The Invisible Mentor blog is celebrating banned books this month, and from September 22 – 28, 2013 we are celebrating banned books week . During banned books week, we will be reviewing several banned books. I have already read and reviewed several books that were banned at some point during their history. I would love it if you joined me in celebrating the freedom to read by reading four banned books in September 2013.
Here are the banned books that I have on my book shelf that I haven’t read. I will be reading a few of them this month.
- Lysistrata, Aristophanes
- Burger’s Daughter, Nadine Gordimer
- Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
- To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
- The Awakening , Kate Chopin
- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
- Gone with the Wind, 75th Anniversary Edition, Margaret Mitchell
- The Decameron (Penguin Classics), Giovanni Boccaccio
- Civil Disobedience which is often included with Walden (Walden and Civil Disobedience), Henry David Thoreau
- Old Man Goriot , Honore de Balzac
- Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
- The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Movie Tie-in): The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King), by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Sons and Lovers , D.H. Lawrence
- Women in Love, D.H. Lawrence
- The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Banned Books I Have Read and Reviewed
- The Call of the Wild, Jack London (Review)
- The Scarlet Letter (Dover Thrift Editions), Nathaniel Hawthorne (Review)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling (Review)
- Candide: Or Optimism , Voltaire (Review)
- A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet), Madeleine L’Engle (Review)
- The Giver, Lois Lowry (The Giver Quartet 20th Anniversary boxed set) (Review)
- The Outsiders, SE Hinton (Review)
- The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger (Review)
- The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway (Review)
- Lady Chatterley’s Lover, DH Lawrence (Review)
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