Top 10 Most Challenged Books

2013

Out of 307 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom

 

Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence

 

The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

 

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
Reasons: Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

 

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group

 

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit

 

Looking for Alaska, by John Green
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group

 

Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

 

Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

 

2012

Out of 464 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom

 

Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey.
Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie.
Reasons: Offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

 

Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, suicide, unsuited for age group

 

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James.
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

 

And Tango Makes Three, by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
Reasons: Homosexuality, unsuited for age group

 

The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.
Reasons: Homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit

 

Looking for Alaska, by John Green.
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited for age group

 

Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz
Reasons: Unsuited for age group, violence

 

The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls
Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit

 

Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Reasons: Sexually explicit, religious viewpoint, violence

 

I highlighted the ones I've read.

Have you guys read any of theses?

Do you agree on why they should be banned?

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/26/banned-books-week-the-10-most-challenged-books-every-year-since-2000