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Today is about how I came to love the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I have loved it since I read it in high school. To this day, some odd 20+ years ago, I can still see my Continue reading
In case you weren’t aware September 24 – 30 is banned books week.
I was going to do a banned books reading challenge, but I don’t have the time now with packing a moving.
So, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite banned/challenged books.
Judy Blume was perhaps one of my favorite authors growing up. I remember the first book I read by her, Iggie’s House, which was challenged for racism and “white flight”. I remember reading it with my mom and it was a familiar story to me, Continue reading
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been nearly two months since my last coffee share. A lot has happened, but not a lot at the same time.
So, let’s hop right on into it.
If we were having coffee. . .
I’d tell you to pull up a seat, pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy the not your campfire s’mores with bourbon spiked chocolate.
So, what have you been up to since the last time we met? I hope you’ve been winding down the summer months with lots of fun on the agenda. Continue reading
Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Author: Sherman Alexie
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Genre: Semi-Autobiographical, Young-Adult
Release Date: 2007
Publisher: Little, Brown Book for Young Readers
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
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Last month I thought I’d focus on reading banned and challenged books as September 21st – 27th is Banned Books Week.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie is a semi-autobiographical, young adult novel about Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white high school in a neighboring farm town and labeled a traitor by his tribe.
I picked this book for several reasons (1) it ranked in the top 10 of banned and challenged books (2) it’s a novel by an American Indian and (3) it sounded interesting. Continue reading
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a recommendation list.
Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels
I like a good character driven novel just like anybody else. I actually just finished reading a couple of character driven novels for Banned Books week (reviews coming soon). The first five are books that I’ve already read and the second were recommendations I haven’t yet read.
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelly
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvrez
You can also catch me at I Read Banned & Challenged Books Club. If you live in the Washington, DC metro area come out for our first meetup on Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 pm and join the discussion — Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. If you’re not in the DC metro area feel free to join the online discussion at I Read Banned & Challenged Books Club or on Goodreads.