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
#5
Arabian Nights
#6
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
#9
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
#12
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
#14
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
#19
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne on my TBR shelf
#21
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck read on own in last few years
#22
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
#24
Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce read in college for Ulysses class
#26
The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell read for 6th grade English (too young)
#28
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
#29 Candide by Voltaire on TBR shelf
#30
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee read on own recently
#31
Analects by Confucius
#32 The Dubliners by James Joyce I think we read this in that Ulysses class
#33
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
#41
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser read on own in 2006
#42
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell read on own in 6th grade
#43
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
#49
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury read on own, maybe high school
#51
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
#56
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
#58
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger read 11th grade English
#59
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
#60 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison read on own fairly recently
#61
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn read in 12th grade English
#63
East of Eden by John Steinbeck read in 2006 or 2005
#64
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou on TBR shelf
#66
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
#72
Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser on TBR shelf
#74
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
#77
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
#82
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov read in last few years
#83
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
#95
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig read to my first grade class when teaching
#96
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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1 Comments:

Blogger Funky Smith said...

James and the Giant Peach, banned? WTF?

10:26 PM  

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