Banned Books Week: Here's the top 10 banned books from 2015 according to the ALA

This week (Sept. 25-Oct.1) is Banned Books Week, so it's your chance to be a rebel and read some banned books. It's 2016 and people are still banning books, which it's almost a scary thought. To bring awareness it's up to the readers of the world to never stop reading these kind of books.

So here's a list of the top 10 banned books from 2015:
(This list is according to ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, 
which they receive reports from libraries, schools, and the media about books that are banned in communities across the Country)

Source: John Green

1. "Looking For Alaska" by John Green  
The reasons behind this book being banned was because of offensive language, sexually explicit, and it's unsuited for the age group.  
2. "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James 
The reasons behind this is kind of funny: of course it's sexually explicit, it's unsuited to age group, poorly written (seriously?), and another seriously is because "teenagers will want to try it." 
3. "I Am Jazz," by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings
TLC's Jazz Jennings has her book banned because of the following: Inaccurate, homosexuality, sex education, religious viewpoint, and unsuited for age group. 
4. "Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out" by Susan Kuklin 
Anti-family, homosexuality, sex education, political views, religious views, and so much more is why you won't be finding "Beyond Magenta" some areas.
5. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon 
Read this book last year and have to say it was a very enjoyable read. The book is banned because of  all kinds of reasons like its religious views (atheism) and offensive language.
6. "The Holy Bible"  
Just like atheism is a reasoning for a book to be banned, that also goes for Christianity. Wouldn't it be nice to live in a world of tolerance?
7. "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel
Violence is the reasoning why you can't find "Fun Home" in some places. Though don't forget that you can find violence in video games, movies, and just by watching the news.
8. "Habibi" by Craig Thompson
Nudity, sexuality explicit, ( do you see a theme here?)
9. "Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan" by Jeanette Winter
Religious viewpoint comes again as does violence for the reasons behind the banning of "Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan."
10.  "Two Boys Kissing" by David Levithan
The reasoning is because of Homosexuality... Once again this is 2016..  

So religion, language, sex, sexual orientation, and violence are the reasons behind most of these banned books from 2015. It's kind of silly, if you don't like it don't read it, but don't ban it for others. Everyone should have a choice to read what they want. After all it's just common sense.

It'll be interesting to see what books are on the list when 2016 is over. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts in the comments!