Banned Book List

I wish I could say that this list is complete, but it is not. In this fallen realm, it grows daily. Please contact me with titles we must add to it. I am open to adding a gallery section for readers to send in pictures of their book collections preserving thinking, liberty, truth.

  • 1984 – George Orwell
  • The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha – Cervantes
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – A. Conan Doyle
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • Arabian Nights 
  • As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin – Benjamin Franklin
  • The Awakening – Kate Chopin
  • The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver
  • Black Boy – Richard Wright
  • Book of Common Prayer – Church of England
  • Camille – Alexandre Dumas
  • Candide – Voltaire
  • Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  • The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
  • Cat’s Cradle – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Clan of the Cave Bear – Jean Auel
  • The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  • Deer Park – Norman Mailer
  • Deliverance – James Dickey
  • Doctor Zhivago – Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
  • Dracula – Bram Stoker
  • Droll Stories – Balzac
  • Dubliners – James Joyce
  • Elmer Gantry – Sinclair Lewis
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  • The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe
  • Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain – James Baldwin
  • The Group – Mary McCarthy
  • Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
  • Hamlet – Shakespeare
  • Howl, and Other Poems – Allen Ginsberg
  • Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
  • Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  • The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  • The Koran
  • A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest Gaines
  • Leviathan – Thomas Hobbes
  • Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  • Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  • Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
  • My House – Nikki Giovanni
  • Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs
  • Never Love a Stranger – Harolds Robbins
  • Nineteen eighty-four – George Orwell
  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  • Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
  • Ordinary People – Judith Guest
  • The Ox-Bow Incident – Walter Van Tilburg Clark
  • The Prince – Machiavelli
  • Rabbit, Run – John Updike
  • The Red Pony – John Steinbeck
  • The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie
  • The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A Separate Peace – John Knowles
  • Sister Carrie – Theodore Dreiser
  • Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Soul on Ice – Eldridge Cleaver
  • Strange Fruit – Lillian Eugenia Smith
  • A Summary View of the Rights of British America – Thomas Jefferson
  • Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  • A Thousand Acres – Jane Smiley
  • Tobacco Road – Erskine Caldwell
  • Voyages to the Moon and the Sun – Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Women in Love – D.H. Lawrence