Banned Books Week!

It’s that time of year again. This year’s list of recommended banned books is available from Google Books.

I find it amusing, of course, that I’ve read a fair chunk of the books on this list. Some of my favorite books of all time are on this list such as Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”, “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker. Also books I have read that make the list, but not necessarily all time favorites:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

I encourage everyone to go to their local bookstore and pick up one of the banned books this week!