Banned Books Week is an annual event that was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries.
This year, Banned Books Week ran from the 24th – 30th September. Supported by various organisations, it aims to increase awareness of banned books, and celebrate the freedom to read, including educating others on the danger of censorship.
All very important issues, and as I’m fully in support of being a rebel, and reading whatever the hell you like in the process, here are my recommendations for Banned Books you should be sinking your teeth into.
As part of Banned Books Week (or month on my blog) I’m participating in the Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader and BookHounds. Feel free to check out my other posts – Why I Believe in The Freedom to Read and Popular Banned and Chllenged Books. One lucky Confessions of a […]
When I started looking into the most popular challenged books, or the ones that are challenged most frequently, some of the ones I found really surprised me. I decided to do a short compilation post – which of these have you read? What other challenged/banned books have you read and loved? Anne Frank – Diary […]
I was always vaguely aware that there was such a thing as banned books, but I was still quite naive in my understanding of what constituted a “banned” book, and I was definitely under the impression that books weren’t banned in the democratic west of the world. I know, how wrong I was. What I found […]