I was a little late on the scene for watching Gilmore Girls on TV, but once I did start to catch up on Netflix, it was nothing but live and breathe Stars Hollow. Binge watching at it’s finest. In fact, I may just start over and watch them all again! Yes, I loved my Stars Hollow characters so much. Gilmore Girls was one of my top ten shows to watch and it even influenced what I read.
We all remember Lorelai’s super smart daughter, Rory right? She was the ultimate bookworm and read a vast amount of books through out her childhood. A lot of these books were on my English Literature “must read” list and though I never really found myself loving them as much as Miss. Gilmore did, I did, however, enjoy them. So much so, that I am challenging myself to re-read the novels I read in high school (and give them more attention this time) and as for the ones I didn’t already read, I’ll add them to my must-read list.
I have collected the top fifteen books that I want to add to my reading list and I have a printable list for you to keep track, if you should decide to join me.
15 Gilmore Girls Inspired Books
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Emma by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
I must say Rory Gilmore was an amazingly smart girl to have read over 300 (mostly classical) books in her young life. She’s been an inspiration for me to make my own reading list and venture away from the “New York Times” Best Sellers.
Have you been inspired to read more lately? What did you find was your inspiration? I’d love to hear how you got back to reading in the comments below.