It time for a brand-new Banned Books Week! Once again I am planning on participating, even though my country doesn’t ban books, or at least not as crazily as some countries apparently do. 😛
I had tons of fun trying to find new books to read (especially when reading the reason books get banned, oh no someone said ass snorts), I just wish there were better lists. I can find the standard lists, the ones everyone recommends and that one can easily find, but I would like to see lists from tiny libraries or schools as well. I want to know what books get banned next to the standard lists. For instance I see pictures online of libraries with books that aren’t listed anywhere.
This year I am planning on reading 5 books. 2 of them are re-reads, the others are new.
As with last year, I will be updating this post as the week passes by. Maybe adding books, maybe removing them, adding dates.
Edit on the last day of the week, 29-9: I have read 4 books this year! Bit sad I didn’t (re)read Dragon Ball, but there is always next year. This was another interesting Banned Books Week, filled with finding out silly reasons to ban books, 2 big books that make me want to read more Ellen Hopkins books, seeing people all over the world participate, seeing fun library BBW displays on Twitter (as BBW isn’t a thing here). Can’t wait to see what next year brings.
Dragon Ball, Vol.1 by Akira Toriyama (though I will be reading the Glenat versions I have at home) (didn’t read in the end)
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (read 26-9-2018)
Glass by Ellen Hopkins (read 24/25-9-2018)
Fallout by Ellen Hopkins (read 26-9-2018)
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino, Isabelle Malenfant (read 25-9-2018)
Are you participating by reading a banned book? Which ones are you reading? And what are your thoughts on banning/challenging books? I say away with banning/challenging books. Let people read what they want!