“I live in two worlds, one is a world of books. I’ve been a resident of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina and strolled down Swann’s Way. It’s a rewarding world.”
I’m a reader. Born and raised, from Curious George and Madeline to Tolstoy and Austen. So the Rory Gilmore Reading List was a godsend. When I was watching Gilmore Girls on a regular basis I kept a journal in which I would write down every reference someone on the show made and then look up the ones I didn’t understand. Every time I watched the show I would look up fewer references, something that always made me feel like I was getting smarter.
Now Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge posts are not a new thing in the blogosphere, but I still thought I should add my two cents in. In case you don’t know what I am talking about, the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge stemmed from a list that Australian writer Patrick Lenton compiled of all 339 books referenced or read on the show. He then challenged himself to read them all. And really, you could do worse.
So as part of this blog, I will review a Rory Gilmore Reading List book whenever I complete one, in order to try and give you all a little direction if you feel like picking up the challenge yourself. This has, of course, inspired me to binge-watch Gilmore Girls today. So I guess I know what I will be doing for the next month or so.
So take a look at the list, pick one, and read away friends! Because really, does anyone not want to be as smart and cool as Rory?