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Speak | Laurie Halse Anderson
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#bannedbook #GratefulReads
Some of the #bannedbooks my son read in HS.

Reviewsbylola I read quite a few of those in HS too. Speak is so fantastic. 1h
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Day 16 - #ThoughtYouWouldntLikeItButDid #GratefulReads
#FarFromMaddingCrowd #ThomasHardy

Loved this book and glad I finally read it!

aquariusnat On my mental TBR , lol ! 1h
EadieB @aquariusnat This book has a great message at the end! 1h
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Me reading The Hobbit on the beach a few years ago — a banned book that, sadly, I haven‘t finished yet! I keep falling asleep in the forest. 🤦🏻‍♀️

But I love the writing and the opening was just so magical!

#gratefulreads #bannedbook

ljuliel It looks like you‘ve made your own Hobbit Hole ! 3h
Velvetfur Such a fun pic! 😁 2h
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 2h
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The Well Of Loneliness | Radclyffe Hall
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First published in 1928, the tagged book became the subject of a trial under the Obscene Publications Act 1857, and was banned in the UK because it defended “unnatural practices between women.” The ban was not lifted until 1959, 16 years after the author‘s death.

#BannedBook #GratefulReads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚 4h
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I wasn‘t aware that this one was banned.. I didn‘t care for it at all... Banned for addressing teen suicide... 💔💔


Reviewsbylola I loved this one when I read it. So powerful. I am not surprised it‘s been banned unfortunately. 5h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola I‘ve read other books addressing this issue and I‘m not sure why I disliked this one so much... 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4h
OriginalCyn620 I loved this one! 4h
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mom2bugnbee Huh. I thought this might become required reading for high schools, since most require an anti-bullying curriculum. 2h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mom2bugnbee I‘ll tag you in the link... maybe it is incorrect 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1h
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Lady Chatterley's Lover | Lawrence, D. H.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 5h
OriginalCyn620 Awesome book! 4h
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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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I loved Grapes Of Wrath and was amazed to find out it had been banned and burnt! What is wrong with people!

‘In August 1939, by a vote of 4 to 1, the board approved a resolution banning The Grapes of Wrath from county libraries and schools‘


#BannedBooks #GratefulReads

ljuliel In the first place, the book was very good ✨. I wasn‘t alive during those years, but I highly doubt it was a matter of missing one paycheck so you couldn‘t buy Cheetos and Budweiser that pay. It was probably a horrible , long, rough time to get through. Would I cuss ? Yep . I wouldn‘t skip down the road singing like Mary Poppins. I read it long ago, and the main thing that stuck with me was the freaky weird ending with Rose of Sharon...Odd. 6h
Andrew65 @ljuliel Read it so long ago that i‘ve forgotten the ending. Possibly 30 years ago. 😳 6h
ljuliel Yea, it‘s been pretty long here too. The ending sorta stuck with me all this time. I get why he wrote it, I think. It was just a bit 😯😮😲😳 6h
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! I didn‘t know that!!! 6h
Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Shocking and what is about burning books! I just return mine to the library! 😂 @ljuliel 6h
Lcsmcat And now it‘s required reading in many high schools. 5h
Andrew65 @Lcsmcat How tones change. I also love this one which I think is used in schools too. 5h
OriginalCyn620 I don‘t think I ever knew this one was banned! 4h
Andrew65 @OriginalCyn620 Amazing what books were banned. 4h
Tamra What? Why?? 48m
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#gratefulreads - day 15 - yeah so only got this book as a banned book. I really enjoyed it
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m going to have to look on my shelves!! 6h
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous cover! 5h
emmaturi Yes it is pretty cool! @Reviewsbylola 5h
OriginalCyn620 Loved this one! 4h
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#GratefulReads Day 16: This was a case of #ThoughtYouWouldntLikeButDid. This is the perfect poolside read: plot-driven, lots of funny dialogue, story-within-a-story format, death, mystery, and erotic stories. I am glad that this is my first Singapore read for #WomenReadWomen2019. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-kpZ

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 4h
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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#Gratefulreads #bannedbook saw that @Branwen posted about this book as well.Great minds think alike.😁Way up there on my list of favorites, I have yet to read the other book about everything that happened to finally allow Ulysses to be published in the states.Though reading a lot about Joyce I know much of the story.No extra charge for the cat tail!

Branwen Great minds TOTALLY think alike, my friend! 😄 👏 I love your copy, it is gorgeous! 😍 What year is it from? I think mine is from 1946? The book on the left looks amazing! I'm going to have to look into that and see if my library has it! I am so fascinated by the book itself and all the controversy surrounding its publication and distribution. It's just so interesting!

Also I totally didn't see the cute kitty tail at first! 😻
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 6h
Leftcoastzen @Branwen Mine is the 1946 with the dust jacket.I found it years ago at a used bookstore. 6h
Branwen @leftcoastzen YAY! I think we may have the same edition! Mine is just sans dustjacket! 😆 Don't you just love used bookstore finds? 💕 5h
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 4h
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