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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Banned Books!

The title links to the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1990-2000, according to the American Library Association. How many have you read?

5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
8. Forever by Judy Blume
13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
32. Blubber by Judy Blume
47. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
52. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
55. Cujo by Stephen King
69. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
70. Lord of the Flies by William
84. The Dead Zone by Stephen King
85. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

I'm fairly disappointed in myself. I've only read 15% of the list, and most of it during childhood. I must give props to my parents for actually encouraging me to read some of them!


  • I've read 26 on the list, but thats technically more if you count all of the Harry Potter books.

    Nice new layout

    By Anonymous kirstin, at 9/29/2005 10:40:00 PM  

  • I haven't even heard of half of those. Why "A light in the Attic?" I'll have to be doubly sure to get copies of those for my kids to corrupt 'em.

    By Blogger Tara C. Smith, at 9/30/2005 10:29:00 PM  

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