Listed: Banned Books I Want To Read

ListedContinuing with the theme of Banned Books Week, I thought I’d share my list of books that I want to read. Is it just me or does seeing that a book is “banned” make you want to read it more? I think I’m just curious to see if the book is truly that offensive.

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley [insensitivity, offensive language, racism, and sexually explicit]
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger [offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group]
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry (I’ve heard about this book for years but still haven’t read it Finally read it!)
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (Finally read it!
  • ) The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [anti-family, drugs, homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited to age group]

What’s on your list? Any books that you want to read? Anything I should add to my list?

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11 thoughts on “Listed: Banned Books I Want To Read

  1. Is it just me or does seeing that a book is “banned” make you want to read it more?
    Nope, it doesn’t. Actually I didn’t know there still is such problem like banned books. I thought it is past already, since people are paying so much attention to freedome of word.

  2. I can speak for the quality of The Giver. I read it a long time ago in grade school, and again just last year. It’s an important book for me, and one that’s exceptionally well written for it’s intended age group in my opinion.

    If you decide to read it, I’ll be interested to see if it can appeal to adults as well as children.

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