Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Bold titles are books I have read (I also own most of these)
A single asterisk denotes books on my personal reading lists
Double asterisks denote books I own, and obviously plan to read


1984 by George Orwell

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain**

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon**

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt**

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank**

The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan*

The Art of Fiction by Henry James

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner*

Atonement by Ian McEwan**

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Babe by Dick King-Smith

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett*

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Beloved by Toni Morrison**

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

The Bhagavad Gita*

The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy

Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel

A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley*

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner

Candide by Voltaire*

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer**

Carrie by Stephen King

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller**

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

 The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

Christine by Stephen King*

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens**

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess*

The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty

A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare**

Complete Novels by Dawn Powell

The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole*

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas*

Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky*

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber*

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Cujo by Stephen King*

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon**

Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens*

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky*

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Deenie by Judy Blume

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson**

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

The Divine Comedy by Dante**

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

Don Quixote by Cervantes*

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe**

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn

Eloise by Kay Thompson

Emily the Strange by Roger Reger

Emma by Jane Austen

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton*

Ethics by Spinoza*

Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves

Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Extravagance by Gary Krist

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore*

The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan*

Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson*

The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien**

Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein*

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce

Fletch by Gregory McDonald

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand*

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger**

Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut*

Gender Trouble by Judith Butler*

George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg

Gidget by Fredrick Kohner

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo*

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy*

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell**

The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford

The Gospel According to Judy Bloom

The Graduate by Charles Webb*

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck**

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens**

The Group by Mary McCarthy

Hamlet by William Shakespeare**

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

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers*

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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

Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare**

Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare**

Henry V by William Shakespeare

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon*

Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris*

The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton

House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III*

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland

Howl by Allen Ginsberg*

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo*

The Iliad by Homer**

I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote*

Inferno by Dante*

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy

It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare**

The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain*

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair*

Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito

The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander*

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain*

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence**

The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman**

The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield*

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke*

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

Life of Pi by Yann Martel**

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens*

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott**

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton*

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

The Love Story by Erich Segal

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert*

The Manticore by Robertson Davies

Marathon Man by William Goldman

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov**

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

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

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris*

The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare*

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson*

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin

Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor

A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman*

Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret

A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway*

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf*

Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh

My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken*

My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest

Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult*

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco*

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin**

Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen

New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

Night by Elie Wiesel

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan*

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

Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski*

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Old School by Tobias Wolff*

On the Road by Jack Kerouac**

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey*

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez**

The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan*

Oracle Night by Paul Auster

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Othello by Shakespeare

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens*

The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan*

Out of Africa by Isac Dineson*

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

A Passage to India by E.M. Forster*

The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington*

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi*

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

The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche*

The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Property by Valerie Martin

Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw*

Quattrocento by James Mckean

A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall

Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham*

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant**

Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman

The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien**

R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert

Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton*

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf*

A Room with a View by E. M. Forster*

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin*

The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition

Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi

Sanctuary by William Faulkner

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

Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James

The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand*

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir*

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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

Selected Hotels of Europe

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

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen**

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Several Biographies of Winston Churchill*

Sexus by Henry Miller

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon**

Shane by Jack Shaefer

The Shining by Stephen King

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse**

S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut*

Small Island by Andrea Levy

Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers

Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore*

The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht

Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos

The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

Songbook by Nick Hornby

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sophie’s Choice by William Styron*

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner*

Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov*

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller*

A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams

Stuart Little by E. B. White*

Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway*

Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust*

Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett

Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens**

Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald*

Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

Time and Again by Jack Finney

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger**

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway*

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith**

The Trial by Franz Kafka**

The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom*

Ulysses by James Joyce*

The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath*

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe*

Unless by Carol Shields

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann*

The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray**

Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides*

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten*

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker

What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles

What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee*

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings*

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion*