the rory gilmore reading challenge

rory reading

This is the list of all the books ever seen, heard, or referenced in the show Gilmore Girls.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H.R. Mencken

My Life As Author And Editor by H.R. Mencken

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Emma by Jane Austen

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

The Group by Mary McCarthy

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

The Divine Comedy by Dante

Carrie by Stephen King

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Don Quixote by Cervantes

Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Christine by Stephen King

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Art of Fiction by Henry James

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Ulysses by James Joyce

Out of Africa by Isac Denison

The Art of Fiction by Henry James

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Howl by Allen Ginsburg

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell : 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell

Rita Hayworth by Stephen King

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin

The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Savage Beauty:The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal

The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty

The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

The Iliad by Homer

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Shining by Stephen King

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Several biographies of Winston Churchill

The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell : 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell

The Return of the King: Lord Of The Rings – Book 3 by J.R.R.Tolkien

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Hamlet by Shakespeare

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman

Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm

David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D.)

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

Candide by Voltaire

The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx

The Bhagavad Gita

Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

Othello by William Shakespeare

Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

What Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell

Fletch by Gregory McDonald

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

Complete Novels by Dawn Powell

Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/ Angels on Toast/ A Time to Be Born by Dawn Powell

What Color is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles

The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche

High Fidelity by Nick Hornsby

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

Emily the Strange by Roger Reger

The Graduate by Charles Webb

The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Inferno by Dante

Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days (3.1)

A Bolt From The Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

Shane by Jack Shaefer

Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky

The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield

The Manticore by Robertson Davies

Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Harry Potter – Book 1 by J. K. Rowling

Henry V by William Shakespeare

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare

Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare

Fiddler of the Roof by Joesph Stein

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath

We Owe You Nothing- Punk Planet: the Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker

Marathon Man by William Goldman

Deenie by Judy Blume

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Woolf

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Love Story by Erich Segal

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Babe by Dick King- Smith

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Gidget by Frederick Kohner

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan

Archidamian War by Donald Kagan

The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan

Stuart Little by E. B. White

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

Mutiny On The Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

Eloise by Kay Thompson

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Europe Through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves

The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo

Selected Hotels of Europe

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton

Walt Disney’s Bambi (Based on Original Story by Felix Salten) by Felix Salten

Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective byDonald J. Sobol

The Fellowship Of The Ring: Lord Of The Ring – Book 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien

Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

I’m With the Band by Pamela Des Barres

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

The Hobbit, The Sofa and Digger Stiles (4.3)

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Wurthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Cujo by Stephen King

1984 by George Orwell

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind

The Trial by Franz Kafka

Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James

A Room With a View by E.M. Forster

Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton

The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon

Ethics by Spinoza

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

The Gospel According to Judy Bloom

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

It takes a Village by Hillary Clinton

R is for ricochet by Sue Grafton

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

Sexus by Henry Miller

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan, Jeffrey L. Williams, Vincent B. Leitch

R is for Ricochet, S is for Silence by Sue Grafton

A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman

Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Gender Trouble by Judith Butler

The Vanishing Newspaper by Phillip Meyers

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty

New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Sanctuary by William Faulkner

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Good Soilder by Ford Maddox Ford

Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Bitch In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel

George W. Bushisms : The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg

Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington

Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard

Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret

Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy

Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende

The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III