Skip to Content

Books Behind Bars added 18th September 2018

These titles have been deemed controversial in different parts of the world, some are still banned in places to this day. Each book has an individual mugshot card on the cover displaying their "crime", where and when the book was challenged/banned. Reserve one of our banned books and see if you agree with the accusation!

  1. A clockwork orange

    A clockwork orange

    Burgess, Anthony
    Published : Penguin London 2010 ISBN : 9780141192369 0141192364
  2. A clockwork orange

    A clockwork orange

    Burgess, Anthony
    Published : Penguin London 1998 ISBN : 9780140274097 014027409X
  3. A prayer for Owen Meany

    A prayer for Owen Meany

    Irving, John
    Published : Bloomsbury London 2007 ISBN : 9780747590101 0747590109
  4. Alice's adventures in Wonderland: and, Through the looking glass andwhat Alice found there

    Alice's adventures in Wonderland: and, Through the looking glass andwhat Alice found there

    Carroll, Lewis
    Published : Macmillan Collector's Library London 2016 ISBN : 9781909621572 1909621579
  5. All quiet on the Western Front

    All quiet on the Western Front

    Remarque, Erich Maria
    Published : Vintage London 1996 ISBN : 9780099532811 0099532816
  6. All quiet on the Western Front

    All quiet on the Western Front

    Remarque, Erich Maria Murdoch, Brian
    Published : Vintage London 2005 ISBN : 9780099496946 0099496941
  7. American psycho

    American psycho

    Ellis, Bret Easton.
    Published : Picador London 2011 ISBN : 0330536303 9780330536301
  8. Animal Farm

    Animal Farm

    Orwell, George.
    Published : Planet Three Publishing Network London ISBN :
  9. As I lay dying

    As I lay dying

    Faulkner, William
    Published : Vintage London 1996 2004 ISBN : 9780099479314 0099479311
  10. Beloved

    Beloved

    Morrison, Toni.
    Published : Vintage London 2007 ISBN : 9780099511656 0099511657
  11. Black Beauty

    Black Beauty

    Sewell, Anna, 1820-1878, Hough, Charlotte, 1924-2008,
    Published : Puffin London 2008 2015 ISBN : 0141321032 9780141321035
  12. Brave new world

    Brave new world

    Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963,
    Published : Vintage Classic London 2014 ISBN : 9781784870140 1784870145
  13. Brave new world

    Brave new world

    Huxley, Aldous
    Published : Vintage London 2007 ISBN : 9780099518471 0099518473
  14. Brave new world

    Brave new world

    Huxley, Aldous
    Published : Vintage London 2005 ISBN : 0099496976 9780099496977
  15. Carrie

    Carrie

    King, Stephen
    Published : Hodder London 2013 ISBN : 9781444778106 1444778102
  16. Catch-22

    Catch-22

    Heller, Joseph.
    Published : Vintage London 2005 ISBN : 9780099496960 0099496968
  17. Catch-22

    Catch-22

    Heller, Joseph.
    Published : Vintage London 2011 ISBN : 0099529122 9780099529125
  18. Catching fire

    Catching fire

    Collins, Suzanne.
    Published : Scholastic London 2009 ISBN : 9781407109367 1407109367
  19. Catching fire

    Catching fire

    Collins, Suzanne,
    Published : Scholastic London 2013 ISBN : 9781407138336 1407138332
  20. Cat's cradle

    Cat's cradle

    Vonnegut, Kurt.
    Published : Penguin London 2008 ISBN : 9780141189345 0141189347
  21. The Da Vinci code

    The Da Vinci code

    Brown, Dan
    Published : Corgi Books London 2004 ISBN : 0552149519 9780552149518
  22. The diary of a young girl

    The diary of a young girl

    Frank, Anne Pressler, Mirjam Brockway, Harry. Frank, Otto.
    Published : Puffin London 2002 ISBN : 9780141315188 0141315180
  23. The diary of a young girl

    The diary of a young girl

    Frank, Anne Pressler, Mirjam. Frank, Otto
    Published : Penguin London 2008 ISBN : 0141039825 9780141039824
  24. The diary of a young girl

    The diary of a young girl

    Frank, Anne
    Published : Viking London 2012 ISBN : 9780241952443 0241952441
  25. Drama

    Drama

    Telgemeier, Raina,
    Published : Graphix New York 2012 ISBN : 9780545326995 0545326990
  26. Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Bradbury, Ray
    Published : Flamingo London 1993 2008 ISBN : 0006546064 9780006546061
  27. Fifty shades of grey

    Fifty shades of grey

    James, E. L.
    Published : Arrow London 2012 ISBN : 0099579936 9780099579939
  28. Fifty shades of grey

    Fifty shades of grey

    James, E. L.
    Published : Windsor Bath 2012 ISBN : 1471305015 9781471305016
  29. Fifty shades darker

    Fifty shades darker

    James, E. L.
    Published : Windsor Bath 2012 ISBN : 9781471305030 1471305031
  30. Fifty shades darker

    Fifty shades darker

    James, E. L.
    Published : Arrow Books London 2017 ISBN : 1784756857 9781784756857
  31. Fifty shades freed

    Fifty shades freed

    James, E. L.
    Published : Arrow London 2012 ISBN : 0099579944 9780099579946
  32. For whom the bell tolls

    For whom the bell tolls

    Hemingway, Ernest.
    Published : Macmillan Collector's Library London 2016 ISBN : 1909621420 9781909621428
  33. Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

    Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone

    Rowling, J. K.
    Published : Bloomsbury London 2010 ISBN : 1408810549 9781408810545
  34. Interventions

    Interventions

    Chomsky, Noam.
    Published : Hamish Hamilton London 2007 ISBN : 9780241143865 0241143861
  35. Invisible man

    Invisible man

    Ellison, Ralph
    Published : Penguin London 2001 ISBN : 0141184426 9780141184425
  36. The invisible man

    The invisible man

    Wells, H. G.
    Published : Gollancz London 2013 ISBN : 9780575115378 0575115378
  37. Lord of the flies

    Lord of the flies

    Golding, William
    Published : Faber London 2011 ISBN : 0571273572 9780571273577
  38. Lord of the flies

    Lord of the flies

    Golding, William
    Published : Faber London 1958 2000 ISBN : 0571191479 9780571191475
  39. Madame Bovary

    Madame Bovary

    Flaubert, Gustave.
    Published : Macmillan Collector's Library London 2017 ISBN : 9781509842889 1509842888
  40. Mockingjay

    Mockingjay

    Collins, Suzanne,
    Published : Scholastic London 2015 ISBN : 9781407157887 1407157884
  41. Mockingjay

    Mockingjay

    Collins, Suzanne.
    Published : Scholastic London 2010 ISBN : 1407109375 9781407109374
  42. My sister's keeper

    My sister's keeper

    Picoult, Jodi
    Published : Hodder London 2008 ISBN : 9780340918616 0340918616
  43. Nineteen eighty-four

    Nineteen eighty-four

    Orwell, George.
    Published : Penguin Classics London 2018 ISBN : 0241341655 9780241341650
  44. Nineteen eighty-four

    Nineteen eighty-four

    Orwell, George
    Published : Penguin London 1989 ISBN : 9780141187761 014118776X
  45. Not without my daughter

    Not without my daughter

    Mahmoody, Betty. Hoffer, William.
    Published : Corgi London 1989 2004 ISBN : 0552152161 9780552152167
  46. Of mice and men

    Of mice and men

    Steinbeck, John
    Published : Penguin London 2006 ISBN : 0141023570 9780141023571
  47. Of mice and men

    Of mice and men

    Steinbeck, John
    Published : Penguin London 2000 ISBN : 0141185104 9780141185101
  48. One flew over the cuckoo's nest

    One flew over the cuckoo's nest

    Kesey, Ken.
    Published : Penguin London 2005 ISBN : 0141187883 9780141187884
  49. One hundred years of solitude

    One hundred years of solitude

    García Márquez, Gabriel Rabassa, Gregory,
    Published : Penguin Books London 2014 ISBN : 0241968585 9780241968581
  50. Rich and Mad

    Rich and Mad

    Nicholson, William.
    Published : Egmont London 2010 ISBN : 1405247398 9781405247399
  51. Schindler's ark

    Schindler's ark

    Keneally, Thomas.
    Published : Sceptre London 2007 ISBN : 0340936290 9780340936290
  52. Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade: a duty-dance with death

    Slaughterhouse-five, or, The children's crusade: a duty-dance with death

    Vonnegut, Kurt
    Published : Vintage London 1991 2003 ISBN : 0099800209 9780099800200
  53. Sons and lovers

    Sons and lovers

    Lawrence, D. H. Baron, Helen. Baron, Carl.
    Published : Penguin London 2006 ISBN : 0141441445 9780141441443
  54. Sophie's choice

    Sophie's choice

    Styron, William
    Published : Vintage London 2005 ISBN : 0099483521 9780099483526
  55. The adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    Twain, Mark.
    Published : Vintage London 2012 ISBN : 9780099572978 0099572974
  56. The adventures of Tom Sawyer

    The adventures of Tom Sawyer

    Twain, Mark
    Published : HarperPress London 2011 ISBN : 0007420110 9780007420117
  57. The Canterbury tales

    The Canterbury tales

    Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Coghill, Nevill
    Published : Penguin London 2003 ISBN : 0140424385 9780140424386
  58. The catcher in the rye

    The catcher in the rye

    Salinger, J. D.
    Published : Penguin London 2010 ISBN : 9780241950432 0241950430
  59. The catcher in the rye

    The catcher in the rye

    Salinger, J. D.
    Published : Penguin London 1994 2010 ISBN : 014023750X 9780140237504
  60. The color purple

    The color purple

    Walker, Alice
    Published : Phoenix London 2004 ISBN : 9780753818923 0753818922
  61. The color purple

    The color purple

    Walker, Alice
    Published : Phoenix London 2014 ISBN : 1780228716 9781780228716
  62. The color purple

    The color purple

    Walker, Alice.
    Published : Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 2017 ISBN : 147460725X 9781474607254
  63. The crucible

    The crucible

    Miller, Arthur Abbotson, Susan C. W.
    Published : Methuen Drama London 2010 ISBN : 1408108399 9781408108390
  64. The fault in our stars

    The fault in our stars

    Green, John
    Published : Penguin Books London 2014 ISBN : 0141355077 9780141355078
  65. The fault in our stars

    The fault in our stars

    Green, John
    Published : Penguin London 2013 ISBN : 0141345640 0141345659 9780141345642 9780141345659
  66. The grapes of wrath

    The grapes of wrath

    Steinbeck, John
    Published : David Campbell London 1993 ISBN : 9781857151541 1857151542
  67. The grapes of wrath

    The grapes of wrath

    Steinbeck, John.
    Published : Penguin Books London 2017 ISBN : 0241980348 9780241980347
  68. The handmaid's tale

    The handmaid's tale

    Atwood, Margaret.
    Published : Vintage London 2017 ISBN : 9781784873189 1784873187
  69. The handmaid's tale

    The handmaid's tale

    Atwood, Margaret
    Published : Vintage London 1996 2007 ISBN : 0099740915 9780099740919
  70. The hate u give

    The hate u give

    Thomas, Angie.
    Published : Walker Books London 2017 ISBN : 9781406372151 1406372153
  71. The hunger games

    The hunger games

    Collins, Suzanne.
    Published : Scholastic London 2009 ISBN : 9781407109084 1407109081
  72. The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    Collins, Suzanne,
    Published : Scholastic London 2015 ISBN : 9781407157863 1407157868
  73. The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    Collins, Suzanne,
    Published : Scholastic London 2013 ISBN : 1407139797 9781407139791
  74. The master and Margarita

    The master and Margarita

    Bulgakov, Mikhail Afanasevich.
    Published : Vintage London 2010 ISBN : 9780099540946 0099540940
  75. The perks of being a wallflower

    The perks of being a wallflower

    Chbosky, Stephen.
    Published : Pocket London 2009 ISBN : 1847394078 9781847394071
  76. The perks of being a wallflower

    The perks of being a wallflower

    Chbosky, Stephen.
    Published : Simon & Schuster London 2012 ISBN : 1471100480 9781471100482
  77. Thirteen reasons why

    Thirteen reasons why

    Asher, Jay.
    Published : Penguin London 2009 ISBN : 0141328290 9780141328294
  78. To kill a mockingbird

    To kill a mockingbird

    Lee, Harper.
    Published : Arrow London 2010 ISBN : 9780099549482 0099549484
  79. To kill a mockingbird

    To kill a mockingbird

    Lee, Harper.
    Published : Arrow London 1997 2006 ISBN : 0099419785 9780099419785
  80. Twilight

    Twilight

    Meyer, Stephenie
    Published : Atom London 2007 ISBN : 9781904233657 1904233651
  81. Two boys kissing

    Two boys kissing

    Levithan, David,
    Published : Electric Monkey London 2014 ISBN : 1405264438 9781405264433
  82. Ulysses

    Ulysses

    Joyce, James Johnson, Jeri.
    Published : Oxford University Press Oxford 2008 ISBN : 0199535671 9780199535675
  83. Ulysses

    Ulysses

    Joyce, James
    Published : Penguin London 2000 2002 ISBN : 0141182806 9780141182803
  84. Uncle Tom's cabin

    Uncle Tom's cabin

    Stowe, Harriet Beecher
    Published : Collector's Library London 2004 ISBN : 190463348X 9781904633488
  85. We

    We

    Zami͡ìatin, Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Randall, Natasha.
    Published : Vintage London 2007 ISBN : 0099511436 9780099511434
  86. We

    We

    Zamyatin, Yevgeni Brown, Clarence
    Published : Penguin London 1993 ISBN : 9780140185850 0140185852
  87. Wild swans: three daughters of China

    Wild swans: three daughters of China

    Chang, Jung
    Published : HarperPress London 2012 ISBN : 9780007463404 0007463405
Web feed of this list