Banned Book Week


Dust off your library cards, break out your iPad or Kindle, and read one of the greatest books written by amazing authors. These books push every issue you could imagine, causing them to be on many "banned" book lists. However this is the week to push back and let the Library of Congress know that we mean business and to stop censoring our books.

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald 2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger 3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck 4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee 5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker 6. Ulysses, by James Joyce 7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison 8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 9. 1984, by George Orwell 10. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov

11. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck 12. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller

13. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley 14. Animal Farm, by George Orwell 15. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway 16. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner 17. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway 18. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston 19. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison 20. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison

21. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell 22. Native Son, by Richard Wright 23. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey 24. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut 25. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway 26. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London 27. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin 28. All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren 29. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien 30. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

31. Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence

32. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess

33. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

34. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

35. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

36. Sophie's Choice, by William Styron

37. Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence

38. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut

39. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles

40. Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs

41. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh 42. Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence 43. The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer 44. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller 45. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser 46. Rabbit, Run, by John Updike

47. The Hunger Games trilogy, by Susan Collins

48. Eleanore & Park, by Rainbow Rowell

49. Mein Kampf, by Adolph Hitler

50. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain

51. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

52. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, by Dee Brown

53. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

54. Howl, by Allen Ginsberg

55. Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman

56. Moby-Dick (or The Whale), by Herman Melville

57. Native Son, by Richard Wright

58. The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane

59. The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

60. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein

61. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams

62. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston

63. Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe

64. Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

65. The Words of Cesar Chavez, by Cesar Chavez

66. Tarzan series, by Edgar Rice Burroughs

67. Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

68. Hansel and Gretel, by The Brothers Grimm

69. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

70. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

71. Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

72. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin

73. The Story of Little Black Sambo, by Helen Bannerman

74. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair

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