Saturday, October 2, 2010

Giveaway: Favorite Banned/Challenged Book 2000-2009

With Banned Books Week coming to a close, I thought the perfect giveaway to kick off this Halloween celebration would be for a book of choice from the most banned/challenged books of 2000-2009.


Though I have a few all time favorites on this list, my choice would be (if I didn’t already own it lol) A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle. It’s a book that transported me to another world, and made me want to get lost in her other books as well. It got me interested in reading again. I read it in school, and couldn’t be more glad I did. It meant a lot to me, and had a main character I could easily relate to.


So, what book would you choose? Would it be one of the ones that have been all over the blogosphere lately like Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson or a classic like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

To enter:

    • See my previous Banned Books Week post with the full list of Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books of 2000-2009.
    • Then come back here, leave a comment w/ your name, choice of book & author, & email address.
    • Contest is open internationally wherever the Book Depository delivers, for ages 13 & up.
    • Contest ends October 8th, 11:59pm CST.


Tina said...

Thanks for the chance to win! My book of choice would be One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
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Kai @ Amaterasureads said...

So much banned books in the list. I really can't understand why they have to ban these books, they're all amazing!

My book of choice: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things. Carolyn Mackler


buddyt said...

I have seen quite a number of reviews about your choice and I think I would like to read that as well as I have not read any of her books.

So my choice is also A Wrinkle in Time. Madeline L’Engle.

Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Carol Thompson

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Lucky's Luna said...

Hard to pick so many to choose from but I think I'd have to go with Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging. Louise Rennison. It sounds like such a fun read! :)

Giada M said...

My choice is also A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle. Thank you for making this contest international! :D

Giada M.

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Amy said...

So many good books on the list... I'd have to go with Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, because so many people have recommended it to me.


Bethie said...

OMG! I remember reading A Wrinkle in Time and loving it. I would choose that one. I think my son would enjoy it.

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debbie said...

I would like to read we all fall down by robert cormeir.

Stephanie said...

A Wrinkle in Time is a classic. I love all of the Murry-O'Keefe books.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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LSUReader said...

Definitely To Kill a Mockingbird. It hurts my heart to think of that book being banned anywhere. Thanks for the attention you've given to Banned Books Week. (Email in profile.)

Tore said...

Thanks for the giveaway. So many good books to choose from. It was hard to pick. I chose Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Sheltiemama said...

Goodness, what a great list. I've read some of those. I'd love to win "A Prayer for Owen Meany."

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Melissa said...

Tough one! So many good books. I think I'll also go with "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson. I've been hearing a lot about it lately.

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*Jam* said...

I'd love to win "Blood and Chocolate" by Annette Curtis Klause! =)

Jamila de Godoy Pavelqueires

Dr Qeen said...

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Stephanie said...

My pick is Go Ask Alice by Anonymous.

k_sunshine1977 said...

i can't believe some of these books they banned - it seems that most of the ones that had the most impact on me in school are on the list!

i would choose speak because i've heard so much about it but haven't read it yet...

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Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.

Thanks for the giveaway!



EVA SB said...

When I look at those banned lists I'm always so surprised at how many I have read.
I would chose
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Meyers[@]gmail[.]com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

It was hard to pick just one. lol I'm going with Cut by Patricia McCormick.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

love banned books.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Stephen Chbosky

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Mysteriousrose said...

Thank you for the oppotunity to win one of so many great books!

I choose: Blood and Chocolate. Annette Curtis Klause


grace said...

So many great books! ^^ My choice would be The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Thanks for the chance! c:

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♥Iffath said...

Thanks for this great opportunity! :)

My choice would be Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, because it is one of my favouritest books ever! And I lent mine to a friend who has decided she loves it so much she isn't going to give it back :D


Lu said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

My choice would be Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Because I have heard so many great things about this book!

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

:O huge surprise! didn't know so many books are challenged!!! D:

I guess if I win, I would choose Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison. :D

Thank you :D

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yllektra (force-oblique) said...

It's so sad and strange that so many books should be banned in the USA.

Thanks for the opportunity to get one of them and see for ourselves how scandalous (*rolls eyes*) they are!

I would choose: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Thanks for the great giveaway Amanda!

So sad to see so many amazing books on that list!

My choice would be Beloved by Toni Morrison, heard great things about it!

Thank you!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Png said...


The Chocolate War. Robert Cormier


FairyWhispers said...

This is very cool!

TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series). Myracle, Lauren

anyone of them,

heatwave16 said...

I'm just surprised at the books on the list. Harry Potter...really???

I would go with Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.



ninefly said...

some pretty unexpected titles there, captain underpants? lol
hmm, if I were to choose, I would like to have the first book of His Dark Materials (series) by Philip Pullman please!


Spav said...

I would pick A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.


throuthehaze said...

Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging. Louise Rennison

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