Concord University Celebrates Banned Books Week

Sep 22, 2014

Concord University is participating in banned books week. Library officials released a list of books that have been “identified as morally, visually or otherwise unsuitable to read” at one time.

Banned books week is celebrated in libraries across the country to commemorated the freedom to read unorthodox material. It’s considered a way to fight censorship and share ideas.

Anyone caught reading a banned book at Concord University’s Marsh Library this week, will be confronted, in fun, as a perpetrator. The University is prepared to take mock mug shots of anyone openly discussing materials on the banned book list.

The activities are meant to raise awareness and encourage a person’s right to read what they choose.

Some of the books on the list include:

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

6. Dune by Frank Herbert

7. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

8. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

10. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

11. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

12. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

13. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien

14. Necronomicon by H. P. Lovecraft

15. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

16. Slaughterhouse V by Kurt Vonnegut

17. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin

18. The Stand by Stephen King

The "rules" are being enforced September 21st - September 27th.