Sunday, January 07, 2007

Banned Books Meme

I saw this on Cam's blog who saw it here as a meme. Just to see if I'm like Cam and read a lot of these in school or on my own, I'll do it with the meme instructions: bold the ones you've read and italicize the ones you've read part of. (Cam's is beautifully color-coded, but I'll annotate instead since I need to get in bed and read the third Wizard of Earthsea book, The Farthest Shore.)

#1 The Bible
#2 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain read on my own, maybe middle school age?
#3 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes read parts of in 8th grade Spanish
#4 The Koran read parts of in college
Arabian Nights
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain read on my own
#7 Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift in college
#8 The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer read in high school
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 11th grade English
#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman read on own and parts for school
#11 The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli college
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
#13 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank read on own in 6th grade; borrowed from school library
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
#15 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
#16 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
#17 Dracula by Bram Stoker read in college for Gothic literature class
#18 The Autobiography of Ben Franklin by Benjamin Franklin in college; also own and it's a TBR in entirety
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne on my TBR shelf
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck read on own in last few years
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
#23 Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy read on own high school
Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce read in college for Ulysses class
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell read for 6th grade English (too young)
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
#29 Candide by Voltaire on TBR shelf
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee read on own recently
Analects by Confucius
#32 The Dubliners by James Joyce I think we read this in that Ulysses class
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#34 A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
#35 The Red and the Black by Stendhal
#36 Das Capital by Karl Marx
#37 Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
#38 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#39 Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence
#40 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley read for summer reading in middle school
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser read on own in 2006
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell read on own in 6th grade
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
#44 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
#45 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
#46 The Lord of the Flies by William Golding read for summer reading in middle school #47 Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys
#48 The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway read in 10th grade English
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury read on own, maybe high school
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
#52 The Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
#54 Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus
#55 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller read in 2006
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
#57 The Color Purple by Alice Walker read parts of from my grandmother's shelf when I was too young
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger read 11th grade English
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
#60 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison read on own fairly recently
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn read in 12th grade English
East of Eden by John Steinbeck read in 2006 or 2005
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou on TBR shelf
Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
#68 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
#69 The Talmud
#70 Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#71 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson saw TV movie
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser on TBR shelf
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#75 A Separate Peace by John Knowles
#76 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath read on own long time ago
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
#78 Popol Vuh
#79 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
#80 The Satyricon by Petronius
#81 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl read to my husband on car trip from NJ to VA a few years ago
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov read in last few years
Black Boy by Richard Wright
#84 Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
#85 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut read in last few years
86 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#87 Metaphysics by Aristotle
#88 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder read on own elementary school age
#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
#90 Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
#91 The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
#92 Sanctuary by William Faulkner
#93 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
#94 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin read in last few years
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig read to my first grade class when teaching
Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
#98 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
#100 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Of some of the titles I haven't read, I have read other books by the same author like D.H. Lawrence, Richard Wright, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, Charles Dickens, and Ernest Hemingway, but I guess those titles haven't been challenged. I am lucky that Banned Books have never affected my life--no teacher or parent has ever said a book was unavailable to me and no library has ever told me that a book was off limits.

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Blogger Funky Smith said...

James and the Giant Peach, banned? WTF?

10:26 PM  

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