I haven’t been very present in the blogging business lately, but I couldn’t very well end off Banned Books Week without writing about it! What kind of reader would I be otherwise?!
The ALA seems to have a nice list of banned books, so I’d check up on those if you want to pick one up. Here’s just a few of my favorites that are being or have been challenged nationwide:
Favorite Fantasy: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
An urban fantasy reminiscent of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Only, this one’s for adults.
Favorite Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A given. Besides most of Shakespeare (minus Romeo and Juliet), this was one of the few books I truly enjoyed in English class.
Favorite Children’s Book: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
I don’t even know why this is on the list. It’s brilliant and awesome and and and tesseracts. Yeah.
Favorite YA: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I was slightly surprised by the addition of this series into the challenged lists. Then again, I shouldn’t be. They did ban Harry Potter after all.
Favorite Sci-Fi: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
What is so wrong with enjoying science fiction geared toward younger readers? I’d as sooner do a high school paper on this than oh, I don’t know, Darwin’s Origin of Species (which is also probably banned because evolution, yeah).
Favorite Play: Lysistrata by Aristophanes
Because a woman withholding sex to stop a war is still the funniest–and smartest–thing ever.
Favorite Graphic Novel: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Loved this book (and the second volume as well). There are probably a lot of other graphic novels I loved out there, but this was what came to mind first.
And yeah. I think that’s it. Have a good weekend! I know I plan to…