Every year, libraryies, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers & readers celebrate Banned Books Week to bring awareness to censorship, free speech, civil rights and the freedom to read. So in honor of Banned Books Week, the VC/UHV Library is not going to review a book. We’d much rather share a list of banned or challenged book with you so that you may pick up a copy at your local library or bookstore & read it.

If you are looking for a good book, try reading one of these:

  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Forever, by Judy Blume
  • The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
  • The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
  • What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones
  • Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  • The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Twilight, by Stephenie Meyer
  • Crank, by Ellen Hopkins
  • Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  • Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
  • My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
  • The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler

For a complete list of Banned or Challenged books, check out the American Library Association’s Frequently Challenged Books website.