Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Top 5 Banned Books

Top 5 Wednesdays are hosted by Ginger Reads Lainey and you can find the goodreads page here. This week's topic was Banned Books which really intrigued me because, although I know that books can be banned, I had no idea just how many had been - of for what incredibly silly sounding (at least to me) reasons!
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)Northern Lights (His Dark Materials, #1)Green Eggs and Ham
Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of PleasureAlice's Adventures in Wonderland (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #1)
Harry Potter: I'm fairly sure this will be a popular choice. I still find it so weird that people actually want to ban something this amazing.
Northern Lights: I genuinely love this book. 
Green Eggs and Ham: According to Wikipedia this was "banned in 1965 in the People's Republic of China for it's portrayal of early Marxism".
Fanny Hill: I can kind of see why this was banned, especially at the time, but also, it's a fun book and there's a great BBC adaptation.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Again to Wikipedia where this was "formerly banned in Hunan China in 1931" because it portrayed animals that could talk which might encourage children to think animals and humans were equal which could be "disastrous". This makes me laugh.

8 comments:

Emma said...

I didn't know Green Eggs and Ham was a banned book! The only one I've read from here is the first Harry Potter book.
http://emmalikesbooks.blogspot.com/2015/09/t5w-banned-books_30.html

AmaranthineMess Bookblog said...

I've read just Alice on Wonderland among the books of your list :( ... and I think it's a gorgeous book :)

Amber Elise said...

I didn't know that Green Eggs and Ham was banned. People are ridiculous and afraid of EVERYTHING apparently.

Clare Stone said...

It seems like such a silly book to ban, I was looking up banned books and I couldn't not choose it! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

Alice in Wonderland was the first book I ever read, so it's always been a really important book to me! Thanks for visiting

Clare Stone said...

It makes me laugh to think people were that threatened by Green Eggs and Ham!! Thanks for visiting

Anja Schnuffelrudel said...

The only books I've read from your list are Harry Potter und Alice. It's so ridiculous those were banned. And Dr. Seuss? Really? Have to read this one soon to see what's so threatening about it ;)

Clare Stone said...

Well you know, Green Eggs must be threatening! People ban books for the silliest reasons! Thanks for visiting :)

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