Banned and Challenged Books List: Banned Books Week

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Here is a list of just some of the banned and challenged books that I have read over the years. Some of them I liked, some of them I didn't for both literary reasons and subject matter reasons. Maybe you will discover some that will interest you!

  1. I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
  2. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  5. America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction by Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, & Davie Javerbaum
  6. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  7. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  8. Brideshead Revisted by Evelyn Waugh
  9. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  10. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  11. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
  12. Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
  13. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  14. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
  15. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  16. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt & Stephen J Dubner
  17. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  18. Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
  19. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  20. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  21. His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman
  22. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt
  23. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  24. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
  25. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  26. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  27. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  28. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
  29. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  30. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  31. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  32. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  33. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

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