iLibrarian is one of my favorite blogs - they always have interesting or useful posts.
I've never really gotten in to banned books week, or read books just because someone else was trying to outlaw them. It seems so fundamentally un-American and undemocratic to me to feel you have the right to repress or discriminate against something just because you don't like it. So usually, book banning news just slides right by me, but since it's making national news, I gave it more attention.
In looking at this list, I noticed that the books that I've read I'd really enjoyed. Since I liked some banned books, it stands to reason I might enjoy others, so I am going to make a point of reading the rest of this list.
The full list (in alphabeticalish order) is below - check out the original post for descriptions and links to excerpts or full-text online.
- A Day No Pigs Would Die, Robert Newton Peck
- American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
- And Tango Makes Three, Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
- Annie on My Mind, Nancy Garden
- Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Patterson
- Candide, Voltaire
- Fallen Angels, Walter Dean Myers
- Fanny Hill, John Cleland
- Forever, Judy Blume
- Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
- Harry Potter (The Entire Series), J. K. Rowling
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
- Lady Chatterley's Lover, D. H. Lawrence
- Lord of the Flies, William Golding
- Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
- Silas Marner, George Eliot
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
- The Arabian Nights
- The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
- The Chocolate War, Robert Cormier
- The Color Purple, Alice Walker
- The Giver, Lois Lowry
- The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Daniel Defoe
- Ulysses, James Joyce