Banned Books Week is Over! The Past Week in Review

I did it!  I read a total of eight books in eight days for Banned Books Week!  Granted they were short and some I barely got in my review before midnight but it was so much fun!

A quick recap of what I read and reviewed:

While I didn’t read them this week, other reviews I have of banned books are:

Unfinished Person at Just a (Reading) Fool also took the challenge (we had a lot of fun encouraging each other on Twitter) and read:

Jen at Devourer of Books highlighted eight of her favorite banned books:

Rebecca at The Book Lady’s Blog also hightlighted eight of her favorite banned books:

Michele at a Reader’s Respite also spotlighted banned books this past week:

Mo at Un-Mainstream Mom Reads read 13 banned books and has posted these reviews:

SmallWorld Reads also took advantage of Banned Books Week and read The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson.

Jeremy at Johnsenclan read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in honor of Banned Books Week.

Mari from Mari Reads read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

Nymeth at Things Mean a Lot read Lady Chatterly’s Lover by  D.H. Lawrence, which she says is quite possible the king of banned books.

Amber Stults from Amber Stults – Book Reviewer and Author spotlights The Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak.

Becky from Becky’s Book Reviews read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain this past week.

Heather from Age 30+ . . .  A Lifetime of Books showcased a roundup of banned book reviews from bloggers, so make sure to visit for more reviews.

Abby from Abby (the) Librarian does a short roundup on posts about parents and selecting books for children.

Shannon from Books Worth Reading also does a roundup of banned book reviews.

Softdrink at Fizzy Thoughts gives us some great quotes about censorship and free speech.

There were a LOT of great posts about censorship in general and just about everybody has something to say about book banning.  While I didn’t round-up these posts, I would like to acknowledge that there has been some great conversation going on this past week.

Did you read a banned book this past week?

7 comments


  1. What a great wrap-up of the week…and thanks for the shout-out.

    My banned book read for the week is Their Eyes Were Watching God. But I’m still reading it!

    on October 4th, 2008 at 8:32 pm
  2. I read 13 banned books this week, and it was great. Nine of the reviews are up on my blog, two will go up later today, and the final two tomorrow.

    on October 5th, 2008 at 2:04 am
  3. softdrink – Your welcome!

    Mo – Wow, 13! I see we read a lot of the same ones. I’ll add your reviews to this post.

    on October 5th, 2008 at 8:47 am
  4. Still can’t believe you did this! Amazing! I’m lucky if I can read two books a week lately. I picked up The Witches from the library but I haven’t read it yet.

    on October 5th, 2008 at 6:51 pm
  5. Natasha,
    Thanks for adding my reviews to the roundup! I just did my conclusion post for Banned Books Week, and I linked to your reviews here:

    http://unmainstreammomreads.blogspot.com/2008/10/banned-books-week-927-104-part-4.html

    on October 6th, 2008 at 10:45 am
  6. i haven’t read any during banned books week but i have read some in school.

    on October 16th, 2008 at 3:33 pm
  7. Ladytink_534 – The Witches sounds like a great Halloween book.

    Mo – Thanks!

    Ginger – I’ve read a lot of banned books in school as well. A lot of them were required reading.

    on October 16th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

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