Wednesday, October 08, 2008

and on the schedule for today...

If all goes according to plan (yeah, like how often does that ever happen...), Wednesdays are for list-mania. (It's also my day to update my 50x50 blog, but unless you're in need of an effective cure for insomnia, I'm thinking that doesn't hold a lot of interest for anyone but myself.) But, back to the list thing, most weeks this will probably mean "good stuff" posts. But not today. Instead, I'm "borrowing" from the lovely Nymeth. A few days back, she did a meme-ish thingie for Banned Books Week. And despite the fact that Banned Book Week is now officially over for this year, I decided to do it anyway. (Gee, I'm such a rebel...HA!) I always love reading these kinds of lists on blogs and seeing what everyone has read. I'm usually too embarrassed to do them myself because of how few I've read. But I decided that embarrassment is highly overrated, and I'm just going to play along anyway. (Besides, this may be the first list of books where I've actually read more than 10% of them.) Anyway, the idea is simply to go through the ALA’s list of the 100 most frequently challenged books from 1990-2000 and mark the ones you've read.

#1 Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
#2 Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
#3 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
#4 The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
#5 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#6 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#7 Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling (not sure if I should count this one or not as I haven't read the entire series yet)
#8 Forever by Judy Blume
#9 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
#10 Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
#11 Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
#12 My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
#13 The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
#14 The Giver by Lois Lowry
#15 It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
#16 Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
#17 A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
#18 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
#19 Sex by Madonna
#20 Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel (again, not sure if I should really count this, as I only read the first one)
#21 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
#22 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
#23 Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
#24 Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
#25 In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
#26 The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
#27 The Witches by Roald Dahl
#28 The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
#29 Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
#30 The Goats by Brock Cole
#31 Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
#32 Blubber by Judy Blume
#33 Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
#34 Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
#35 We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
#36 Final Exit by Derek Humphry
#37 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
#38 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#39 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#40 What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
#41 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
#42 Beloved by Toni Morrison
#43 The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
#44 The Pigman by Paul Zindel
#45 Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
#46 Deenie by Judy Blume
#47 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
#48 Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
#49 The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
#50 Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
#51 A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
#52 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#53 Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
#54 Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
#55 Cujo by Stephen King
#56 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
#57 The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
#58 Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
#59 Ordinary People by Judith Guest
#60 American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
#61 What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
#62 Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
#63 Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
#64 Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
#65 Fade by Robert Cormier
#66 Guess What? by Mem Fox
#67 The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
#68 The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
#69 Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#70 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
#71 Native Son by Richard Wright
#72 Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies by Nancy Friday
#73 Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
#74 Jack by A.M. Homes
#75 Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
#76 Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
#77 Carrie by Stephen King
#78 Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
#79 On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
#80 Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
#81 Family Secrets by Norma Klein
#82 Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
#83 The Dead Zone by Stephen King
#84 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#85 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
#86 Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
#87 Private Parts by Howard Stern
#88 Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
#89 Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
#90 Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
#91 Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
#92 Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
#93 Sex Education by Jenny Davis
#94 The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
#95 Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
#96 How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
#97 View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
#98 The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
#99 The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
#100 Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier


Jean said...

Hey there! I'm very interested in your 50x50 lists! I don't find them boring at all.

Anonymous said...

I love the 50 x 50 blog! I commented there because you KNOW I had to have input on Ithaca area-ness ;)

I have yet to do my Banned Book post like I wanted.I'll probably thief this and add it. There's so many good books on this list....

Anonymous said...

let me tell you - you have nothing to be embarrassed about! i've only read 5 of those!

Nymeth said...

50x50 is no boring at all!

There are so many books on this list I'm interested in. And since you've read so many of the ones by Judy Blume, let me ask you, which one do you think I should pick up? I'm particularly curious about Forever, since it inspired Anatomy of a Boyfriend and I loved that book. Do you recommend it? She's an author I keep hearing about, but I've never read her. And since I've been enjoying YA so much lately, I thought I'd give her a try.

Bellezza said...

It never ceases to amaze me that some idiot, or two, put Wrinkle In Time on the banned book list. (Well, it never ceases to amaze me there's such a list in the first place, but anyway...) She talked about wallpapering her office with rejection slips, and I can't believe it...publishers were upset because Mrs Who and Mrs Whatsit didn't have periods after their title. Beause that's the most important thing in a book.

Kim L said...

I'm totally stealing this idea. I just need time to actually bold which books I've read (ha!)