Everywhere in the news, we are hearing about the expanded number of books that are being taken out of school curriculums and removed from library shelves. One bedrock of Unitarian Universalism, however, is the free and responsible search for truth. We are leaning into this moment of control and censorship by reading and discussing these banned books.
This event has been postponed to January 2024. Specific dates have yet to be determined.
One of the more bizarre tales of a banned book in 2022 was the story of Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Mist and Fury, which ties for the #10 spot on the American Library Association’s 2022 list of Most Challenged Books.
While most of the increases in book challenges in recent years have centered around schools and libraries, some Virginian lawmakers tried to bring a legal suit to restrict the sale of A Court of Mist and Fury in Barnes & Nobles throughout the state. Also of interest, A Court of Mist and Fury is the sequel to Maas’s best-selling first novel in the series A Court of Thorns and Roses. Of the five books in the series, only #2 drew the ire of lawmakers and climbed onto the Most Challenged Books list.
Described as a “highly entertaining book that sucks you in and doesn’t release you until the final word,” our Banned Book club is traveling into the new ground of a saucy, best-selling fantasy series. Since we have a bit of extra time before we meet, you might consider reading the first in the series as well!
Book: A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas; if ambitious consider reading the first in the series as well, A Court of Thorns and Roses.
- In-Person Meeting: Sunday, TBD at 12:30 p.m.
- Virtual Meeting: Thursday, TBD at 7:30 p.m.
To discuss the book, attend at one of the dates and times noted above. For the Zoom session, the Zoom link will be sent out the day of the meeting to the Banned Book Club mailing list.
To get on the Banned Book Club mailing list, contact Laci Lee Adams, our Director of Lifespan Faith Development.