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https://i0.wp.com/www.quillandquire.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/RoryG-398x300.pngMany of you know my obsession with the Gilmore Girls.  Well, one of my best friends left a link to a list of all of the books mentioned on my favorite TV show: Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

While I have watched the series all of the way through several times, I did not make this list and I did not check it twice, but I’m going to go with it.  I want to tackle at least some of these in 2013.  Which ones have you read?

(List excludes travel and cook books)


  1. 1984 by George Orwell*
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank*
  9. Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
  10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu*
  12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
  17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
  18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  23. The Bhagava Gita*
  24. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
  25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
  27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley*
  28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
  30. Candide by Voltaire
  31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer*
  32. Carrie by Stephen King
  33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
  37. Christine by Stephen King
  38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens*
  39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  41. The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty
  42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
  44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
  45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
  46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père
  48. Cousin Bette by Honor’e de Balzac
  49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  52. Cujo by Stephen King
  53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  54. Daisy Miller by Henry James
  55. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  56. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
  57. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  58. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown*
  59. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  60. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  61. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  62. Deenie by Judy Blume
  63. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  64. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  65. The Divine Comedy by Dante*
  66. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells*
  67. Don Quijote by Cervantes
  68. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
  69. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  70. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  71. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  72. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  73. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
  74. Eloise by Kay Thompson
  75. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
  76. Emma by Jane Austen
  77. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  78. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  79. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  80. Ethics by Spinoza
  81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
  84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury*
  85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
  86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
  87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
  88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  89. The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien*
  90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
  91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
  93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
  99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
  100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
  103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
  104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
  107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
  109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  111. The Graduate by Charles Webb
  112. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  113. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
  114. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  115. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  116. Hamlet by William Shakespeare*
  117. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling*
  118. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling*
  119. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  120. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  121. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
  122. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare*
  123. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare*
  124. Henry V by William Shakespeare
  125. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  126. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  127. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
  128. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
  129. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  130. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  131. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
  132. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss*
  133. How the Light Gets in by M. J. Hyland
  134. Howl by Allen Gingsburg
  135. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  136. The Iliad by Homer*
  137. I’m with the Band by Pamela des Barres
  138. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  139. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  140. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
  141. It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
  142. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  143. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  144. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  145. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
  146. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair*
  147. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  148. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
  149. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  150. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  151. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
  152. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  153. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
  154. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
  155. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  156. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
  157. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  158. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis*
  159. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  160. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
  161. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  162. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  163. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  164. Lord of the Flies by William Golding*
  165. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  166. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  167. The Love Story by Erich Segal
  168. Macbeth by William Shakespeare*
  169. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  170. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
  171. Marathon Man by William Goldman
  172. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  173. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
  174. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
  175. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  176. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  177. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
  178. The Merry Wives of Windsro by William Shakespeare
  179. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  180. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  181. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  182. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  183. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
  184. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  185. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
  186. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  187. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
  188. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  189. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  190. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  191. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  192. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
  193. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
  194. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult***
  195. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  196. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  197. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  198. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  199. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
  200. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  201. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  202. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  203. Night by Elie Wiesel
  204. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  205. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
  206. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
  207. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
  208. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  209. Old School by Tobias Wolff
  210. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens*
  211. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  212. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  213. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  214. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  215. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
  216. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  217. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  218. Othello by Shakespeare*
  219. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  220. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  221. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
  222. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  223. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  224. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
  225. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  226. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  227. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  228. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
  229. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  230. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
  231. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  232. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  233. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
  234. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
  235. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen*
  236. Property by Valerie Martin
  237. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
  238. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  239. Quattrocento by James Mckean
  240. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
  241. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers*
  242. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe*
  243. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  244. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  245. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  246. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  247. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  248. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
  249. The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings Book 3 by J. R. R. Tolkien*
  250. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
  251. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
  252. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
  253. Roman Fever by Edith Wharton
  254. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare*
  255. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  256. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  257. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  258. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  259. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  260. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  261. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  262. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne*
  263. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  264. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  265. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  266. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
  267. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
  268. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  269. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  270. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
  271. Sexus by Henry Miller
  272. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  273. Shane by Jack Shaefer
  274. The Shining by Stephen King
  275. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  276. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  277. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  278. Small Island by Andrea Levy
  279. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  280. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers*
  281. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
  282. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  283. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
  284. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  285. Songbook by Nick Hornby
  286. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  287. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  288. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  289. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  290. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  291. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  292. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  293. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
  294. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  295. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  296. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  297. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
  298. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
  299. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  300. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  301. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
  302. Time and Again by Jack Finney
  303. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  304. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  305. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  306. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
  307. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  308. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  309. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  310. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
  311. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  312. Ulysses by James Joyce
  313. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
  314. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  315. Unless by Carol Shields
  316. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  317. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
  318. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  319. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
  320. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  321. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  322. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  323. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
  324. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  325. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
  326. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
  327. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
  328. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  329. Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
  330. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
  331. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire**
  332. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum*
  333. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  334. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  335. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

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