Banned Books

Many books that are now considered classics have (and sometimes still are) under pressure to be banned by the public for a variety of reasons: violence, witchcraft, political bias, sexuality, and negativity, among others. In addition to the titles above, here is a list of other fiction and non-fiction titles that have been challenged:

SF ATW Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

SF ORW 1984 by George Orwell

SF TOL Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

ALL The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

BAL Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin

CHO The Awakening by Kate Chopin

DRE An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

ELL Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

FAU As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

FOL Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

HEM Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

HEM Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemigway

HEM For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway

HUR Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

HUX Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

JOY Ulysses by James Joyce

KES One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

KIN Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

KIN Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver

KIN Christine by Stephen King

LAW Sons and Lovers by D.J. Lawrence

LAW Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence

LEE To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

MAI Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

MIL Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

MOR Beloved by Toni Morrison

MOR Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

MOR Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

NAB Lolita by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

ORW Animal Farm by George Orwell

PIC My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

REM All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich M. Remarque

RUS Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

SEB Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

SIN The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

STE Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

STE Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

STO Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

STY Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

UPD Rabbit Run by John Updike

VON Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

VON Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

WAL The Color Purple by Alice Walker

WAR All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

WAT Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

WAU Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

WOL This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff

WRI Native Son by Richard Wright

B X Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X with help from Alex Haley

301.451 GRI Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

305.569 EHR Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

362.28 HUM Final Exit Derek Humphry

364.1523 CAP In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

364.172 MEZ Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich

576.82 DAR On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

612.661 DRI Deal with It by Esther Drill

683.4 BEL Arming America by Michael A. Bellesiles

811.2 WHI Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

811.54 GIN Howl Allen Ginsberg

821 CHA Canterbury Talesmrrl by Geoffrey Chaucer

822.33 SHA Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

851.1 DAN Dante’s Inferno by Dante Alighieri with foward Harold Bloom

970.5 BRO Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown

973.2  FRA Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin