A Couple New Banned Books on the Fire

In honor of Banned Book Week this year, I decided to tack on a couple extra books to my reading list. Though I'm going to guess that I won't finish them by the end of the week. That, and I don't generally like reading more than one non-fiction at a time so I avoid mixing characters and storylines between the two... ;)

American Psycho by Bret Easton EllisFirst up, one that pops onto my radar now and then, but since I've written it down, will actually get read: American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis. I've been meaning to read this book since my brother pointed me to the creepy but excellent movie based on it many moons ago. Being #60 on the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000 list is only another vote of confidence to me!

The Chocolate War by Robert CormierThe second addition: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Another one that pops up on my radar now and then. I absolutely loved his I Am The Cheese when I read it - several times - back in high school, many moons ago. Enough that I may have absconded the copy from the local library back then. I bet that weathered copy may still be hidden in one of my boxes of books. I'll have to buy a copy and send it to the library as reparation!

I recommend everyone grab a book or two off that list. Reading is never a bad thing, even (or maybe, especially) if a few think the ideas are dangerous!

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