[quote="mabli"]I spend part of my day with my eyes glued to a literary work of fiction, have done all my reading life. Apparently the BBC believes most folk will have only read 6 of the 100 books listed below... how many have you read?
The list is similar to the American Library Association's banned book list.
Once a year they have a banned books week, which is sort of like NASA periodically saying that there may
be water on Mars or life elsewhere. It is pathetic ploy to drum up interest.
When I read the links off of the banned books site I discovered that the ALA was honest in the fine print about many of the "top 100" books not knowing to have been banned. The list comes from a classic book publisher that had codes for "confirmed banned" and rumored to have been banned. Many books the ALA listed were only "challenged". All that is needed to be "challenged" is to have a single parent complain about a book ( usually because of foul language ) to a school library somewhere in the country.
Many of the currently challenged books are either books about homosexuality for children, books with homosexual characters or books with foul language.
In other words, what is on the "banned" book list isn't necessarily a fun/interesting/worthy read.