This week being Banned Book Week and all, we of the English Society at Missouri State University decided to do a reading. We stacked a bunch of banned books on the stage of the campus amphitheater and read snippets of them all day. A Firefly marathon ensued. 

Some of the books we read were:

The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

1984 by George Orwell

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier

Sex is for Real by Willard Dalrymple 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin