Say it with me, "I read a banned book." Whether it's true or not, just saying it feels liberating. If you've read a book that others decried as too risque, politically incorrect or inappropriate for your age (before you were legal), it probably gave you a bit of a thrill. You were walking the edge, challenging social expectations and more importantly, challenging your intellect. Some of the classics of the western canon belonged to the banned book list at one point or another. Take some time to checkout the list of most challenged books of 2006, and visit the American Library Associataion's website to learn more about banned and challenged books. They also provide a listing of Banned Books Week events in your area.