Saturday, October 2, 2010

Your (Banned) Reading List

Today's the last day of Banned Books Week, so I thought I'd point to one more link on the subject.

Britney Wilkins at the Online College Degree blog has a list entitled, "50 Banned Books That Everyone Should Read." She has divided the list according to reasons the books have been banned or challenged. The reasons and a few of the titles:

  • "Protect the Children" (Catcher in the Rye and Harry Potter)
  • "Religion and Politics" (Satanic Verses and Grapes of Wrath)
  • "Sex" (Lady Chatterley's Lover and Tropic of Cancer)
  • "Race and Gender" (To Kill a Mockingbird and Color Purple)
  •  "Multiple Reasons" (The most ironic title here: Fahrenheit 451)
All in all, a pretty distinguished list of books, found in its entirety here.

Read freely! 

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