And in keeping up with the Banned Book Week theme, there are 4 books on this list that have been banned at one time or another (marked with a **). Don’t forget to enter our BBW blog contest here. To learn more about Banned Book Week check out the official site here and visit I Read Banned Books for more information on the Banned Book Week Giveaway Hop.
3. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston – With the popularity of the new film Contagion, more people are interested in the possibility of a large viral outbreak. If you’re afraid of stuff like this, DO NOT read The Hot Zone. t describes real events and is both fascinating and terribly frightening. It’s also hard to put down once you start reading it. I’d like to read this again to see if I can scare the pants off myself again.
5. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding – My copy was filched by a former acquaintance who said she wanted to read it and then never returned it. I asked for it back several times over the years and she make excuses for not returning it every time. Giving it up as a lost cause I finally bought another copy – this time with the lovely Tara McPherson cover that came out a couple of years ago.
7. Bone comic series by Jeff Smith – This year marks the 20th anniversary of Bone. Wow – this makes me feel so old but also proud that I was around when Bone was first published. Bone was one of my fave reads back when I was in junior high/high school. I used to get my issues at the local comic shop whenever they came out. I haven’t read it in years and I just found out that the version put out by Scholastic was colorized. I am still loyal to the original black and white version though and want to get all of the trades.
**9. Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger – I read this in high school and don’t remember being very impressed by it. I’d like to try it again to see if I like it any better.