For Books, Wherever I Might Find Them…

gilmoregirlslogoAlthough I’ve heard many wonderful things about Gilmore Girls, I’ve never seen this show. This weekend, I was clicking around all over the place (as usual), and I found this: the Rory Gilmore Book List. Now, for fans of the show, and even perhaps for many of you book bloggers, this list might be old news. But I was completely impressed not only with the fact that somebody on a television show was reading books, but that this character and her reading must have been presented in such a way that it inspired someone (perhaps several someones) to create a reading list. And what’s more impressive? The list is quite long, and it ranges from classic to popular titles. I even found a few new things to add to my TBR list. I guess it’s time to put Gilmore Girls in the Netflix queue!

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13 comments

  1. I’ve never watched Gilmore Girls either. That’s a great list, though. Those are either titles I’ve read or titles I WANT to read.

    I don’t read Oprah magazine, but I admit to always browsing through its Reading Room section when in the grocery store. I love the column where they list books that made a difference to a different celebrity per issue. It’s actually quite impressive. A lot of actors do read substantial books. Who knew, right? 😀

  2. Ahh, Gilmore Girls! It certainly is one of my favorite show!

    This year I’m doing the “999 challenge”, which is to read 9 books from 9 different categories (for a total of 81), and one of my categories is “Books from the Gilmore Girls”. Most of them are classics or books that have been important for one reason or another, so it’s a great list to pick from! 🙂

  3. Gilmore Girls has an AMAZING first season (seriously, I own just its first season): it’s funny and witty and loving and spirited. And Rory was really a great character that first season. I watched the show with decreasing interest as it went on, but man, nothing captured that freshman year. For all you girls who were teenaged bookworms, this one’s for you. She even is wooed by a boy who noticed her BECAUSE she reads so much! And then? He reads JANE AUSTEN for her! And likes it. Total fantasy, I know (or is it? Tony read P&P because it’s my favorite book, and liked it enough to say he’d read more Austen…), but it makes you forget that being 16 is generally terrible.

  4. Claire, I’ve heard several people say that same thing about the “Reading Room” section of that mag. I’ll have to check it out. I’ve read many of the books on the list, but I found some interesting titles, like The Quiet Storm and How the Light Gets In, that were new to me and looked interesting.

    Nymeth, I have to check out some of it…maybe as Steph suggests, the first season at least.

    Kittykay, that’s great! You’ve got plenty of great choices. I was quite impressed with the list. Good luck on that challenges…81 books. I break a sweat just thinking about it! 😉

    Steph, I am trusting you on this, so I’ll start with the first season and maybe dip my toe into the second. Total fantasy, indeed! Let’s just say I would have had to beat the boys off with sticks if they were all like that–that’s how much of a teen book nerd I was.

  5. Ok, now I regret not listening to my teen cousin when she told me I should watch the show 🙂

    How cool is that. I may have to add this to my DVD watch list.

  6. Priscilla, I don’t know what other shows you enjoy, but this one is good. It’s girly and over the top at times, but the dialogue is quite smart and that first season really looked at a bunch of relationships in very real ways. It’s one of those awesome seasons where you can’t point at a single episode and say it wasn’t good!

  7. Iliana, the kids were on to something! tee hee

    Steph, I am looking forward to watching it. I watch all kinds of things, usually on DVD after getting recommendations. 😉

  8. I have all seasons, but Steph is right, the first one is definitely the best one – it’s the one I never get tired of watching! I liked the other seasons too though, until season 5. From there, it lost a little of it’s clever punch and got a little (too much) into the drama. Still, one of my favorite series! 🙂

  9. I just recently went on a Gilmore Girls binge and watched all seven seasons in a row. I didn’t watch it when it aired, so it was completely new to me – my daughter and I fell in love with it. Not only are there great literary references, but I loved all the pop culture and movie references, too. I’ll definitely be checking out Rory’s book list!

  10. Yeah, Rory is a role-model for book-loving teenagers everywhere in the first season, too bad she is just plain obnoxious by the end of the series.

    Le grand sigh.

    But still, one good season with a bookish heroine is certainly a start!

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