Monday, September 27, 2010


It's the American Library Association's annual Banned Books Week ( September 25-October 2)

Celebrate by reading on of these banned books!
(as compiled by Betsy Towner of AARP magazine!)

Too Political
1) Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1852
2)All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque, 1928
3)A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway,1929
4)The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck, 1939
5)For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway,1940
6)Animal Farm, George Orwell, 1945
7)1984,George Orwell, 1949
8)Doctor Zhivago,Boris Pasternak,1957
9)Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., 1969
10)In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, Peter Matthiessen, 1983

Too Much Sex
1)Madame Bovary,Gustave Flaubert, 1856
2)Tess of d'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy, 1891
3)Ulysses, James Joyce, 1922
4)The Sun also Rises, Ernest Hemingway, 1926
5)Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence, 1928
6) Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller, 1934
7)Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955
8)Peyton Place, Grace Metalious, 1956
9)Rabbit,Run, John Updike,1960
10)I know why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, 1969
11) Jaws, Peter Benchley, 1974
12)Forever, Judy Blume, 1975
13)The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy, 1986
14)Beloved, Toni Morrison, 1987
15)How the Garcia Girls lost their Accents, Julia Alvarez,1991

1) On the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin, 1859
2)The Lord of the Rings trilogy,J.R.R Tolkien,1954
3)The Last Temptation of Christ, Nikos Kazantzakis, 1960
4)Bless Me,Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya, 1972
5) Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling, 1997-2007

Socially Offensive
1) The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, 1791
2)The Scarlet Letter, Nathanial Hawthorne, 1850
3)The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 1884
4)As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner, 1930
5)Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, 1932
6)Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, 1936
7) Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, 1937
8)Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank, 1947
9)The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger, 1951
10)Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, 1953
11)To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee,1960
12)James and the Giant Peach,Roald Dahl,1961
13)Catch-22,Joseph Heller,1961
14) A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess, 1962
15)One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey, 1962
16)In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, 1966
17)Cujo, Stephen King,1981
18)The Color Purple, Alice Walker, 1982
19)Ordinary People, Judith Guest, 1982
20) A Thousand Acres, Jane Smiley, 1991

I'll be posting more on Banned Books this week, So.....
Stay Tuned!