I’m an avid reader. To say I read a lot, well, it would be an understatement compared to the majority of people I know. But like most readers, I’m constantly finding more and more books on my “to read” list. This is a problem I like. I’ll never run out of material.
That being said, these are the top ten classic banned books on my “to read” list. Looking over the list of Classic Books that have been banned and/or challenged I’m proud to say that I’ve read an overwhelming majority of the books. But nothing and no one is perfect so that made me put together this list of what I should be reading over in the future.
In the near future I’ll pick back up with reviewing the top banned books of 2013.
- Ulysses by James Joyce
Ulysses is my white whale. I own it. I’ve picked it up. I started it a time or two, but I always set it down for something else. This is a book I will read, unfortunately I might have to wait until I’m surrounded by other books that aren’t engaging me as much as I have been recently.
- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
There is really no excuse for me not having read this book yet. I’ve seen the movie (I know this is the worst excuse to use as a book person also).
- Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
I’ve tried with these. I can honestly say I tried. I tried reading them. I tried reading The Hobbit. I tried getting it as a book on tape and listening while I work out. It just didn’t work. J.R.R. Tolkein and I just don’t seem to get each other.
- The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
This is one I always want to read when I here the title but I have honestly no idea what it’s about!
- An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Another one I’ve heard of but don’t really know anything about.
- Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
See comment on previous book.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
I’ve read other things of Kesey’s but not this one. I think I’ll enjoy it, but I do have the be in the right mood for his books.
- A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
I’m a little scared of this book and all of its craziness.
- Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
One I’ve always heard of just never picked up.
- Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller
Again, one I’ve heard of just have never come across in my day to day life.