The suggestions are in, the poll is open for voting, and you have seven whole days to decide what two books you want to read and discuss with the group next month.

What all of these books have in common of course is that they have all been banned and/or challenged at some point, somewhere.  September is Banned Books Month so we asked our members to suggest some banned or challenged books for this month.   What are banned books?  Here’s the short answer from wikipedia:

Banned books are books to which free access is not permitted. The practice of banning books is a form of censorship, and often has political, religious or moral motivations.

Bans on books can be enacted at the national or subnational level, and can carry legal penalties for their infraction. Books may also be challenged at a local, community level. As a result, books can be removed from schools or libraries, although these bans do not extend outside of that area. Similarly, religions may issue lists of banned books – a historical example being the Roman Catholic Church‘s Index Librorum Prohibitorum– which do not always carry legal force.

Here are the choices on offer for September book group:

Jean Rhys – The Wide Sargasso Sea
Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
A Good Man Is Hard to Find, by Flannery O’Connor
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Night Chills By Dean Koontz
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – DH Lawrence
Bridge to Teribithia – Katherine Paterson
The Giver – Lois Lowry
The Noodle Maker by Ma Jian
Dream of Ding Village – Yan Lianke

How to vote:  Please log into the forum and visit this thread to cast your vote.