Gilmore Girls Book Challenge — Season 1

Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated by an eclectic mix of dreamers, artists and everyday folk, this multigenerational drama about family and friendship centers around Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, Rory. Lorelai owns the town’s bed-and-breakfast, the Dragonfly Inn, with best friend/chef Sookie, and contends with weekly dinners with eccentric, well-off parents Richard and Emily Gilmore.

The first season of Gilmore Girls, an American Comedy-drama television series, began airing on October 5, 2000. The first season of Gilmore Girls introduces Lorelai Gilmoreand her sixteen-year-old daughter, Rory, as well as the fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow and its many quirky inhabitants. The central plot point of the season is Rory’s acceptance to Chilton, an elite prep school, and Lorelai’s need to borrow money from her parents, Emily and Richard, in order to fund her daughter’s education.

To go to reading list season 2

Pilot (1.1)

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

The Lorelai’s First Day at Chilton (1.2)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

The Shining by Stephen King

Kill Me Now (1.3)

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

A Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken

My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken

The Deer-Hunters (1.4)

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

King Richard III by William Shakespeare

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Cinnamon’s Wake (1.5)

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

Rory’s Birthday Parties (1.6)

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton *bonus*

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Kiss and Tell (1.7)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Love and War and Snow (1.8)

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Rory’s Dance (1.9)

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

The Group by Mary McCarthy

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

Forgiveness and Stuff (1.10)

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Paris is Burning (1.11)

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Timeline by Michael Crichton

The New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

Double Date (1.12)

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950–1962 by Sylvia Plath

Concert Interruptus (1.13)

Carrie by Stephen King

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

That Damn Donna Reed (1.14)

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams *repeat*

Don Quixote by Cervantes *repeat*

Christopher Returns (1.15)

Compact Oxford English Dictionary

Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss

Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers (1.16)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Mourning Bride by William Congreve

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Breakup, Pt. 2 (1.17)

Nancy Drew 33: The Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Art of Eating by MFK Fisher

The Third Lorelai (1.18)

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Emily in Wonderland (1.19)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

“P.S. I Lo…” (1.20)

Ulysses by James Joyce

Out of Africa by Isac Denison

The Art of Fiction by Henry James

Love, Daisies and Troubadours (1.21)

My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Source:,,, wikipedia

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Categories: Literature & Fiction

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