saw you mention this on you latest post, I thought you meant the challenge to read Banned Books in September! How cool that you're hosting a permanent one. I need some time to think...I kind of wanted to make 2010 my challengeless year, but there are so many tempting ones..

  5. I'm so excited to see these links coming in. Thanks you guys! I hope you keep reading and posting review links over the coming year. I'm working on the best way to present the list. If you have any ideas, let me know.

    Come on Nymeth, you know you want to read more books on this list. :)

  6. Great idea to do this as a year0long challenge! Here's my review of In the Night Kitchen:


  7. Trisha - I tried to post a link at the Unlock World site but the word verification box wouldn't show up.

    In Cold Blood was first challenged in 1999. The link to my review is here.

  8. Melissa and Gavin - I put your links up.

    Gavin - I'm not sure why you couldn't post on the site. If it happens again that you can't post, let me know.

  9. I love this challenge and I will try and participate. I did try to leave a comment on one of the posts but it wouldn't let me! I'll review some of the books and then come back and link up my review when I get them done! Thanks for doing this. I'll blog about it and how I'm going to try and do this challenge when I do my first review!

  10. Jenners - Yay! Join! I think I fixed the posting problem on the other site, so we should be good to go there. :)

  11. I love this challenge! I have put a link to it on my sidebar.

    Out of these ten, I have posts about:

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- http://dangerouspages.blogspot.com/2009/05/banned-book-adventures-of-huckleberry.html

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- http://dangerouspages.blogspot.com/2009/05/banned-book-i-know-why-caged-bird-sings.html

    The Catcher in the Rye-http://dangerouspages.blogspot.com/2008/12/catcher-in-rye.html

    and a bunch of others, like In the Night Kitchen, The Handmaid's Tale, To Kill A Mockingbird, etc.

    Also, I couldn't leave a comment on the BB Challenge site- the word verification thing wouldn't show up...
    October 27, 2009 10:19 AM

  12. sharazad - I'm glad you found this post. I can't figure out why posting is so difficult on that site. I'll play with it some more to see what's up. Thanks for joining and linking to it!


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