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Interesting things happen when you click a link, and it leads to another link, which leads to another....

I ran across a website devoted to Rory Gilmore of The Gilmore Girls, a TV show I've never watched and know nothing about. It seems Miss Rory was a reader of renown, and this website had listed all the reading material she had mentioned or read during the course of the series.

And so, in the best interest of all readers everywhere, I copied the list, alphabetized it, eliminated the duplicates, corrected spellings and authors as necessary, and lastly deleted the travel guides and dictionaries. I hereby present to you:

The Rory Gilmore Reading Meme!

Bold those you have read, italicize those on Mt. TBR, strike through those attempted but never finished.

And please let me know if you see any duplicates, misspellings, or misattributions that I missed.


1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
7. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
8. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
9. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
10. Atonement by Ian McEwan

11. Babe by Dick King-Smith
12. Bambi by Felix Salten
13. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
14. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
15. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
16. The Bhagavad Gita
17. Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
18. A Bolt From The Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
19. Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
20. Candide by Voltaire
21. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
22. Carrie by Stephen King

23. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
24. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
25. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
26. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
27. The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
28. Christine by Stephen King
29. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
30. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

31. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
32. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
33. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
34. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
35. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
36. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
37. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
38. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
39. Cujo by Stephen King
40. Daisy Miller by Henry James

41. Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende
42. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D.
43. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
44. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
45. Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
46. Deenie by Judy Blume
47. Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
48. The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
49. The Divine Comedy by Dante
50. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
51. Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes
52. Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

53. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry
54. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
55. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
56. Eloise by Kay Thompson
57. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
58. Emma by Jane Austen
59. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
60. Ethics by Spinoza
61. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
62. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
63. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
64. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
65. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
66. The Fellowship Of The Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
67. Fiddler of the Roof by Joesph Stein
68. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
68. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
70. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
71. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
72. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
73. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
74. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
75. George W. Bushisms : The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
76. Gidget by Frederick Kohner
77. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
78. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
79. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
80. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
81. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

82. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
83. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
84. The Graduate by Charles Webb
85. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
86. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
87. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald
88. The Group by Mary McCarthy
89. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
90. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
91. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling

92. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
93. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
94. Henry IV, Part 1 by William Shakespeare
95. Henry IV, Part 2 by William Shakespeare
96. Henry V by William Shakespeare

97. High Fidelity by Nick Hornsby
98. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
99. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
100. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
101. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
102. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
103. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
104. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
105. The Iliad by Homer
106. I'm With the Band by Pamela Des Barres
107. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
108. The Inferno by Dante
108. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
110. Ironweed by William J. Kennedy
111. It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
112. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
113. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
114. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
115. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
116. Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
117. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
118. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
119. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
120. Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
121. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
122. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
123. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
124. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
125. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
126. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
127. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
128. Love Story by Erich Segal
129. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

130. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
131. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
132. Marathon Man by William Goldman
133. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
134. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
135. Mencken's Chrestomathy by H.R. Mencken
136. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
137. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
138. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
139. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
140. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
141. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
142. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
143. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
144. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
145. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
146. Mutiny On The Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
147. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
148. My Life As Author And Editor by H.R. Mencken
149. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
150. Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene
151. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
152. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan, Jeffrey L. Williams, Vincent B. Leitch
153. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
154. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
155. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
156. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/ Angels on Toast/ A Time to Be Born by Dawn Powell
157. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
158. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
159. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
160. Othello by William Shakespeare
161. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
162. Out of Africa by Isac Denison
163. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
164. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
165. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
166. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
167. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
168. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
169. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
170. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
171. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
172. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron Suskind
173. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
174. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
175. Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon
176. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
177. Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm
178. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
179. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

180. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
181. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
182. Richard III by William Shakespeare
183. Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
184. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert

185. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
186. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
187. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
188. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
189. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
190. S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
191. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
192. Savage Beauty:The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
193. The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum
194. The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir
195. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
196. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell : 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
197. Sexus by Henry Miller
198. Shane by Jack Shaefer
199. The Shining by Stephen King
200. Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
201. Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm
202. The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
203. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
204. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
205. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
206. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
207. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
208. Stuart Little by E. B. White
209. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
210. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
211. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
212. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
213. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
214. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
215. Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
216. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
217. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
218. The Trial by Franz Kafka
219. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Album
220. Ulysses by James Joyce
221. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
222. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
223. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

224. The Vanishing Newspaper by Phillip Meyers
225. Velvet Underground's The Velvet Underground and Nico by Joe Harvard
226. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
227. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
228. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
229. The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
230. We Owe You Nothing- Punk Planet: the Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
231. What Color is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
232. What Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell
233. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
234. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
235. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
236. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

237. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
238. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
239. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


Whew! That's a lot of books to be mentioned in one TV series.
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