Rory Gilmore Challenge, Season 1

Gilmore Girls Season 1

Below are the books mentioned in season 1, as collated by Amanda here. The effort she has put in is amazing, with notes telling you the exact reference and episode.

I will highlight any I have read in green. Any that are crossed out I do not intend on reading, either because it is a topic I have no interest in (Cookery, etc.), a biography of someone I have no interest in or it is going to be a struggle for me to read, or just something I will not enjoy.

Have you read any? What are your thoughts?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire – J.K Rowling

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin

The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir

A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath – Sylvia Plath

Moby Dick – Herman Melville

The Portable Dorothy Parker – Dorothy Parker

War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

The Complete Works – William Shakespeare  (Alot of his works are listed seperately)

New Poems of Emily Dickinson – Emily Dickinson

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen

Swann’s Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1) – Marcel Proust

Peyton Place – Grace Metalious

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

The Art of Fiction – Henry James

The Group – Mark McCarthy

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Mistress of Mellyn – Victoria Holt

The Art of Eating – M.F.K.Fisher

A Mencken Chrestomathy – H.L. Mencken

Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens

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

A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams

Pageant of World History – Gerald Leinwand

Chikara – Robert Skimin

Kitchen Confidential: Adeventures in the Culinary Underbelly – Anthony Bourdain

Compact Oxford English Dictionary – Oxford University Press

Happy Days: Mecken’s Autobiography: 1880-1892 – H.L. Mencken

Heathen Days: Mecken’s Autobiography: 1890-1936 – H.L. Mencken

Newspaper Days, 1899-1906: Volume 2 of Mencken’s Autobiography – H.L. Mencken

Who’s Who & What’s What in Shakespeare – Evangeline M. O’Connor


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