After seeing and reading a lot about the TV show called Gilmore Girls on bookstagram, I recently fell in love with the cozy show myself. I love the characters and the fact that Rory is an avid reader, like myself. I’ve seen people talking about this reading challenge inspired by the books that are featured in the show. It consists of a total of 339 books (!) and I’ve made it a personal goal to eventually read all the books on this list, mostly because a lot of the books on there are books that have been on my TBR for a long time or because I feel like I just have to read them someday.
I thought it would be fun to keep you guys (but mostly myself) up-to-date, every once in a while, on how I’m faring at this reading challenge! Up until now I have read a total of 33 of 339, so I still have a long way to go. Most books I have read are books that were assigned during my Literature study, so that helped a lot.
These are the books I have already read:
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Candide by Voltaire
- Carrie by Stephen King
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
- Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- Howl by Allen Ginsberg
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
- Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
- On the Road by Jack Kerouac
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
- Rapunzel by the Grimm Brothers
- The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
- The Shining by Stephen King
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- Snow White and Rose Red by the Grimm Brothers
Yep, this is already quite the list, so I won’t repeat this list in the next update, but just add to it!
As you can see, it’s a list with really diverse genres, from fairytales to horror. It mostly consists of classics/literature, but there are also some biographies and nonfictions!
There are printable lists to be found on the world wide web, but I got a really clear one from Mom’s Small Victories. It is alphabetical and it has tick-off boxes!