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The Adventures of Huckleber...

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"Rory reads it in her English class, and writes an essay on it while the other girls paint their nails. Ep. 1"
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Mistress of Mellyn

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"Rory pulls it out of her locker on her last day at Stars Hollow High. Ep. 1"
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Chikara

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"Rory pulls it out of her locker on her last day at Stars Hollow High (I couldn't figure out what this was until I saw the same edition in a thrift store!) Ep 1"
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The Second Sex

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"Rory has this in her box of books moving out from her locker. (Lane hands it to her) Ep. 1

Also seen in Ep 17 when Rory is reading at the Chilton party."
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Moby-Dick, or, the Whale

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"Dean asks how Rory is liking it, admitting that he saw her reading this week. It's her first Melville. Ep. 1"
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Madame Bovary

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"Dean saw her reading it last week. Ep. 1"
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The Little Match Girl

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"Rory quips about standing on the door mat of her grandmother's house like the little match girl. Ep. 1"
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War and Peace

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"Rory's Chilton literature class is reading this book, HW assignment to read chapter 6 is on the blackboard. Ep. 2"
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David Copperfield

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"Mentioned as a book that influenced Leo Tolstoy. Ep 2"
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Great Expectations

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"Listed as a major influence on Leo Tolstoy. Ep 2"
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A Tale of Two Cities

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"Listed as a major influence on Leo Tolstoy. Ep 2"
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Little Dorrit

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"Listed as a major influence on Leo Tolstoy. Ep 2"
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Harry Potter and the Goblet...

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"Miss Patty's girls are balancing "the new Harry Potter" on their heads. GoF was first released in America Aug 2000, the show aired Oct 2000. Ep. 2"
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Anna Karenina

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"Mr. Remmy mentions this book with War & Peace, Ep 2. Dean is reading this for Rory, and thinks it's depressing. Rory thinks it is beautiful and considers it one of her favorite books. Dean says he'll try again. Ep. 16"
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Peyton Place

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"At the golf club Richard and Rory discuss the drama discovered in the steam rooms. Rory says the club must not be doing background checks like Richard says, and says it's a conspiracy. Richard says "It's Peyton Place." Ep. 3"
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A Mencken Chrestomathy

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"Rory and her grandfather talk about this book, Richard found it for her and called her at the inn to tell her about it. Ep. 3"
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Happy Days: Mencken's Autob...

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"Richard has found a first edition copy of "Menken's memoirs" - there are also Newspaper Days and Heathen Days. Mencken has more recent memoirs but a first edition of his earliest would be much more rare and valuable, so I think it is these Richard has found. Ep. 3"
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Heathen Days: Mencken's Aut...

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"Ep. 3"
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Newspaper Days, 1899-1906 :...

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The Complete Works

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"Rory pulls this big book out of her pack at Lane's house, her class has a test on Friday she needs to study for. Ep. 4"
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Who's Who & What's What in ...

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"Rory has this book on the couch when studying with Lorelai Ep. 4"
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Kitchen Confidential: Adven...

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"Lorelai is reading this book while Rory studies for her Shakespeare exam. Ep. 4"
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A Room of One's Own

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"Rory is readying this book on the bus to Hartford when Dean scares her. Ep. 5"
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Pride and Prejudice

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"Dean has finished reading this book and returns it to Rory on the bus stop bench. Ep. 8 (Signet Classic edition)"
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The Group

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"Rory is reading this book in line to buy tickets for the Chilton formal. Ep. 9"
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The Portable Dorothy Parker

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"Rory takes this book to the dance with Dean. He reads a quote from it, saying "Cheery." sarcastically. Rory replies. "Funny though" They read the book and fall asleep, freaking out Lorelai and Emily when she's not home. Ep. 9"
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The Metamorphosis

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"Rory has bought this book for Dean for Christmas - she thinks it's romantic. Lane thinks it's "a really confusing Czechoslovakian novel" Ep. 10"
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Swann's Way (In Search of L...

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"Lorelai sees this book on Mr. Medina's shelf, and wants to be able to say "As Marcel Proust would say", and borrows the book but never reads it. Rory thinks Lorelai is ambitious to try. Ep. 11"
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New Poems of Emily Dickinson

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"Rory is reading this in the lunchroom after Paris sees Medina kissing Lorelai. Ep. 11"
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The Unabridged Journals of ...

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"Rory is reading this at the bus stop. Dean asks if there is anything about him in there. Rory asks if his name is Lithium. Ep. 12"
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A Streetcar Named Desire

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"Rory brings home a bird named Stanley/Stella. Several references to the play and movies occur in the episode. Ep 14"
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Pageant of World History

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"Rory is studying this book for school. Ep. 14"
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Compact Oxford English Dict...

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"Rory wants this, so Christopher tries to buy it for her, but his card is rejected. Ep. 15"
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The Bell Jar

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"Lorelai suggests reading this book would have the same effect as going to a Chilton party. Ep. 17"
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The Art of Eating

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"Rory is putting this book in her pack to bring to the Chilton party. (The book she pulls out at the party however, is a different book) Ep. 17"
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The Grapes of Wrath

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"Emily mentions this book when Rory admits their fridge is a little sparse. Ep. 19"
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To Kill a Mockingbird (To K...

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"Lorelai refers to Roon as Boo Radley when Sookie wants her to hire him. Ep. 19"
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James Joyce's Ulysses

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"Rory is reading this just before meeting Lane, Ep 20"
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Out of Africa

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"Lorelai buys this as a possible gift for Luke to give to Rachel, Rory told her it was amazing. Ep. 20"
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The Art of Fiction

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"Mr Medina highly suggests his students read this. Ep. 20"
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Secrets of the Flesh: A Lif...

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"Rory is carrying this book when Tristan takes it from her, the day Dean shows up to Chilton and they get back together. Ep. 21"
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message 1: by Jaclyn (new)

Jaclyn Harrison I am slowly making my way through this reading list. There are 4 other books mentioned during Mr. Remmy's class in episode 2: David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, and Little Dorrit.


message 2: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Jaclyn wrote: "I am slowly making my way through this reading list. There are 4 other books mentioned during Mr. Remmy's class in episode 2: David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Tale of Two Cities, and Little D..."

Sorry it took me so long to reply, but thanks! I don't know how I missed those!


message 3: by Amanda Pearl (new)

Amanda Pearl This is wonderful! I've just started watching Gilmore Girls (how did I ever miss this show?) and this list is perfect, I love the context for each book. You are seriously amazing!


message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Amanda (Pearl the Book Girl) wrote: "This is wonderful! I've just started watching Gilmore Girls (how did I ever miss this show?) and this list is perfect, I love the context for each book. You are seriously amazing!"

Aw, thank you! And you're welcome!


message 5: by Giu (new)

Giu Fernandes There's also Ulysses, in episode 20. Rory is reading it while waiting for Lane (minute 5:14). :)


message 6: by Astrid (new)

Astrid Garcia I just started watching Gilmore after many years of dodging it. It's perfect timing too because I'm older and I can really appreciate it. This list is perfect! I want to read all of these books.


message 7: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I'm pretty sure Dean was reading Pride and Prejudice in season 1, not Northanger Abbey.

Awesome list by the way. :)


message 8: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Lisa wrote: "I'm pretty sure Dean was reading Pride and Prejudice in season 1, not Northanger Abbey.

Awesome list by the way. :)"


Alas, you are right. The same cover image painting is on a few Penguin editions of Northanger Abbey, hence the confusion. But now I see it's a Signet Classic, and a search for "Pride and Prejudice", "signet classic" comes up with that exact edition. Thanks for the correction!


message 9: by Mary (new)

Mary Oh goodness, I've been looking for a list like this. All the others are a jumble of movies and jokes with no care to what character it related to. I am impressed by this Paris-like attention to detail!

Also, Giu is right about the missing book in 1.20, but its actually not 'Ulysses' by James Joyce. Rory's reading "James Joyce's Ulysses" by Stuart Gilbert. You can see his name at the bottom of the cover.


message 10: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Mary wrote: "Oh goodness, I've been looking for a list like this. All the others are a jumble of movies and jokes with no care to what character it related to. I am impressed by this Paris-like attention to det..."

Ack! You are totally right. The same one Jess is reading in a later season. :)


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Mary Amanda wrote: "Mary wrote: "Oh goodness, I've been looking for a list like this. All the others are a jumble of movies and jokes with no care to what character it related to. I am impressed by this Paris-like att..."

Ooooo, I never noticed Jess reading it too. Usually, my Joyce obsession leads to all mentions or sight of something related light up like a beacon. I'm sure the two of them have had some great conversations about love and faithfulness after both reading it.


message 12: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Mary wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Mary wrote: "Oh goodness, I've been looking for a list like this. All the others are a jumble of movies and jokes with no care to what character it related to. I am impressed by this..."

I caught the one with Jess since in his scene, the book was more difficult to figure out - smaller, blurrier, etc. But in Rory's scene the title is so easy to read I didn't actually research the cover and just assumed it was Ulysses. It's now official head canon that it was Rory's copy he was borrowing. Or maybe "borrowing". :)


message 13: by Gabriel (new)

Gabriel Dos santos birkhann I need these books in portuguese.
Gabriel Birkhann :)


message 14: by Shay (new)

Shay This is great. I have to rewatch now to catch all the ones I missed.


message 15: by Paula (new)

Paula Reyes Wagner I don't know how you managed to find out wich are the books she pulls out of her locker, I can't see them when I watch the first episode.


message 16: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Paula wrote: "I don't know how you managed to find out wich are the books she pulls out of her locker, I can't see them when I watch the first episode."

A lot of looking frame by frame and trying to make out blurry lettering! One book I wasn't sure of till I recognized it in a thrift store.


message 17: by Geórgea (new)

Geórgea  Lins Silva How about Oliver Twist?


message 18: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Geórgea wrote: "How about Oliver Twist?"

Hi! Do you know a specific episode you saw it in or it was mentioned in? Thanks!


message 19: by Geórgea (new)

Geórgea  Lins Silva Hi, Amanda! Rory calls Jess "Dodger", a caracter in the book, and he replies "Oliver Twist", showing her that he knows what she's talking about. I do not remember the specific episode or season, but I intend to watch the series again very soon and I'll come back here to tell you! :)


message 20: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Geórgea wrote: "Hi, Amanda! Rory calls Jess "Dodger", a caracter in the book, and he replies "Oliver Twist", showing her that he knows what she's talking about. I do not remember the specific episode or season, bu..."

Ah, that one is covered in the season two list. There's one list per season. :)


message 21: by Priscila (new)

Priscila Santos Hi Amanda!
You said there is a list per season. Can you please send me a link with the list that has your comments on it? They are great!
I found a list that just has the books :(
Thanks a lot!


message 22: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Priscila wrote: "Hi Amanda!
You said there is a list per season. Can you please send me a link with the list that has your comments on it? They are great!
I found a list that just has the books :(
Thanks a lot!"


Try this - https://www.goodreads.com/list/create...
And then on each list, click my name at the bottom under "people who have voted", and it should show my comments.


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