How Many Banned Books Have You Read?

In honor of banned books week, I looked at the list of the most challenged books from 1990-1999. I’ve read a lot of them, but there are quite a few I haven’t.

I’ve read:

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  • Forever, by Judy Blume
  • Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  • Sex, by Madonna
  • Earth’s Children (Series), by Jean M. Auel
  • A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Anastasia Krupnik (Series), by Lois Lowry
  • Blubber, by Judy Blume
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  • The Pigman, by Paul Zindel
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  • Cujo, by Stephen King
  • A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein
  • Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
  • Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
  • Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  • Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Fantasies, by Nancy Friday
  • Carrie, by Stephen King
  • The Dead Zone, by Stephen King
  • Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
  • Private Parts, by Howard Stern
  • Where’s Waldo?, by Martin Hanford
  • Christine, by Stephen King

25 out of 100 is not so good. I understand why some of them were challenged–sex, violence, magic, religion, feminism, and realistic explorations of racism in America are not the most populartopics with close-minded people. But Where’s Waldo? Really?

Read the full list and let me know which you’ve read. And which you have always wanted to–or thought you should–read.

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