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!

  • Mai

    I would like to read Push by Sapphire. I enjoyed the movie and I want to see how the book compares to it.

  • Animal Farm. Read it yonks ago, don’t have a copy …

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  • 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.

  • Thanks for the giveaway.

    I’d love to read A Prayer for Owen Meany.

  • Would love to read How To Kill A Mockingbird !

    Thank you !


  • I would like to win Wild Swans by Jung Chang. It is banned in China.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • I’d love to read Push.

    davandihamilton (at) gmail (dot) com

  • I really want a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird :)

  • I can’t decide so if I win suprise me :)

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • I ‘d like Song of Solomon. :)

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  • Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  • I’d love Lolita, I’ve wanted to read it for ages!

  • 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 :)

  • actually, i’m not really sure yet,

    perhaps Push

    because there’s a movie based on it?


  • I’d love Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows :) I love the series but I don’t own that one yet!

    kate1485 at

  • I’d like WATER FOR ELEPHANTS. I can’t figure out why it would be banned.


  • Great giveaway! Thank you soo much (:
    I would liketo win Push by Sapphire.

    dinkyka (at) gmail (dot) com

  • I’d love to read How To Kill A Mockingbird. I heard so much good about it.

  • 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!

  • I would like to receive The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Yto

    push and lolita sound interesting.

  • 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.

  • I’d love the Perks of Being a Wallflower!

  • I’d like to read Hunger Games – just haven’t gotten around to it yet
    msboatgal at

  • Push! I would love to get my hands on an actul copy of the book.

  • I’d like To Kill a Mockingbird.

  • Graet giveaway! :D
    I’d love A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving ^^

  • Thanks for the giveaway! I’d like Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I’ve heard good things.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

  • The Handmaid’s Tale. I have been wanting to pick this up and read it.


  • I would like to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence. Thank you for the giveaway.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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

    jbarrett5 at

  • I’d like Lolita. It sounds interesting.

  • I’d like Push by Sapphire.

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  • Lolita – as I haven’t read it yet. :)

  • 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.

  • Nice selection of books!!

  • I’ve had The Handmaid’s Tale on my to-read list since forever so I think I’d pick that.

    Lindsey Aylward

  • I’d like to read Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. It’s been on my list for a long while now. Thanks!

    couponcookie at gmail dot com

  • thanks for making this international
    i would like to read push

  • Thank you for the international giveaway!
    I would love to read Speak by Laurie Anderson.

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

    thanks for the giveaway!

    gfc follower – Katie


  • I’d like a chance to read Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich.

  • I’d love to receive Twenty Boy Summer as I’ve heard lots of good things about it.

    -Debbie W.

  • Aik

    I’d love to read Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov!

  • I’d like to read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, because I loved his Martian Chronicles.

  • I would love to get Lolita.

    Jennelle S

  • I would love to read The Hunger Games – I think I am the only one left that has not read it.

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  • 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.

  • lolita! I haven’t read that book and I know it is a must read.

  • 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

  • Oh, I would love Lolita! I have it one my tbr list.

  • I’d love Of Mice and Men! I haven’t read it in a while and I’d really like to.

  • Ooh, I’d love to read The Handmaid’s Tale. It has been on my list for so long! :)

  • I would like to win Push :) Sounds interesting and it´s on my to be read list :)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win♥

  • Hunger Games!
    Calissa Leigh
    fbg.clh at

  • would love to win either Push or the second volume of the Hunger games!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  • I would like to have Gone With the Wind, Harry Potter or Hunger Games.

  • JP

    I’d like to win The Handmaid’s Tale, since it is one you guys recommend!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m on the hop too:

    jesse.nicole.paul (at) gmail (dot) com

  • I am becoming more and more curious to read the Awakening by Kate Chopin.

  • The handmaiden’s tale. I am intrigued by the blurb and I’m a total sucker for dystopias.

  • I would like Push.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    mary_reiss @

  • I would love Of Mice and Men because it’s something I’ve been meaning to read for AGES!

    Thanks :)


  • 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

  • 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)

  • The Hunger Games is my choice.

  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  • 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.

  • I would love to win Twenty Boy Summer. My friend recommend me that book but her copy is lost.

  • 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

  • The Bermudez Triangle, which was “placed it in a restricted area of the high school’s library”. Uuugh.

  • I’d love to win Lolita… it’s a favorite of mine

  • the handmaids tale

  • Thanks for the giveaway.

    Here’s Mine. Hope you’ll stop by and enter as well: Read Banned Books Week Hop and Giveaway

  • I’ve heard a lot about THE HANDMAID’S TAIL on this hop and am intrigued! Thanks for the giveaway!


  • 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

  • Thanks for the great giveaway! I’d love to get Push by Sapphire! Yay!

    alicia.ebaugh at gmail dot com

  • Thanks for the giveaway!

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

  • I’d love to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey. Reading books or watching movies set in asylums has always been a guilty pleasure of mine ;)

  • Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’d love to read: Unwind by Neal Shusterman!

  • I would like to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest…

  • 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!


  • I’d love to win A Prayer for Owen Meany.

  • Lolita

  • Thanks for the giveaway!

    I guess I would choose The Handmaid’s Tale.

  • I want to read twenty boy summer or Forbidden!
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • I’d love to win Lolita because I’ve never read it.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  • I’d love to win the Hunger Games, because they’re just awesome books!