I learned from one of my former professors that this week is Banned Books Week. She suggested reading one banned book this week in “celebration” of banned book awareness.
This got me thinking. I have a LOT of books. I love to read. But what book could I read that has been banned?
I found out a few I’ve read in the past, and some books I really like, were banned.
- All of the Harry Potter books
- The Kite Runner – this book is REALLY intense. I still don’t know if I was better or worse off after reading it.
- The Hunger Games
- To Kill a Mockingbird – I need to re-read this.
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – simply amazing
And those are just from the last few years! In fact, a few books I really want to read, and books by authors who I’ve liked their other work, are on the list! It’s shocking!
I still haven’t totally chosen a book yet. I am currently finishing The Fault in our Stars and I’ll check something else out from the library when I return it, but there are a ton to choose from and I’m sure I won’t have a difficult time finding an incredible book that has been banned somewhere in the US.
Are you reading a banned book this week? Which one will you choose?
*reminder: All amazon links are affiliate links. But most of these books are like a penny used so… haha*