Banned and Challenged Books by Title

Courtesy of The Forbidden Library.I’ve marked off the ones I’ve read. It’s more than I thought. I challenge all my readers to read at least one book from this list in 2009. Post in the comments which one you choose!

  1. 1984 , George Orwell
  2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , Mark Twain
  3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , Lewis Caroll
  4. Analects , Confucious
  5. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl , Anne Frank
  6. Arabian Nights or 1,001 Nights , Anonymous
  7. Beloved , Toni Morrison
  8. The Bible
  9. Brave New World , Aldous Huxley
  10. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee , Dee Brown
  11. The Call of the Wild , Jack London
  12. Canterbury Tales , Geoffrey Chaucer
  13. Catcher in the Rye , JD Salinger
  14. The Celluloid Closet , Vito Russo
  15. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory , Roald Dahl
  16. Clan of the Cave Bear , Jean Auel
  17. The Color Purple , Alice Walker
  18. The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm , Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
  19. Dialogue Concerning The Two Chief World Systems , Galilei Galileo
  20. Different Seasons , Stephen King
  21. A Doll’s House , Henrik Ibsen
  22. Don Quixote , Saavedra Miguel de Cervantes
  23. Earth Science
  24. The Egypt Game , Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  25. Fahrenheit 451 , Ray Bradbury
  26. The Figure in the Shadows , John Bellairs
  27. Gone With the Wind , Margaret Mitchell
  28. Grapes of Wrath , John Steinbeck
  29. The Graphic Work of M.C. Escher , M.C. Escher
  30. Grendel , John C Gardner
  31. Gulliver’s Travels , Jonathan Swift
  32. Hamlet , William Shakespeare
  33. The Happy Prince & Other Stories , Oscar Wilde
  34. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , Maya Angelou
  35. It , Stephen King
  36. James and the Giant Peach , Roald Dahl
  37. King Lear, William Shakespeare
  38. The Koran
  39. Le Morte D’Arthur , Sir Thomas Malory
  40. The Life and Times of Renoir , Janice Anderson
  41. A Light in the Attic , Shel Silverstein
  42. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe , C.S. Lewis
  43. Little House in the Big Woods , Laura Ingalls Wilder
  44. Little House on the Prairie , Laura Ingalls Wilder
  45. The Lorax , Dr. Seuss
  46. The Lords of Discipline , Pat Conroy
  47. The Martian Chronicles , Ray Bradbury
  48. My Friend Flicka , Mary O’Hara
  49. The Odyssey , Homer
  50. On the Origin of the Species , Charles Darwin
  51. Paradise Lost , John Milton
  52. Raisin in the Sun , Lorraine Hansberry
  53. The Rolling Stone , Jim Miller
  54. The Satanic Verses , Salman Rushdie
  55. Slaughterhousep–Five , Kurt Vonnegut
  56. Song of Solomon , Toni Morrison
  57. The Stand , Stephen King
  58. The Talmud
  59. To Kill a Mockingbird , Harper Lee
  60. Tom Jones , Henry Fielding
  61. Twelfth Night , William Shakespeare
  62. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe
  63. Vasilissa the Beautiful: Russian Fairy Tales
  64. Welcome to the Monkey House , Kurt Vonnegut
  65. Where the Sidewalk Ends , Shel Silverstein
  66. Where’s Waldo? , Martin Hanford
  67. The Witches of Worm , Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  68. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle
  69. Zen Buddhism: Selected Writings , D.T. Suzuki

So that’s 29 out of 69. 40 more books yet to read. My goal is to read Paradise Lost this year. How many have you read?