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: thehomeschooltree.com, blackwhitereadbooks.com, gilmoregirls.wikia.com, wikipedia

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