Friday, May 8, 2009

200 Banned (& Challenged) Books

Arranged alphabetically by title. Bold the books you have read, italicize the books you want to read. Place a checkmark (√) next to the books you own. In the comments, place a link to your 200 Banned, tell how many you've read, and/or list the titles and authors of any other books that qualify for this list (that generally means anything written for audiences under eighteen that includes one or more of the following: sex, violence, addresses serious issues, addresses the darker side or humanity, contains ideas that are not 'politically correct,' contains ideas that aren't conservative, et cetera).

The difference between banned and challenged books: Challenged is when someone tries to restrict a book. A ban means it's been removed.
“[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.” — Judy Blume
195 Banned (& Challenged) Books:
  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  3. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
  4. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  5. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
  6. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  7. A Time To Kill by John Grisham
  8. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  9. Alice (Series) by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  10. All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren
  11. Always Running by Luis Rodriguez
  12. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  13. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  14. Anastasia Again! by Lois Lowry
  15. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
  16. And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
  17. Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  18. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
  19. Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
  20. Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge
  21. Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture by Michael Bellesiles
  22. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  23. Asking About Sex and Growing Up by Joanna Cole
  24. Athletic Shorts by Chris Crutcher
  25. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  26. Black Boy by Richard Wright
  27. Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
  28. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
  29. Blubber by Judy Blume
  30. Boys and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
  31. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  32. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  33. Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard
  34. Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
  35. Carrie by Stephen King
  36. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  37. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
  38. Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health by Robie H. Harris
  39. Christine by Stephen King
  40. Crazy Lady by Jane Conly
  41. Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat by Alvin Schwartz
  42. Cujo by Stephen King
  43. Curses, Hexes and Spells by Daniel Cohen
  44. Cut by Patricia McCormick
  45. Daddy's Roommate by Michael Willhoite
  46. Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan
  47. Deal With It! by Esther Drill
  48. Deenie by Judy Blume
  49. Detour for Emmy by Marilyn Reynolds
  50. Draw Me A Star by Eric Carle
  51. Earth's Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel
  52. Fade by Robert Cormier
  53. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  54. Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
  55. Family Secrets by Norma Klein
  56. Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
  57. Fear Street (Series) R. L. Stine
  58. Final Exit by Derek Humphry
  59. Flashcards of My Life by Charise Mericle Harper
  60. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  61. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  62. Forever by Judy Blume
  63. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
  64. Girls and Sex by Wardell Pomeroy
  65. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  66. Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
  67. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  68. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine
  69. Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily von Ziegesar
  70. Grendel by John Gardner
  71. Growltiger's Last Stand by T.S. Eliot
  72. Guess What? by Mem Fox
  73. Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
  74. Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen
  75. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
  76. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  77. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
  78. His Dark Materials trilogy, by Philip Pullman
  79. Holy Bible
  80. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
  81. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  82. I Saw Esau by Iona Opte
  83. In a Dark, Dark Room by Alvin Schwartz
  84. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  85. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
  86. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  87. Ironman by Chris Crutcher
  88. It's Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
  89. It’s So Amazing! A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families by Robie H. Harris
  90. Jack by A.M. Homes
  91. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  92. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
  93. Junie B. Jones (series) by Barbara Park
  94. Jump Ship to Freedom by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
  95. Jumper by Steven Gould
  96. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane
  97. Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
  98. King and King by Linda de Haan
  99. Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence
  100. Life is Funny by E.R. Frank
  101. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  102. Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
  103. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  104. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  105. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov
  106. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  107. Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park
  108. Mommy Laid An Egg by Babette Cole
  109. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
  110. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  111. Nathan’s Run by John Gilstrap
  112. Native Son by Richard Wright
  113. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  114. Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes
  115. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  116. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  117. Ordinary People by Judith Guest
  118. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  119. Pinkerton, Behave! by Steven Kellog
  120. Private Parts by Howard Stern
  121. Rabbit, Run by John Updike
  122. Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
  123. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
  124. Running Loose by Chris Crutcher
  125. Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  126. Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
  127. Sex by Madonna
  128. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
  129. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
  130. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  131. Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by A.N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice)
  132. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  133. So Far From the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Watkins
  134. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  135. Sons and Lovers by DH Lawrence
  136. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  137. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
  138. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
  139. Taming the Star by Runner S.E. Hinton
  140. That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton
  141. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  142. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby by Dav Pilkey
  143. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  144. The Anarchist Cookbook by William Powell
  145. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  146. The Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Sachar
  147. The Brimstone Journals by Ron Koertge
  148. The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  149. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  150. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
  151. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  152. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
  153. The Drowning of Stephen Jones by Bette Greene
  154. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
  155. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
  156. The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole
  157. The Fighting Ground by Avi
  158. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  159. The Goats by Brock Cole
  160. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  161. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
  162. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  163. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  164. The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
  165. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  166. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  167. The Lord of the Rings (series) by JRR Tolkien
  168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  169. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  170. The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein
  171. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  172. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  173. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
  174. The Shining by Stephen King
  175. The Stupids (Series) by Harry Allard
  176. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  177. The Terrorist by Caroline Cooney
  178. The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
  179. The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
  180. The Wish Giver by Bill Brittain
  181. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  182. Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  183. Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
  184. Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
  185. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  186. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
  187. TTYL; TTFN; L8R, G8R (series), by Lauren Myracle
  188. Uncle Bobby's Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen
  189. View from the Cherry Tree by Willo Davis Roberts
  190. We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier
  191. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
  192. When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester
  193. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
  194. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons by Lynda Madaras
  195. What's Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
  196. Where Did I Come From? by Peter Mayle
  197. Where's Waldo? by Martin Hanford
  198. Women in Love by DH Lawrence
  199. Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women's Fantasies by Nancy Friday
  200. You Hear Me by Betsy Franco
This list is far from exhaustive. Some good books that aren't on here but qualify are "Boy Toy" by Barry Lyga, "Tender Morsels" by Margo Lanagan, "Rubyfruit Jungle" by Rita Mae Brown, "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" by Tom Robbins, "Push" by Sapphire, "Leaving Brooklyn" by Lynne Sharon Schwartz....

P.S. This is post number 50!!!

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