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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

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Morgan RossThe List

Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
{The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain}
{Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck}
{Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling}
Forever by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giver by Lois Lowry
It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
{Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine}
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Sex by Madonna
Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
{A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle}
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
The Goats by Brock Cole
Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
Blubber by Judy Blume
Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
Final Exit by Derek Humphry
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
{To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee}
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
Deenie by Judy Blume
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
Cujo by Stephen King
{James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl}
The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
Fade by Robert Cormier
Guess What? by Mem Fox
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
{Lord of the Flies by William Golding}
Native Son by Richard Wright
Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies by Nancy Friday
Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Jack by A.M. Homes
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
Carrie by Stephen King
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
Family Secrets by Norma Klein
Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
Private Parts by Howard Stern
Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
Sex Education by Jenny Davis
The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier 4 years ago


PretentiaSo far

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
Forever by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine (well enough of them anyway)
Earth?s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L?Engle
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
Cujo by Stephen King
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Are You There, God? It?s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Carrie by Stephen King
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

only 28/100 – though I may skip the joy of gay sex and some of the puberty books. 6 years ago


xoloveamandaupdated!

14. The Giver by Lois Lowry [Read in Grade 7, don’t know how I missed this one.]

52. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley [Grade 11 University English Class]

now at 15/100

woo! 6 years ago


xoloveamandaWoo!

7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling [I read the first four.]

16. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine [I read a bunch back in elementary school.]

23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous [My inspiration to stay away from drugs.]

32. Blubber by Judy Blume [Read in either elementary or middle school.]

41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee [Grade 10 English.]

43. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton [Grade 8 English]

51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein [Read in elementary school.]

56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl [Still have it… somewhere.]

62. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume [Read is in elementary school.]

70. Lord of the Flies by William Golding [Read in Grade 9 English]

77. Carrie by Stephen King [Read it in Grade 9 I think.]

79. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer [I was about to delete this one from the list but then the name jumped out at me. So I researched it and I have read it! Quite a while ago but I still remember it for the most part.]

83. The Dead Zone by Stephen King [I’ve read four fifths of it :P ]

I don’t plan to read all 100 of them (because personally I have no need for gay sex books and I really have no interest in the body development books) but I do plan to read a lot of these. 6 years ago


TribefanNot enough time

I have decided to read whatever catches my fancy! 6 years ago


Tribefan#27 - James and the Giant Peach

56 on the List

James and the Giant Peach7 years ago


Tribefan#26. The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Witches8 years ago


seraphinSo far

This is the list of books that I can remember reading from the ALA list:
1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
4. Forever by Judy Blume
5. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
7. The Giver by Lois Lowry
8. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
9. The Witches by Roald Dahl
10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
11. Blubber by Judy Blume
12. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
13. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents and Daughters by Lynda Madaras
14. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
16. Flowers for Algernon by Dan
17. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
18. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
19. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
20. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
21. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
22. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
23. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
24. Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
25. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
26. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
27. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
28. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

So I’m nearly a third of the way there… not bad, I suppose. 8 years ago


Breeni14. Slaughter-House Five

Journal Entry8 years ago


MerisaThe books I have read so far

1. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
2. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
3. Carrie by Stephen King
4. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
5. Cujo by Stephen King
6. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
7. Blubber by Judy Blume
8. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
9. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
10. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
11. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
12. Forever by Judy Blume
13. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz 8 years ago


ApoloniaJames and the Giant Peach

Finished this one. Once again I don’t really see why anyone would want this book banned. Cute kids book, makes me a little curious to see the movie. My next one on this list should be Killing Me. Griffin by Lois Duncan.
On an unrelated note I was striking out the books I had finished on the list but the strike entry doesn’t seem to be working. If anyone who reads this knows whats going on or if the entry has changed let me know.
Thanks 8 years ago


Helly77The List

the full list can be found here8 years ago


Breeni13. Bridge to Terabithia

Journal entry9 years ago


IshepohGoosebumps and the like

What are we suppose to do about these? I think it would be difficult to find them all AND read them all. 9 years ago


ApoloniaFiniahed another and requested 2 more

I finished The Goats last night, I read it in a couple of hours. I still haven’t figured out why anyone would want this books banned. It wasn’t a bad read. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read it as a young adult.
I requested James and the giant peach by Ronald Dahl and Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan next. 9 years ago


ApoloniaI'm going to make use of the library for this goal

Rather than buy, or trade for these books I am going to use the library. I borrowed Daddy’s Roommate, already read it and crossed it off the list. Next one I requested is The Goats by Brock Cole. I am going to try and start with the childrens and Young Adult stuff first. 9 years ago


Breeni12. Goosebumps #15-You Can't Scare Me!

Journal entry9 years ago


AnnI'm In

I’ve read some of these a LONG time ago (high school!)...but I don’t think it would hurt to read them again. I am going to skip ones that I read in 2005….
48. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
55. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
74. Jack by A.M. Homes

Will definitely need to read some light fluff between many of these…also do we have to read entire series? How many Goosebumps books are there???? 9 years ago


IxionJust to catch myself up in general....

I’ve already read the following from the list available at

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/top100challenged.htm

5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
40. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
45. Beloved by Toni Morrison <- ick!
48. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
54. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
68. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
83. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
87. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford

I can see why Madonna’s Sex and the Sleeping Beauty trilogy would be banned… I really don’t think they belong in a high school library in general. Really is over the heads of most people at that age.

Curious how all the sex books are aimed at girls but no sex books aimed at boys made the banned list. Damn Christians! 9 years ago


Giz-angelOh my days!

I’m scared about this one! But I’ll give it my best shot – thanks for inviting me! 9 years ago


Breeni11. Julie of the Wolves

Journal entry9 years ago


Breeni10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Journal entry9 years ago


Breeni9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Journal entry9 years ago


Breeni8. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Journal entry9 years ago


Breeni7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Journal entry9 years ago


Breeni6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Journal entry9 years ago


Breeni5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Journal entry9 years ago


TribefanBooks I've Read so far:

http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/top100challenged.htm

1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Harry Potter (Series – all 6) by J.K. Rowling
4. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
5. Goosebumps (Series – one) R.L. Stine
6. Earth’s Children (Serie – all 5) by Jean M. Auel
7. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
8. Blubber by Judy Blume
9. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
10. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
11. Deenie by Judy Blume
12. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
13. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
14. Cujo by Stephen King
15. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
16. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
17. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
18. Carrie by Stephen King
19. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
20. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
21. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
22. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
23. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
24. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
25. Scary Stories (Series – one) by Alvin Schwartz 9 years ago


Breeni4. The Witches

Journal entry9 years ago


Breeni3. Lord of the Flies

Journal entry9 years ago


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