i noticed y’all have been enjoying my novel masterposts. so im just going to keep posting because im obsessed with books like that T.T
for my study-like-rory studyblr friends who want to read all the books mentioned in gilmore girls (because hello?? who doesn’t??), here’s a list! pls let me know if i missed a book, but i think it’s quite a complete list! enjoy!!
1984 – George Orwell
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon
An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
Archidamian War – Donald Kagen
The Art of Fiction – Henry James
The Art of War – Sun Tzu
As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
Atonement – Ian McEwan
The Awakening – Kate Chopin
Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy
Babe – Dick King-Smith
Backlash – Susan Faludi
Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Beowulf – Seamus Heaney
The Bhagava Gita
The Bielski Brothers – Peter Duffy
Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women – Elizabeth Wurtzel
A Bolt From the Blue & other Essays – Mary McCarthy
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Brick Lane – Monica Ali
Brigadoon – Alan Jay Lerner
Candide – Voltaire
The Canterbury Tales – Chaucer
Carrie –Stephen King
Catch – 22 – Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
The Celebrated Jumping Frog – Mark Twain
Charlotte’s Web – EB White
The Children’s Hour – Lilian Hellman
Christine – Stephen King
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
The Code of the Woosters – PG Wodehouse
The Collected Short Stories – Eudora Welty
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
A Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
Complete Novels – Dawn Powell
The Complete Poems – Anne Sexton
Complete Stories – Dorothy Parker
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
Cousin Bette – Honore de Balzac
Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Crimson Petal & the White – Michael Faber
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
Cujo – Stephen King
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon
Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende
David and Lisa – Dr. Theodore Issac Rubin
David Coperfield – Charles Dickens
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
Deal Souls – Nikolai Gogol (Season 3, episode 3)
Demons – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
Deenie – Judy Blume
The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
The Dirt – Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mark, & Nikki Sixx
The Divine Comedy – Dante
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
Don Quijote – Cervantes
Driving Miss Daisy – Alfred Uhrv
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
Complete Tales & Poems – Edgar Allan Poe
Eleanor Roosevelt – Blanche Wiesen Cook
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn
Eloise – Kay Thompson
Emily the Strange – Roger Reger
Emma – Jane Austen
Empire Falls – Richard Russo
Encyclopedia Brown – Donald J. Sobol
Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
Ethics – Spinoza
Eva Luna – Isabel Allende
Everything is Illuminated – Jonathon Safran Foer
Extravagance – Gary Kist
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 911 – Michael Moore
The Fall of the Athenian Empire – Donald Kagan
Fat Land:How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World – Greg Critser
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
The Fellowship of the Ring – J R R Tolkien
Fiddler on the Roof – Joseph Stein
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
Finnegan’s Wake – James Joyce
Fletch – Gregory McDonald
Flowers of Algernon – Daniel Keyes
The Fortress of Solitude – Jonathon Lethem
The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
Franny and Zooey – JD Salinger
Freaky Friday – Mary Rodgers
Galapagos – Kurt Vonnegut
Gender Trouble – Judith Baker
George W. Bushism – Jacob Weisberg
Gidget – Fredrick Kohner
Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
The Ghostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels
The Godfather – Mario Puzo
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Goldilocks & the Three Bears – Alvin Granowsky
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
The Good Soldier – Ford Maddox Ford
The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
The Graduate – Charles Webb
The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
The Group – Mary McCarthy
Hamlet – Shakespeare
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers
Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
Helter Skelter – Vincent Bugliosi
Henry IV, Part 1 – Shakespeare
Henry IV, Part 2 – Shakespeare
Henry V – Shakespeare
High Fidelity – Nick Hornby
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Edward Gibbons
Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
The Holy Barbarians – Lawrence Lipton
House of Sand and Fog – Andre Dubus III
The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
How to Breathe Underwater – Julie Orringer
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr. Seuss
How the Light Gets In – MJ Hyland
Howl – Alan Ginsburg
The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
The Illiad – Homer
I’m With the Band – Pamela des Barres
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Inferno – Dante
Inherit the Wind – Jerome Lawrence & Robert E Lee
Iron Weed – William J. Kennedy
It Takes a Village – Hilary Clinton
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
Julius Caesar – Shakespeare
The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
Just a Couple of Days – Tony Vigorito
The Kitchen Boy – Robert Alexander
Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain
The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – DH Lawrence
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 – Gore Vidal
Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
The Legend of Bagger Vance – Steven Pressfield
Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them – Al Franken
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
The Little Locksmith – Katharine Butler Hathaway
The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson
Little Woman – Louisa May Alcott
Living History – Hillary Clinton
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
The Lottery & Other Stories – Shirley Jackson
The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
The Love Story – Eric Segal
Macbeth – Shakespeare
Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
The Manticore – Robertson Davies (Season 3, episode 3)
Marathon Man – William Goldman
The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
Memoirs of Dutiful Daughter – Simone de Beauvoir
Memoirs of General WT Sherman – William Tecumseh Sherman
Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
The Meaning of Consuelo – Judith Ortiz Cofer
Mencken’s Chrestomathy – HR Mencken
The Merry Wives of Windsor – Shakespeare
The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Miracle Worker – William Gibson
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
The Mojo Collection – Jim Irvin
Moliere – Hobart Chatfield Taylor
A Monetary History of the US – Milton Friedman
Monsieur Proust – Celeste Albaret
A Month of Sundays – Julie Mars
A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
Mutiny on the Bounty – Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall
My Lai 4 – Seymour M Hersh
My Life as Author and Editor – HR Mencken
My Life in Orange – Tim Guest
My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
The Naked and the Dead – Norman Mailer
The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
The Nanny Diaries – Emma McLaughlin
Nervous System – Jan Lars Jensen
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
The New Way Things Work – David Macaulay
Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich
Night – Elie Wiesel
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
The Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism – William E Cain
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 – Charles Bukowski
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Old School – Tobias Wolff
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
On the Road – Jack Keruac
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life – Amy Tan
Oracle Night – Paul Auster
Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
Othello – Shakespeare
Our Mutual Friend – Charles Dickens
The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War – Donald Kagan
Out of Africa – Isac Dineson
The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton
A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition – Donald Kagan
The Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
Peyton Place – Grace Metalious
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
Pigs at the Trough – Arianna Huffington
Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi
Please Kill Me – Legs McNeil & Gilliam McCain
The Polysyllabic Spree – Nick Hornby
The Portable Dorothy Parker
The Portable Nietzche
The Price of Loyalty – Ron Suskind
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Property – Valerie Martin
Pushkin – TJ Binyon
Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw
Quattrocento – James McKean
A Quiet Storm – Rachel Howzell Hall
Rapunzel – Grimm Brothers
The Razor’s Edge – W Somerset Maugham
Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi
Rebecca – Daphne de Maurier
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
Rescuing Patty Hearst – Virginia Holman
The Return of the King – JRR Tolkien
R is for Ricochet – Sue Grafton
Rita Hayworth – Stephen King
Robert’s Rules of Order – Henry Robert
Roman Fever – Edith Wharton
Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
A Room with a View – EM Forster
Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
The Rough Guide to Europe
Sacred Time – Ursula Hegi
Sanctuary – William Faulkner
Savage Beauty – Nancy Milford
Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller – Henry James
The Scarecrow of Oz – Frank L. Baum
The Scarlet Letter – Nathanial Hawthorne
Seabiscuit – Laura Hillenbrand
The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvior
The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
Secrets of the Flesh – Judith Thurman
Selected Letters of Dawn Powell (1913-1965)
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
A Separate Place – John Knowles
Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
Sexus – Henry Miller
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
Shane – Jack Shaefer
The Shining – Stephen King
Siddartha – Hermann Hesse
S is for Silence – Sue Grafton
Slaughter-House 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
Small Island – Andrea Levy
Snows of Kilamanjaro – Ernest Hemingway
Snow White and Red Rose – Grimm Brothers
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy – Barrington Moore
The Song of Names – Norman Lebrecht
Song of the Simple Truth – Julia de Burgos
The Song Reader – Lisa Tucker
Songbook – Nick Hornby
The Sonnets – Shakespeare
Sonnets from the Portuegese – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
Speak, Memory – Vladimir Nabakov
Stiff, The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach
The Story of my Life – Helen Keller
A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
Stuart Little – EB White
Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust
Swimming with Giants – Anne Collett
Sybil – Flora Rheta Schreiber
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
Tender is the Night – F Scott Fitzgerald
Term of Endearment – Larry McMurty
Time and Again – Jack Finney
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffeneggar
To Have and to Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Tragedy of Richard III – Shakespeare
Travel and Motoring through Europe – Myra Waldo
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
The Trial – Franz Kafka
The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters – Elisabeth Robinson
Truth & Beauty – Ann Patchett
Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
Ulysses – James Joyce
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (1950-1962)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
Unless – Carol Shields
Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
The Vanishing Newspaper – Philip Meyers
Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
Velvet Underground – Joe Harvard
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Walt Disney’s Bambi – Felix Salten
War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
We Owe You Nothing – Daniel Sinker
What Colour is Your Parachute – Richard Nelson Bolles
Alba Salix, Royal Physician* - Follows trials and tribulations of Farloria’s head witch of the House of Healing, Alba Salix. It is a 6-part mini-series (+ bonuses) with no future episodes currently planned.
The Behemoth -
15-year-old Madyson tells the story of the Behemoth, a large, lumbering beast that has emerged from the waters off of Cape Cod. It will be a 20-part mini-series.
Hello From the Magic Tavern - An improv comedy podcast hosted by Arnie, a man who accidentally passed through a portal into the land of “Foon”. Every week Arnie interviews patrons of the Vermilion Minotaur tavern including monsters, wizard, and adventurers.
Audio drama (Horror)
Alice Isn’t Dead* -
A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead, encountering not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman along the way.
This podcast is produced by the same people who brought you Welcome to Night Vale.
Archive 81 - These are the recovered tapes of missing archivist Daniel Powell, posted by a well-meaning friend hoping to locate him.
Help Me - Nicole investigates the mysterious death of her friend Olivia and possible link to a dangerous entity. It is a 15-part mini-series with no future episodes currently planned.
Limetown* - Radio host Lia Haddock investigates the sudden disappearance of the residents of Limetown. It is a 7-part mini-series (+ bonuses) with future seasons (and possibly a TV show) in the works.
Return Home - Jonathan Baker returns to his home town after being contacted by a mysterious entity. Episodes are broken up into multiple parts aired every week, with breaks between episodes.
Audio drama (Pseudo-radio show)
The Black Tapes* - (horror) A weekly radio show hosted by Alex Reagan that investigates unsolved paranormal phenomenon documented by the Strand Institute. They also produce TANIS.
The Message* - (sci-fi) Nicky Tomalin documents the work of a team of cryptologists as the attempt to decipher an alien message. It is an 8-part mini-series.
Good Morning Zakera Ward - (sci-fi, Mass Effect) A morning radio show set in the Mass Effect universe. It is an 11-part series that appears to have ended abruptly, but is still worth a listen if you’re a fan of the games.
King Falls AM - (sci-fi/fantasy) A late-night talk show from quaint town of King Falls that is frequently interrupted by peculiar happenings and paranormal events.
TANIS - (horror) A docu-drama series hosted by Nic Silver exploring the myth and conspiracy of Tanis. They also produce The Black Tapes.
Welcome to Night Vale - (cosmic horror) Community radio updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Audio drama (Sci-Fi)
ars PARADOXICA* - A journey through spacetime and the Cold War with Dr. Sally Grissom, a physicist send back in time when an experiment goes awry.
The Bright Sessions* - The recorded therapy sessions of Dr. Bright, who provides support for patients with unusual talents. ((It’s more of a paranormal drama that a true sci-fi)).
The Bunker - A breakfast radio show broadcast back in time to us from the post-apocalyptic year 2414. It’s a 12-part mini-series, and the developers are currently working on another sci-fi series that will be titled Mars Corp.
EOS 10* - The adventures of two maladjusted doctors, their medical team, and a hypochondriac ex-prince aboard an intergalactic travel hub.
Kakos Industries - Corporate announcements for Kakos Industries, a corporation dedicated to helping you ‘do evil better’.
Liberty - Tales from Atrius, a colony cut off from humanity and racked by civil war, and the surrounding lawless expanse known as the Fringe. It consists of multiple mini-series.
Sayer - Acclimate to life on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon, with the assistance of the self-aware AI SAYER.
Thrilling Adventure Hour - A podcast in the style of an old-timey radio show consisting of the regular sub-series ‘Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars’ and ‘Beyond Belief’ as well as other segments.
Wolf 359*** - Follows the crew of the U.S.S. Hephaestus Research Station as they orbit around the red dwarf Wolf 359. This is my all-time favourite series - you should be downloading it right now… unless you’ve already heard it in which case you should definitely treat yourself and listen to it again.
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History - As the title implies, this is really hardcore history. Episodes are exceedingly well-researched and is surprisingly easy to listen to considering the density of the subject matter.
Lore - A podcast examining myths and folktales alongside the true dark stories that either inspired or arose from them. A chilling listen that also has a TV show in the works.
Myths and Legends - Re-tellings of both popular and obscure legends that make them very accessible to a modern audience (i.e. people like me who DON’T read Beowulf in it’s original Old English for fun in their free time).
Sleep With Me* - Honestly, I have no idea what this podcast is actually about because Ackerman’s ramblings are so soothing I’m usually asleep shortly after turning it on. If you have insomnia and problems falling asleep to silence (like myself), this is a must-download - it’s more engaging that rain/wave/whale noises but you don’t have to worry about missing anything.
Escape Pod - Every episode consists of a sci-fi short story from a variety of sub-genres, and they are generally 30-60 minutes in length. If you enjoy Escape Pod, also check out their fantasy (PodCastle) and horror (PseudoPod) podcasts.
The NoSleep Podcast - Narrations of short horror stories posted to the NoSleep reddit board. It’s featured horror stories for every squick and trigger imaginable so be careful with this one if you aren’t into hardcore horror, and definitely heed the warnings at the beginnings of episodes.
Serial - I don’t think it’s possible to be a podcast fan and not have (at the very least) heard about Serial. If you haven’t listened to it yet, definitely give it a go - there’s a reason it was at the top of the (Canadian) iTunes store for close to a year. It’s produced by ‘This American Life’, which is another professionally-produced podcast worthy of downloading.
Someone Knows Something - A series produced by CBC that examines unsolved cases of missing or murdered individuals.
Thin Air Podcast - Two English majors investigate cold cases by examining evidence and interviewing people involved with the original investigation.
Pending - I either haven’t started these or haven’t listened to enough to categorize them, but most have been rec’d by multiple sources so check them out!
A New Winter - A first-hand account of the unsolved murders and disappearances of 25 people in a small UK village.
The Cleansed: A Post-Apocalyptic Saga - (audio drama - sci-fi) An epic post-apocalyptic saga set in a world ravaged by fossil fuel scarcity.
Greater Boston - An audio drama set in Boston that blends the real and the unreal, the historical and the fantastical.
Hadron Gospel Hour - (audio drama - sci-fi)A sci-fi comedy/adventure following a duo of scientists stranded ouside of spacetime in the Hadron Bunker.
Jim Robbie and the Wanderers - (audio drama - sci-fi) Follows two female musicians travelling surreal America with their robot companion, Jim Robbie.
Monster Talk - (informational) Examines the science behind cryptozoological and legendary monsters.
The Night Blogger - (audio drama - paranormal) It appears to follow blogger Brian Foster’s encounters with the paranormal.
Our Fair City - (audio drama - sci-fi) A campy (their words), post-apocalyptic audio drama.
Pete’s Paranormal Chronicles - (audio drama) In 1996, Pete Schwartz began work on a documentary series called Pete’s Paranormal Chronicles, but his sanity began to unravel during the production of the program and he became completely immersed in a nationwide conspiracy.
The Twilight World of Ultimate Smoothness - A podcast chronicling the decline and fall of radio veteran Greg Willis. It is a 6-part mini-series.
Ruby: The Adventures of a Galactic Gumshoe - (audio drama) Ruby is a hip, tough-talking detective hired to track down the malefactors who are manipulating the media on the planet Summa Nulla (the “high point of nothing”).
Unexplained - (informational) A podcast about strange and mysterious real-life events that continue to evade explanation.
As always, if there’s a podcast you like that’s missing from this list, please drop me a line (message, ask, fan mail, raven, etc. etc.) and I’ll check it out! I’ll also be adding a podcast link to my blog featuring this list with updates. Enjoy~