Gilmore Girls Book Challenge — Season 2

Rory spends the season in a relationship with Dean, while Tristan, the main rival for her affections from the first season, is sent away to military school. Luke’s nephew Jess comes to stay with him after getting into trouble at home in New York and his interest in Rory is plain. Jess and Rory are involved in a car accident that destroys the car Dean refurbished for Rory and leaves Rory with a fractured wrist. Despite Rory’s protests, the whole town blames Jess, who goes back to New York. The incident causes a rift between Lorelai and Luke.

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In the season finale, Paris and Rory are elected as class president and vice-president, meaning they will have to spend the summer in Washington. Lorelai sleeps with Christopher but their attempt at being a family falters when he hears Sherry is pregnant and goes back to her. Jess returns to town and Rory kisses him even though she is still dating Dean. The season closes with a stricken Lorelai and Rory walking down the aisle as Sookie’s bridesmaids.

To read “Season 1 Reading List

Sadie, Sadie (2.1)

Cujo by Stephen King

Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H.R. Mencken

Hammers and Veils (2.2)

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Red Light on the Wedding Night (2.3)

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

The Road Trip to Harvard (2.4)

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Album

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy (2.5)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Howl by Allen Ginsberg

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell : 1913–1965 by Dawn Powell

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin

Presenting Lorelai Gilmore (2.6)

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary by

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Like Mother, Like Daughter (2.7)

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

Savage Beauty:The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers

The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty

The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

The Last Empire: Essays 1992–2000 by Gore Vidal

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

The Ins and Outs of Inns (2.8)

Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Run Away, Little Boy (2.9)

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Shining by Stephen King

The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

The Bracebridge Dinner (2.10)

The Iliad by Homer

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Shining by Stephen King

Secrets and Loans (2.11)

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Nancy Dres Mysteries by Carolyn Keene

The Last Empire: Essays 1992–2000 by Gore Vidal

Richard in Stars Hollow (2.12)

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Several biographies of Winston Churchill by

The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum

A-Tisket, A-Tasket (2.13)

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

It Should’ve Been Lorelai (2.14)

The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

Lost and Found (2.15)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Howl by Allen Ginsburg

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell : 1913–1965 by Dawn Powell

The Return of the King: Lord Of The Rings — Book 3 by J.R.R.Tolkien

There’s the Rub (2.16)

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Hamlet by Shakespeare

Howl by Allen Ginsburg

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

Dead Uncles and Vegetables (2.17)

David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D.

Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman

Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm

Back in the Saddle Again (2.18)

Candide by Voltaire

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Bhagavad Gita by

The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Teach Me Tonight (2.19)

Fletch by Gregory McDonald

Othello by William Shakespeare

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

What Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell

Help Wanted (2.20)

Complete Novels by Dawn Powell

Novels 1930–1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/ Angels on Toast/ A Time to Be Born by Dawn Powell

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

Lorelai’s Graduation Day (2.21)

Emily the Strange by Roger Reger

High Fidelity by Nick Hornsby

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Woolf

The Graduate by Charles Webb

The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain

The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche

What Color is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles

I Can’t Get Started (2.22)

Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Inferno by Dante

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