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The Rory Gilmore Reading List


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  1. A Bone To Pick [Charlaine Harris]
  2. A Confederacy of Dunces [John Kennedy Toole]
  3. The Addict [Michael Stein]
  4. The Adoration of Jenna Fox [Mary E. Pearson]
  5. Agnes Grey [Anne Bronte]
  6. The Age of Innoncence [Edith Wharton]
  7. A Great and Terrible Beauty [Libba Bray]
  8. A Mercy [Toni Morrison]
  9. A Reliable Wife [Robert Goolrick]
  10. A Soft Place to Land [Susan Rebecca White]
  11. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [Betty Smith]
  12. A Year in Provence [Peter Mayle]
  13. A Year Without Made in China [Sara Bongiori]
  14. Almost Moon [Alice Sebold]
  15. Anatomy of Deception [Lawrence Goldstone]
  16. The Art of Eating In [Cathy Erway]
  17. The Art of Racing in the Rain [Garth Stein]
  18. Artichoke’s Heart [Suzanne Supplee]
  19. A Spot of Bother [Mark Haddon]
  20. Al Capone Does My Shirts [Gennifer Choldenko]
  21. Al Capone Shines My Shoes [Gennifer Choldenko]
  22. All I Want is Everything [Cecily von Ziegesar]
  23. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn [Betty Smith]
  24. Autobiography of a Face [Lucy Grealy]
  25. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel [Melanie Benjamin]


  1. Bad Girls Don’t Die [Katie Alender]
  2. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress [Dai Sijie]
  3. The Barbie Chronicles [Yona Zeldis McDonough]
  4. Beacon Hills High [Mo’Nique]
  5. Because I’m Worth It [Cecily von Ziegesar]
  6. Bee Season [Myla Goldberg]
  7. The Big Over Easy [Jasper Fforde]
  8. Bite Me: A Love Story [Christopher Moore]
  9. The Black Dahlia [James Ellroy]
  10. Blankets [Craig Thompson]
  11. Blonde Roots [Bernardine Evaristo]
  12. Bloodsucking Fiends [Christopher Moore]
  13. The Blue Notebook [James A. Levine]
  14. The Book of Tomorrow [Cecelia Ahern]
  15. Bookseller of Kabul [Asne Seierstad]
  16. Boom! [Mark Haddon]
  17. Booth’s Sister [Jane Singer]
  18. The Borrower [Rebecca Makkai]
  19. Bossypants [Tina Fey]
  20. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind [William Kamkwamba]
  21. Breaking Dawn [Stephanie Meyer]
  22. By the River Piedra, I Sat Down and Cried [Paulo Coelho]


  1. Castaway Kid [R.B. Mitchell]
  2. Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
  3. Charity Girl [Michael Lowenthal]
  4. The Chosen One [Carol Lynch Williams]
  5. City of Falling Angels [John Berendt]
  6. Clean [Alejandro Junger M.D.]
  7. Club Dead [Charlaine Harris]
  8. College in a Nutskull (Anders Henriksson)
  9. Cowboy and Wills [Monica Holloway]
  10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. (Tales of the Jazz Age: [F. Scott Fitzgerald])
  11. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime [Mark Haddon]


  1. Daisy Miller [Henry James]
  2. Dead Until Dark [Charlaine Harris]
  3. Death in the Andes [Mario Vargas Llosa]
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid [Jeff Kinney]
  5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules [Jeff Kinney]
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw [Jeff Kinney]
  7. Ditch the Flip-Flops [Sylvia I. Landy]
  8. Divisadero [Michael Ondaatje]
  9. The Double [Jose Saramago]
  10. Dream Girl [Lauren Mechling]
  11. Dream Life [Lauren Mechling]


  1. Eclipse [Stephanie Meyer]
  2. The Elegance of the Hedgehog [Muriel Barbery]
  3. Ella Minnow Pea [Mark Dunn]
  4. Emma [Jane Austen]
  5. Entre Nous [Debra Ollivier]
  6. Every Last Cuckoo [Kate Maloy]
  7. Evil Plans [Hugh McLeod]


  1. Falling Angels [Tracy Chevalier]
  2. Falling Together [Marisa de los Santos]
  3. Father Knows Less [Wendell Jamieson]
  4. Fatland: How Americans Became the Fattest People In The World [Greg Critser]
  5. Ferris Beach [Jill McCorkle]
  6. Fever 1793 [Laure Halse Anderson]
  7. Fire in Blood [Irene Nemirovsky]
  8. The Flaneur [Edmund White]
  9. Food Rules [Michael Pollan]
  10. Fool [Christopher Moore]
  11. Forgotten Bread [edited by David Kherdian]
  12. Franny and Zooey [JD Salinger]
  13. Freedom Writer’s Diary [Compiled by Erin Gruwell]
  14. French Impressions [John Littel]
  15. French Kissing [Catherine Sanderson]
  16. French Milk [Lucy Knisley]
  17. French Women Don’t Get Fat [Mireille Guiliano]
  18. French Women For All Seasons [Mireille Guiliano]
  19. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler [E.L. Konigsburg]


  1. Geek Girls Unite [Leslie Simon]
  2. Gilmore Girls and the Politics of Identity [Ritch Calvin]
  3. The Girl in the GreenRaincoat [Laura Lippman]
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Stieg Larsson]
  5. The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse [Vikram Seth]
  6. Gossip Girl [Cecily von Ziegesar]
  7. The Graveyard Book [Neil Gaiman]
  8. Grub [Elise Blackwell]
  9. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society [Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows]


  1. Half Minute Horrors [Susan Rich]
  2. The Happiest Days of Our Lives [Wil Wheaton]
  3. The Happiness Project (Gretchin Rubin)
  4. The Haunted Hillbilly [Derek McCormack]
  5. Have I Got A Guy For You [edited by Alix Strauss]
  6. The Help [Kathryn Stockett]
  7. Her Fearful Symmetry [Audrey Niffenegger]
  8. Hiroshima [Laurence Yep]
  9. Hotel of the Saints [Ursula Hegi]
  10. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet [Jamie Ford]
  11. The House Called Awful End [Phillip Ardagh]
  12. How to be a Budget Fashionista [Kathryn Finney]
  13. How to be Lovely [Melissa Hellstern]
  14. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
  15. Hungry Woman in Paris [Josefina Lopez]


  1. I Like It Like That [Cecily von Ziegesar]
  2. The Idiot Girls’ Action Adventure Club [Laurie Notaro]
  3. If A Tree Falls at Lunch Period [Gennifer Choldenko]
  4. If You Eat, You Never Die [Tony Romano]
  5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Maya Angelou]Immortal {Traci L. Slatton]
  6. In the Lake of the Woods [Tim O’Brien]
  7. In The Time of the Butterflies [Julia Alvarez]
  8. In The Wake of the Boatman [Jonathon Scott Fuqua]
  9. The Invention of Hugo Cabret [Brian Selznick]
  10. Iran Awakening [Shirin Ebadi]
  11. The Island of Divine Music [John Addiego]
  12. Island of Dr. Moreau [HG Wells]


  1. Jane Austen Ruined My Life [Beth Pattillo]
  2. The Janus Gate [Douglas Rees]
  3. The Jelly Bean (Tales of the Jazz Age) [F. Scott Fitzgerald]
  4. Jonathon Livingston Seagull [Richard Bach]
  5. Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell [Susanne Clarke]
  6. Just A Geek [Wil Wheaton]


  1. Kabul Beauty School [Deborah Rodriguez]
  2. The Knitting Circle [Ann Hood]
  3. The Know It All [A.J. Jacobs]


  1. L’amante Anglaise [Marguerite Dumas]
  2. La Grand Therese [Hilary Spurling]
  3. The Lantern [Deborah Lawrenson]
  4. L. A. Candy [Lauren Conrad]
  5. Latte Trouble [Cleo Coyle]
  6. Laughing Without an Accent [Firoozeh Dumas
  7. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 1 [Alan Moore/Kevin O’Neil]
  8. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen vol 2 [Alan Moore/Kevin O’Neil]
  9. The Liar’s Club [Mary Karr]
  10. The Library Card [Jerry Spinelli]
  11. Little Brother [Cory Doctorow
  12. Live Your Dream Trip [Phil and Carol White]
  13. Living Dead in Dallas [Charlaine Harris]
  14. The Looking Glass Wars [Frank Beddor]
  15. Lost In a Good Book [Jasper Fforde]
  16. Love Walked In [Marisa De Los Santos]
  17. Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes [Elizabeth Bard]


  1. The Maltese Falcon [Dashiell Hammett]
  2. Maman’s Homesick Pie [Donia Bijan]
  3. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much [Allison Hoover Bartlett]
  4. Mansfield Park [Jane Austen]
  5. The Memorist [M.J. Rose]
  6. Me Talk Pretty One Day [David Sedaris]
  7. Men in the Sun & Other Palestinian Stories [Ghassan Kanafani
  8. Midnight Champagne [A. Manette Ansay]
  9. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane [Kate DiCamillo]
  10. Mockingjay [Suzanne Collins]
  11. Moneyball [Michael Lewis]
  12. More Tales of the City [Armistead Maupin]
  13. The Most Beautiful Walk in the World [John Baxter]
  14. The Motorcycle Diaries [Ernest “Che” Guevara]
  15. My Life in France (Julia Child)
  16. My Name is Aram [William Saroyan]
  17. The Mysterious Benedict Society [Trenton Lee Stewart]
  18. My Summer of Southern Discomfort [Stephanie Gayle]


  1. The Namesake {Jhumpa Lahiri]
  2. The Nazi Officer’s Wife [Edith Hahn Beer]
  3. New Moon [Stephanie Meyer]
  4. The Night Bookmobile [Audrey Niffenegger]
  5. The Night Circus [Erin Morgenstern]
  6. The 19th Wife [David Ebershoff]
  7. Nine Stories [JD Salinger]
  8. No & Me [Delphine de Vigan]
  9. Northanger Abbey [Jane Austen]
  10. Not Buying It [Judith Levine]


  1. Old School [Tobias Wolff]
  2. On What Grounds [Cleo Coyle
  3. Once Upon a More Enlightened Time [James Finn Garner]
  4. One for the Money [Janet Evanovich]
  5. Oroonoko [Aphra Behn]


  1. Paris Was Ours [Penelope Rowlands]
  2. Parisians [Graham Robb]
  3. The Perfect Wedding Details (Maria McBride-Mellinger)
  4. Petite Anglaise [Catherine Sanderson]
  5. The Postman (Il Postino) [Antonio Skarmeta]
  6. Pretties [Scott Westerfeld]
  7. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies [Jane Austen & Seth Grahame-Smith]
  8. PS I Love You [Cecila Ahern]
  9. Pygmalion [Bernard Shaw]


  1. Quiet Please, Dispatches of a Public Librarian [Scott Douglas]


  1. The Rabbi’s Cat [Joann Sfar]
  2. Real Murders [Charlaine Harris]
  3. Remarkable Creatures [Tracy Chevalier]
  4. The Resurrectionist [Jack O’Connell]
  5. Rex Libris [James Turner]
  6. Ripped [Greg Kot]
  7. The Road [Cormac McCarthy]
  8. The Romantics [Galt Niederhoffer]
  9. The Rose Labyrinth [Titanie Hardie]


  1. The Sand Castle [Rita Mae Brown]
  2. The Seamstress [Frances De Pontes Peebles]
  3. Season to Taste [Molly Birnbaum]
  4. The Secret Life of Bees [Sue Monk Kidd]
  5. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives [Lola Shoneyin]
  6. Sense and Sensibilty [Jane Austen]
  7. The Septembers of Shiraz [Dalia Sofer]
  8. Serendipity [Louis Shaffer]
  9. The Shiniest Jewel: A Family Love Story [Marian Henley]
  10. The Smart Cookies Guide to Making More Dough
  11. Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same [Mattox Roesch]
  12. Specials [Scott Westerfeld]
  13. Stalking the Unicorn [Mike Resnick]
  14. Storm Front [Jim Butcher]
  15. Strangers in Paradise [Terry Moore]
  16. The Summer Before [Ann M. Martin]
  17. The Swap [Antony Moore]
  18. The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society [Beth Patillo]


  1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard [JK Rowling]
  2. Tales of the City [Armistead Maupin]
  3. The Thin Man [Dashiell Hammett]
  4. The Thirteenth Tale [Diane Setterfield]
  5. Time Windows [Kathryn Reiss]
  6. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse [Charlaine Harris]
  7. Through The Grinder [Cleo Coyle]
  8. The Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch [Neil Gaiman]
  9. Twilight [Stephanie Meyer]
  10. Thwonk [Joan Bauer]


  1. Uglies [Scott Westerfeld]
  2. Ugly Beauty [Ruth Brandon]
  3. Uncommon Criminals [Ally Carter]
  4. Under The Tuscan Sun [Frances Mayes]
  5. Up For Renewal [Cathy Alter]
  6. Up in the Air [Walter Kirn]


  1. Victory [Susan Cooper]
  2. Vigil [Cecila Samartin]


  1. War of the Worlds [HG Wells]
  2. Water for Elephants [Sara Gruen]
  3. What I Call Life [Jill Wolfson]
  4. What the Dickens [Gregory MaGuire]
  5. What Now? [Anne Patchett]
  6. When She Woke [Hilary Jordan]
  7. When You Are Engulfed in Flames [David Sedaris]
  8. Who Let The Blogs Out [Biz Stone]
  9. Wildwood [Colin Meloy]
  10. Wintergirls [Laure Halse Anderson]



  1. You Know You Love Me – Gossip Girl bk.2 [Cecily Von Ziegeser]



6 responses to “BOOKLIST

  1. I’m impressed.
    I need to get to reading.
    Thanks for the push.

  2. It’s not just me doing a list like this, then! We have one overlap so far this year (your no. 19) and I’ve read a few of the others.

  3. rantsandreads

    I’m very interested to see what you two are reading as well this year. Word of the mouth is the best way to learn about good reads.

  4. Cripes, you sure do read a lot! I’ll be lucky to get through 25 novels this year. Good for you!

  5. We have a couple of overlaps–I read Agnes Grey this year. Other books I’ve read on your list: all the Jane Austens, The Thirteenth Tale, the Laurie Notaro, City of Falling Angels, A Confederacy of Dunces.

  6. Wow I am impressed too at how many books you read. I love the Diary of the Wimpy Kid as well. I cannot wait to see the movie. Are you planning to? I would like for you to review a Jodi Picoult book when you get the chance.

    Good work!:)

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