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Rory Gilmore’s Reading List

Rory Gilmore’s Reading List (every book ever seen or mentioned on Gilmore Girls):

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
  • The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Babe by Dick King-Smith
  • Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  • The Bhagava Gita
  • 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
  • Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  • Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
  • Candide by Voltaire – read – June 2010
  • The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  • The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
  • Christine by Stephen King
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
  • A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
  • The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
  • Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père
  • Cousin Bette by Honor’e de Balzac
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  • David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  • Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Deenie by Judy Blume
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante
  • The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  • Don Quijote by Cervantes
  • Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
  • Eloise by Kay Thompson
  • Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Ethics by Spinoza
  • Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
  • Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  • Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Extravagance by Gary Krist
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
  • The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
  • Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
  • Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
  • Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
  • Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  • George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
  • Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
  • Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  • The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  • The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  • The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
  • The Graduate by Charles Webb
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
  • Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
  • Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
  • Henry V by William Shakespeare
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  • Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
  • The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  • How the Light Gets in by M. J. Hyland
  • Howl by Allen Gingsburg
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • I’m with the Band by Pamela des Barres
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Inferno by Dante
  • Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  • Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
  • It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  • The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
  • Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  • The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
  • Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  • The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Love Story by Erich Segal
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Manticore by Robertson Davies
  • Marathon Man by William Goldman
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
  • Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  • A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
  • Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  • A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  • My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  • My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
  • My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
  • Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  • Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
  • New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  • The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  • Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke,
  • Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
  • Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
  • Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Old School by Tobias Wolff
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
  • Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Othello by Shakespeare
  • Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  • The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  • Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
  • Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  • Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
  • The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  • The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
  • The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Property by Valerie Martin
  • Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • Quattrocento by James Mckean
  • A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
  • Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
  • The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings Book 3 by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
  • Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
  • Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
  • Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  • Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  • The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
  • Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  • Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  • Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  • Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
  • The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
  • Selected Hotels of Europe
  • Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
  • Sexus by Henry Miller
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Shane by Jack Shaefer
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  • Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  • Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
  • Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
  • The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  • Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
  • The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  • Songbook by Nick Hornby
  • The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  • Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
  • Stuart Little by E. B. White
  • Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  • Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
  • Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
  • Time and Again by Jack Finney
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  • Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Unless by Carol Shields
  • Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  • The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
  • What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
  • What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  • The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole