Banned Books Week 2016 | Jo Linsdell

Banned Books Week 2016

Banned Books Week 2016: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Throughout history, countless publications have faced censorship and banning in many countries around the world for a variety of reasons, be they religious, political, or just plain ridiculous. 

As this week is Banned Books Week, I wanted to take a minute to talk about banned books and celebrate the freedom to read. 

Watch the video to find out some of my favourite banned books:

Here's just a few of the banned books I have on my shelves:

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

The Diary of Young Girl by Anne Frank

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

What are some of your favourite banned books? Know of a really ridiculous reason why a book was banned? Share in the comments section below.