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How many have you read?

The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Reblog this and bold the titles you’ve read.

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkein
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchel
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

Classic Books List

“Why read the classics? A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” These are a few recommendations, books everyone should read. Don’t let yourself be convinced they are good: read and decide for yourself!

(no particular order intended)

  • Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
  • The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
  • North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Hard Times - Charles Dickens
  • The Karamazov Brothers - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
  • The Waves - Virginia Woolf
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare
  • Richard II - William Shakespeare
  • Little Women - Louisa Alcott
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Anna Karenina - Liev Tolstói
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
  • Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  • The Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton 
  • Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
  • Lord of The Flies - William Golding
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • War and Peace - Liev Tolstói
  • Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  • The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe
  • Dracula - Bram Stoker
  • The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar - Edgar Allan Poe
  • Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
  • The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka 
  • Moby Dick - Herman Melville
  • Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
  • King Lear - William Shakespeare
  • The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
  • Jean Barois - Roger Martin du Gard
  • Wives and Daughters - Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  • The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
  • Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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!!

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  • 1984 – George Orwell

A

  • 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

B

  • 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

C

  • 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

D

  • 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

E

  • 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

F

  • 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

G

  • 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

H

  • 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

I

  • 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

J

  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
  • Julius Caesar – Shakespeare
  • The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  • Just a Couple of Days – Tony Vigorito

K

  • The Kitchen Boy – Robert Alexander
  • Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain
  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

L

  • 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

M

  • 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

N

  • 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

O

  • 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

P

  • 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

Q

  • Quattrocento – James McKean
  • A Quiet Storm – Rachel Howzell Hall

R

  • 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

S

  • 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

T

  • 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

U

  • Ulysses – James Joyce
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (1950-1962)
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Unless – Carol Shields

V

  • 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

W

  • 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
  • What Happened to Baby Jane – Henry Farrell
  • When the Emperor Was Divine – Julie Otsuka
  • Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee
  • Wicked – Gregory Maguire
  • The Wizard of Oz – Frank L Baum
  • Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

Y

  • The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

OTHER RESOURCES:

This is what March of the Penguins looks like in my dreams. 

(thanks to my sister @less-than-one for what may be the cutest/most amazing drawing of me that I’ve ever seen!)

Henry Fonda and Jane Darwell in The Grapes of Wrath  (John Ford, 1940)

“It’s just, well, as long as I’m an outlaw anyways… maybe I can do somethin’… maybe I can just find out somethin’, just scrounge around and maybe find out what it is that’s wrong and see if they ain’t somethin’ that can be done about it. I ain’t thought it out all clear, Ma. I can’t. I don’t know enough.”

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8.26.17 || Grapes of Wrath is actually a lot better than I thought it would be? Prob not smth i would’ve picked up if it hadn’t been an assignment, but it has a very powerful message

Taken from my studygram: kenzie.studies

here’s what the ratty shoebox under dean’s bed contains:

  • an old leather wallet with the initials “j.h.w” embossed on the front.
  • two tattered notebooks with ripped covers and loose pages full of scribbles about monsters, lyrics from songs, messy doodles, and phone numbers from truckstop diner waitresses.
  • a handful of photographs featuring a few familiar faces that are still painful to look at.
  • a dog-eared slaughterhouse five, a coverless grapes of wrath, and a relatively intact hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy.
  • some stray bullets.
  • some jewellery.
  • five mix tapes with handwritten titles in faded pen such as “tunes for ass-kicking” and “songs to get laid to.”

Here’s a masterpost on all the books in Gilmore Girls (because who honestly doesn’t love books and Gilmore Girls)!! Enjoy ✧

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
  • The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Babe by Dick King-Smith
  • Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  • The Bhagava Gita
  • The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews by Peter Duffy
  • Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  • Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
  • Candide by Voltaire
  • The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  • Carrie by Stephen King
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  • The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
  • Christine by Stephen King
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty
  • The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
  • A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  • Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
  • The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
  • Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père
  • Cousin Bette by Honor’e de Balzac
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Daisy Miller by Henry James
  • Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  • David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  • Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Deenie by Judy Blume
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  • The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  • The Divine Comedy by Dante
  • The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  • Don Quijote by Cervantes
  • Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
  • Eloise by Kay Thompson
  • Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Ethics by Spinoza
  • Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
  • Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  • Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Extravagance by Gary Krist
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
  • Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
  • The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
  • Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien (TBR)
  • Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
  • Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
  • Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
  • Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  • George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
  • Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
  • Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  • The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  • The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  • The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
  • The Graduate by Charles Webb
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling 
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (TBR)
  • Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry (TBR)
  • Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
  • Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
  • Henry V by William Shakespeare
  • High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  • Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
  • The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III (Lpr)
  • The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  • How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  • How the Light Gets in by M. J. Hyland
  • Howl by Allen Gingsburg
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • I’m with the Band by Pamela des Barres
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  • Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
  • It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  • The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  • The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 
  • Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  • The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
  • Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  • The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
  • The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 
  • Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Love Story by Erich Segal
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Manticore by Robertson Davies
  • Marathon Man by William Goldman
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
  • The Merry Wives of Windsro by William Shakespeare
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
  • Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  • A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
  • Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  • A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  • My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  • My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
  • My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  • Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
  • New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  • The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  • Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
  • 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 by Charles Bukowski
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Old School by Tobias Wolff
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
  • Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Othello by Shakespeare
  • Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  • The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  • Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
  • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
  • Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  • Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
  • The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby 
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  • The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
  • The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Property by Valerie Martin
  • Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • Quattrocento by James Mckean
  • A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
  • Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
  • The Return of the King: The Lord of the Rings Book 3 by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
  • Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
  • Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
  • Roman Fever by Edith Wharton
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  • Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  • Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  • Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  • Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  • The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
  • Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
  • Sexus by Henry Miller
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Shane by Jack Shaefer
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  • Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  • Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
  • Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
  • The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  • Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
  • The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  • Songbook by Nick Hornby
  • The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  • Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  • The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  • Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
  • Stuart Little by E. B. White
  • Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  • Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
  • Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
  • Time and Again by Jack Finney
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • The Trial by Franz Kafka
  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  • Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • Ulysses by James Joyce
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 
  • Unless by Carol Shields
  • Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  • The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
  • What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
  • What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
  • When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire 
  • The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion