These are the books people don't want you to read. I just posted this in case you want to plan your winter reading.
It's a list of the "Most challenged books" in the United States from 1990-2000, as compiled by The Library Association of America (ALA).
What does "challenged" mean? While we allegedly don't have a formal censorship, the public library system lists these titles as the most "challenged", meaning groups of people have actively sought (sometimes successfully) to keep the general public from reading them, and have hit the library system as one of it's means.
Some of the listings are titles removed from community or school libraries, or removed from high school curriculums.
I'm amused since 3 of my favorite books are on this list.
In order to fight the attempt to ban books by individuals and organizations, The ALA has created BANNED BOOK WEEK (it just ended), celebrating the books that are banned every year. Their motto is "Read. Speak. Know."