According to the American Library Association, there were 348 challenges reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom in 2010. Of course there are many that go unreported as well.
The most commonly challenged books of 2010 were:
1) And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
2) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
3) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
7) What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
8) Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
9) Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie
The he books I've read off this list are indicated in blue, and I've linked to reviews when present on In The Next Room.
How many of these books have you read? How many have you been told to avoid because somebody didn't approve of them?
A full list of the known challenged titles can be found here. Books challenged include the entire Harry Potter series, The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin by Mark Twain and both American Gods and M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman. Canada has its own version of Banned Books Week called Freedom to Read Week and it will be celebrated February 26-March 3, 2012 (and hopefully I'll remember to do something for that as well!)