Here is a meme on banning books by Jeff Zentner
I do not know who actually put this list of books together, but I found it inspiring.
- Gone with the Wind – by Margaret Mitchell: Reviewed on June 15, 2011, 4 stars
- As I Lay Dying – by William Faulkner: I read this book about 20 years ago, should write a review, but can’t remember enough about it. Need to re-read.
- Beloved – by Tony Morrison
- Catch 22 – by Joseph Heller: I have tried to read this several times and could never get through. I need to try again. I have it in hardcopy on the shelf behind me.
- Brave New World – by Aldous Huxley
- The Color Purple – by Alice Walker
- Death of a Salesman – by Arthur Miller
- Catcher in the Rye – by J. D. Salinger: Reviewed on March 19, 2009, 4 stars – I have read this book two or three times over the years.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – by J. K. Rowling
- Howl – by Allen Ginsberg
- A Light in the Attic – by Shel Silverstein
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – by Mark Twain
- James and the Giant Peach – by Roald Dahl
- The Joy of Sex – by Alex Comfort: Boy, I did check that book out when I was a young man.
- Lord of the Flies – by William Golding
- Native Son – by Richard Wright
- Of Mice and Men – by John Steinbeck: I have read this book but too many years ago and therefore no review
- Portnoy’s Complaint – by Philip Roth
- The Sun Also Rises – by Ernest Hemingway
- The Pentagon Papers – by Office of the Secretary of the Defense, 1971
- Sophie’s Choice – by William Styron
- Slaughterhouse Five – by Kurt Vonnegut: I tried to read this a few times and never got into it.
- To Kill a Mockingbird – by Harper Lee: Read several times long ago.
- Ulysses – by James Joyce: I can’t read Ulysses and I can’t read Ulysses Take Two.
So here is my reading list. Let’s get to work!