I’m one of those people who wants to go through doors that say “authorized personnel only,” whether I’m authorized or not. So when I see a list of books that are “banned,” I want to read them more than ever. Maybe you do too.
In 1998, the Radcliffe Publishing Course compiled and released its own list of the century’s top 100 novels, at the request of the Modern Library editorial board. Below, you’ll find the ones from the list that at some point in time have been challenged or banned from classrooms or library bookshelves.
1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger Read more