Rory Gilmore Challenge

If there is something I love it’s Gilmore Girls! It’s just the perfect TV series for me!!

Rory Gilmore is an incredibly intelligent girl that loves to read and her dream was to take journalism in Harvard and travel the world! I would love to have her as my friend!

“I live in two worlds, one is a world of books”

During all series, they mention 339 books!
I got the list of books online from a site called List Challenges because apparently, it’s not a new thing but when I started seeing Gilmore Girls I just had the urge to check which books she read and I saw this! So, the challenge is to read as many as I can from that list!

Also in that site, you can mark the books you already read but I thought it would be easier to see here and have it always accessible! But I would recommend checking the site if you’re interested in this challenge because it gives you the cover of the books!

You can also find this challenge in a group on GoodReads here.

I will update this list every so often putting the books that I read on bold and make reviews on the books putting the links here!

So let’s go to the list! (in alphabetic order)

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2.. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
3. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – read 2016 – review
4. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
5. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
6. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
7. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
8.. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
9.. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
10. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
11. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
12. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
13. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
14. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
15. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
16. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
17. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
18. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
19. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – read 2016
20. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
21. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
22. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – read 2018 Review
23. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank – read
24.. Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
25. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
26. Atonement by Ian McEwan
27. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
28. Babe by Dick King-Smith
29. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
30. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
31. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
32. Beloved by Toni Morrison
33. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
34. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurzel
35. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
36. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
37.. Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
38. Candide by Voltaire
39. Carrie by Stephen King
40. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
41. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
42. Christine by Stephen King
43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
44. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
45. Cousin Bette by Honor’e de Balzac
46. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
47. Cujo by Stephen King
48. Daisy Miller by Henry James
49. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
50. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
51.. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
52. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
53. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
54. Deenie by Judy Blume
55. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
56. Don Quijote by Cervantes
57. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
58. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
59. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
60. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
61. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
62. Eloise by Kay Thompson – read 2018
63.. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
64. Emma by Jane Austen
65. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
66. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
67. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
68. Ethics by Spinoza
69.. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
70. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
71. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
72.. Extravagance by Gary Krist
73. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
74.. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
75. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critter
76. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
77. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
78. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
79. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
80. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes – read 12018 – review
81. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley – re-read 2018 – review
82. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
83. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
84. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
85. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
86. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weinberg
87. Gidget by Fredrick Kohler
88. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kayser
89. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
90. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
91. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
92. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
93. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling – read 2018
94. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling – re-read 2018
95. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
96. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry – read 2018 – review
97. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
98. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
99. Henry V by William Shakespeare
100. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
101. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Seders
102. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III (Lpr)
103. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss – read 2016 – review
104. How the Light Gets in by M. J. Hyland
105. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Arranger
106. Howl by Allen Gingsburg
107. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
108. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
109. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
110. It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
111. I’m with the Band by Pamela des Barres
112. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – re-read 2017 – review
113. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
114. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
115. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
116. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
117. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
118. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
119. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
120. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
121. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
122. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – read 
123. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
124. Lord of the Flies by William Golding – read 2018
125. Macbeth by William Shakespeare – read
126. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
127. Marathon Man by William Goldman
128. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Seders
129. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
130. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
131. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
132. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
133. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
134. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
135. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albert
136. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
137. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
138. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
139. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
140. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
141. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picot
142. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
143. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
144. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
145. Night by Elie Wiesel
146. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
147. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
148. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
149. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
150. Old School by Tobias Wolff
151. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens – read*
152. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
153. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
154. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
155. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
156. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
157. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
158. Othello by Shakespeare
159. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
160. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
161. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
162. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
163. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
164. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
165. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – read
166. Property by Valerie Martin
167. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
168. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
169. Quattrocento by James McKean
170. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
171. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers – read 2018
172. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
173. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – read 2018 – review
174. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
175. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
176. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King – read 2021
177. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
178. Roman Fever by Edith Wharton
179. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare – read 2018 Review
180. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
181. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
182. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
183. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
184. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
185. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
186. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
187. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
188. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen – read 2016 – review
189. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
190. Sexus by Henry Miller
191. Shane by Jack Shaefer
192. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
193. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
194. Small Island by Andrea Levy
195. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers – read 2018
196. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
197. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
198. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
199. Songbook by Nick Hornby
200. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
201. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
202. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
203. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
204. Stuart Little by E. B. White
205. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
206. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
207. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
208. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
209. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
210. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
211. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
212. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
213. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
214. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
215. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
216. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
217. The Bhagava Gita
218. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
219. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
220. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
221. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
222. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
223. The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty
224. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
225. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
226. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – re-read 2018 – review
227. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
228. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
229. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
230. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown – read
231. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
232. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
233. The Divine Comedy by Dante 
234. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
235. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
236. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
237. The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien – read 2018
238. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
239. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethe
240. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
241. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
242. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
243. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
244. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
245. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
246. The Graduate by Charles Webb
247. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
248. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – read
249. The Group by Mary McCarthy
250. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
251. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
252. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
253. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
254. The Iliad by Homer
255. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
256. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
257. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
258. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
259. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
260. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
261. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
262. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis – read
263. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
264. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
265. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
266. The Love Story by Erich Segal
267. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
268. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
269. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
270. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
271. The Merry Wives of Windsro by William Shakespeare
272. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
273. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
274. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
275. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
276. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco – read
277. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
278. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin – read
279. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
280. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
281. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
282. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
283. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton – read 2018 – review
284. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
285. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – read 2017 – review
286. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde – read 2018
287. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
288. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
289. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
290 The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
291. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe – read
292. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
293. The Red Tent by Anita Diamond
294. The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings Book 3 by J. R. R. Tolkien
295. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
296. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
297. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
298. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
299. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
300. The Shining by Stephen King
301.The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
302. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
303. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
304. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
305. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
306. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
307. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
308. The Trial by Franz Kafka
309. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
310.The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
311. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
312. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
313. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum – read
314. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
315. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
316. Time and Again by Jack Finney
317. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
318. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
319. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
320. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
321. Ulysses by James Joyce
322. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
323. Unless by Carol Shields
324. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
325. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
326. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
327. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
328. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
329. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
330. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
331. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
332. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
333. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
334. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
335. Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
336. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
337. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
338. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë