Saturday, September 24, 2011

Banned Books Giveaway Hop...

*This Blog Hop is now closed...thank you all for entering*
Welcome to the Banned Books Week Giveaway hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and I Read Banned Books!

For this Giveaway, I am offering a gently used copy of Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin and a $5 Target gift card~

 * Concerned by the lack of communication between the races and wondering what "adjustments and discrimination" he would face as a Negro in the Deep South, the late author, a journalist and self-described "specialist in race issues," left behind his privileged life as a Southern white man to step into the body of a stranger. In 1959, Griffin headed to New Orleans, darkened his skin and immersed himself in black society, then traveled to several states until he could no longer stand the racism, segregation and degrading living conditions. Griffin imparts the hopelessness and despair he felt while executing his social experiment.
How to win:
1) Follow this blog (mandatory  +1)
2) "Like" me on Facebook
3) Follow me on Twitter
4) Leave a comment and an email address in the feed below so I know how to contact you if you win

Check out my new novel The Alias! Available in paperback at a bookstore near you or on Amazon Kindle for only $3.99.

Also, don't forget to go and check out all the blogs involved for more amazing, fun prizes...see linky below!

*My take on banned books (this is my personal opinion and does not reflect on any other bloggers in this giveaway):

A list of popular banned books:

  • Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
  • "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
  • "Forever" by Judy Bloom
  • "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman
  • "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
  • "The Harry Potter Series" by J.K. Rowling
  • "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer
  • "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
  • "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl
  • "And Tango Makes Three" by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
  • "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
  • "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier
  • "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
  • "The Giver" by Lois Lowery
  • "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
  • "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriett Beecher Stowe
  • "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss
  • "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown
  • "1984" by George Orwell
  • "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
  • "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
  • "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
  • "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
  • "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" by Anne Frank
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
  • "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
  • "I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing" by Maya Angelou
  • "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
  • "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller
  • "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
  • "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
  • "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
  • "Slaughterhouse 5" by Kurt Vonnegut
 How many have you read?


  1. wow when i went to school they were on the required list to read, thanks for having this tour.
    jbarrett5 at

  2. Cool :) I've liked on Amazon, and followed on GFC :)

    Romanceaholic at gmail dot com

  3. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in this blog hop!

    GFC - MamaHendo3
    FB - Laura Henderson
    Twitter - MamaHendo3


  4. Great book choice and wonderful post! I agree completely. I may choose to not read, review, or promote a book, but I will never vote to ban it.

    GFC - The Happy Booker
    Twitter- @Donna224
    Facebook- Donna Smith
    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  5. I've read quite a few on the list. Some really surprise me! I mean, Little Women and A Wrinkle in Time? Wow. Thanks for being part of this!

    Old GFC follower - Lolawid
    widsfam7 @ digis dot net

  6. Love banned books! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Old GFC follower: Leigh Ann
    twitter follower: ashenowl
    FB: Leigh Ann G.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway :) I'm a new GFC follower (April X), twitter follower (@ramen_addict)

  8. Thanks for the great giveaway. I have read 12 on your list.
    GFC - aprilharvell
    FaceBook - April Harvell
    Twitter - AprilDAH

  9. thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Çråz¥ K¥
    liked on FB Alisia Machado

  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I have read 12 of the books off your list.

    GFC- Deranged Pegasus

  11. Thanks for the chance at this. I follow with GFC as A. Tolar, on FB as Alison Faith Tolar, and on twitter as @AFTolar.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  12. GFC - Becca
    Fb - Becca Okaneko
    Twitter - sbshortie

    Thanks! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com