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Apparently I’m a Rebel

Three Under Two and What a Card have both talked about the Top 100 most challenged books from 1990 to 2000. And I had to take a look for myself. Apparently, I’m a rebel, as I’ve read a few…

Here’s what I’ve read (my numbering system doesn’t match theirs…sorry!):

  1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    (for school)
  3. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
  4. Forever by Judy Blume
    (for real?? LOVED this – and all – Judy Blume books!)
  5. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
    (for school. Liked it so much it prompted me to read their other one on the list.)
  6. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
    (conveniently located around my favorites, Christopher Pike and William Sleator…this guy actually sucks.)
  7. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
    (for school. Loved this one too – read more RNP books)
  8. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  9. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
    (Are you kidding me?? Both Mike and I agree this book blew our minds – and opened them – when we were young.)
  10. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
    (I remember being so moved by this one.)
  11. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  12. Blubber by Judy Blume
  13. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
    (I’ve read all of her books. Are they upset because this one “offs” a teacher?? geez.)
  14. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    (for school)
  15. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
    (remember liking this one…)
  16. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
  17. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  18. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
    (I’ve read all of his books too)
  19. Deenie by Judy Blume
  20. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
    (What?? Love, Love, Love Shel Silverstein)
  21. Cujo by Stephen King
  22. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  23. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
    (I just can’t get over how many Judy Blume books are on this list. And this one ROCKED.)
  24. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
  25. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  26. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
  27. Carrie by Stephen King
  28. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  29. Family Secrets by Norma Klein
  30. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  31. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
    (I seriously had to laugh at this one)
  32. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  33. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

I was SUPPOSED to read these (shh…don’t tell my teachers):

  1. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

3 Responses

  1. Brave New World is really incredible. I reread it every few years.

  2. I need to check out that site! I bet I’ve read most of them too. I’ve read “Catcher in the Rye” about 50 times. It’s great!

  3. Isn’t this list amazing? Closed books make closed minds.

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