Saturday, October 07, 2006


I meant to do this during Banned Books Week(last week), but didn't get around to it. (I'm doing it now because my research from school is boring me.) Anyway, I read banned books! These are the list of banned books that I have read. See how many you have read.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giver by Lois Lowry
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry
Blubber by Judy Blume
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Cujo by Stephen King
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Native Son by Richard Wright
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya
Carrie by Stephen King
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

There are 100 books on this list. As you can see, I haven't read all of them, though I actually have a few of them on my shelf to read. Others, I don't want to read. No need to ban, though.

As far as my most recent reads, I finished Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom a couple of weeks ago. I had previously read The Five People You Meet in Heaven and wanted to go back to reading Tuesdays. For those of you who haven't read it (or seen the made for tv movie) Morrie is slowly dying, and this book tells about how he deals with death and what he has learned about life. I expected the book to be much sadder than it was, but Morrie must have truly been an incredible person to have been able to look at his disease as a blessing and spend his last days with those he most loved. Good book. Easy read. You'll like it.

I am currently reading Robert Morgan's Truest Pleasure.


Katie said...

I am absolutely sickened when I see such great literature banned. We have come no further than the witch trials, McCarthyism, you name it. It is so ridiculous. My niece was sent home from a religious private school saying Harry Potter is evil.

Finally. FINALLY! There is a book series that gets kids interested in reading instead of video games and they are told it is evil? So stupid. They are definitely doing their part to keep children in America from excelling. That is for sure.

Thanks for posting this!

Angie said...

Yes, Harry Potter is great! Why can't we have a little fantasy in our lives?

Brad said...

How the hell is "How to Eat Fried Worms" a banned book? I remember reading that book and seeing an after school cartoon about it as well. I would like to meet the people who are on the book banning board.

Angie said...

My biggest surprise was Shel Silverstein! I don't know what the objections would have been for many of these books.

Anonymous said...

How long do we have to wait for another update? For the love of all things living, update! It's not like you have had visitors for the past week and that you are constantly running to appointments and otherwise staying busy! Good grief.