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2022 Reading Challenge for the Rory Gilmore Book List

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Calling all fans of Gilmore Girls + books! This is the ultimate monthly reading challenge for the Rory Gilmore book list.

The Rory Gilmore book list is one of my most popular posts, and I post a lot of bookish Gilmore Girls content both here and on Bookstagram.

Follow my Gilmore Girls reading challenge @TheRoryGilmoreBookClub on Instagram.

So, since I was challenging myself to the goal of reading more books from the Rory Gilmore book list by monthly theme, I decided to go public with it and create The Rory Gilmore Book Club: a full reading challenge for the Rory Gilmore book list.

The themes for my reading challenge for the Rory Gilmore book list are pretty vague and were chosen so that you can really read a variety of books you want to read from the list.

Fun Fact: The Rory Gilmore Book Club is featured in the book But I'm a Gilmore! with exclusive interviews from cast, crew, and fans of Gilmore Girls.

Below are the monthly themes, with some personalized recommendations for each month (I spent SO much time researching the books for each month to give you the best recommendations), but you can also feel free to personalize your reading challenge for the Rory Gilmore book list with your own picks.

Reading Challenge for the Rory Gilmore Book List

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January: A Short Book

Let's start this challenge with an easy prompt to catapult your success.  There are so many short books (under 200 pages ) on the list.  Below are a few I recommend you take a look at.  If you want more options, take a close look at the Rory Gilmore book list for poetry, plays, and children's books (which is also February's theme).

February: A Children's Book

There are SO MANY children's books on the Rory Gilmore book list that I wrote an entire blog post about it. Below are a few I wanted to highlight as ones I thought you may be interested in picking up as an adult.

March: A Book Adapted to Film

There are also SO MANY book-to-film adaptions on the Gilmore Girls book list that I wrote a whole blog post about it.  I love this particular challenge because you can both read and watch!  Below are just a few options I thought may intrigue you:

April: An Author You Heard of But Never Read Before

Obviously, this prompt is specific to each person.  When thinking about the Rory Gilmore reading challenge and why we do it, I thought one reason is to read from an author we have heard of before, but never actually read.  There are SO many opportunities on this list, both classic and modern to finally cross that author off your list. 

Check the whole Rory Gilmore book list to find the right one for you, but below are a few on my personal radar for this month that may interest you as well:

May: A Diverse Book

I wanted to make sure we devoted a month of the Rory Gilmore reading challenge to diverse reads.  There's not a TON on the list, but below the best options I found for you.  Hopefully, there's at least one you can pick up this month!

June: A Classic Book

Rory Gilmore is a lover of great literature, so it's no surprise Rory's book list is completely overflowing with classic books to read.  I liked using this prompt in June because it's the start of Summer, when people are relaxing more, and if you pick up something particularly challenging, you can spend time all Summer finishing it up if you need to. 

Below are just a few options I wanted to draw your attention to:

July: A Book That's A Challenge

I picked "a challenge" for July also because in Summer, people are relaxing more, and if you pick up something particularly challenging, you can spend time all Summer finishing it up if you need to.  I think it's really important to challenge ourselves in reading whether it's: a long book, a slow book, a genre outside your wheelhouse, a book you started but never finished, a difficult topic, an author you struggle with, and so on.  I hope you will use this prompt to think about what feels challenging to YOU specifically, and then accept and crush your own challenge! 

Below are a few options I thought may feel challenging to you, but I definitely recommend you peruse the full Gilmore Girls book list for this prompt:

August: A Modern Bestseller

One of my absolute favorite things about the Rory Gilmore book challenge is how many MODERN classics it includes.  It really forces me to finally get to those books I always heard of but never actually read.  Below are a few options for you to consider:

September: A Book You Never Heard of Before

In researching the full Gilmore Girls book list, I realized there were so many important books I had never heard of before that seemed REALLY good.  This challenge is a great chance to actually read one of those books.  Of course, this is a completely personal challenge specific to each person, but below are a few I thought may fit the bill for you:

October: A Spooky Book

It seems like everyone loves to read something spooky in October, and I have soo many options for mysteries, thrillers, horror, and other spooky reads this month for you to consider from Rory's reading list:

November: A Non-Fiction Book

Since November is generally considered to by "Non-Fiction November" in the book work, I thought this was a great time to kill two birds with one stone, and also to make sure you get at least one non-fiction read in this year from the Rory Gilmore book challenge.  Below are a few options:

December: A Book on Your To Be Read (TBR) List

For the last month of this year's Rory Gilmore reading challenge, I thought it was important to close out the year by reading something that's STILL on your TBR list, so you really feel accomplished when you complete it. 

Of course, this is another very personal challenge, so you should peruse Rory Gilmore's full book list to find the one that's right for you, but below are a few on my personal TBR list that may interest you too:

Instagram Story Templates to Track Your Reading Challenge

I love creating bookish Instagram story templates, so I created two where we can track our reading challenge for the Rory Gilmore book list. Feel free to save them to your phone and use it by super-imposing book covers on the prompts for each month and/or filling out the book review form.

Be sure to follow and tag me @TheRoryGilmoreBookClub! I love to re-share your successes.

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graziella

Monday 13th of June 2022

could i please get the bookish printable PDFs emailed?

Jules Buono

Monday 13th of June 2022

Hello, and thank you for subscribing. You should have received the list automatically upon subscribing, but in case you didn't, I also just emailed it to you! Enjoy!!

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