Rory Gilmore Reads

by Julie T.

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, the four-part revival on Netflix, felt like catching up with old friends. At the time of the original series run (2000-2007), I aged alongside Rory Gilmore. The struggles she faces in the revival are similar to those of so many other early 30-somethings. Snappy pop culture references, Stars Hollow’s cozy, zany atmosphere, wonderful characters who struggle with finding their North Star, and the mother-daughter relationship that is central to the show, all combine to make it one of my favorite television shows.

As the build-up to the air-date increased, I received texts from family asking if I was going to tune in. The funniest message I received was from my younger brother, polling me about which of Rory’s boyfriends I liked best. Beyond her dubious taste in boyfriends or even her passion for coffee, I loved Rory’s voracious appetite for reading. I scoured websites of the early 2000’s, searching for fan-made, Rory Gilmore-themed booklists.

In honor of this kindred spirit, here is a selection of custom picks for Rory, published since she graduated from Yale in 2007. I would love to hear which books you would add to Rory’s TBR pile!

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One response to “Rory Gilmore Reads”

  1. Stacey McKinley says:

    My daughter and I played Gilmore Girls Bookish Bingo. We did use artistic license in filling in the squares. Books inspired by Eat, Pray, Love we replaced with Wild. Here is a link to the Bingo sheet:×1024.jpg

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