Top 10 World’s Most Controversial Books of All Time

There are a lot of people nowadays who are fond of reading books. There are those who love collecting books with the same theme or kind such as horror books, comedy books, and love story books. There are even those who simply love reading and that they don’t mind what books to read. In this regard, here is the list of 10 most controversial books of all time:

10. Brave New World

Brave New World

It was in the year 1932 when this book was published. Until now, the book is still facing a banning possibility encouraged by a lot of parents since it contains negative contents. It talks about the usage of drugs, suicide, and blatant sexuality. Aldous Huxley is the brilliant author of this controversial book.

9. Nineteen Eighty Four

Nineteen Eighty Four

This book is a novel that discusses the deep political views of the author, who happens to be George Orwell. It was first released on the public in the year 1947. Some of the topics included in this book are sex, censorship, organized religion, invasion of privacy, mind control, torture, and totalitarianism.

8. The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War

This book written by Robert Cormier was released in the year 1974. A lot of people exert great efforts in banning this book since it contains several topics that are controversial enough like masturbation and violence. Luckily, this book is successfully banned all throughout the world.

7. The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye

The protagonist character in this book written by J.D. Salinger is Holden Caulfield. In the story, he becomes an icon of rebellion and defiance. Because of this, a lot of people strongly believe that this book must be banned since it can badly influence the readers. Some of its controversial topics are excessive violence, teenage angst, and the anti-white sentiment.

6. The Harry Potter Series

The Harry Potter Series

Despite the fact that this book is receiving several banning attempts, it still managed to become popular and read by many. In fact, this book is the inspiration of the Harry Potter movies. Many people believe that this book introduces the young ones to the fantasy world, making them to be inappropriate for them.

5. The Anarchist Cookbook

The Anarchist Cookbook

Written by William Powell, this book was published in 1971. It primarily talks about excellent way of making explosive devices. The purpose of writing such book is to protest the involvement of the Unites States during the Vietnam War.

4. American Psycho

American Psycho

Published in 1991, this book talks about the nature of America’s yuppies. The main character of this book is none other than Patrick Bateman. This man is a Manhattan businessman and a serial killer at the same time. Bret Easton Ellis is the brilliant author of this book.

3. The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

Without the author of this book who happens to be Dan Brown. This great yet controversial book is gaining more and more criticisms from many people because of inaccurate architecture, geography, and history description.

2. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

This book is an autographical type written by Maya Angelou. It was in the year 1970 when this book was released to the public. It is about the youth days of the author that emphasize independence, disappointment, frustration, and trauma.

1. Lolita


This is the number one book that gets too much controversy all because of its forbidden sexuality contents. This book was published in the year 1955, and was written by an excellent writer named Nabokov.

These are the top 10 most controversial books of all time. Despite the controversy they have go, they are still very interesting to read for sure.

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