Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge

Saturday, February 6, 2010 |

First off, HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS???? Being a complete Gilmore addict (if I do say so myself,) it blows my mind that I hadn't heard about this challenge.

For those of you who have never seen Gilmore Girls (*gasp*), the show basically surrounds a mother- Lorelai- and her daughter, Rory. Rory is a voracious reader; she devours the classics. So the challenge essentially takes every book that she's been seen reading or mentioned on the show. For more information, click here.

I decided to take on 10 books from 3 of the categories, or the Lorelai level. I fear that I just don't have time to read all of them by the end of this year. Not to mention all those other challenges I signed up for...heh heh. I have faith in myself though!

1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy*
4) Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
5) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
6) The Fellowship of the Rings: Lord of the Ring Book 1 by J.R.R. Tolkein
7) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8) Daisy Miller by Henry James
9) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee**
10) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

* I actually began reading this last year, and really enjoyed it. It's just so long.
** My freshman English class never finished reading this- I know- shame on us!

I hear there's a mini-movie Gilmore Girls challenge as well. *raises eyebrows*
<3 Cate


Christina T said...

I'm doing this challenge too. I picked the Lorelai level also. I loved the show and was sad when it ended. I could never read as many books as Rory Gilmore!

prophecygirl said...

That is a great challenge! I too have a small (okay, huge!) obsession with GG. It's just amazing.

Good luck with the Rory books! (Are you giving Moby Dick a miss?)

Meggin said...

Ooh, I love Gilmore Girls too! I always wanted to read the books Rory did. When I was little and the show was just starting, she was my idol.
I loved what I read of Anna Karenina too- but you're right, it is soooo long.
Thanks for the info!

suzyQ said...

Ohh To Kill A Mockingbird is my all time favorite.
Love this challenge!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Thank you for participating in The Saturday Network!

And, interesting review! I'm not a huge Gilmore Girls fan myself, but I love the concept, how it takes books mentioned in the show. Yay for P&P being at the top of the list, and good luck! :D

Allison said...

I think I'm going to have to do this challenge! I LOVE Gilmore Girls :)

Brianne said...

This sounds so fun!
I'll have to look into it a bit more. Happy Reading!

Vana~Marie!!! said...

Is it true they might be doing an 8th season of Gilmore Girls!!! (cross your fingers!) That's the rumore going round i heard about, but haven't gotten a clear answer!

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