It’s Gilmore Girls Day!
And I, for one, could not be more excited that at least for the time being, I’m going to be able to find the Lovely Lorelais on Netflix.
As a word nerd, I enjoy the dialogue in this show so much. But maybe one of my favorite parts of Gilmore Girls is that I identify a bit with Rory’s character, who always brings a book wherever she goes.
I confessed Monday that as a young girl, you could frequently find me curled up in a closet with a Nancy Drew. True story.
I eventually morphed into a full-grown adult who once, brought a book to my husband’s Christmas party.
What? I don’t know those people.
I thought it would be fun today to talk a little about some of those books that Rory is seen reading in the 153 episode of Gilmore Girls. (Not that anyone’s counting.)
You can find a full list all over the Internet, but some of the ones I’ve read and loved include:
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen
Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (love this cover — it’s the one I have!)
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers (remember this book?!)
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (anything by Nick Hornby, really)
Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
(along with Me Talk Pretty One Day)
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Time and Again by Jack Finney (Maybe one of my favorites ever. And just $1.99!)
There’s also lots of good ones to share with kids.
My favorites from the list:
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- Charlotte’s Web and (another of my very favorite books) Stuart Little
- Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (we’re reading this one right now, actually!)
- The Outsiders (for older kids)
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
You can see the full Rory Gilmore reading list here. Do you have a favorite?
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