Banned Bookathon TBR

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Banned Books week is taking place between September 23rd through September 29th. I am a huge advocate of reading Banned Books and fighting censorship. You can learn more about the history behind banned books and why reading banned or challenged books is so important on the ALA website. They also have tons of book recommendations, downloads, and lots more.

 

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The Little Book Owl is hosting the Banned Book-A-Thon taking place Sept 23-29th.
This is my TBR for the readathon.

 

Cats Cradle
by Kurt Vonnegut
Banned because: No official reason has been given but there are themes of man’s madness, science, and religion. 

While I didn’t love Slaughter House 5, I really enjoyed Vonnegut’s writing and I enjoy satire so I’m giving Vonnegut a second chance.

To Kill A Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
Banned because of language (profanity and slurs) 

I never had to read this in high school but I wanted to and just haven’t gotten around to it. I wasn’t able to participate in Banned Books week last year since I was in the middle of moving, I’ve been saving this since then, this book is one of my top priorities for this readathon.

Catch-22
by Joseph Heller
Banned because of language 

This book is my top priority for the readathon and its one of my book goals of 2018. I’m expecting this to be a hell of a dense read, I plan on breaking this up over a couple of days. I’m very interested in the World War 2 setting, I have a feeling that this is going to be very different from any other WW2 book I’ve ever read.

Lord of the Flies
by William Golding
Banned because of excessive violence and language, and my favorite reason from Owen, NC High School (1981) because the book is “demoralizing inasmuch as it implies that man is little more than an animal.

Again, I didn’t have to read this in school and I am interested in it, I haven’t read a novel by Golding before and now seems like a great time.

The Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
Banned because of suicidal tendencies, profanity, and sexuality.

I added this because it’s a short book so its here for an option if I start lagging.

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
Banned because of sexually explicit content, offensive language, and age inappropriateness.

This has been on my TBR for a long time now and I actually don’t know much about it.


I’m thinking about adding Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl to the TBR just to have another option but we’ll see.

Have you read any of these books? If you have where do you recommend I start?

Thank you for reading.

 

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August 2018 Wrap Up

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This month was a little all over the place for me, I was pretty slammed with work so I’m very impressed with how much reading I was able to read despite that. I’m also pretty happy with my progress; I started three series, caught up on one, and made a huge dent in my summer TBR. I had made it a goal to read a lot of my contemporary during the summer and I achieved that.

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TBR Books that I have not read

Lately, I don’t make a lot of TBRs, however, I do make TBRs for readathons and I’ll make TBRs/goals for the year. A couple of examples are that I’ll make lists of books that I want to read before the year is over or books that I want to read during the summer.

I had this idea to go back through my old tbr lists for readathons, months, WWW Wednesday and journal lists just to compile the Ultimate List of Failed TBR Books. I just thought it would be interesting to see a complete list of books that I’ve meant to read and also, how many times has one book been on multiple tbrs?

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Biannual Bibliothon Wrap Up

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Challenges:
1. Read the group book The Wicked Deep (I’ve already read it so I’m skipping this challenge)
2. Choose from someone else’s TBR
3. Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 1
4.) Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year
5. Read a predicted 5 star read
6. Own voices- different from you
7. Read the last book you brought

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My Plain Jane (Last Book I Bought)
I gave this one 4.5 out of 5 stars it was everything that I could have possibly wanted, I loved all of the references and the pop culture, the humor was great.

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Tome Topple round 6 TBR

Challenges:

1. Read more than 1 tome
2. Read a graphic novel (still over 500 pages!)
3. Read a tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy read a tome
5. Read an adult novel

TBR:

American Gods by Neil Gaiman this is going to be my audiobook for the readathon, if I end up finishing this before the end of the readathon then I am going to download the audiobook for Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson.

Anna Karenina: I also have the audiobook for this and it is one of my book goals for the year and I always intended to read this during a Tome Topple Readathon.

I still need to find a tome that is part of a series, I think after I’m done with Warbreaker I will pick up Mistborn: The Final Empire or Ill pick up Drums of Autumn to continue with my Outlander reading. I’ll decide when it comes to it.