Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge!!!!

So this year I thought I would start working through the Gilmore Girl reading list.  It will take years and I will admit that I haven't heard of a lot of these books.  It should be an interesting journey for me and I look forward to taking it.  I plan to cross out the books I finish on here so I can keep track.

Feel free to join me or give me suggestion on what to read next!


1 1984 George Orwell 
2 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 
3 Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll  
4 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon 
5 An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser 
6 Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt 
7 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy 
8 The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank 
9 The Archidamian War Donald Kagan 
10 The Art of Fiction Henry James 
11 The Art of War by Sun Tzu Sun Tzu 
12 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner 
13 Atonement Ian McEwan 
14 Autobiography of a Face Lucy Grealy 
15 The Awakening Kate Chopin 
16 Babe Dick King-Smith 
17 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women Susan Faludi 
18 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie 
19 Bel Canto Ann Patchett 
20 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath 
21 Beloved Toni Morrison 
22 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Seamus Heaney 
23 The Bhagava Gita Unknown 
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 Peter Duffy 
25 Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women Elizabeth Wurtzel 
26 A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays Mary McCarthy 
27 Brave New World Aldous Huxley 
28 Brick Lane Monica Ali 
29 Bridgadoon Alan Jay Lerner 
30 Candide Voltaire 
31 The Canterbury Tales Chaucer 
32 Carrie Stephen King 
33 Catch-22 Joseph Heller 
34 The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger 
35 Charlotte’s Web E. B. White 
36 The Children’s Hour Lillian Hellman 
37 Christine Stephen King 
38 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens 
39 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 
40 The Code of the Woosters P.G. Wodehouse 
41 The Collected Stories Eudora Welty 
42 A Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare 
43 Complete Novels Dawn Powell 
44 The Complete Poems Anne Sexton 
45 Complete Stories Dorothy Parker 
46 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole 
47 The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas 
48 Cousin Bette Honore de Balzac 
49 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky 
50 The Crimson Petal and the White Michel Faber 
51 The Crucible Arthur Miller 
52 Cujo Stephen King 
53 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon 
54 Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende 
55 David and Lisa Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D 
56 David Copperfield Charles Dickens 
57 The Da Vinci -Code Dan Brown 
58 Dead Souls Nikolai Gogol 
59 Demons Fyodor Dostoyevsky 
60 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller 
61 Deenie Judy Blume 
62 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Erik Larson 
63 The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx 
64 The Divine Comedy Dante 
65 The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells 
66 Don Quixote Cervantes 
67 Driving Miss Daisy Alfred Uhrv 
68 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 
69 Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems Edgar Allan Poe 
70 Eleanor Roosevelt Blanche Wiesen Cook 
71 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe 
72 Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters Mark Dunn
73 Eloise Kay Thompson 
74 Emily the Strange Roger Reger 
75 Emma Jane Austen 
76 Empire Falls Richard Russo 
77 Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective Donald J. Sobol 
78 Ethan Frome Edith Wharton 
79 Ethics Spinoza 
80 Europe through the Back Door, 2003 Rick Steves 
81 Eva Luna Isabel Allende 
82 Everything Is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer 
83 Extravagance Gary Krist 
84 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury 
85 Fahrenheit 9/11 Michael Moore 
86 The Fall of the Athenian Empire Donald Kagan 
87 Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World Greg Critser 88 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson 
89 The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien 
90 Fiddler on the Roof Joseph Stein 
91 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom 
92 Finnegan’s Wake James Joyce 
93 Fletch Gregory McDonald 
94 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes 
95 The Fortress of Solitude Jonathan Lethem 
96 The Fountainhead Ayn Rand 
97 Frankenstein Mary Shelley 
98 Franny and Zooey J. D. Salinger 
99 Freaky Friday Mary Rodgers 
100 Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut 
101 Gender Trouble Judith Butler 
102 George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President Jacob Weisberg 
103 Gidget Fredrick Kohner 
104 Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen 
105 The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels 
106 The Godfather: Book 1 Mario Puzo 
107 The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy 
108 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Alvin Granowsky 
109 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell 
110 The Good Soldier Ford Maddox Ford 
111 The Gospel According to Judy Bloom Judy Bloom 
112 The Graduate Charles Webb 
113 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck 
114 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald 
115 Great Expectations Charles Dickens 
116 The Group Mary McCarthy 
117 Hamlet William Shakespeare 
118 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling 
119 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J. K. Rowling 
120 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers 
121 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad 
122 Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry 
123 Henry IV, part I William Shakespeare 
124 Henry IV, part II William Shakespeare 
125 Henry V William Shakespeare 
126 High Fidelity Nick Hornby 
127 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon 
128 Holidays on Ice: Stories David Sedaris 
129 The Holy Barbarians Lawrence Lipton 
130 House of Sand and Fog Andre Dubus III 
131 The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende 
132 How to Breathe Underwater Julie Orringer 
133 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Dr. Seuss 
134 How the Light Gets In M. J. Hyland 
135 Howl Allen Ginsberg 
136 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo 
137 The Iliad Homer 
138 I’m With the Band Pamela des Barres 
139 In Cold Blood Truman Capote 
140 Inferno Dante 
141 Inherit the Wind Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee 
142 Iron Weed William J. Kennedy 
143 It Takes a Village Hillary Rodham Clinton 
144 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte 
145 The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan 
146 Julius Caesar William Shakespeare 
147 The Jumping Frog Mark Twain 
148 The Jungle Upton Sinclair 
149 Just a Couple of Days Tony Vigorito 
150 The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar Robert Alexander 
151 Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Anthony Bourdain 
152 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini 
153 Lady Chatterleys’ Lover D. H. Lawrence 
154 The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 Gore Vidal 
155 Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman 
156 The Legend of Bagger Vance Steven Pressfield 
157 Less Than Zero Bret Easton Ellis 
158 Letters to a Young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke 
159 Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them Al Franken 
160 Life of Pi Yann Martel 
161 Little Dorrit Charles Dickens 
162 The Little Locksmith Katharine Butler Hathaway 
163 The Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen 
164 Little Women Louisa May Alcott 
165 Living History Hillary Rodham Clinton 
166 Lord of the Flies William Golding 
167 The Lottery: And Other Stories Shirley Jackson 
168 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold 
169 The Love Story by Erich Segal 
170 Macbeth William Shakespeare 
171 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert 
172 The Manticore Robertson Davies 
173 Marathon Man William Goldman 
174 The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov 
175 Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter Simone de Beauvoir 
176 Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman William Tecumseh Sherman 
177 Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris 
178 The Meaning of Consuelo Judith Ortiz Cofer 
179 Mencken’s Chrestomathy H. R. Mencken 
180 The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare 
181 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka 
182 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides 
183 The Miracle Worker William Gibson 
184 Moby Dick Herman Melville 
185 The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion Jim Irvin 
186 Moliere: A Biography Hobart Chatfield Taylor 
187 A Monetary History of the United States Milton Friedman 
188 Monsieur Proust Celeste Albaret 
189 A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister Julie Mars 
190 A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway 
191 Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf 
192 Mutiny on the Bounty Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall 
193 My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath Seymour M. Hersh 
194 My Life as Author and Editor H. R. Mencken 
195 My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru Tim Guest 
196 Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 Myra Waldo 
197 My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult 
198 The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer 
199 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco 
200 The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri 
201 The Nanny Diaries Emma McLaughlin 
202 Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature Jan Lars Jensen 
203 New Poems of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson 
204 The New Way Things Work David Macaulay 
205 Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich 
206 Night Elie Wiesel 
207 Northanger Abbey Jane Austen 
208 The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan 
209 Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born Dawn Powell 
210 Notes of a Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski 
211 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck 
212 Old School Tobias Wolff 
213 On the Road Jack Kerouac 
214 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey 
215 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
216 The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life Amy Tan 
217 Oracle Night Paul Auster 
218 Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood 
219 Othello Shakespeare 
220 Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens 
221 The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War Donald Kagan 
222 Out of Africa Isac Dineson 
223 The Outsiders S. E. Hinton 
224 A Passage to India E.M. Forster 
225 The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition Donald Kagan 
226 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky 
227 Peyton Place Grace Metalious 
228 The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde 
229 Pigs at the Trough Arianna Huffington 
230 Pinocchio Carlo Collodi 
231 Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain 
232 The Polysyllabic Spree Nick Hornby 
233 The Portable Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker 
234 The Portable Nietzche Fredrich Nietzche 
235 The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill Ron Suskind 
236 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 
237 Property Valerie Martin 
238 Pushkin: A Biography T. J. Binyon 
239 Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw 
240 Quattrocento James Mckean 
241 A Quiet Storm Rachel Howzell Hall 
242 Rapunzel Grimm Brothers 
243 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe 
244 The Razor’s Edge W. Somerset Maugham 
245 Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Azar Nafisi 
246 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier 
247 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Kate Douglas Wiggin 
248 The Red Tent Anita Diamant 
249 Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad Virginia Holman 
250 The Return of the King J. R. R. Tolkien 
251 R Is for Ricochet Sue Grafton 
252 Rita Hayworth Stephen King 
253 Robert’s Rules of Order Henry Robert 
254 Roman Holiday Edith Wharton 
255 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare 
256 A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf 
257 A Room with a View E. M. Forster 
258 Rosemary’s Baby Ira Levin 
259 The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition Rough Guides 
260 Sacred Time Ursula Hegi 
261 Sanctuary William Faulkner 
262 Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay Nancy Milford 
263 Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller Henry James 
264 The Scarecrow of Oz Frank L. Baum 
265 The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne 
266 Seabiscuit: An American Legend Laura Hillenbrand 
267 The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir 
268 The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd 
269 Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette Judith Thurman 
270 Selected Hotels of Europe Unknown 
271 Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 Dawn Powell 
272 Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen 
273 A Separate Peace John Knowles 
274 Several Biographies of Winston Churchill Winston Churchill 
275 Sexus Henry Miller 
276 The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
277 Shane Jack Shaefer 
278 The Shining Stephen King 
279 Siddhartha Hermann Hesse 
280 S Is for Silence Sue Grafton 
281 Slaughter-house Five Kurt Vonnegut 
282 Small Island Andrea Levy 
283 Snows of Kilimanjaro Ernest Hemingway 
284 Snow White and Rose Red Grimm Brothers 
285 Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World Barrington Moore 
286 The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht 
287 Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos Julia de Burgos 
288 The Song Reader Lisa Tucker 
289 Songbook by Nick Hornby 
290 The Sonnets by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare 
291 Sonnets from the Portuegese Elizabeth Barrett Browning 
292 Sophie’s Choice William Styron 
293 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner 
294 Speak, Memory Vladimir Nabokov 
295 Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Mary Roach 
296 The Story of My Life Helen Keller 
297 A Streetcar Named Desiree Tennessee Williams 
298 Stuart Little E. B. White 
299 Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 
300 Swann’s Way Marcel Proust 
301 Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals Anne Collett 
302 Sybil Flora Rheta Schreiber 
303 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 
304 Tender Is The Night F. Scott Fitzgerald 
305 Term of Endearment Larry McMurtry 
306 Time and Again Jack Finney 
307 The Time Traveler’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger 
308 To Have and Have Not Ernest Hemingway 
309 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 
310 The Tragedy of Richard III William Shakespeare 
311 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith 
312 The Trial Franz Kafka 
313 The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters Elisabeth Robinson 
314 Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Ann Patchett 
315 Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom 
316 Ulysses by James Joyce James Joyce 
317 The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 Sylvia Plath 
318 Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe 
319 Unless Carol Shields 
320 Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann 
321 The Vanishing Newspaper Philip Meyers 
322 Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray 
323 Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) Joe Harvard 
324 The Virgin Suicides Jeffrey Eugenides 
325 Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett 
326 Walden Henry David Thoreau 
327 Walt Disney’s Bambi Felix Salten 
328 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 
329 We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews Daniel Sinker 
330 What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 Richard Nelson Bolles 
331 What Happened to Baby Jane Henry Farrell 
332 When the Emperor Was Divine Julie Otsuka 
333 Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson 
334 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Edward Albee 
335 Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Gregory Maguire 
336 The Wizard of Oz Frank L. Baum 
337 Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte 
338 The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 
339 The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion