It’s Banned Books Week! Take the time to read and appreciate banned books! You wouldn’t believe the books on this list! Not all these books are banned everywhere, but there are constantly people trying to get these books banned from public libraries and schools. I took it straight from wiki, but I saw all these people talking about reading banned books, and figured a lot of you never realized some of your favorites are ON THIS LIST! 

List of most commonly challenged books in the United States (Alphabetical order)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain

Alice series - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

All the King’s Men - Robert Penn Warren

Always Running - Luis J. Rodriguez

American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

An American Tragedy - Theodore Dreiser

The Anarchist Cookbook - William Powell

Anastasia Again! - Lois Lowry

And Tango Makes Three - Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison

Annie on My Mind - Nancy Garden

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret - Judy Blume

Arming America - Michael Bellasiles

Arizona Kid - Ron Koertge

As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner

Asking About Sex and Growing Up - Joanna Cole

Athletic Shorts - Chris Crutcher

Beloved - Toni Morrison

Black Boy - Richard Wright 

Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo A. Anaya

Blood and Chocolate - Annette Curtis Klause

Blubber - Judy Blume

The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison

The Boy Who Lost His Face - Louis Sachar

Boys and Sex - Wardell Pomeroy 

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley 

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson 

Bumps in the Night - Harry Allard 

The Call of the Wild - Jack London 

Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey 

Carrie - Stephen King 

The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger 

Catch-22 - Joseph Heller 

Cat’s Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut 

The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier 

Christine - Stephen King 

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess 

The Color Purple - Alice Walker 

Crazy Lady! - Jane Conly 

Cross Your Fingers, Spit in Your Hat - Alvin Schwartz 

Cujo - Stephen King 

Curses, Hexes and Spells - Daniel Cohen 

Cut - Patricia McCormick 

Daddy’s Roommate - Michael Willhoite 

A Day No Pigs Would Die - Robert Newton Peck 

The Dead Zone - Stephen King 

Deenie - Judy Blume 

Detour for Emmy - Marilyn Reynolds 

The Drowning of Stephan Jones - Bette Greene 

Earth’s Children (series) - Jean M. Auel 

The Exorcist - William Peter Blatty 

The Face on the Milk Carton - Caroline B. Cooney 

Fade - Robert Cormier 

Fallen Angels - Walter Dean Myers 

Family Secrets - Norma Klein 

A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway 

Final Exit - Derek Humphry 

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes 

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway 

Forever - Judy Blume 

Girls and Sex - Wardell Pomeroy 

The Giver - Lois Lowry 

Go Ask Alice - Anonymous 

Go Tell It on the Mountain - James Baldwin 

The Goats - Brock Cole 

Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell 

Goosebumps (series) - R. L. Stine 

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck 

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald 

The Great Gilly Hopkins - Katherine Paterson 

Guess What? - Mem Fox 

Halloween ABC - Eve Merriam 

The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood 

Harry Potter (series) - J. K. Rowling 

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad 

Heather Has Two Mommies - Lesléa Newman 

The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende 

How to Eat Fried Worms - Thomas Rockwell 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou 

In Cold Blood - Truman Capote 

In the Night Kitchen - Maurice Sendak 

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison 

It’s Perfectly Normal - Robie Harris 

It’s So Amazing - Robie Harris 

Jack - A. M. Homes 

James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl 

Jay’s Journal - Anonymous 

Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George 

Jump Ship to Freedom - James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier 

Jumper - Steven Gould 

The Jungle - Upton Sinclair 

Kaffir Boy - Mark Mathabane 

Killing Mr. Griffin - Lois Duncan 

Lady Chatterley’s Lover - D. H. Lawrence 

A Light in the Attic - Shel Silverstein 

Little Black Sambo - Helen Bannerman 

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov 

Lord of the Flies - William Golding 

Mommy Laid An Egg - Babette Cole 

My Brother Sam Is Dead - James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier 

The Naked and the Dead - Norman Mailer 

Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs 

Native Son - Richard Wright 

The New Joy of Gay Sex - Charles Silverstein and Felice Picano 

Nineteen Eighty-four (1984) - George Orwell 

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck 

On My Honor - Marion Dane Bauer 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Ken Kesey 

Ordinary People - Judith Guest 

The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky 

The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett 

The Pigman - Paul Zindel 

Private Parts - Howard Stern 

Rabbit, Run - John Updike 

The Rabbit’s Wedding - Garth Williams 

Rainbow Boys - Alex Sánchez 

Running Loose - Chris Crutcher 

The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie 

Scary Stories (series) - Alvin Schwartz 

A Separate Peace - John Knowles 

Sex - Madonna 

Sex Education - Jenny Davis 

Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut 

The Sledding Hill - Chris Crutcher 

Sleeping Beauty Trilogy - A. N. Roquelaure (Anne Rice) 

Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison 

Sons and Lovers - D. H. Lawrence 

The Stupids (series) - Harry Allard 

Summer of My German Soldier - Bette Greene 

The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway 

That Was Then, This Is Now - S. E. Hinton 

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston 

Tiger Eyes - Judy Blume 

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee 

Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller 

Ulysses - James Joyce 

View from the Cherry Tree - Willo Davis Roberts 

We All Fall Down - Robert Cormier 

Whale Talk - Chris Crutcher 

What My Mother Doesn’t Know - Sonya Sones 

What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Boys: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Sons - Lynda Madaras 

What’s Happening to My Body? Book for Girls: A Growing-Up Guide for Parents & Daughters - Lynda Madaras 

Where Did I Come From? - Peter Mayle 

The Wish Giver - Bill Brittain 

The Witches - Roald Dahl 

Women in Love - D. H. Lawrence 

Women on Top: How Real Life Has Changed Women’s Sexual Fantasies - Nancy Friday 

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L’Engle