Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

All the books read by Rory, or referenced on the show Gilmore Girls. (In alphabetical order by title) No idea how I’m going to make it through this list!

– George Orwell

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 – Mark Twain
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
Archidamian War – Donald Kagan
The Art of Fiction – Henry James
The Art of War – Sun Tau
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
Atonement – Ian McEwan
Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy
The Awakening – Kate Chopin

Babe – Dick King-Smith
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women – Susan Faludi
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
Bel Canto – Ann Patchett
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Beowulf (A new verse translation) – Seamus Heaney
The Bielski Brothers – Peter Duffy
Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women – Elizabeth Wurtzel
A Bolt from the Blue and other Essays – Mary McCarthy
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Brink Lane – Monica Ali
Brigadoon – Alan Jay Lerner

Candide – Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales – Chaucer
Carrie – Stephen King
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D Salinger
Charlotte’s Web – E.B White
The Children’s Hour – Lillian Hellmen
Christine – Stephen King
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
The Code of the Woosters – P.G Wodehouse
The Collected Short Stories – Eudora Welty
Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
Complete Novels – Dawn Powell
The Complete Poems – Anne Sexton
Complete Stories – Dorothy Parker
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
Cousin Bette – Honor’e de Balzac
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Crimson Petal and the White – Michael Faber
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
Cujo – Stephen King
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon

Daisy Miller – Henry James
Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende
David and Lisa – Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
Dead Souls – Nikolai Gogol
Demons – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
Deenie – Judy Blume
The Devil in the White City – Erik Carson
The Dirt – Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx
Divine Comedy – Dante
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
Don Quijote – Cervantes
Driving Miss Daisy – Alfred Uhrv
Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems – Edgar Allen Poe
Eleanor Roosevelt – Blanche Wiesen Cook
The Electric Kool-Aid Test – Tom Wolf
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters – Mark Dunn
Eloise – Kay Thompson
Emily the Strange – Roger Reger
Emma – Jane Austin
Empire Falls – Richard Russo
Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective – Donald J. Sobul
Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
Ethics – Spinoza
Eva Luna – Isabel Allende
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathan Safran Foer
Extravagance – Gary Krist

Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
The Fall of the Athenian Empire – Donald Kagan
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thomson
Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R Tolkien
Fiddler on the Roof – Joseph Stein
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
Finnegan’s Wake – James Joyce
Fletch – Gregory McDonald
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes
The Fortress of Solitude – Jonathan Lethem
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
Franny and Zooey – J.D Salinger
Freaky Friday – Mary Rodgers

Galapagos – Kurt Vonnegut
Gender Trouble – Judith Butler
George W. Bushism – Jacob Weisberg
Gidget – Frederick Kohner
Girl. Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
The Gnostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels
The Godfather: Book One – Mario Puzo
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Alvin Granowski
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Good Soldier – Ford Maddox Ford
The Graduate – Charles Webb
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
The Group – Mary McCarthy

Hamlet – William Shakespeare
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J. K Rowling
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders – Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
Henry IV Part I – William Shakespeare
Henry IV Part II – William Shakespeare
Henry V – William Shakespeare
High Fidelity – Nick Hornby
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Edward Gibbon
Holidays on Ice: Stories – David Seders
The Holy Barbarians – Lawrence Lipton
House of Sand and Fog – Andre Dubus III
The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
How to Breath Underwater – Julie Orringer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr. Suess
How the Light Gets In – M.J Hyland
Howl – Allen Gingsburg
Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

The Iliad – Homer
I’m With the Band – Pamela Des Barres
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Inherit the Wind – Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Iron Weed – William J. Kennedy
It Takes a Village – Hillary Clinton

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
Julias Caesar – William Shakespeare
The Jumping Frog – Mark Twain
The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
Just a Couple of Days – Tony Vigorito

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar – Robert Alexander
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Lady Chatterly’s Lover – D.H Lawrence
The Lady Empire: Essays 1992-2000 – Gore Vidal
Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
The Legend of Bagger Vance – Steven Passfield
Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them – Al Franken
Life of Pi- Yann Martel
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S Lewis
Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
The Little Locksmith – Katherine Butler Hathaway
The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Living History – Hillary Rodham Clinton
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
The Lottery and Other Stories – Shirley Jackson
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebolt
The Love Story – Erich Segal

MacBeth – William Shakespeare
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
The Manticore – Robertson Davies
Marathon Man – William Godman
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter – Simone de Beauvoir
Memoirs or General W.T Sherman – W.T Sherman
Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Seders
The Meaning of Consvelo – Judith Ortiz Cofer
Mencken’s Chrestomathy – H.R Mencken
The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Miracle Worker – William Gibson
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion – Jim Irvin
Moliere: A Biography – Hobart Chatfield Taylor
A Monetary History of the United States – Milton Friedman
Monsieur Provost – Celeste Albaret
A Month of Sundays – Julie Mars
A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
Mutiny on the Bounty – Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
My Lai 4 : A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath – Seymour M. Hersh
My Life as Author and Editor – H.R Mencken
My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru – Tim Guest
My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

The Naked and the Dead – Norman Mailer
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
The Nanny Diaries – Emma McLaughlin
Nervous System: Or Losing My Mind in Literature – Jan Lars Jensen
New Poems of Emily Dickinson – Emily Dickinson
The New Way Things Work – David Macaulay
Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich
Night – Elie Wiesel
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austin
Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism – William E. Cain et al.
Novels, 1930-1942 – Dawn Powell
Notes of a Dirty Old Man – Charles Bukowski

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Old School – Tobias Swift
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life – Amy Life
Oracle Night – Paul Auster
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
Othello – William Shakespeare
Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War – Donald Kagan
Out of Africa – Isaac Dineson
The Outsiders – S.E Hinton

A Passage of India – E.M Forester
The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition – Donald Kagan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
Peyton Place – Grace Metalious
The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
Pigs at the Trough – Arianna Huffington
Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi
Please Kill Me – Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
The Polsyllabic Spree – Nick Hornby
The Portable Dorothy Parker – Dorothy Parker
The Portable Nietzsche – Fredrich Niche
The Price of Loyalty – Ron Suskin
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
Property – Valerie Martin
Pushkin: A Biography – T.J Binyon
Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw

Quattrocentro – James McKean
A Quiet Storm – Rachel Howzell Hall

R is for Ricochet – Sue Grafton
Rapunzel – Grimm Brothers
The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe
The Razor’s Edge – W. Somerset Maugham
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books – Azar Nafisi
Rebecca – Daphne de Maurier
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
Rescuing Patty Hearst – Virginia Holman
The Return of the King – J.R.R Tolkien
Rita Hayworth – Stephen King
Robert’s Rules of Order – Henry Robert
Roman Fever – Edith Wharton
Romeo and Juliette – William Shakespeare
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
A Room With A View – E.M Forster
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin

Sacred Time – Ursula Hegi
Sanctuary – William Faulkner
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay – Nancy Milford
The Scarecrow of Oz – Frank L. Baum
The Scarlett Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne
Seabiscuit: A American Legend – Laura Hillenbrand
The Second Sex: Simone de Beauvoir
The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette – Judith Thurman
Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 – Dawn Powell
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austin
A Separate Peace – John Knowledge
Sexus – Henry Miller
Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Shane – Jack Shaefer
The Shining – Stephen King
Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
S is for Silence – Sue Grafton
Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
Small Island – Andrea Levy
Snow of Kilimanjaro – Ernest Hemingway
Snow White and Rose Red – Grimm Brothers
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy 0 Barrington Moore
The Song of Names – Norman Lebrecht
Song of Simple Truth – Julia de Burgos
The Song Reader – Lisa Tucker
Songbook – Nick Hornby
The Sonnets – William Shakespeare
Sonnets from the Portuguese – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
Speak, Memory – Vladimir Nabokov
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach
The Story of my Life – Hellen Keller
A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
Stuart Little – E.B White
The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust
Swimming with Giants – Anne Collet
Sybil – Flora Rheta Schreiber

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Tender is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Terms of Endearment – Larry Mcmurtry
Time and Again – Jack Finney
The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
To Have and Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Tragedy of Richard III – William Shakespeare
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
The Trial – Franz Kafka
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters – Elisabeth Robinson
Truth and Beauty: A Friendship – Ann Patchett
Tuesday’s with Morrie – Mitch Albom

Ulysses – James Joyce
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1062 – Sylvia Plath
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Breecher Stowe
Unless – Carol Shields

Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susan
The Vanishing Newspaper – Philip Meyers
Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thaskeray
Velvet Undergound’s The Velvet Underground and Nico – Joe Harvard
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides

Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Walt Disney’s Bambi – Felix Salten
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
We Owe You Nothing – Daniel Sinker
What Colour is Your Parachute – Richard Nelson Bolles
What Happened to Baby Jane – Henry Farrell
When the Emperor was Divine – Julie Ostuka
Who Moved my Cheese?  – Spencee Johnson
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – Edward Albee
Wicked – Gregory Maguire
The Wizard of Oz – Frank L. Baum
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Year of Magical Things – Joan Didion

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