Never Stop Reading

Ray Bradbury quote

In honor of Banned Books Week 2013, here is a small listing of banned books I have read over the years.

The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
Blubber by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
1984 by George Orwell
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

I haven’t enjoyed them all. I don’t have to.

Isn’t that the beauty of having the freedom to choose what I want to read?

4 thoughts on “Never Stop Reading

  1. I can’t blame them for Twilight, really. It should be banned for being an affront to English literature. 😉

    (Also, Little House on the Prairie? Seriously?!)

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