Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

requisite Banned Book post


The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000
1. Scary Stories (Series) by Alvin Schwartz [some of them]
2. Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
4. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
5. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
7. Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
8. Forever by Judy Blume
9. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
11. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
12. My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
14. The Giver by Lois Lowry
15. It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris
16. Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine [some of them]
17. A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
20. Earth’s Children (Series) by Jean M. Auel [only read the first one so far]
22. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
23. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
27. The Witches by Roald Dahl
29. Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry [some of them]
30. The Goats by Brock Cole
32. Blubber by Judy Blume
37. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
39. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
40. What’s Happening to my Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters by Lynda Madaras
41. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
43. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
44. The Pigman by Paul Zindel
46. Deenie by Judy Blume
48. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
51. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
52. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
56. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
62. Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
69. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
70. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
71. Native Son by Richard Wright
84. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
88. Where’s Waldo? by Martin Hanford
89. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
93. Sex Education by Jenny Davis
96. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

That’s 41 out 100 items. And i’m leaving out ones i think i may have read but am not entirely sure. I’m not the only dork who wants to read all 100 just because, right?

And then there’s the banned classics (the “Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century,” with the banned/challenged ones bolded).

1. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
8. The Lord of the Flies, William Golding
9. 1984, George Orwell
15. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
18. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
19. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
23. Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
27. Native Son, Richard Wright
29. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
53. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

That’s 13 out of the 42 bolded ones.

And then because i’m a procrastinating dork, how many of that full 100 have i read?

1. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
8. The Lord of the Flies, William Golding
9. 1984, George Orwell
10. The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner
13. Charlotte's Web, EB White
15. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm, George Orwell
18. The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway
19. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
22. Winnie-the-Pooh, AA Milne
23. Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
27. Native Son, Richard Wright
29. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
32. The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
40. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
43. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
50. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
51. My Antonia, Willa Cather
53. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
60. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
61. A Good Man is Hard to Find, Flannery O'Connor
66. Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut
67. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
71. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
72. A Hithchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
90. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame

29 out of 100.


[edited to add a link to some explanations]
Tags: books: banned/challenged, books: lists, self: quizzes/memes
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