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How Scandalous Is Your Reading History?

Based on ALA's lists of frequently banned and challenged books in the U.S., found here, here, and here.

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  1. Check off every banned book that you've read!

    Check off every banned book that you've read!

    "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck
    "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
    "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
    "Ulysses" by James Joyce
    "Beloved" by Toni Morrison
    "1984" by George Orwell
    "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
    "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller
    "Animal Farm" by George Orwell
    "The Sun Also Rises" by Ernest Hemingway
    "As I Lay Dying" by William Faulkner
    "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway
    "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston
    "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison
    "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell
    "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway
    "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London
    "Go Tell It On The Mountain" by James Baldwin
    "The Lord of the Rings" (trilogy) by J.R.R. Tolkien
    "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair
    "Lady Chatterley's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence
    "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess
    "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin
    "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote
    "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
    "Sophie's Choice" by William Styron
    "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut
    "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles
    "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs
    "Brideshead Revisited" by Evelyn Waugh
    "Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller
    "Rabbit, Run" by John Updike
    "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck
    "Bridge to Terabithia" by Katherine Paterson
    "The Giver" by Lois Lowry
    "Sex" by Madonna
    "The Witches" by Roald Dahl
    "A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle
    "The Stupids" (series) by Harry Allard
    "Blubber" by Judy Blume
    "Julie of the Wolves" by Jean Craighead George
    "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
    "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton
    "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
    Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling
    "Cujo" by Stephen King
    "James and the Giant Peach" by Roald Dahl
    "A Light in the Attic" by Shel Silverstein
    "Ordinary People" by Judith Guest
    "American Psycho" by Bret Easton Ellis
    "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
    "The Anarchist Cookbook" by William Powell
    "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret" by Judy Blume
    "Killing Mr. Griffin" by Lois Duncan
    "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut
    "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding
    "Native Son" by Richard Wright
    "Women On Top" by Nancy Friday
    "The House of Spirits" by Isabel Allende
    "The Face On The Milk Carton" by Caroline Cooney
    "Carrie" by Stephen King
    "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain
    "Song Of Solomon" by Toni Morrison
    "Where's Waldo?" (series) by Martin Hanford
    "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett
    "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier
    "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou
    "Scary Stories" (series) by Alvin Schwartz
    "His Dark Materials" trilogy ("The Golden Compass") by Philip Pullman
    "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
    "Captain Underpants" (series) by Dav Pilkey
    "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
    "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison
    "Forever" by Judy Blume
    "Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous
    "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
    "In the Night Kitchen" by Maurice Sendak
    "My Brother Sam Is Dead" by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
    "Snow Falling On Cedars" by David Guterson
    "Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging" by Louise Rennison
    "Gossip Girl" (series) by Cecily von Ziegesar
    "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Ken Kesey
    "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini
    "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson
    "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien
    "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred Taylor
    "A Time To Kill" by John Grisham
    "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
    "Junie B. Jones" (series) by Barbara Park
    "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold
    "Friday Night Lights" by H.G. Bissenger
    "Goosebumps" (series) by R.L. Stine

How Scandalous Is Your Reading History?

You've dipped a toe into the pool of banned books, and you're not afraid of at least some of life's more illicit themes, like drugs, sex, and/or spooky monsters.

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You must be privy to some truly controversial information — information (about, say, magic spells and periods) that some people clearly didn't want you to have. Way to go.

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You are lawless and insatiable! You'll read whatever you want, whenever you want! You'll find Waldo, and you don't care WHO doesn't want you to!

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