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September recommended reads from West Sussex Library Service

Recommended Reads for September

September's theme is to read a banned book.

Note: This is a book that has been banned at any time in any country.


If you’re stuck for inspiration, why not try one of our staff recommended picks?


Adult Fiction

George Orwell – 1984 or Animal Farm
Jackie Collins – The Stud
Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451
Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale
D.H Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover
John Green – The Fault in Our Stars
Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front
Dan Brown – Da Vinci Code
Boris Pasternak – Doctor Zhivago
Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird
Kurt Vonnegut – Slaughterhouse 5
Alice Walker – The Color Purple
Aldous Huxley – Brave New World
Toni Morrison – Beloved
Stephen King – Carrie
Ernest Hemingway – For Whom the Bell Tolls
Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
Nadine Gordimer – July’s People
Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner
JRR. Tolkein – The Lord of the Rings
John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
Milan Kundera – The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Anthony Burgess – A Clockwork Orange
Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales
James Joyce – Ulysses
William Golding – Lord of the Flies
Salman Rushdie – Satanic Verses


Maya Angelou – I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Rebecca Skloot – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Truman Capote – In Cold Blood
Charles Darwin – The Origin of Species
Anne Frank – The Diary of A Young Girl

Teen & Young Adult Novels

Stephen Chbosky – Perks of Being a Wallflower
Judy Blume – Forever
Jennifer Niven – All the Bright Things
John Green – Looking for Alaska or The Fault in Our Stars
David Levithan – Two Boys Kissing


Children’s Books

J.K Rowling – Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone
Lewis Carroll – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tam Sawyer
E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web
C.S. Lewis – The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe
Maurice Sendak – Where the Wild Things Are
Roald Dahl – The Witches
Dav Pilkey – Captain Underpants


Reserve your books to collect from your local library by visiting our library catalogue, or use our free Staff Select service if you’d like us to pick out some books for you!


Can you think of any books we’ve missed from our list? Get in touch by email or on Facebook!

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