Stacking the Shelves (105)

Stacking the Shelves

More important than anything on my list, today is the last day of Banned Books Week for 2014. Banned Books Week celebrates the Freedom to Read. It can definitely be said that the Freedom of the Press that is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution means much less if people do not have the right to read the material that is published. And that’s true whether material is self-published, traditionally published, published in newspapers or magazines, or published on the internets like this blog post.

So check out the list of frequently challenged books at the American Library Association site, and celebrate your freedom to read by reading some of the books. There is something on the list to surprise, to intrigue, and even to offend, nearly everyone.

For Review:
Blame the Mistletoe (Montana Born Christmas #1) by Dani Collins
The Body Snatchers Affair (Carpenter and Quincannon #3) by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev
Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger
Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen
Echo 8 by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger
The Fire Seer (Coalition of Mages #1) by Amy Raby
Full Blaze (Firehawks #3) by M.L. Buchman
Full Throttle (Black Knights Inc. #7) by Julie Ann Walker
Ghosts of Christmas Past (Phoenix Institute #3.5) by Corrina Lawson
Ghost Phoenix (Phoenix Institute #3) by Corrina Lawson
The Heart of Christmas (Whiskey Creek #7) by Brenda Novak
Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney
Her Mistletoe Cowboy (Montana Born Christmas #3) by Alissa Callen
Holiday at Magnolia Bay by Tracy Solheim
Home for Good by Terri Reed
The Long Way Home by Kathleen O’Brien
Mistletoe Wedding (Montana Born Christmas #2) by Melissa McClone
Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes #2) by Anthony Horowitz
The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #2) by Brian Staveley
Second Daughter (Dharian Affairs #2) by Susan Kaye Quinn
Snowbound in Montana by CJ Carmichael
Voyage of the Basilisk (Memoir by Lady Trent #) by Marie Brennan
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger
Waking Up Joy by Tina Ann Lorkner
The Wars of the Roses by Dan Jones

Purchased from Amazon:
Peyton 313 (Cyborgs: Mankind Redefined #1) by Donna McDonald

Borrowed from the Library:
Festive in Death (In Death #39) by J.D. Robb
The Monogram Murders (Hercule Poirot) by Sophie Hannah and Agatha Christie
Seven Wonders by Ben Mezrich
Winter of the World (Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett

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3 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (105)

  1. Happy news during the “celebration” of Banned Books — I was excited to read an ad for Lauren Dane on the Seattle Metro bus and note that the pull quote was from Reading Reality. Your blog made the bus ads! Congrats!

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