5. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

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Why was it banned? Considered a bad influence on youths

Today, Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" is considered one of the most important books by one of the most important writers in U.S. history. However, there was a time when it was banned, and still is at many schools.

But if you are a fan of Hemingway, you should definitely read this book! Even if you aren't (admittedly, I'm more of a Fitzgerald girl myself) it's still a book everyone should read since it's so fundamental to our culture. Additionally, you'll love this book because it gives a glimpse into the post-World War I generation, which was filled with angst and disillusionment as well as intrigue, excitement, and flamboyance.

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