Took too long off this...
Anyway, I found and read my Banned Book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, a YA novel about a modern Spokane Indian boy who dares to leave the rez for a shot at a real future. An interesting, sometimes fun and sometimes tragic look at culture clash, the poverty cycle, the broken rez system, racism (across the board, not just by whites), and just what it means to want more in a world that's already decided you don't deserve it.
Now I just have to finish up Animal Farm - still waiting for a cheaper copy, or for the library eBook to become available.
My updated list:
Book published this year: Behind the Canvas, by Alexander Vance DONE
Book I can finish in a day:The One And Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate DONE
Book I've been meaning to read: Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke DONE
Book recommended by local librarian or bookseller: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black DONE
Book I should have read in school: Animal Farm, by George Orwell (Fiction, an allegory in which farm animals overthrow humans, thinking to build a better society)
Book chosen for me by a loved one: The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown DONE
Book published before I was born: Watership Down, by Richard Adams DONE
Book banned at some point: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie DONE
Book I previously abandoned: Etiquette & Espionage, by Gail Carriger DONE
Book I own but have never read: Wonderbook , by Jeff Vandermeer DONE
Book that intimidates me: Moby Dick, by Herman Melville DONE
Book I've read already at least once: The Princess Bride, by William Goldman DONE