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A Mencken Chrestomathy

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"Richard is going to give Rory the first edition of this book as a present for finishing in the top 3% of Chilton her first year. Ep. 1"
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Personal History

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"Rory is reading this when her mom comes down the stairs with a newspaper veil. Ep. 2"
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The Gospel According to Jes...

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"This book often lies on the living room table or Lorelai's night stand. 1994 Hardcover edition. Ep 3"
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The Optimist's Daughter

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3.50 avg rating — 9,341 ratings
"Rory is reading this on her bed. Ep 3"
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Secrets of the Flesh: A Lif...

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3.89 avg rating — 1,393 ratings
"Rory asks if Lorelai wants a book to take on their spontaneous road trip and Lorelai asks for this. Ep 3"
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Tuesdays with Morrie

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4.09 avg rating — 690,867 ratings
"Lorelai says to skip this book when Rory is sad she'll never read 13 mil volumes in the Harvard Libraries. ep 4"
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Who Moved My Cheese?

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3.78 avg rating — 314,210 ratings
"Lorelai says this is stuff Rory already knows when she's sad she'll never read 13 mil volumes in Harvard's libraries. Ep. 4"
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Compact Oxford English Dict...

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4.72 avg rating — 54 ratings
"Lorelai says Rory's copy of this will need a room of its own since the dorm rooms are so small. Ep. 4
Christopher gives Rory this when he's in town for her coming out ball. Ep. 6"
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Mrs. Dalloway

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3.79 avg rating — 195,511 ratings
"Rory is reading this book while Lorelai and Emily discuss what she bought for Lor and Max's wedding gift. Ep. 4"
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On the Road

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3.63 avg rating — 312,142 ratings
"Jess takes this book with him when he goes "out" the first time. Ep. 5"
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Selected Letters, 1913-1965

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3.76 avg rating — 155 ratings
"Rory starts to read this while waiting for the Franklin paper meeting to begin, realizing they started early without her. Ep. 5.

Rory is reading this when Lorelai tells her she still hasn't gotten ahold of Emily. Ep 6 additional scene"
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Howl and Other Poems

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4.13 avg rating — 85,931 ratings
"Rory offers to loan him this book when he and Luke come over for dinner. Ep. 5"
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Oliver Twist

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3.86 avg rating — 287,267 ratings
"Rory calls Jess "Dogder" and tells him to figure it out. He does, quickly. Ep. 5"
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Savage Beauty: The Life of ...

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4.01 avg rating — 7,022 ratings
"Rory puts this in her backpack when talking about Lor's dying car, calling it her "bus book" Ep. 7"
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The Sound and the Fury

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3.86 avg rating — 147,576 ratings
"This is Rory's other bus book. Ep. 7"
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The Last Empire: Essays 199...

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3.90 avg rating — 1,688 ratings
"This is Rory's lunch book Ep. 7

Rory reads this book during lunch at Chilton when Paris talks about PSAT scores. Ep. 11"
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The Collected Stories

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4.23 avg rating — 7,456 ratings
"One of the books Rory wants to take in her backpack to chilton. Ep. 7"
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Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

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4.12 avg rating — 7,930 ratings
"Rory is reading this on the couch when Lor comes back from the booster club fashion show and when her kidnappers arrive. Ep. 7"
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya...

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3.81 avg rating — 498,527 ratings
"After trying to be more social, Rory ends up part of the Puffs, a secret Chilton Society. She compares their initiation ceremony to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Ep 7."
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To Kill a Mockingbird (To K...

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4.27 avg rating — 3,944,347 ratings
"Jess says the town hall meetings are so "To Kill A Mockingbird" to Rory. Ep 8"
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Macbeth

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3.89 avg rating — 601,387 ratings
"Rory's teacher refers to this book talking about Shakespeare Ep. 9"
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Romeo and Juliet

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3.74 avg rating — 1,870,030 ratings
"Rory's class will be re-enacting this play in groups. Ep. 9"
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Richard III

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3.93 avg rating — 39,725 ratings
"Last year's class re-enacted this book. Ep. 9"
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Unfinished Business: Memoir...

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4.21 avg rating — 14 ratings
"Paris has copied the chapters on acting for the group project. Ep. 9"
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The Iliad

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3.85 avg rating — 316,322 ratings
"Paris is reading this book (for the third time) and might read it or play monopoly with her nanny. Ep. 10"
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Summer of Fear

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3.72 avg rating — 471 ratings
"A book on Rory's shelf when showing Richard her collection. Ep. 12"
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Contact

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4.13 avg rating — 109,939 ratings
"A book on Rory's shelf when showing Richard her collection. Ep. 12"
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The Scarecrow of Oz (Oz, #9)

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3.82 avg rating — 5,022 ratings
"A book on Rory's shelf when showing Richard her collection. Ep. 12"
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The Fountainhead

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3.86 avg rating — 278,616 ratings
"Rory wants Jess to read this book, she first read it when she was 10 and didn't understand a single word, she re-read it when she was 15. ep. 13"
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The Children's Hour

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"Rory gives this book to Lor, saying Lor'd mentioned she wanted to read it. Ep. 13"
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The Old Man and the Sea

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3.76 avg rating — 709,183 ratings
"Rory places this book on her bookshelf, one of the books she bought at the store with Jess Ep. 13"
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Inherit the Wind

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3.96 avg rating — 19,447 ratings
"A book Rory buys at the town book sale. Ep. 15"
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Letters to a Young Poet

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4.33 avg rating — 40,769 ratings
"A book Rory buys at the town book sale. Ep. 15"
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Like Water for Chocolate

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3.94 avg rating — 307,078 ratings
"Kirk is haggling over this book with Gypsie. He doesn't win the haggling and leaves without it. Ep 15"
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The Protocol

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3.30 avg rating — 37 ratings
"This book is on a rack when Luke walks by while Taylor walks after him. Ep. 15"
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The Second Sex

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4.13 avg rating — 25,231 ratings
"Rory is carrying this book with Dean at the book sale. Ep. 15"
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Anna Karenina

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4.04 avg rating — 572,212 ratings
"A book Rory buys at the town book sale. Ep. 15"
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Franny and Zooey

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3.98 avg rating — 174,641 ratings
"Jess wanted to make sure she had this book on her shelves (realy he was returning her bracelet) Ep. 15"
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James Joyce's Ulysses

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4.17 avg rating — 1,882 ratings
"Jess reads this in the diner when Rory thanks Luke for the food Jess brought.
Ep. 16"
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The Adventures of Huckleber...

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3.81 avg rating — 1,079,971 ratings
"Lor and Rory are discussing margin notes. Ep. 18"
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The Bhagavad Gita

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4.12 avg rating — 47,574 ratings
"Paris quips that the reading material is not this book, no need to read slowly and thoroughly. Ep. 18"
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Candide

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3.76 avg rating — 198,429 ratings
"Rory finished this book today. Ep. 18"
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The Dirt: Confessions of th...

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4.16 avg rating — 28,995 ratings
"Lor is reading this book when Rory comes home from her Econ project meeting. Ep. 18"
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Slaughterhouse-Five

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4.07 avg rating — 1,018,746 ratings
"Jess is reading this after sneaking in late to class Ep. 19"
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Please Kill Me: The Uncenso...

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4.15 avg rating — 25,689 ratings
"Jess mentions this book when he is "studying" with Rory. Ep. 19"
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Othello

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3.88 avg rating — 285,008 ratings
"Rory will read this to Jess as he drives to get cones for ice cream. Ep. 19"
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The Little Locksmith

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3.65 avg rating — 1,034 ratings
"Lor buys this full price for Rory after her accident. Ep. 20"
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Novels, 1930-1942: Dance Ni...

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3.68 avg rating — 378 ratings
"Rory tells Lane about this author before they find the new music shop, and lets her borrow this book. Ep. 20"
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The Celebrated Jumping Frog...

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3.74 avg rating — 6,091 ratings
"Lor quips that they don't patronize the next town over because "they fed lead to our jumping frog or something" ep. 21"
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The Lottery

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4.09 avg rating — 48,684 ratings
"Rory quips that the next town stoned the woman who won the lottery right before the jumping frog thing. Ep. 21
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What Color Is Your Parachut...

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3.69 avg rating — 10,750 ratings
"Chris gives this to Lor when she graduates from business school. Ep. 21"
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The Portable Nietzsche

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4.20 avg rating — 8,398 ratings
"Chris gives this to Lor when she graduates from business school. Ep. 21"
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid ...

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3.92 avg rating — 63,544 ratings
"Jess is reading this in Washington Square Park when Rory skips school to visit him. Ep. 21"
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Girl, Interrupted

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3.90 avg rating — 165,961 ratings
"Rory suggests she and Lane find something for Sookie's aisle wedding song that is still melodic but less Girl, Interrupted. Ep. 22
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message 1: by ♡ Kristina (new)

♡ Kristina what episode is The Protocol in?


message 2: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Kristina wrote: "what episode is The Protocol in?"
Ep 15! Thanks for catching that.


message 3: by Rosalía (new)

Rosalía I think Ulysses is the book Rory is reading when she cannot go into Doose's Market because she's not with Dean and Lane buy for her salt and vinegar chips. It's an episode of the first season if you want to add the book to the first season list :)


message 4: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Hi Amanda, I came across another book mention: In episode eight of season two, Jess asks if Rory went to the town meeting as it's 'so To Kill A Mockingbird'.

Sorry for bugging you again!


message 5: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Jennifer wrote: "Hi Amanda, I came across another book mention: In episode eight of season two, Jess asks if Rory went to the town meeting as it's 'so To Kill A Mockingbird'.

Sorry for bugging you again!"


Thanks! Sorry it took me awhile to follow up :)


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