Banned Books Week 2011 Giveaway

In honor of Banned Books Week, and in an effort to put more of these important books into the hands of readers, I am giving away a banned or challenged book to one lucky winner.

The prize is one banned or challenged book of the winner's choice (up to $15 US value), shipped from The Book Depository. This contest is open internationally, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country.

If you're looking for ideas, here are some of my favorites:
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

You can find other lists of banned books here.

A map of bannings and challenges that have taken place in the US since 2007:

View Book Bans and Challenges, 2007-2011 in a larger map

For more information about Banned Books Week, check out these websites:
American Library Association

What banned books have you read? Which ones do you want to read? Tell me about it in the comments!

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  1. thanks for making this giveaway international

  2. You know, I am surprising myself by all the banned books I HAVE read that are being offered in all these giveaways!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I have read a few banned books - Fahrenheit 451, The Hunger Games, Animal Farm, Girl Interrupted, and others.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! It seems I have read a lot of banned books, and some of them have become my all time favorites: The Catcher in the rye, The Tropic of Cancer...

  5. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    jbarrett5 at

  6. I've read Harry Potter, Twilight, Hunger Games...then classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, Animal Farm, The Lord of the Rings,
    It's interesting that the banned books are on the top of Goodreads best book ever list :)

    I'd like to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Perks of Being a Wallflower,
    Fahrenheit 451, Water for Elephants...

    thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Some of my favorites are Harry Potter, Twilight, Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games, To Kill a Mockingbird, and so many more!

    I'd like to read The Giver (again), Speak, and Fahrenheit 451 (read it years and years ago).

  8. I've read The Hunger Games and The Kite Runner. Both books are excellent!

  9. I have read alot of banned books. When I was in high school, books like To Kill A Mockingbird and many more were mandatory to read:) During this giveaway, I have found out about alot of the newer ones that have been banned or challenged.


  10. I have read the "classic" and adult banned/challenged books. I haven't read the YA ones. SO, I'd like to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower or Hunger Games or Crank.


  11. I've read a lot of the classics. When I went to high school back in the 60s they were required reading. I would like to read a few you have listed, like Looking for Alaska by John Green, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. From the map, I'm glad I am in California. I don't think there are too many banned books out here.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  12. Most of the banned books that I have read are older/classics. There are many more that I would like to read, including some from recent years like Hunger Games series.

  13. I have read many of the banned books. I love To Kill A Mocking Bird... I want to read The Hunger Games series... Thanks for the great giveaway...

  14. I loved The Color Purple and 1984, as well as The Hunger Games series!

  15. Some of the banned books that I have read include: the Twilight series, Diary of Anne Frank, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  16. Thank you for the great giveaway:)

    Some of my favourite banned books include:

    The Color Purple
    The Hnger Games
    Harry Potter series
    To Kill a Mockingbird

    Sarah Bibi Setar

  17. I read alot of banned books hunger games, twilight books, vampire academy and so many more! Thank you so much great giveaway!

  18. I've read The catcher in the rye. I really want to read The hunger games. Thanks!

  19. I've read The Lord of the Flies, To Kill A Mockingbird and several other banned classics. I want to read Vampire Academy, Speak and Lush.


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