Read a Banned Book!

It’s Banned Book Week, and nothing gets me more fired up than people trying to censor the words of writers. So let’s all read a banned book this week! There are many to choose from. A complete list is here, but here are some that I have read:

Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Blubber, by Judy Blume
Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold
Black Boy, by Richard Wright
Tiger Eyes, by Judy Blume
The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

And some I definitely want to read:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving


  1. I can’t even begin to understand why some of those are on the list! What could anyone have against Bridge to Terabithia? I wonder who banned The Lovely Bones – far-right Christians perhaps?

  2. I cannot understand why some of these books were banned. I’ve read a few of them and the only one that is a little strong in Lovely Bones. But, in itself it has a great message. How sad.

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