Fifty Banned Books – An Update

A while back I posted this idea I had for a challenge, one which, with the help of a friend (Hi, Lizz!) I am sticking to.  As we started laying out what order of books we would take on there was a realization that we both have read some of the titles and, well, we REALLY didn’t want to reread them.  [Others have been read previously, but there’s been no talk of removing them.]  No one wants to renege on this idea and thereby not complete our goals so we decided to substitute with other titles from a bigger list of frequently challenged works.  The new list contains some updated links for those reviewed (yes, I know only two so far – I’m working on it) AND the substitutions.  There will be more changes coming forth in all likelihood, but this is where it’s at thus far.

  1. Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
  3. Forever by Judy Blume.
  4. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
  5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
  6. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  7. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson.
  8. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.
  9. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
  10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.
  11. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier.
  12. The Giver by Lois Lowery.
  13. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  14. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
  15. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  16. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
  17. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  18. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  19. 1984 by George Orwell
  20. Animal Farm by George Orwell [The review of this one will be up sometime in December.  Or January.]
  21. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  22. Candide by Voltaire
  23. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by DH Lawrence
  24. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  25. Fanny Hill by John Cleland
  26. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  28. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  29. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni
  30. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  31. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  32. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  33. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  34. Anne Frank:  Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  35. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
  36. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  37. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  38. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  39. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  40. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  41. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  42. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  43. Native Son by Richard Wright
  44. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  45. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  46. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kessey
  47. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  48. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  49. Slaughterhouse – Five by Kurt Vonnegut *
  50. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

For the ones currently being read check out my Monday posts.


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