20 reasons why books are banned in the world


There is a saying that ‘knowledge is power’ , however, not all that you read is power.
Below are some reasons that lead to some books to be banned.
Please note that these categories vary from state to state and country to country.

  1. Discusses profanity.
  2. Sexual content.
  3. Promotes religion.
  4. Gender identity.
  5. LGBT matters.
  6. Racism.
  7. Gambling.
  8. Sex Education.
  9. About Occult.
  10. Political views
  11. Drug use.
  12. Violence.
  13. Uses ‘N’ word.
  14. Against culture and ethics.
  15. Depiction of torture.
  16. Nudity.
  17. Controversial topics.
  18. Anti-family.
  19. Promote Atheism.
  20. Wrong age group.

I believe these are some of the reasons many books have been banned, or challenged in courts in many countries.

These are some of the banned books.

  1. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

  2. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

  3. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

  4. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

  5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  6. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

  7. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

  8. Beartown by Fredrik Backman

  9. Beloved by Toni Morrison

  10. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

  11. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  12. 1984 by George Orwell

  13. Animal Farm by George Orwell

  14. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  15. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  16. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

  17. Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

  18. Night by Elie Wiesel

  19. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

  20. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

  21. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  22. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

  23. The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

  24. Cujo by Stephen King

  25. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides