Which Banned Book Are You?

Banned Books Week is celebrated at the end of September every year. Promote the freedom to read. Stand up against censorship. Take our quiz to find out which banned book you are, and exhibit the right to read!

Columbus State Library
On Mar 29, 2017

BRAVE NEW WORLD BY ALDOUS HUXLEY (1932)

BRAVE NEW WORLD BY ALDOUS HUXLEY (1932)

You’re no alpha plus intellectual, but you have an emotional depth that others lack. You need nothing more than the works of Shakespeare to teach you about the world and human nature. You may come to realize that your emotions might not be enough to protect you in a brave new world.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH BY JOHN STEINBECK (1939)

THE GRAPES OF WRATH BY JOHN STEINBECK (1939)

Although you’ve had your brushes with the law, you stand strong in the face of social injustice and fight for the rights of the common people. Whenever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, you’ll be there.

TROPIC OF CANCER BY HENRY MILLER (1934)

TROPIC OF CANCER BY HENRY MILLER (1934)

For you, Paris is definitely the city of love. You have the talent for the written word, but often suffer from writer’s block. You spend too much time partying and hooking up. Deep down inside, you know that a great artist is always alone.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE BY KURT VONNEGUT (1969)

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE BY KURT VONNEGUT (1969)

Haunted by your memories of war, you find comfort in the books of your favorite science fiction writer, Kilgore Trout. Being unstuck in time, you try to live in each moment, yet often you feel like you’re on display in a Tralfamadorian zoo. So it goes.

THINGS FALL APART BY CHINUA ACHEBE (1958)

THINGS FALL APART BY CHINUA ACHEBE (1958)

You value strength above all else and have a fiery temper. It is the power of fate or your chi, not your own actions, that determine success or failure in your life. You embrace your culture and stand strong against imperialist forces that threaten your way of life.

AMERICAN PSYCHO BY BRETT EASTON ELLIS (1991)

AMERICAN PSYCHO BY BRETT EASTON ELLIS (1991)

You’re the boy or girl next door who has a healthy skin regimen. Nothing gives you as much joy as an artfully designed business card or listening to Huey Lewis and the News to unwind. You’re a yuppie with a dark side, who knows all about keeping up appearances.

THE HUNGER GAMES BY SUZANNE COLLINS (2008)

THE HUNGER GAMES BY SUZANNE COLLINS (2008)

You would do anything to protect the ones you love, and would volunteer as Tribute any time. Even if you don’t know how to shoot a bow and arrow, your aim is true when it comes to picking out a good dystopian novel to read.

PERSEPOLIS: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD BY MARJANE SATRAPI (2000)

PERSEPOLIS: THE STORY OF A CHILDHOOD BY MARJANE SATRAPI (2000)

You know that you would be able to right all wrongs in the world if only you were a prophet. In public, you must obey the rules, but in the safety of your home, you can embrace your rebellious side. Sometimes you feel trapped between the traditions of the past and a more modern future.