I just discovered the Banned Books Challenge hosted at Buckling Bookshelves and I'm excited to try it out.
This is a very low pressure challenge -- the whole idea is to have fun and read some books that censors have tried to keep off the shelves. I feel there is tremendous value in reading even one banned book, so I'm starting the levels low to encourage more people to give it a try -- but if you're feeling daring, try for one of the higher levels!
DATES: January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
RULES: Any book that has been banned or challenged counts. Books can be any format, any length, and can overlap with other challenges. Graphic novels, children's books, picture books are all fine -- any book that has been banned or challenged works for this challenge.
Making Waves: 1-2 Challenged Books
Trouble-Maker: 3-5 Challenged Books
Rabble-Rouser: 6-9 Challenged Books
Rebel: 10-14 Challenged Books
Leader of a Revolution: 15+ Challenged Books
I'm going to go for the Trouble Maker level. I read The Giver every year, so that's a guaranteed banned book for me, but I'd like to look at some others. I noticed that the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is one of the most banned books, but I've never heard of them before. Read about them on Goodreads and added the first book to my TBR. Good times!