Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!
photo credit: Love Of Books by George Hodan
This challenge is being hosted by Christine at Buckling Bookshelves.
Here are the details copied Christine's blog:
2013 Banned Books Challenge
DATE: The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 through the first day of Banned Books Week 2013 (still TBD) -- the rest of the week will be used to wrap-up the challenge.
RULES: The only rules are that books read for this challenge must appear on one of the ALA's lists of frequently challenged books -- there are multiple lists split up by author, year, decade, & a separate list for Banned & Challenged Classics, so there should be plenty of options to choose from.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Write a post, as long or short as you like, about your participation in this challenge and linking to this post. If you don't have a blog, you can leave a comment here instead. I'd love for everyone to review the books they read, but it's not required. Overlap with other challenges is totally OK. Sometime during Banned Books Week 2013 (date TBD) link-up a wrap-up post about how you did with the challenge.
Update: For each book you read for the challenge, you can also link-up your reviews here, so we can read them!
Here are the levels you can choose from (and if you decide to change at any point, that's totally OK too!):
Making Waves: 5 Challenged Books
Trouble-Maker: 10 Challenged Books
Rebel: 15 Challenged Books
Insurgent: 20 Challenged Books
Leader of a Revolution: 25 Challenged Books
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.
I am aiming for MAKING WAVES (read 5 challenged books).
I will keep track of my progress below (and list some banned books on my TBR list):
- Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night, Book #1)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #1)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter, Book #2)
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Crank by Ellen Hopkins
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- Harry Potter series
- Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut