Banned Book

If you’re a regular reader, you know how much I abhor censorship. Banned books make me mad. Like really mad. Banned book week is the one week of every year that I stand on my soapbox and scream from the rooftops about the sheer insanity of banning words on a page. Back in 2011, I shared the most ludicrous banned books from 2010-11.  In 2012, I defended your right to read and told you about Stephen King’s banned books. I’m currently working on this year’s main post about banned books, so keep an eye out for that!

In the mean time, I joined up with the widely popular Banned Books Week giveaway hop, hosted by Bookhounds and I am a Reader, Not a Writer. I’m giving away your choice of banned book up to $20. Sadly, the list of banned books is astronomically long, so I’m sure you’ll find something you love on it.  Captain Underpants is on it! Are you kidding me??? GoodReads has a great collection of Banned Book resources and lists. Check it out.

The Ultimate Affront to the Freedom to Read

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While I have your attention, I want to point you to a great book by a man who lived through WWII in Nazi Germany- a time and place notorious for banning books and anything else that didn’t agree with the insane man running the country. Horst Christian has written two books about his boyhood and how he was forced to be part of Hitler Youth. His first book, Loyal To A DegreeBanned Book Week Giveaway Hop: Win Your Choice of Banned Books rose to the top of several bestseller lists on Amazon Kindle. He just released the second book in the series, Trust To A DegreeBanned Book Week Giveaway Hop: Win Your Choice of Banned Books. These powerful books are based on true events. While they are not banned…yet…the events that Horst lived through could be considered the ultimate affront to just about every freedom, including the freedom to read.

Giveaway

Enter below for your chance to win a your choice of a banned book up to $20. If you want to choose two books that add up to $20, that’s fine too. If you want to choose several Kindle books that add up to $20, again, that’s fine. Choices must be from Amazon though, since that’s where I have certificates to pay for this self-sponsored prize!  I’ve tried to make it easy. All entries are optional. Do whichever ones you want.
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Check out all the other amazing bloggers and writers who joined together to spread the word about Banned Book Week and give you great prizes to win.



  • Looking for Alaska is at the top of my list.

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  • crank by ellen hopkins c:

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  • I would love to read Looking for Alaska.

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  • I would choose Looking For Alaska by John Green. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  • Pit Bulls and Tenacious Guard Dogs by Carl Semencic. From your list last year. Just crazy the reason why it was banned. Going to have to look more into this book so that I can write a blog post about it. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Didn’t quite get through all those lists but if Moby Dick is on there that would be my first pick if not, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Carol L

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  • The Hunger Games would be my choice.

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  • looking for alaska

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  • I’d probably pick Ender’s Game or 13 Reasons Why 🙂

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  • Right now I’m interested to read Looking for Alaska!

    Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

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  • I would choose Lady Chatterly’s Lover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey. Thanks.

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  • I’d love to read Ender’s Game and Robocalypse. 🙂

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  • Thirteen Reasons Why maybe.

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  • Hmmmm. Hard choice. I’ve read a lot of them and want a lot of them too!!!

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  • Honestly, no clue. I have about 20 that I know I want to read so I would likely let chance decide. 🙂

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  • I would love to win Looking for Alaska!

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  • I would use it on a new Joanne Fluke book.

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  • There’s (sadly) so many options, but I might choose Geography Club.

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  • I’d probably go with a copy of Bocaccio’s Decameron…I’ve been wanting to read it for a while now!

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  • Maybe The Handmaid’s Tale

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  • Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win and get 50 Shades of Grey or Crank!

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  • Thanks for the giveaway! I think I would probably choose Thirteen Reasons Why or The Kite Runner… 🙂

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  • I would choose Looking for Alaska.

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  • Ender’s Game

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  • Thirteen Reasons Why or looking for Alaska

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  • I’d choose Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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  • I would most likely pick The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  • Eleanor & Park

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  • There are so many great books, but I’d lean towards The Perks of Being a Wallflower or Looking for Alaska.

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  • The Blue Tattoo: The lLfe of Olive Oatman by Margot Mifflin
    This book is not available through my local library system.
    Then, as it appears I may be able to splurge and get another …
    it would be wonderful to have Dr. Sleep (SK’s newest, just out yesterday) as I am number 217 in the library queue. eeek.
    Getting some more books to add to my list reading the posting above mine.
    Read on!!!!!
    Aloha.

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  • I would choose Looking for Alaska! I’ve been wanting to read this but haven’t had a chance! Or, actually, I might for with Invisible Man. I never finished it when we had to read it in high school and would like to try again 🙂

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  • I might choose The Kite Runner or Fifty Shades of Grey. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  • maybe enders game

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  • Looking for Alaska!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  • Crank

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  • Twenty Boy Summer sounds interesting.

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  • I have always wanted to read Lolita.

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  • After all the fuss over Elenor and Park by Rainbow Rowell I would like to read it. I’m sure it will make the top of the list over some stupid reason.

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  • Maybe Looking for Alaska – I have been seeing this book everywhere. But there are so many good one on the lists, it will be really hard to choose one.

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  • I’d like Fifty Shades of Grey

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  • I would choose “The Perks of Being A Wallflower”
    Thank you

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  • I think I’d choose Looking for Alaska. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  • Nickel and Dimed is a wonderful book. Banned??? Crazy.

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  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    I have my own copy, but I love giving this book away.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  • Thirteen Reasons Why.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • I would pick Ender’s Game.

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  • I would choose Thirteen Reasons Why

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  • I’m reading Feed by MT Anderson right now. It has been banned and challenged multiple times. I might choose it!
    @capefearlibn

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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  • I’d probably choose Perks of Being a Wallflower

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  • I would choose :
    . Eleanor and Park
    . Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Thanks 🙂

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  • 1984 by George Orwell – i have not read this yet and it has always been one i’ve wanted to read.

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  • Thanks for the giveaway…”A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present” – Howard Zinn

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  • I would choose:

    Marked by P. C. Cast

    Beloved by Toni Morrison

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  • maybe Harry Potter

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  • I would probably choose 13 reasons why or Catching Fire.

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  • I’ve really been wanting to read both Perks of Being a Wallflower and the Ender’s Game, so I would probably choose one of them. Thanks!

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