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500+ FULL Rory Gilmore Book List on Gilmore Girls (+ Printable PDF)

Fans of books and Gilmore Girls, look no further. This is the FULL Rory Gilmore Book List of 500+ books referenced in Gilmore Girls by our favorite fictional literary buff (including the revival on Netflix). This list of all the books Rory Gilmore read also includes a free printable Rory Gilmore reading list PDF for you to keep track of Rory Gilmore's books you have read from the Rory Gilmore book list.

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The challenge to read the best books Rory Gilmore read started when Buzzfeed posted 339 books referenced in Gilmore Girls seasons one through seven. Literary buffs like Rory became obsessed with reading the full Rory Gilmore book list.

I first thought about reading all the books Rory Gilmore read due to a desire to read more well-written classics. But, at the same time, I had a backlist of more modern bestsellers I wanted to read as well. The Rory Gilmore book list has both of these wrapped into one! And no one is more well-read than Rory herself, who famously stated she lived in a "world of books" in her Chilton graduation speech.

I mentioned the list of books Rory Gilmore read on my Instagram stories, and I got more direct messages than ever before. I knew I was onto something, and so began @TheRoryGilmoreBookClub which I am hosting both on the blog and on Instagram. Be sure to follow along for all things about the Rory Gilmore books.

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(And if you want month-by-month prompts for the best books Rory Gilmore read, check out my 2022 Rory Gilmore reading challenge and read along with us!)

When I started researching and reviewing the list, I realized that Buzzfeed's list was missing a lot of books: those mentioned on the Netflix revival, books that were seen but not talked about, and other really obscure references.

It's an EXTREMELY challenging list to compile because sometimes a book title is not specifically mentioned. You have to really watch and listen closely for little things like the names and phrases of authors, characters, and movie adaptations. And you *probably* already know this, but the Gilmore Girls talk fast!

I've continued to update this list as best I can over time, and I will continue to do so. I will note that I have yet to see any list more complete and accurate than this one.

I personally chose to add things like books that are seen, but not discussed, on the show, as well as book titles where the movie adaptation is mentioned, because I still believe it adds to the fun of both watching the show and reading along with the pop culture that is mentioned on it.

So, without further do, below is the full 500+ book Rory Gilmore book list for your Gilmore Girls reading challenge + a free printable Rory Gilmore book list PDF.

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The Full Rory Gilmore Book List

Below are all the books Rory Gilmore read on Gilmore Girls, including the revival. You can shop the Gilmore Girls books on Amazon by clicking the links.

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. Absolute Rage by Robert Tanenbaum
  3. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  4. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  5. Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  6. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  7. All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward
  8. All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  9. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  10. American Steel by Richard Preston
  11. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  12. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  13. The Andy Warhol Diaries Edited by Pat Hackett
  14. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
  15. Angels in America by Tony Kushner
  16. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  17. The Apocalyptics - Cancer and the Big Lie: How Environmental Politics Controls What We Know About Cancer by Edith Efron
  18. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
  19. The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as a History by Norman Mailer
  20. The Art of Eating by M.F.K. Fisher
  21. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  22. The Art of Living by Epictetus
  23. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  24. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  25. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  26. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  27. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  28. Babe by Dick King-Smith
  29. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
  30. Bad Dirt by Annie Proulx
  31. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  32. Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
  33. Basic Writings of Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche
  34. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  35. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  36. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  37. Beowulf by Anonymous
  38. The Best of Martha Stewart Living: Holidays by Martha Stewart Living
  39. The Bhagavad Gita by Anonymous
  40. The Big Love by Sarah Dunn
  41. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1200 Jews by Peter Duffy
  42. Billy Budd & Other Tales by Melville
  43. Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  44. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
  45. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  46. Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
  47. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  48. The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
  49. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
  50. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  51. Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
  52. Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
  53. The Brontes by Juliet Barker
  54. Call of the Wild by Jack Longdon
  55. Candide by Voltaire
  56. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  57. Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  58. Carrie by Stephen King
  59. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  60. The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
  61. The Celebrated Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
  62. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  63. Charlotte's Web by E B White
  64. The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
  65. Christine by Stephen King
  66. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  67. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  68. Cinderella by Brothers Grimm
  69. Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell
  70. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  71. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  72. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  73. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
  74. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  75. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
  76. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
  77. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
  78. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  79. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
  80. Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
  81. Contact by Carl Sagan
  82. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  83. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
  84. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  85. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  86. The Crisis by David Harris
  87. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  88. Cujo by Stephen King
  89. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  90. Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  91. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  92. David and Lisa by Dr. Theodore Issac Rubin, M.D.
  93. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  94. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  95. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  96. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  97. Deenie by Judy Blume
  98. Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
  99. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  100. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  101. Diary of Virginia Wolf, Volumes 1,3,4,5 Edited by Anne Olivier Bell
  102. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  103. The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  104. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  105. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  106. Don Quixote by Cervantes
  107. Downpour by Nick Holmes
  108. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  109. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
  110. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  111. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  112. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  113. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  114. Elements by Euclid
  115. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
  116. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
  117. Eloise at the Plaza by Kay Thompson
  118. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
  119. Emma by Jane Austen
  120. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  121. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  122. Essentials of Economics, 3rd. Edition by Bradley R. Schiller
  123. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  124. Ethics by Spinoza
  125. Europe through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook by Rick Steves
  126. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  127. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  128. The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
  129. Extravagance by Gary Krist
  130. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  131. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
  132. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
  133. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
  134. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  135. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
  136. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
  137. Finnegan's Wake by James Joyce
  138. Firewall by Lawrence Walsh
  139. First Folio by William Shakespeare
  140. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  141. Flavor of the Month by Olivia Goldsmith
  142. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  143. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  144. Fodor's Selected Hotels of Europe
  145. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  146. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  147. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  148. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  149. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
  150. Frida by Hayden Herrera
  151. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  152. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  153. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
  154. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
  155. Gigi by Collette
  156. A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary
  157. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  158. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  159. Glengarry Glen Ross by David Marmet
  160. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  161. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  162. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  163. Goldilocks and the Three Bears/Bears Should Share! (Another Point of View) by Alvin Granowsky
  164. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  165. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  166. Goodnight Spoon by Keith Richards
  167. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  168. The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago
  169. The Graduate by Charles Webb
  170. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  171. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  172. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  173. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  174. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
  175. Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon
  176. Haiku, Volume 2: Spring by R.H. Blyth
  177. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  178. Harrold & the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  179. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  180. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  181. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  182. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  183. Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson
  184. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
  185. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
  186. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
  187. Henry V by William Shakespeare
  188. Henry VI by William Shakespeare
  189. He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo
  190. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  191. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  192. History of the Pelopennesian War by Thucydides
  193. The History of Tom Thumb by Anonymous
  194. Hockey for Dummies by  John Davidson and John Steinbreder
  195. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
  196. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
  197. Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
  198. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  199. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  200. Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg
  201. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
  202. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  203. How the Light Gets In by M.J. Hyland
  204. How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
  205. The Human Factor by Graham Greene
  206. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  207. I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
  208. The Iliad by Homer
  209. I'm With the Band by Pamela des Barres
  210. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  211. Indiana by George Sand
  212. The Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  213. In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel Proust
  214. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  215. The Invitation by Oriah
  216. Ironweed by William J. Kennedy
  217. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  218. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  219. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  220. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  221. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  222. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  223. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
  224. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  225. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
  226. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony
  227. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  228. Lady Chatterleys' Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  229. Larousse Wine by David Cobbold
  230. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
  231. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932 by
    William Manchester
  232. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940 by William Manchester
  233. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume III: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 by William Manchester
  234. The Last Word by Graham Greene
  235. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  236. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
  237. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  238. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
  239. Letters of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand
  240. Letters of Edith Wharton by R.W.B. Lewis
  241. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  242. The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus
  243. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
  244. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  245. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  246. Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell
  247. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  248. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  249. Lisa and David by Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D.
  250. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  251. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  252. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  253. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
  254. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  255. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  256. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  257. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  258. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  259. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
  260. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  261. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  262. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  263. Love Story by Erich Segal
  264. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  265. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  266. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  267. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
  268. Marathon Man by William Goldman
  269. Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers and Mary Shepard
  270. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  271. Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton
  272. Matisse the Master: A Life of Mattise by Hilary Spurling
  273. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  274. The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  275. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
  276. Memoirs of General William T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
  277. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray, Ph.D.
  278. A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken
  279. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
  280. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  281. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  282. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  283. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  284. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  285. Misery by Stephen King
  286. Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
  287. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  288. The Mojo Collection: The Greatest Albums of All Time by Jim Irvin
  289. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  290. Molloy by Samuel Beckett
  291. Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
  292. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
  293. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  294. A Month of Sundays: Searching for The Spirit and My Sister by Julie Mars
  295. Motley Crue by Seamus Craic
  296. The Mourning Bride by William Congreve
  297. A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  298. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  299. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  300. My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
  301. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  302. My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken
  303. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
  304. Myra Waldo's Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe by Myra Waldo
  305. My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  306. My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
  307. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  308. Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
  309. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  310. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  311. Nancy Drew and The Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene
  312. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  313. Native Son by Richard Wright
  314. Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
  315. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
  316. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  317. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  318. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
  319. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  320. Night by Elie Wiesel
  321. No Man is an Island by John Donne
  322. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  323. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, et al.
  324. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
  325. Novels, 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic
    Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born
    by Dawn Powell
  326. November of the Heart by LaVyrle Spenser
  327. The Odyssey by Homer
  328. Oedipus Rex by Sophicles
  329. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
  330. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  331. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  332. Old School by Tobias Wolff
  333. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  334. On the Contrary by Mary McCarthy
  335. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  336. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
  337. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  338. On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  339. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  340. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
  341. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  342. Orations by American Orators
  343. The Orestia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides by W.B. Stanford
  344. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  345. Othello by William Shakespeare
  346. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  347. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  348. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  349. Out of Africa by Isak Dineson
  350. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  351. The Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
  352. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  353. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
  354. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  355. The Persian Puzzle by Kenneth M. Pollack
  356. Personal History by Katherine Graham
  357. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  358. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  359. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
  360. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  361. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and
    Gillian McCain
  362. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch
  363. Poems by Alfred Lord Tennyson
  364. Points of View by W. Somerset Maugham
  365. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  366. Pomeranian: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet by Happeth A. Jones
  367. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  368. The Portable Nietzsche by Fredrich Nietzsche
  369. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron Suskind
  370. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  371. Primary Colors by Joe Klein
  372. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  373. Property by Valerie Martin
  374. The Pump House Gang by Tom Wolfe
  375. Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution by Stephen Colegrave and Chris Sullivan
  376. The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate: Two Novels by Nancy Mitford
  377. Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon
  378. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  379. Quattrocento by James McKean
  380. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
  381. Quiller Bamboo by Adam Hall
  382. Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm
  383. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  384. The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  385. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  386. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  387. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  388. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  389. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  390. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
  391. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  392. Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem
  393. Richard III by William Shakespeare
  394. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
  395. Rita Hayworth and Shawshak Redemption by Stephen King
  396. Robert's Rules of Order by Henry Robert
  397. Roman Fever by Edith Wharton
  398. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  399. A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
  400. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
  401. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
  402. The Rough Guide to Europe by Various Authors
  403. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  404. Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins
  405. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  406. The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  407. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  408. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
  409. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  410. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  411. Schindler's List  by Thomas Keneally
  412. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  413. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  414. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  415. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
  416. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
  417. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  418. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  419. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
  420. Sexus by Henry Miller
  421. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  422. Shane by Jack Shaefer
  423. Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  424. The Shining by Stephen King
  425. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  426. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  427. The Sisters: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell
  428. The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
  429. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  430. Sleeping Beauty by The Brothers Grimm
  431. Small Island by Andrea Levy
  432. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  433. Snow White and Rose Red by Brothers Grimm
  434. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
  435. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  436. Songbook by Nick Hornby
  437. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  438. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  439. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  440. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
  441. Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  442. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  443. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  444. Sophie's Choice by William Styron
  445. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  446. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  447. Stalin: A Biography by Robert Service
  448. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
  449. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  450. The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  451. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  452. Story of O by Pauline Reage
  453. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  454. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  455. Stuart Little by E.B. White
  456. Summer of Fear by T. Jefferson Parker
  457. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  458. Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
  459. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
  460. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
  461. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  462. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  463. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  464. Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
  465. Tevya The Dairyman and the Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem
  466. Theatre by W. Somerset Maugham
  467. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? by Horace McCoy
  468. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  469. Thunder by James Grady
  470. Time and Again by Jack Finney
  471. Timeline by Michael Crichton
  472. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  473. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  474. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  475. The Town and the City by Jack Kerouac
  476. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
  477. Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
  478. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  479. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  480. Trouble in Our Backyard: Central America and the United States in the Eighties by Martin Diskin
  481. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  482. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
  483. The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
  484. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  485. Ulysses by James Joyce
  486. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath
  487. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  488. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  489. Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky
  490. Unless by Carol Shields
  491. U.S. Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis by David Patrick Houghton
  492. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  493. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
  494. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  495. Velvet Underground's The Velvet Underground and Nico (33 ⅓ Book 11) by Joe Harvard
  496. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  497. Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac
  498. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  499. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  500. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  501. We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews by Daniel Sinker
  502. What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles
  503. What Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell
  504. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  505. When Everything Changed by Gail Collins
  506. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  507. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  508. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory
  509. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  510. The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil
  511. The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike
  512. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  513. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  514. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  515. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  516. Yoga for Dummies by Georg Feuerstein and Larry Payne
  517. Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantakis

That concludes the Rory Gilmore book list of Rory Gilmore's favorite books + a free printable Rory Gilmore reading challenge PDF.

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Saturday 7th of May 2022

Hey:) I didn’t get the pdf when I subscribed

Jules Buono

Sunday 8th of May 2022

I'm sorry! I emailed it to you.

audrey martinez

Saturday 23rd of April 2022

Hi! I signed up but didn’t revive the email! can you send the list to me too? TY

Jules Buono

Sunday 24th of April 2022

Hi Audrey, of course. I have sent it.

Vale Davila

Monday 18th of April 2022

Hey I signed up for the newsletter, but I didn’t receive the pdf 🥲

Jules Buono

Tuesday 19th of April 2022

I'm so sorry! I have emailed it to you.


Thursday 14th of April 2022

I didn‘t get it, please email it to me

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Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

Hi! I subscribed but I didn’t get the PDFs. Could you please send it to me? I’m really looking forward to reading all those books


Saturday 19th of March 2022

@Jules Buono, hi i got the same issue too


Thursday 3rd of March 2022

@Jules Buono, Hi jules, I have the same issue, could you send it to me too?

Jules Buono

Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

I'm so sorry. I just sent it to you.


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