Friday, June 29, 2012

The Rory Gilmore Reading List

I confess, I'm a Gilmore Girls fan. It's been ages since I've watched any, but I was pleased to see the official Rory Gilmore Reading List on bust.com today. Anyone else feeling really nerdy and actually want to read all of these? I counted through and I've read 31 of the list. Not so bad, right?

And speaking of the beloved GG, I wonder if Ian minds if I slightly adjust our Netflix queue... and by slightly, I mean I really want to watch the whole series again. Now.

• A Month Of Sundays by Julie Mars
• The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham        
• Small Island by Andrea Levy 
• My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult 
• A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall 
• My Life in Orange by Tim Guest 
• Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett 
• The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 
• The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby 
• How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer 
• The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson 
• Nervous System by Jan Lars Jensen  
• The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer 
• The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 
• How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland 
• Oracle Night by Paul Auster  
• Quattrocento by James McKean 
• The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan 
• Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris 
• Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi 
• Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach 
• The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom 
• The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem 
• Old School by Tobias Wolff 
• The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 
• The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon 
• The Bielski Brothers by Peter Duff 
• Brick Lane by Monica Ali 
• Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
• The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger  
• Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood  
• The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht 
• Property by Valerie Martin 
• Rescuing Patty Hearst by Virginia Holman 
• The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 
• Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 
• The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander 
• Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito 
• Bee Season by Myla Goldberg 
• Fat Land : How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser 
• Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire 
• Unless by Carol Shields 
• Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy 
• When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka 
• Songbook by Nick Hornby 
• Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 
• Extravagance by Gary Krist 
• Empire Falls by Richard Russo 
• The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker 
• Bel Canto by Ann Patchett 
• A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole 
• The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon 
• Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris 
• Life of Pi by Yann Martel 
• The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 
• The Red Tent by Anita Diamant  
• The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd 
• The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 
• Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn 
• Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand 
• The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus                 
• A Passage to India by E.M. Forster 
• Frankenstein by Mary Shelley  
• Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 
• Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 
• Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov 
• The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco  
• David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 
• The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson 
• Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
• One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey 
• Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia De Burgos by Julia De Burgos 
• The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 
• Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 
• Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
• The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 
• Night by Elie Wiesel 
• The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse 
• Hamlet by William Shakespeare 
• Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe 
• Beloved by Toni Morrison 
• A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 
• A Separate Peace by John Knowles 
• Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw 
• Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 
• The Story of My Life by Helen Keller 
• The Awakening by Kate Chopin 
• Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 
• Time and Again by Jack Finney 
• Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
• The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 
• Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 
• Sybil by Flora Schreiber 
• Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 
• Cousin Bette by Honore De Balzac 
• Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 
• Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut 
• The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov 
• The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 
• Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
• Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 
• The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo  
• 1984 by George Orwell 
• The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker 
• The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 
• An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser 
• Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller  
• Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 
• Lord of the Flies by William Golding  
• The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 
• The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 
• Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 
• The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath  
• The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner 
• The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 
• The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 
• Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy  
• Emma by Jane Austen  
• On The Road by Jack Kerouac 
• The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand