Banned Books Blog Hop – Giveaway

September 23, 2011 Bloghop, Giveaways, Thuy 92

Thanks so much to Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Jen of I Read Banned Books for hosting this blog hop.

My co-bloggers Thuy (RNSL Nite Lite) and Kimberly (The Windy Pages) and I all agree — book banning is the pits! While we understand and respect parents’ concerns about what their kids encounter in their lives, we believe in everyone’s “freadom” to read and enjoy whatever they want.

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To celebrate Banned Books Week, we will be posting themed reviews and articles throughout the week at and giving away a banned adult book to a lucky reader (the Nite Lite contest is open Internationally)!

See the Rafflecopter widget below for the details. Please DO NOT leave personal info in the comments section–the Rafflecopter widget will collect your contact info so we can tell you if you have won. The winner gets to choose their book prize (within the guidelines stated below) and will be notified by email through Rafflecopter.

Here are some banned book reading suggestions from the RNSL team. Clicking on the book cover will take you to the Goodreads page for each book.

Thuy recommends:

A Prayer for Owen Meany

by John Irving
The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Of Mice & Men

by John Steinbeck

Alethea recommends:

by Sapphire

by Vladimir Nabokov

Song of Solomon

by Toni Morrison

Here are a couple more links to banned book resources and articles.

Don’t forget to visit the other blogs on this blog hop!

92 Responses to “Banned Books Blog Hop – Giveaway”

  1. Adela

    I would love to win “Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen” because I read many reviews about it and definitely made me want to read it.

  2. zoey

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fahrenheit 451
    Water for Elephants..
    Some of these I’ve wanted to read for a long time, some of them are on my to-read list beacause of Banned Books Week :)

  3. AgnesPink

    I would love to read The Handmaid’s Tale because I have read some pretty great quotes from the book!
    Also, I need to read Margaret Atwood!

  4. Adriana

    I would like to read The Giver (The Giver, #1)
    by Lois Lowry, The Handmaid’s Tale
    by Margaret Atwood,To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee,The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fahrenheit 451.

  5. Martina Koleva

    I’m thinking about one of The hunger games trilogy books but I’m not sure. I just want to own those books because I’ve read so many great reviews about them. I just took the first book from the school library but I haven’t started it yet.

  6. Katie

    I would love to win the perks of being a wall flower

    thanks for the giveaway!

    gfc follower – Katie


  7. sugarpeach

    I’d like to read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I’ve read many praises of the author and it fits into one of my favorite genres… the literary genre.

  8. Abby

    I’d like to read a Gossip Girl book called Nobody Does it Better amongst others because I don’t have this title in my collection yet

  9. Suz

    Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury because it’s about book banning!

    susanw28 (at) mindspring (dot) com

  10. Nimue

    Thanks for making this giveaway international :)
    I would like to read: To Kill a Mockingbird because I never did and I’m sure I should. It’s a classic and deals with a very important social issue.

    endlessly.bookish (at)

  11. June M.

    I am not sure if I would choose a book from The Hunger Games series, one from Anne Rice’s Beauty series, a Stephen King, or something else.

  12. Erin

    I’d love to win The Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck. It’s one of the banned classics I’ve been wanting to read for a long time.

    erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com

  13. IdentitySeeker

    Thanks for the great giveaway:) I’f like to read Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen if that counts as an adult novel or A Prayer for Owen Meany. Both have been on my to-read list for a while now and A Prayer for Owen Meany made the list of Top 100 books of the Century when I was in high school. Thanks for the giveaway:)

    Sarah Bibi Setar

  14. Janelle

    I’d like to read Push by Sapphire!
    Best wishes and thanks for your generous contribution to the Banned Books Week Giveaway Blog Hop!

  15. Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

    I’m going to go for Push by Sapphire – having seen the movie (which was simply heart-breaking), I know that the book can only be so much better! Thanks for the chance to win!


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