Book List

  1. Catcher in the Rye (J. D. Salinger)
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
  3. Forever (Judy Blume)
  4. The Golden Compass (Philip Pullman)
  5. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
  6. The Harry Potter series (J. K. Rowling)
  7. Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
  8. James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl)
  9. And Tango Makes Three (Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson)
  10. A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle)
  11. The Chocolate War (Robert Cormier)
  12. The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  13. The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)
  14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
  15. Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
  16. The Lorax (Dr. Seuss)
  17. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
  18. 1984 (George Orwell)
  19. Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift)
  20. Candide (Voltaire)
  21. Lady Chatterley's Lover (D. H. Lawrence)
  22. Tropic of Cancer (Henry Miller)
  23. Fanny Hill (John Cleland)
  24. Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)
  25. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  26. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
  27. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini
  28. Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
  29. The Awakening (Kate Chopin)
  30. Madame Bovare (Gustave Flaubert)
  31. Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
  32. Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)
  33. Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
  34. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
  35. Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
  36. The Color Purple (Alice Walker)
  37. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou)
  38. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
  39. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
  40. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
  41. Native Son (Richard Wright)
  42. Beloved (Toni Morrison)
  43. As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
  44. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Ken Kesey)
  45. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
  46. In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
  47. Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
  48. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
List adopted from Banned Books You Should Read from Introduction to Mass Communication by Baran and Stanley.