Reddit to Ban Discussions of Select Books

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

redditbooksReddit has updated its policy, banning a list of classic books from the subreddit discussion of books including: 1984 by George Orwell, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.

“There has always been one problem in /r/Books that is constantly brought up by the community, which is that the same books are brought up over and over. Good discussion is stifled by repetition. Well, we’re going to combat that problem,” explains the announcement.As of April 1st, discussions started involving books on banned books list will be deleted, and repeat offenders will be kicked out of the forum.

As some commenters point out, the ban is set to take place on April 1st, so this could just be an April Fool’s Day joke. We’ve reposted the entire list of banned books after the jump for you to explore further. Reddit also pointed out that this list could grow.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  4. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  5. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  6. Dune by Frank Herbert
  7. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  8. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
  10. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  11. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  12. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  13. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  14. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  15. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
  16. Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  17. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  18. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  19. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  20. Necronomicon by H. P. Lovecraft
  21. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  22. Slaughterhouse V by Kurt Vonnegut
  23. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  24. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
  25. The Stand by Stephen King