The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

  1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  4. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  5. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  6. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  8. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  9. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  10. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  11. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  12. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  13. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  14. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  15. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  16. Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  17. The Shining by Stephen King
  18. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  20. A Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken
  21. My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken
  22. The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  23. Richard III by William Shakespeare
  24. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  25. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  26. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  27. Othello by William Shakespeare
  28. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  29. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
  30. Henry IV  by William Shakespeare
  31. Henry V by William Shakespeare
  32. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  33. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  34. Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn
  35. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  36. Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Grimm Brothers
  37. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  38. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  39. Roman Holiday by Upton Sinclair
  40. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  41. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
  42. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  43. Lord Of The Rings – by J.R.R.Tolkien
  44. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  45. A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  46. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  47. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  48. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry
  49. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  50. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D.
  51. Candide by Voltaire
  52. The Bhagavad Gita
  53. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  54. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  55. Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
  56. What Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell
  57. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  58. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
  59. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  60. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  61. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  62. The Graduate by Charles Webb
  63. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain
  64. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
  65. A Bolt From The Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
  66. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  67. Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
  68. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  69. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
  70. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
  71. Shane by Jack Shaefer
  72. The strange case of Doctor Jekyll & Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  73. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  74. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  75. Dead Souls by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol
  76. Fiddler of the Roof by Joesph Stein
  77. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  78. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon
  79. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  80. We Owe You Nothing- Punk Planet: the Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
  81. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  82. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  83. Marathon Man by William Goldman
  84. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  85. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  86. Deenie by Judy Blume
  87. I’m With the Band by Pamela Des Barres
  88. The Bielski Brothers – Peter Duffy
  89. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  90. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  91. Love Story by Erich Segal
  92. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World – Greg Critser
  93. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  94. Babe by Dick King- Smith
  95. Gidget by Frederick Kohner
  96. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  97. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  98. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  99. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
  100. Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
  101. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  102. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
  103. How to breathe underwater – Julie Orringer
  104. Eloise by Kay Thompson
  105. Europe Through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
  106. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  107. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
  108. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  109. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  110. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
  111. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
  112. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  113. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  114. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  115. 1984 by George Orwell
  116. Cujo by Stephen King
  117. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  118. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
  119. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  120. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  121. Daisy Miller by Henry James
  122. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
  123. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  124. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  125. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  126. The Nancy Drew Series by Carolyn Keene
  127. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  128. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  129. Ethics by Spinoza
  130. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  131. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  132. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
  133. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  134. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  135. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  136. Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets – by J.K. Rowling
  137. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  138. The Vanishing Newspaper by Phillip Meyers
  139. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
  140. S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  141. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  142. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  143. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  144. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  145. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  146. Bitch In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  147. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
  148. Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende
  149. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  150. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
  151. George W. Bushisms : The Slate Book of The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
  152. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  153. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
  154. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  155. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  156. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  157. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  158. Sexus by Henry Miller
  159. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
  160. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  161. The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty (Pulitzer 1973)
  162. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  163. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  164. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  165. The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir
  166. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  167. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
  168. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  169. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
  170. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
  171. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  172. Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  173. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
  174. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan, Jeffrey L. Williams, Vincent B. Leitch
  175. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  176. It takes a Village by Hillary Clinton o un altro della Clinton (living history)
  177. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  178. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
  179. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  180. Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  181. Crime and punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  182. Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon
  183. Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
  184. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
  185. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  186. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  187. The snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  188. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  189. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  190. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  191. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  192. Bambi, a Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
  193. Selected Hotels of Europe
  194. The Rough Guide to Europe
  195. Mutiny On The Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  196. The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald
  197. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  198. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
  199. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
  200. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
  201. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  202. La Divina Commedia – Inferno by Dante
  203. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
  204. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
  205. What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles
  206. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  207. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
  208. Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  209. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  210. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  211. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  212. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
  213. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  214. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  215. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  216. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  217. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  218. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  219. Timeline by Michael Crichton
  220. Carrie by Stephen King
  221. The Mourning Bride by William Congreve
  222. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
  223. The Art of Eating by MFK Fisher
  224. Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
  225. Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
  226. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  227. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  228. Ulysses by James Joyce
  229. Out of Africa by Karen Blixen
  230. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  231. My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir
  232. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  233. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
  234. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
  235. Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis
  236. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  237. The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  238. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  239. Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
  240. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell
  241. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
  242. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 
  243. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
  244. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  245. The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty
  246. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
  247. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal 
  248. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  249. The Iliad by Homer
  250. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry 
  251. Several biographies of Winston Churchill
  252. The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  253. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
  254. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  255. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  256. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  257. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  258. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
  259. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  260. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  261. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
  262. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  263. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  264. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  265. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  266. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  267. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  268. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  269. Brick lane – Monica Ali
  270. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  271. Holidays on ice – David Sedaris
  272. Galapagos – Kurt Vonnegut
  273. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  274. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  275. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
  276. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
  277. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  278. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  279. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  280. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  281. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
  282. Night by Elie Wiesel
  283. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  284. Old School by Tobias Wolff
  285. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  286. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
  287. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  288. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  289. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  290. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  291. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  292. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  293. Emma by Jane Austen
  294. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  295. Property by Valerie Martin
  296. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  297. Death of a salesman – Arthur Miller
  298. Quattrocento by James Mckean
  299. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
  300. The Raven and other poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  301. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  302. Bee Season – Myla Goldberg
  303. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  304. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  305. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
  306. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  307. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  308. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  309. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  310. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  311. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  312. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  313. Small Island by Andrea Levy
  314. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  315. Song of the Simple Truth (Complete Poems) Julia de Burgos
  316. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  317. Songbook by Nick Hornby
  318. Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  319. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  320. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  321. Swimming with Giants – Anne Collett
  322. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
  323. Time and Again by Jack Finney
  324. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  325. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  326. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  327. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
  328. Unless by Carol Shields
  329. How the light gets in – M.J.Hyland
  330. Extravagance – Gary Krist
  331. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  333. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
  334. The five people you meet in heaven – Mitch Albom
  335. Balzac and the little chinese seamstress by Dai Sijie
  336. Autobiography of a face by Lucy Grealy
  337. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  338. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  339. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  340. The story of my life by Helen Keller
  341. The awakening by Kate Chopin
  342. The code of the Woosters – P.G. Woodhouse
  343. A separate peace – John Knowles
  344. Cousin Bette – Honorè de Balzac
  345. The Devil in the white city – Erik Larson
  346. The fortress of solitude – Jonathan Lethem
  347. Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  348. Annals of the Former World – John McPhee
  349. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  350. I Persiani – Eschilo
  351. Essays – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  352. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
  353. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  354. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  355. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  356. Essays -Noam Chomsky
  357. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  358. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
  359. Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth
  360. Call of the Wild by Jack London
  361. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  362. The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  363. The Winslow boy – David Mamet
  364. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  365. My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard