Friday, September 23, 2011

The Banned Books Week Giveaway Hop

September 24th to October 1st is Banned Books Week. 
I Read Banned Books and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer is hosting the Banned Books Giveaway Hop.

According to American Library Association (ALA) here is Top ten most frequently challenged books of 2010:

  1. And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson 
    Reasons: homosexuality, religious viewpoint, and unsuited to age group
  2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie 
    Reasons: offensive language, racism, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
  3. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley 
    Reasons: insensitivity, offensive language, racism, and sexually explicit
  4. Crank, by Ellen Hopkins 
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, and sexually explicit
  5. *The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violence
  6. Lush, by Natasha Friend 
    Reasons: drugs, offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  7. What My Mother Doesn't Know, by Sonya Sones 
    Reasons: sexism, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group
  8. Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich 
    Reasons: drugs, inaccurate, offensive language, political viewpoint, and religious viewpoint
  9. Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie 
    Reasons:  homosexuality and sexually explicit
  10. *Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer 
    Reasons: religious viewpoint and violence
*I have only read 2 of the books on this list and I do not agree with the whole reason these books are "banned" or "challenged".

Ok so now that the educational part of this hop is over let's get to the giveaway part.

Winner will get their choice of ONE (1) of the books on the Top Ten list above.

(as long as Book Depository ships to your country)

Just Fill Out The Form Below to Enter


  1. thanks for the giveaway!

    nice giveaway form :)

  2. Hopping by to thank you for posting! Love seeing those challenged books listed up there!


  3. Thanks for the great giveaway. I want to read And Tango Makes Three, it has such a special message.

    Here's Mine: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

  4. Thank you for hosting this giveaway and for being a part of the Banned Books Week Hop!!
    Have a safe and great weekend!! =)

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

  5. I love your picture of the cop/guard-dude. That's awesome and hilarious.

    Thanks for the giveaway. It's awesome. BTW, your blog looks great. I keep noticing changes, but it always looks great to me no matter what you do to it. :)



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