Thursday, February 22, 2007

Banned Books Challenge

Just found a really great challenge online. Details at Fahrenheit 451: Banned Books. Basically, the challenge is to commit to reading as many banned books as you would like between now and June 30th. I've registered for 8. Most are classics that I have never had the chance to read *blushes* and I also put A Wrinkle in Time in there just because I loved that book as a kid and would like to revisit it. I'm posting my books on my side bar and will also post them in this post:

1. The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. Grendel by John Gardner
5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
6. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
7. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle


Carl V. said...

Just read A Wrinkle in Time for the first time last month and really enjoyed it.

Definitely want to read F:451 this year sometime as I've never read it. You picked some good ones.

Chris said...

I's embarassing that I've never read Fahrenheit 451. I loved A Wrinkle in Time as a child. It's really the book that opened up my cravings for fantasy.

Literacy-chic said...

I didn't read Brave New World until grad school--and now it's one of the books in my dissertation, and I have taught it twice! Can't believe they teach it in high school, though. Let me know how you like it! It has become one of my favorites.

Chris said...

You were the one that actually made me choose this book :) I've heard you say a few good things about it. Looking forward to it.

Kali said...

i loved f451 and brave new world. they're both amazing books. we had to read them in hs and those are some of the very few i actually enjoyed

Chris said...

Glad you liked them Kali. Hope I do too! or else it's going to be a miserable challenge. Have a feeling I'll like them.