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Banned Book Week – How many have you read?

Below is a partial list of banned and challenged books, compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. The ALA cites Robert P. Doyle in his book Banned Books, “at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts”.

Many of the books on this list have been swapped by our members; some thousands of times. Which banned or challenged books have you read?



The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Catcher in the Rye, by JD Salinger


The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck


To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee


The Color Purple, by Alice Walker


Ulysses, by James Joyce

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

1984, by George Orwell

Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov

Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley



To see the entire list, you can visit the ALA’s website at this link:






One Response to “Banned Book Week – How many have you read?”

  1. Clairlyn F. (musecat) says:

    I have read 6 of the books listed above alone!

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