Reading Lists (Up to Season Two)

RORY GILMORE’S READING LIST

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt

Chikara!: A Sweeping Novel of Japan and America by Skimin

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation by Martin Luther

A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken

The Days of H.L. Mencken by H.L. Mencken

Christopher Marlowe (perhaps Faustus or Edward the Second)

Francis Bacon (The New Atlantis?)

Ben Jonson (perhaps Volpone, or his poetry)

John Webster (perhaps The White Devil or The Duchess of Malfi)

Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare

Who’s Who and What’s What in Shakespeare by Evangeline M. O’Connor

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Collected Poems by Emily Dickinson

Emma by Jane Austen

Charlotte Bronte (probably Jane Eyre)

Hell’s Angels by Hunter S. Thompson (a strong contender as the book Dean lent her)

The Glass Menagerie by Tenneesee Williams

The Group by Mary McCarthy

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi (implied)

Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man by Susan Faludi

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (inferred because she read later books series)

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

New Poems of Emily Dickinson edited by William H. Shurr

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath edited by Karen V. Kukil

Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (inferred)

The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher

Ulysses by James Joyce (inferred)

James Joyce’s Ulysses: A Study by Stuart Gilbert

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

The Art of Fiction by Henry James

Daisy Miller by Henry James (inferred as it’s later mentioned)

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman (probable)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain (probable)

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage by Lord Byron

Writings and Discourses of Mussolini by Benito Mussolini

The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty

John Adams by David McCullough (inferred)

Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell 1913-1965 edited by Tim Page

Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Jeeves series by P.G. Wodehouse (at least one is probable)

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Last Empire: Essays 1992-200 by Gore Vidal

The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty

Poems of Anne Sexton (inferred)

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (strongly implied)

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Unfinished Business: Memoirs by John Houseman (selected chapters)

Summer of Fear by T. Jefferson Parker

The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Contact by Carl Sagan

The Apocalyptics: Cancer and the Big Lie by Edith Efron

Working by Studs Terkel

Three Tales by Gustave Flaubert (my pick as the most likely volume Richard gave her)

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Ernest Hemingway (probably one of the shorter works, as she doesn’t like him)

The Mourning Bride by William Congreve

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel Proust (possibly implied)

The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust (the most probable volume)

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Candide by Voltaire

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calvaras County by Mark Twain (implied)

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (possible)

The Inferno by Dante (probable)

LORELAI GILMORE’S READING LIST

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Shining by Stephen King (inferred, it’s her favourite film based on a King novel)

Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford (internal evidence suggests it’s the book)

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Edith Wharton (perhaps The Age of Innocence)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Judy Blume

Timeline by Michael Crichton (possible)

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust (just the first section)

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Charles Dickens

Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Everybody’s Autobiography by Gertrude Stein

The Monk by M.G. Lewis

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Who Moved My Cheese?, by Dr Spencer Johnson

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir (speculation)

Call Me Crazy by Anne Heche (probable)

Essentials of Economics by Bradley R. Schiller

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

The Final Days by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward (possible)

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

The Dirt by Motley Crue

What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles

The Portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calvaras County by Mark Twain

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (implied)

JESS MARIANO’S READING LIST

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (probable)

Ernest Hemingway

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

Jane Austen

Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

Othello by William Shakespeare

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

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