Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Rory Gilmore Challenge

One of my bookish IG friends recently started a challenge--you may have heard of it--among our other book-loving IG friends. The challenge is to read the 339 books that Rory Gilmore was seen reading or mentioned throughout the course of The Gilmore Girls series (or at least try to). 

Here is a link to the entire list of books in the challenge: Rory's Books. It's a daunting list for sure, but I love the fact that working on this challenge has gotten me to read books that I most likely would never have picked up otherwise. I just started the challenge in July, so I haven't finished a ton of these books.Plus I'm reading other choices too. But I am really enjoying reading out of my comfort zone!

Here are the books that I have read in prior years before I started the challenge:

1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
2. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
3. Babe by Dick King-Smith
4. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
5. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
6. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
7. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
8. Eloise by Kay Thompson
9. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
10. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
11. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
12.  Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
13. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
14. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
15. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
16. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
17. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
18. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
19. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
20. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
21. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
22. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
23. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
24. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
25. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
26. Night by Elie Wiesel
27. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
28. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
29. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
30.  Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
31. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
32.  Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
33. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
34. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
35. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
36. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
37. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
38. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
39. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
40. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
41. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
42. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

And from July through the first two weeks of August, I have added the following books to the "read" list:


And here's what I have lined up to read next:



Have you ever tried the Rory Gilmore Challenge?

What are you reading at the moment?

Love and happiness <3 Holly


  1. I haven't heard of this but I absolutely love it! I just finished a book called The Tea Rose, which I really enjoyed. Are you on Goodreads?!

    1. I saw it once on Pinterest, but one of my IG friends started a reading group on Good Reads for it. It's been super fun! I just finished El Deafo. It was really good. It's a newer young adult comic that's out. Really cute. I am! Here's the link to my profile: I'd love to follow you! :)


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