Banned Books Week falls Sept. 24th to 30th this year, and in recognition of the ongoing effort to protect our free speech rights, here are some of the books that were challenged and suspended (and some, reinstated) in 2015-2016…
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Dead Poet’s Society by N.H. Kleinbaum
- Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeanette Walls
A lot of the above are books I’ve read and enjoyed, even if not (yet!) reviewed. As a reader, I cannot imagine efforts to block books from others’ hands – for the (2nd-hand) experience, if not the enjoyment. So, go forth and read, my fellow booknerds!
For the rest of the 2015-2016 list, go here.