Friday, July 03, 2009

Banned Book Challenge Final Report

Thank you to everyone who has taken the Banned Book Challenge. I hope everyone has enjoyed their reading. Please feel free to email me reviews of your books, leave comments, or provide a link to your own blog's reviews.

In total, 68 people signed up for the "Banned Book Challenge," setting a goal to read 501 books. That includes the following readers:

kimberwolff, USA, 8
angie2009, USA, 10
Nikki, USA, 15

Thank you everyone for your participation. The Pelham Public Library runs this challenge between February (starting during Freedom to Read Week) and June. If you are looking for other reading challenges, try "Taking the Challenge." Don't forget to support our American friends in their upcoming Banned Book Week which runs from September 26 to October 3, 2009.


californiameaghan said...

i read all fifteen that i challegned myself with reading - it stretched me to read stuff i wouldnt normally pick up and gave me a new favorite book. fahrenheit 451 is AMAZING! i had never read it before! thanks for running this challenge.

fahrenheit451moderator said...

Congratulations californiameaghan! I met my goal but set it a lot lower than last year at two. School was my excuse and was likely the reason I didn't reach the goal in 2008. I also found myself reading books I would not have otherwise picked up and I think that is a great side benefit of the challenge. I also reread a book I had read many years ago in high school. The one that stands out for me, however, is The Grapes of Wrath. I thought the movie was good until I started reading the book. Some of the best literature around has been banned or challenged, so it is a great list to start with. I'm glad you enjoyed Fahrenheit 451. It was another reread for me but I enjoyed it just as much the second time around.