It’s March, and the love2read theme for this month is Think. You might like to read something this month which makes you think. Your thoughts might be deeply philosophical, about environmental responsibility, or what is happening in other countries around the world.
Perhaps there are works by or about ‘brilliant minds’ which might inspire or amaze you. You might find a book that will challenge you, make you think differently, or about an idea you might not have previously considered. You might revisit a book you read as a child or a young adult, one that enlightened or inspired you, changed the way you viewed the world and helped shape the person you are today.
In the past, books which gave us the greatest cause to think were often the ones which also created the most controversy. For that reason, this month is also about reading Banned or Challenged books. Here’s a few of the most (in)famous to get you started:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twilight (series) by Stephenie Meyer
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
His Dark Materials (series) by Philip Pullman
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Books That Made Us Think
This month at Nowra Library we are inviting you to share your most thought provoking books with us. Is there a book that enlightened you? Inspired you? Perhaps you read something as a child or young adult that changed the way you thought about the world? We want to hear about it. Fill out a ‘Think Bubble’ and paste it onto our National Year of Reading display ‘Wall,’ located behind the Circulation Desk. Or, tell us about it on our Facebook Wall. Let’s all think together this March.