Normally this would be my off week, but with it being the first day of Banned Books Week, I just had to say something.
Banned book week is by far my favorite holiday on the bibliophile calendar. For those who don’t know, it’s a week celebrating books that have been banned from public and school libraries. You celebrate by reading a banned book, (duh). This year I’m reading Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
So, I’ve got some lists for you, because you should know that I love lists. And, instead of posting just Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday as I usually do, I’ll have banned book week fun lists for you every day this week!
All this information comes from the ALA website.
Top ten books banned in 2013-
10- Bone, by Jeff Smith.
9- Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
8- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
7-Looking for Alaska, by John Green
6- A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
5- The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
4- Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
3- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
2- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
1- Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
That’s right. Captain Underpants was the number one banned book in America. People thought it was less suited for children than Fifty Shades of Grey! Fifty Shades of Grey, responsible for damp chair cushions everywhere.
So, please join me this week in celebrating our freedom to read whatever we want.