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?

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire – J.K Rowling
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  3. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  5. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  6. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  7. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  8. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  9. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen
  10. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  11. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
  12. The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir
  13. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  14. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath – Sylvia Plath
  15. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  16. The Portable Dorothy Parker – Dorothy Parker
  17. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  18. The Complete Works – William Shakespeare  (Alot of his works are listed seperately)
  19. New Poems of Emily Dickinson – Emily Dickinson
  20. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  21. Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen
  22. Swann’s Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1) – Marcel Proust
  23. Peyton Place – Grace Metalious
  24. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  25. The Art of Fiction – Henry James
  26. The Group – Mark McCarthy
  27. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  28. Mistress of Mellyn – Victoria Holt
  29. The Art of Eating – M.F.K.Fisher
  30. A Mencken Chrestomathy – H.L. Mencken
  31. Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
  32. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette – Judith Thurman
  33. A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
  34. Pageant of World History – Gerald Leinwand
  35. Chikara – Robert Skimin
  36. Kitchen Confidential: Adeventures in the Culinary Underbelly – Anthony Bourdain
  37. Compact Oxford English Dictionary – Oxford University Press
  38. Happy Days: Mecken’s Autobiography: 1880-1892 – H.L. Mencken
  39. Heathen Days: Mecken’s Autobiography: 1890-1936 – H.L. Mencken
  40. Newspaper Days, 1899-1906: Volume 2 of Mencken’s Autobiography – H.L. Mencken
  41. Who’s Who & What’s What in Shakespeare – Evangeline M. O’Connor

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