For the #GilmoreGirls fan who doesn’t know what to read next…

rory reading

Thanks to Chrystal from Snowdrop Dreams for posting about the Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge. I had never heard of it until now!


Here is the list in alphabetical order:

The Gilmore Girls Wiki Page has a complete list of books talked about or seen in every single episode. Choose a season, click on episode, then you’ll find the list of literature, music, and other trivia.

Here are the first few episodes 🙂

Season 1: Episode 1

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Stephen King (referenced by Lorelai to Sookie)
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt (Rory is seen holding this book)
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Season 1: Episode 2

  • Harry Potter
  • War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
  • David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  • Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  • A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  • Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • Dostoevsky
  • Balzac
  • George Sand
  • Shakespeare

Season 1: Episode 3

  • Mencken’s Chrestomathy, by H.L. Mencken
  • My Life As Author And Editor by H.L. Mencken
  • Plato
  • Mark Twain (quoted by Rory, “Golf is a good walk spoiled”)
  • Peyton Place

Season 1: Episode 4

  • The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare
  • The Oxford Shakespeare, by William Shakespeare (Rory is holding this book)
  • Richard III, by William Shakespeare
  • Also referenced: Shakespeare, Marlowe, wikipedia:Francis_Bacon Bacon, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Sonnet 116, Sonnet 126, Sonnet 145