Though the practice of banning books is becoming less prominent, there are still a number of books from all different genres that continue to get censored. There are various reasons as to why each book is banned, but regardless, it seems to intrigue readers and prompt many to grab a copy. In fact, it can even inspire those less inclined to read to scour the pages to see what all the fuss is about.
It’s quite fascinating to look at all the reasons why certain books got banned. Ever wonder why instant classics like Catcher in the Rye become repeat offenders? This visual on banned books from Invaluable gathers data from the American Library Association to show all the reasons why your favorites may have gotten the boot. Many fall into the categories of offensive language, unsuitable content, or anti-religious sentiments. It’s super interesting seeing which authors and genres top the list.