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Lots of people, including myself, have included “read more books” on their list of New Year’s Resolutions. So I thought I’d compile some book recommendations to provide you guys with inspiration! In no particular order, here’s a list of 101 books I’ve read and loved.

FICTION

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (my all-time favorite!)
  2. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  3. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  4. Sabriel by Garth Nix
  5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  6. Room by Emma Donoghue
  7. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  9. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  10. The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  11. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  12. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  13. Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  14. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
  15. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  16. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  17. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  18. Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
  19. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  20. Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith (an underrated but oh-so-beautiful book)
  21. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  22. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  23. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  24. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (duh)
  25. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  26. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
  27. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  28. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  29. The Odyssey by Homer (I recommend the Robert Fagles translation)
  30. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  31. It by Stephen King
  32. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  33. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  34. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (even better if you can read it in the original French!)
  35. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  36. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  37. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  38. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  39. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  40. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  41. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  42. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  43. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  44. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  45. The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane
  46. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  47. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  48. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  49. Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  50. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  51. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  52. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  53. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  54. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (love, love, love!)
  55. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  56. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  57. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  58. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  59. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  60. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  61. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  62. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  63. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  64. 1984 by George Orwell
  65. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  66. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  67. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
  68. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  69. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis (a book whose message is especially relevant in light of the recent election)
  70. Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran

NONFICTION/POETRY

  1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  2. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be by Frank Bruni (a must-read for anyone stressed out about college admissions and the Ivy League hype)
  4. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  5. The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida
  6. salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
  7. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O'Reilly
  8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  11. Night by Elie Wiesel
  12. Ariel by Sylvia Plath
  13. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  14. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
  15. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom (this is the memoir that baby memoirs want to be when they grow up)
  16. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
  17. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  18. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  19. The Ethics of Ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir
  20. Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
  21. How to Become a Straight‑A Student by Cal Newport
  22. The Color of Water by James McBride
  23. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  24. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  25. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  26. The Road to Character by David Brooks
  27. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (all of Gladwell’s books are great tbh)
  28. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  29. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  30. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  31. Our Numbered Days by Neil Hilborn

P.S. If you’re trying to read more in 2017, check out my posts about goal-setting and habits!


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Gilmore Girls Reading List

Here is the list I will attempt to get through. I don’t think I will follow it in order but I will definitely number the book commentaries.

1.       1984 by George Orwell

2.       Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

3.       Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4.       The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

5.       An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

6.       Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

7.       Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

8.       The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

9.       The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan

10.   The Art of Fiction by Henry James

11.   The Art of War by Sun Tzu

12.   As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

13.   Atonement by Ian McEwan

14.   Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

15.   The Awakening by Kate Chopin

16.   Babe by Dick King-Smith

17.   Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

18.   Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

19.   Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

20.   The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

21.   Beloved by Toni Morrison

22.   Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

23.   The Bhagava Gita

24.   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

25.   Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel

26.   A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

27.   Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

28.   Brick Lane by Monica Ali

29.   Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner

30.   Candide by Voltaire

31.   The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

32.   Carrie by Stephen King

33.   Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

34.   The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

35.   Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

36.   The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

37.   Christine by Stephen King

38.   A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

39.   A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

40.   The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

41.   The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty

42.   A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

43.   Complete Novels by Dawn Powell

44.   The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

45.   Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker

46.   A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

47.   The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

48.   Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac

49.   Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

50.   The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

51.   The Crucible by Arthur Miller

52.   Cujo by Stephen King

53.   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

54.   Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

55.   David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D

56.   David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

57.   The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown

58.   Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

59.   Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

60.   Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

61.   Deenie by Judy Blume

62.   The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

63.   The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx

64.   The Divine Comedy by Dante

65.   The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

66.   Don Quixote by Cervantes

67.   Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv

68.   Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

69.   Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

70.   Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

71.   The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

72.   Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn

73.   Eloise by Kay Thompson

74.   Emily the Strange by Roger Reger

75.   Emma by Jane Austen

76.   Empire Falls by Richard Russo

77.   Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

78.   Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

79.   Ethics by Spinoza

80.   Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves

81.   Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

82.   Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

83.   Extravagance by Gary Krist

84.   Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

85.   Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

86.   The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan

87.   Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

88.   Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

89.   The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

90.   Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein

91.   The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

92.   Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce

93.   Fletch by Gregory McDonald

94.   Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

95.   The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

96.   The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

97.   Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

98.   Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

99.   Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

100.   Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

101.   Gender Trouble by Judith Butler

102.   George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg

103.   Gidget by Fredrick Kohner

104.   Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

105.   The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

106.   The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

107.   The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

108.   Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky

109.   Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

110.   The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford

111.   The Gospel According to Judy Bloom

112.   The Graduate by Charles Webb

113.   The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

114.   The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

115.   Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

116.   The Group by Mary McCarthy

117.   Hamlet by William Shakespeare

118.   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

119.   Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

120.   A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

121.   Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

122.   Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

123.   Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare

124.   Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare

125.   Henry V by William Shakespeare

126.   High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

127.   The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

128.   Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris

129.   The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton

130.   House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

131.   The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

132.   How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

133.   How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

134.   How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland

135.   Howl by Allen Ginsberg

136.   The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

137.   The Iliad by Homer

138.   I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres

139.   In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

140.   Inferno by Dante

141.   Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

142.   Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy

143.   It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

144.   Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

145.   The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

146.   Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

147.   The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain

148.   The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

149.   Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito

150.   The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander

151.   Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

152.   The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

153.   Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence

154.   The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal

155.   Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

156.   The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield

157.   Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

158.   Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

159.   Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

160.   Life of Pi by Yann Martel

161.   Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

162.   The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

163.   The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

164.   Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

165.   Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

166.   Lord of the Flies by William Golding

167.   The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

168.   The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

169.   The Love Story by Erich Segal

170.   Macbeth by William Shakespeare

171.   Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

172.   The Manticore by Robertson Davies

173.   Marathon Man by William Goldman

174.   The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

175.   Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

176.   Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman

177.   Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

178.   The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer

179.   Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken

180.   The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

181.   The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

182.   Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

183.   The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

184.   Moby Dick by Herman Melville

185.   The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin

186.   Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor

187.   A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman

188.   Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret

189.   A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars

190.   A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

191.   Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

192.   Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

193.   My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh

194.   My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken

195.   My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest

196.   Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo

197.   My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

198.   The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

199.   The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

200.   The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

201.   The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin

202.   Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen

203.   New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

204.   The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

205.   Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

206.   Night by Elie Wiesel

207.   Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

208.   The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan

209.   Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell

210.   Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

211.   Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

212.   Old School by Tobias Wolff

213.   On the Road by Jack Kerouac

214.   One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

215.   One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

216.   The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan

217.   Oracle Night by Paul Auster

218.   Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

219.   Othello by Shakespeare

220.   Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

221.   The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

222.   Out of Africa by Isac Dineson

223.   The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

224.   A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

225.   The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan

226.   The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

227.   Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

228.   The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

229.   Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington

230.   Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

231.   Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

232.   The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

233.   The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

234.   The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche

235.   The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill by Ron Suskind

236.   Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

237.   Property by Valerie Martin

238.   Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon

239.   Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

240.   Quattrocento by James Mckean

241.   A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall

242.   Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers

243.   The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

244.   The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

245.   Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

246.   Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

247.   Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

248.   The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

249.   Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman

250.   The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien

251.   R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

252.   Rita Hayworth by Stephen King

253.   Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert

254.   Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton

255.   Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

256.   A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

257.   A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

258.   Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

259.   The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition

260.   Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi

261.   Sanctuary by William Faulkner

262.   Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

263.   Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James

264.   The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum

265.   The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

266.   Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

267.   The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

268.   The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

269.   Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

270.   Selected Hotels of Europe

271.   Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell

272.   Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

273.   A Separate Peace by John Knowles

274.   Several Biographies of Winston Churchill

275.   Sexus by Henry Miller

276.   The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

277.   Shane by Jack Shaefer

278.   The Shining by Stephen King

279.   Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

280.   S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton

281.   Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut

282.   Small Island by Andrea Levy

283.   Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

284.   Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers

285.   Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore

286.   The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht

287.   Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos

288.   The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

289.   Songbook by Nick Hornby

290.   The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

291.   Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

292.   Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

293.   The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

294.   Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

295.   Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

296.   The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

297.   A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams

298.   Stuart Little by E. B. White

299.   Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

300.   Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

301.   Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett

302.   Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

303.   A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

304.   Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

305.   Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

306.   Time and Again by Jack Finney

307.   The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

308.   To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

309.   To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

310.   The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

311.   A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

312.   The Trial by Franz Kafka

313.   The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

314.   Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

315.   Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

316.   Ulysses by James Joyce

317.   The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath

318.   Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

319.   Unless by Carol Shields

320.   Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

321.   The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers

322.   Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

323.   Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard

324.   The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

325.   Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

326.   Walden by Henry David Thoreau

327.   Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten

328.   War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

329.   We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker

330.   What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles

331.   What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell

332.   When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

333.   Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

334.   Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

335.   Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

336.   The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

337.   Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

338.   The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

339.   The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


Wish me luck!!

CLASSIC OF THE DAY:

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is a writer whose reputation rests solely upon a handful of short stories and a poem; there are very few writers in the Western canon, or anywhere really, where this is the case. There’s usually a novel that they’re famous for and while Poe wrote a novel “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym”, it isn’t particularly good and doesn’t hold up to the short stories. But what stories they are! They’re all filled with madmen, murder, jealousy, betrayal, revenge, magic, death, hatred, ghosts, haunted mansions, talking dead, hypnotists, and jesters - all the elements that went on to make up the horror genre that exists today. Poe is the grandfather of horror whose imagery still captures people’s imaginations today.

The creepy old man with the one large eye in “Tell-tale Heart” whose still-beating dead heart drives his murderer insane; crazy Roderick Usher who sits in his crumbling mansion haunted by his dead sister’s ghost; the figure of death who intrudes upon a prince’s party in a locked up castle while all among the countryside reigns the Red Death; the nightmarish swinging pendulum; the living death of “M. Valdemar”; the sweet revenge of “Cask of Amontillado”; the immolated bullies of “Hop-Frog”; the murderous doppelganger of “William Wilson”; and the early template for the detective stories of later years in “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “Mystery of Marie Roget” and “Purloined Letter” - these are all first class stories that hold up superbly today.

The appeal of these captivating stories goes hand in hand with knowledge of Poe’s own tortured life that contained numerous instances of heart-ache, loneliness, and loss, tinged with addiction to alcohol and drugs, and a mysterious death that remains unexplained to this day.

While the majority of the stories aren’t as brilliant as “Amontillado” or “Usher”, those few stories that are more than vindicate Poe’s status as a great writer. And while the lesser stories like “Gold Bug”, “Black Cat”, and “Descent into the Maelstrom” feel slower, overwritten, and less interesting than the best of Poe, there are moments in them that stand out and make reading them worthwhile.

Then there is the poetry. “The Raven” stands head and shoulders above the others, and remains a startlingly arresting poem to read to yourself or aloud to others. It’s sing-song quality is what keeps it so popular and its legendary images of a demented Raven saying “Nevermore”, and entrancing lines “Once upon a midnight dreary…”, make it a poem that people will willingly read, and keep returning to, until the end of time.

As with the stories, few other poems manage to reach the heights of “Raven” but there are a few gems in the poems, some excellent lines and images such as in “Lenore”, “The Conqueror Worm”, “Spirits of the Dead” and my favourite “Annabel Lee”.

Poe’s stories are a must-read for all fans of literature, whether horror, gothic or otherwise, as they’re not only fascinating and well-written but are also, most importantly, great fun to read. So go on, turn off the lights, and by the glare of the silvery moon open up the pages to one of his stories, and scare yourself like it’s 1842… nevermore.

guest review by Sam Quixote

Read excerpts from Edgar Allan Poe here!

Stevie’s favorite things

I have received a request to post Stevie’s favorite things (”music, books, food, poets and all things beyond, far and in between”), so I gathered some things from several interviews and Q&As.

I feel that I have to add some sort of disclaimer though - This list could never be a thorough look into Stevie’s likes as she’s a very private person (as she should be!) and I’m far from being an expert. All the things listed here were mentioned publicly and I have no intention of intruding or disrespecting. I hope you enjoy it, and if you think of things I’ve left out, please drop me a line. 

▬ Music

It’s almost impossible to gather all the artists, bands, and songs Stevie has cited as favorites in just one place… Nothing I post will do justice to her love of music. “I have a love of music that goes far beyond what I do onstage.” (Dailytelegraph.au, 2017) 

 • ”Tom Petty is my favorite rock star.“ (BST Hyde Park Festival, 2017) 

•  "If you could do a duet with anyone in the world, with whom would it be?” “I would say James Taylor.” (Facebook Q&A, 2014) 

• “So I got got the flamboyancy and the attitude from Janis and then I got the humbleness and the grace from Jimi Hendrix. And then one other thing, I got a little bit of slinky from Grace Slick.(South by Southwest Music Festival, 2013) 

 •"I have striven to live up to the songwriting of Don Henley and Glenn Frey, Jackson Browne and Joni Mitchell.“ (1981) 

• “If I can sit down and be going through a crisis and I can listen to Joni Mitchell or something and I can feel from her that she understands, even though she doesn’t know me, then, for me… I love that, and that’s what I try to do.” (1976)

Here’s just a little of what she has mentioned over the decades: Her Grandad, Leon Russell, The Everly Brothers,  Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Buffalo Springfield, Foo Fighters, Vanessa Carlton, Haim, and so many more. Click here for a playlist containing 73 songs Stevie has mentioned during interviews.

▬ Poets

“Do you have any poets you enjoy?”
Yes, Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe.” (Q&A, rockalittle.com) 

I think that poets and songwriters have a lot in common because a songwriter really has to be a poet first. That’s how we live our lives. It’s the same kind of thinking. Unlike people who write fiction or make movies, we put our stories into these small little containers filled with mostly short lines and verses. This is how we talk about the way we feel and talk about things and explain the world and ourselves.” (The Creative Independent, 2016)

Books

The Mabinogion Trilogy - Evangeline Walton 

These four fantasy-fiction books by American author Evangeline Walton (The Prince of Annwn, The Children of Llyr, The Song of Rhiannon and The Island of The Mighty) are based on traditional Welsh myths. Someone sent them to me back in 1978 because I’d written a song called Rhiannon 5 years earlier. Walton started her work around 1934 and finished in 1974, which was right around the time that I wrote Rhiannon, so I felt like when her work ended, mine began.

• Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea is inspired by Bronte’s classic Jane Eyre. The novel explores the life of Mrs Rochester, ‘the wild woman in the attic’, in 1830s Jamaica before she was brought to England by Mr Rochester. Jean Rhys wrote this book as a precursor to Jane Eyre because of her love for the Bronte novel. I saw the film adaptation of the book in the early 1990s and it inspired me to write the song of the same name on my album.

• Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

I first read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights (written by Charlotte’s sister Emily Bronte) when I was in college in California in the late 1960s. They are two of my favourite books because they’re just so brilliantly written. The beauty of both these classics is that they were fantastic when I was a teenager and they still appeal to me now as a 63-year-old woman.”

• The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

“I’ve read all of Poe’s poetry as well as Lord Byron’s and Oscar Wilde’s. He is deep and brooding - you can make many songs from his poems. I like Byron for the same reason - his characters are dark and intense like Lindsey. Oscar Wilde’s work is more flamboyant, but he was a really good storyteller.”

Out of Africa - Karen Blixen 

 “This memoir recounts the time Karen Blixen (a Danish author) spent in Kenya from 1914. When I saw the 1985 movie version with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, it just killed me and inspired me to read the book. Both make me sob so much I can hardly breathe. Later, my assistant gave me a beautiful old copy, which makes me treasure the story more. I even stayed in the Karen Blixen suite at the Hotel D'Angleterre in her native Copenhagen. The relationship between Blixten and the Safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton broke my heart. It’s a book about finding and losing love.”

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

I first discovered The Little Prince when I was in high school and fell in love with the book straight away. My make-up artist has a tattoo of the Little Prince on the side of her leg, so I’m often reminded of what a beautiful story it is. It’s a sweet fable about the relationship between a little boy and his love for a rose. There is such a strong philosophy of love and loneliness running throughout the book that I can’t help but return to it again and again.” 

The Twilight Series - Stephenie Meyer

Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream), a song on my new album was written about New Moon. The song is about what happens when a relationship breaks down or, more specifically, when you are abandoned in some way. I could totally relate to that. I think that Meyer’s stories are magnificent and I’m amazed at how she built her complex world. Writing a song seems much simpler that writing a novel - a song is just five verses and a chorus! I think the love story between Edward and Bella is going to live on forever, like Beauty and the Beast.

• “Right now I am reading ‘Wheel of Fortune’ by Susan Howatch.” (Q&A, rockalittle.com, 2000s)

• “On the bookshelves are volumes about the Kabbalah, Madame Blavatsky and Arthurian legend; a copy of The Johns Hopkins Consumer Guide to Drugs sits beside Luxury Hotels of the World.” (Stevie Nicks: a survivor’s story, telegraph.uk, 2007)

• “She is gurgling scales along with a recording of her vocal coach while flipping through a new memoir by Janis Joplin’s road manager. ”Look,“ Nicks says, perking up, “I knew Janis wore sling-back heels.” (Rolling Stone, 2015)

Movies

• Mentioned: Jean Cocteau’s “La Belle et la Bête”, “Mary, Queen of Scots”, “Julia”. 

• Stevie’s favorite horror movie is “The Haunting of Hill House”, however… “Nicks has very little experience with horror: she’s seen only a handful of old horror movies, like “Bride of Dracula”. “They don’t scare me,” she says. “I just love the costumes.” - (AHS:Coven interview, 2014) 

• “I can see a movie—say, it’s a movie with Michael Fassbender called “The Light Between Oceans”—and I can’t get this movie out of my head. The tragedy of this movie is so intense and so beautiful you can hardly stand it and you go home and think about it for days afterwards.” (The Creative Independent, 2016)

▬ TV Shows

• “I worked on the edit of my documentary about the making of In Your Dreams. And then I got pneumonia. With my pneumonia and my mother’s death I watched the entire first season of Game Of Thrones—so that was great! That certainly took my mind off everything.” Not only did the series distract the Grammy winner, but it re-ignited her creativity, inspiring her to write some G.O.T.-centric fan poems. Explains Nicks, “I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it—one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow… On Arya…. On Cersei and Jaime.” She also says that she has a talent crush on the author of the Game of Thrones book series, George R. R. Martin, who is her age, and “would love to write some music” for the show. (VanityFair, 2013)

• Among the TV shows she loves, besides American Horror Story and Million Dollar Listing, are The Good Wife, Ugly Betty, Glee, Elementary (“That guy [Jonny Lee Miller] who used to be married to Angelia Jolie, oh my God, he’s amazing. I’d marry him. In a second”), and “all of the creepy shows,” like the Law and Order franchises, Criminal Minds, NCIS, and NCIS: L.A. (Vulture, 2014)

• “Judging Amy is my favorite!” (Q&A, rockalittle.com)

Food

I ate with Stevie… You have two girls with a sweet tooth, it’s like carnage.” (Chrissie Hynde, talking about Thanksgiving with Stevie, November, 2016) 

I am always on the Weight Watchers diet. I kind of eat food that is fixed for me all over the US. I don’t really get to eat my favorite foods, like vanilla bean ice cream, gelato, cherry pie, and lemon cake, and chocolate chip cookies. I’d love to have them every day, but I don’t. I have to zip back into that long, black, seriously tight dress! (Facebook Q&A, 2014) 

“I eat one yogurt every single night right before I go to bed. It’s my, like, special time.”

Mexican is my favorite, but I don’t eat it very often. I can make a GREAT omelet!“ (Q&A, rockalittle.com) 

It’s so interesting – when my mother was pregnant with me, the only thing she could keep down was enchiladas and refried beans. As for me, whenever I’m sick, the only thing I can tolerate is Mexican food! So the fact that they actually pulled that out of the air was so great. Because if I was ever going to have a restaurant that’s what it would be." 

"Stevie really doesn’t have alot of time to cook… but if we can get her to, she makes one heck of a sandwich!! (It’s all about the sauces she makes…) (Ask Lori [Nicks], rockalittle.com) 

"I just eat the airline food, but I always get a Starbucks soy latte before boarding.” 

"Stevie is an iced tea kind of gal.” (Q&A, Cory Buckingham, 2003)

Passions 

I like antiques, I love old things. I must be very old underneath because I love beautiful old things. I love dancing. I love most of all writing songs. I love animals!“ (1977)

I absolutely still draw. I have 4 drawings out here with me right now. Drawing for me is like a tranquilizer. It puts me into another state of mind and takes me out of the Rock N’ Roll mind and puts me into that drawing I’m working on. I can just sit and draw for hours and hours. It is food for my soul. Someday I will put our my art, just as I have begun putting out my polaroids.“ (Facebook Q&A, 2014) 

Painting in my room that looks over the ocean. That is my favorite thing.“ (Q&A, rockalittle.com)

"I like to decorate! I like to go decorating shopping at furniture stores. I’m constantly changing around the rooms in my house, so that’s something I really love to do. You’ll be at my house one day, and 2 weeks later, you’ll come in and it’ll be different.” (Facebook Q&A, 2014)

“Nicks moves among the collection of colourful Art Deco lamps that stand on every surface, carefully orchestrating the ambient light. ’That’s the famous blue lamp that’s been in lots of photos; that’s a Tiffany,’ she says. ’And so is that one. I don’t know about the others.’ (Stevie Nicks: a survivor’s story, telegraph.uk, 2007) 

Hawaii, Paris, New Zeland.”  
I would have to say it is New York City. There is so much energy in the city, and so much to do there. It is a very exciting city for me.”  (Favorite destinations, Q&A, rockalittle.com)

Stevie actually goes out a lot. In every city she goes shopping and out for dinner, at the least.” (Q&A, Cory Buckingham, 2003) 

Stevie also shops a lot, and in perfect female form, jewelry shopping tops her list. She loves it when a group of people, maybe 8 or more, get together for dinner. She can sit and chat and laugh for hours on end. Literally. Although I didn’t travel with the band, and we were very rarely in the same cities, I do know that Stevie goes out a lot on days off. She loves shopping, whether it be for something she actually needs or wants, or just strolling around window shopping. She and her posse go out to dinner a lot, and also spends time writing and taking pictures. She really a lot of fun.”  (Q&A, Cory Buckingham, 2003)

“You want your journals written by hand in a book, because someday, if you have daughters — I don’t have daughters, but I have fairy goddaughters, thousands of them — all of these books are gonna go to them, and they’re gonna sit around just like we are now, and they’re gonna read them out loud, and they’re going to be able to know what my life was.” (New York Times, 2014)

And finally one of the passions I believe many of us fans share with her:

Yorkies are my favorites because they have such amazing personalities.” (Q&A, rockalittle.com)

Home (prologue)

so i finally got around to starting the losers club hogwarts au i’ve been talking non-stop about!! i wanted to give a special shoutout to everyone in the losers club network because without all that in-depth planning we did that one night, this would not exist so thank you all! <3 (also avaliable on ao3)

Stanley raced ahead of his parents, pushing past the strangers that were milling around King’s Cross Station. He ignored his parent’s loud calls for him to slow down but he was too excited to care.

“Stanley! Slow down!” his mother, Andrea, shouted as she picked up her pace to keep up with her son. Her husband, Donald, followed behind her, quickly pushing the trolley holding his son’s belongings.

Stan finally came to a stop when he reached the wall that displayed platforms nine and ten. It was September first. He was finally going to Hogwarts. He waited for his parents to catch up with him, tapping his foot with slight impatience. His mother and father grinned at him as they approached.

“Are you excited, Stanley?” his father asked him.

Stan nodded vigorously. “I hope I get sorted into either of your houses!”

His father had been in Ravenclaw and his mother in Gryffindor.

His mother chuckled. “That’s sweet, Stanley, but know it’s okay if you don’t. Everyone is a different person,” she said warmly.

Donald nodded. “Well, except for Slytherin. Nothing but trouble in that house,” he told him. “Nothing but trouble, indeed.”

Andrea glared at her husband. “There’s nothing wrong with being in Slytherin! There are a lot of respectable witches and wizards that came from that house. Times have changed, Donald,” she sighed. “Stanley, no matter what house you’re sorted into, you’ll do great things. Now let’s get going. We don’t want you to miss the train!”

-

Bill held on tightly to his little brother’s hand as they followed their mother through the crowd of people at the station. Their father, a muggle, wasn’t able to take time off of work to see them off so they said all of their goodbyes the night before. Bill was excited, of course he was, but he was also nervous. It was his first time away from home, and away from Georgie.

He slipped his free hand into the pocket of his jacket to check to see if his hamster was still sleeping. He was aware it wasn’t one of the pets allowed at Hogwarts but Georgie had been so sad when he heard he was going to leave him at home, even though he’d recently got him. His little brother requested for him to take the hamster with him to school, and Bill couldn’t refuse. He’d also named him Georgie.

“Come on, boys!” Sharon called over her shoulder, pushing Bill’s trolley closer and closer to the platform.

“C-coming, m-mom!” Bill shouted back, picking up his pace to catch up.

-

“Edward!” Sonia cried, chasing after her son. “Are you sure you won’t reconsider?”

Eddie stared at his mother in disbelief. “No way! I’m a wizard, mom! How cool is that!?”

“Shh!” she snapped and he quickly stopped talking.

He immediately stopped talking. Mrs. Kaspbrak sighed and looked at Eddie. She could tell how excited he was and even though she didn’t want him to leave, she knew she couldn’t make him stay. She prayed that he’d be safe, that he wouldn’t meet the same fate as his father. With a heavy sigh and a pained look on her face, Sonia urged her son forward.

“Do not forget to take your medication!” She double checked that his pill bottles and inhaler were safely tucked away in his black fanny pack. “And be sure to write me every week!”

Eddie rolled his eyes, earning him a stern look from his mother. “Okay, okay! Can we please get going? I’m so excited to meet everyone! Maybe I’ll even make some friends!”

-

Richie rolled his eyes as his father lectured him on their way to the platform. His mother watched them tentatively, ready to defend her husband if her son acted out.

“Now, son,” Wentworth began and Richie was tempted to groan. “Listen carefully. Be on your best behavior at school.

Richie pushed his trolley ahead of them. “Yeah, yeah, don’t worry,” he lied. “I’ll be on my best behavior.”

“Don’t tarnish the Tozier reputation,” Went added. “We were respectable Gryffindors.”

“Yeah. Okay.”

He knew his parents meant well, but they didn’t get him. He didn’t feel like a Gryffindor.

“What if I get sorted into a different house?” he ventured.

Maggie sighed. “It can’t be helped.”

Richie took that as a “we-won’t-say-anything-but-we’ll-dislike-it” sigh. He continued to push his trolley forward.

“Whatever.”

-

Beverly pushed her belongings through King’s Cross Station in silence. Her father walked beside her, his presence looming. She wanted to come to the station alone but he father wouldn’t have it.

“Bevvy,” he began, making her shoulders tense.

“Yes, daddy?”

Alvin looked at his daughter with a smile, but his eyes were cold. “You promise to write?”

She nodded weakly. “Yes.”

He nodded thoughtfully. “Good girl. And remember, don’t go associating with any boys. You’re still my little girl.”

Beverly swallowed and pushed her cart a little bit faster. “Yes, daddy,” she replied softly, scared her voice would crack is she said it any louder.

It was getting close to eleven o’clock and she wanted nothing more than to get away from her father. She approached the wall advertising platforms nine and ten and stepped through.

-

Ben’s mother pushed his trolley through the crowd of people swarming King’s Cross Station. He ran after her, struggling to keep up.

“Hurry up, Ben!” Arlene shouted. “We don’t want to be late!”

Ben picked up the pace, knowing that the entrance to platform 9 ¾ closed at eleven o’clock on the dot.

His mother had been very open about his father being a wizard. He was killed in one of the early Wizarding Wars but Arlene made sure he knew that he was a hero. She also tried her best to explain that he was also a wizard but being non-magical, it wasn’t easy. Arlene was relieved when the Hogwarts letter came.

Ben caught up with his mother and grinned with excitement.

“You have to promise to write me, Benny.”

“Of course, mom!”

Arlene laughed and smiled at her son and he ran off toward the platform.

-

Mike was nervous. He was a wizard! His parents were shocked to find the letter but were excited to see what was in store for their son.

He knew his mother had no idea what she was doing but they went through it all together. The day before, they’d been to Diagon Alley to purchase his supplies for school.

Upon receiving his ticket for the Hogwarts Express, he was told that the train leaves at exactly eleven o’clock. When he’d first read the ticket, he noticed that he was to go to platform 9 ¾. From asking around, he found that he needed to head to the wall the housed platforms nine and ten.

He and his mother had gotten to the platform at around ten-thirty but were unaware on how to actually get to the train.

“We should wait until another wizard or witch comes by,” Jessica said. “That way we’ll know how to get you to the train.”

Mike nodded. They hadn’t been waiting long when a boy, around Mike’s age, with wild curly hair approached the platform, followed by who appeared to be his parents. He watched in shock and terror as the boy ran straight for the wall. His jaw dropped when he went right through.

His mother was equally surprised. “Our turn,” she said as the boy’s parents disappeared after him.

Mike took a deep breath and readied himself before running straight toward the wall.

-

Stanley was relieved to find an empty compartment on the train. He opened and closed the sliding door quickly, admiring the small room. He knew that he wouldn’t have a lot of time to himself before other kids began to fill the compartment, looking for a place to sit.

Stan sat down on the edge of the bench next to the window and pulled out a book that his mother had gotten him before he left. It was a book by a muggle author, Edgar Allen Poe, and Stan loved it so much that he’d named his newly acquired owl after him.

The owl in question screeched softly and nestled into the crook of his neck, settling down to sleep. Stan smiled at his pet and stroked his beak gently.

He’d only gotten a few pages read before the compartment door opened.

“Hiya, Stanley!”

He didn’t even need to look up to know the voice belonged to his friend Richie Tozier. He felt the cushion sink beside him, signaling that Richie was sitting next to him.

“Whatchya reading?” he asked, leaning over to peek at the book.

“My mom got it for me. It’s The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. He’s a muggle author. And Richie, you’re disturbing my owl,” Stan replied, noting how Edgar bristled as Richie got closer.

“I’m jealous. My parents wouldn’t let me get a pet this year,” he sighed.

Stanley nodded absently and decided to stop reading in favor of talking to his friend. They exchanged stories about their summers and complained about parental expectations.

“S-s-sorry to b-bother you t-t-two, b-but is it o-o-okay if we j-join you?”

The pair looked up at the stuttering kid and his friend. He appeared to be slightly shorter than Stan and his brown hair and cut and styled nicely to frame his face. His friend was a lot shorter with slightly lighter brown hair that looked like it had been previously styled but was now all over the place. He had a weird black item strapped around his waist.

“What the fuck is that?” Richie blurted out.

The shorter boy looked down at his waist. “Excuse me?”

Richie rolled his eyes. “That…that thing around your waist. What the hell is it?”

The boy looked at Richie in disbelief. “You’ve never seen a fanny pack before?” he asked, looking at the dark haired boy like he was the crazy one.

“No, what the fuck-”

“You can sit here,” Stan interrupted, feeling like it was rude to keep them standing while Richie interrogated the shorter of the two.

The taller boy smiled at him. “Th-th-thanks. M-m-my name’s Bill. Th-this is E-Eddie. W-we just met.”

The pair sat across from Stanley and Richie.

“I’m Richie, and this is Stanley. We’ve known each other since we were babies.”

“N-nice t-t-to meet y-you,” Bill stammered.

Richie looked at him. “Why do you talk like that?”

Stan elbowed him in the side, earning a yelp and a glare from the trashmouth. “Richie, don’t be rude,” he hissed.

“I-It’s okay. I-I have a-a st-st-stutter. I’ve had it f-for as long as I c-can remember,” Bill answered with a shrug. “I-I’m trying to g-get over i-it.”

Richie nodded and turned his attention back to Eddie. “So why do you wear that thing?”

Eddie looked up at the boy. “It holds my medication. And my inhaler.”

“Your what?”

Eddie sighed. “Inhaler. It’s a thing that people with asthma use. It helps with breathing.”

The trashmouth was about to respond when the compartment door opened again. Three new faces were standing in the doorway.

“Sorry to bother you,” the chubby one said, “but everywhere else is full. Mind if we sit?”

“G-go ahead,” Bill answered, staring at the only girl in the group.

“Hi, Bev,” Richie grinned at her.

Beverly gave him a small smirk in return and moved to sit next to him. The other two boys took a seat next to Bill and Eddie.

“I’m Ben.”

“I’m Mike.”

“And I’m Beverly.”

“I-I’m Bill.”

“Eddie.”

“Richie.”

“Stan.”

“So how many of you guys have absolutely no idea what’s going on?” Mike asked.

Eddie raised his hand, followed by Ben.

“Glad I’m not the only one,” the dark-skinned boy sighed in relief.

“My mom almost didn’t let me come,” Eddie admitted. “Thought it would be too dangerous and bad for my health. I convinced her, thank god.”

“Wow,” Stan said. “I can’t imagine not getting to come to Hogwarts.”

“D-d-did both y-your parents go to H-Hogwarts?” Bill asked.

Stanley nodded. “Yeah. Richie and I are pure-bloods. Beverly, too.”

“I-I’m a half-blood. M-my dad is a m-muggle.”

“My mom is a muggle but my dad died in one of the Wizarding Wars. She tried her best to teach me about magic but it was hard for her. She was so relieved when she saw my Hogwarts letter,” Ben explained.

“My mom doesn’t like to talk about my dad but I think he was also like her. Non-magical or muggle or whatever you call it,” Eddie told the group.

“Neither of my parents are wizards,” Mike said. “I’m muggle born.”

Richie grinned. “Stick with us and we’ll show you the ropes, Mikey.”

-

The first year students all gathered excitedly in the Great Hall for the sorting ceremony. The newly formed friend group of seven all huddled together.

“Where do you think you’ll end up, Stanley?” Richie asked, slinging his arm around his friend.

“Hopefully Ravenclaw. Maybe Gryffindor. Anything but Slytherin,” he replied honestly.

“What’s wrong with Slytherin?” Richie asked with a roll of his eyes.

“You know what I mean, Richie.”

The trashmouth shrugged. “I don’t really care where I end up.”

“What a surprise.”

“Attention students!”

A hush fell over the first years as Professor McGonagall approached the students with a scroll and an old hat.

“When I call your name, please take a seat. I will then place the Sorting Hat on your head where it will decide your house. First up we have William Denbrough!”

Bill swallowed and stepped forward, taking a seat on the stool. McGonagall placed the hat on his head.

“Gryffindor!” it shouted.

The stuttering boy broke out into a huge smile as his house and his new friends cheered for him.

“Michael Hanlon!”

Mike exhaled and went to take a seat.

“Ravenclaw!”

The sorting ceremony continued with McGonagall reading off named and the Sorting Hat placing them in their respective house. Ben was sorted into Ravenclaw, Eddie into Hufflepuff, and Beverly into Slytherin

“Richard Tozier!”

Richie grimaced at his full name and moved to take a seat on the stool. The hat was placed on his head and he waited.

“Hm…” the hat said. “Decisions, decisions.”

“Can you get on with it?” Richie snapped.

“Slytherin!”

The hat was removed from his head and he slipped off the stool. He was happier than he thought he’d be. Richie was glad that the hat understood that he wasn’t like his parents. He ran over to the Slytherin table to sit next to Beverly.

A few more names were called before McGonagall shouted, “Stanley Uris!”

Stan took a deep breath and sat on the stool. The hat was barely placed on his head before it called out, “Slytherin!”

He felt his stomach drop. Stan quickly stood up and made his way over to his house’s table, sitting down beside Richie. He felt numb. What would his parents think? His dad already expressed his dislike for the Slytherin house. His mother seemed to be okay with him being sorted anywhere but he still had a nagging feeling that he was letting them down.

Richie clapped a hand on his shoulder. “Looks like we’re stuck together for the next seven years!”

That snapped Stanley out of his train of thought. “Oh, god,” he said with a fake sense of misery.

The dark haired boy held his hand over his heart in mock offense. “You wound me, Stanley.” Richie regarded him for a second. “Don’t beat yourself up about it, Stanley. Being a Slytherin will be just as good as a Ravenclaw. And I know for a fact that your parents will love you no matter what house you got put in.”

Stan knew he was right.

-

The new group of friends, lovingly dubbed the Losers Club by Richie after a heated exchange between him and Eddie, gathered in the entrance to the Great Hall after dinner.

“So where are we going to meet up to have our first official hangout of our Hogwarts experience?” Richie asked with a grin.

“I vote the lake,” Beverly suggested.

“S-s-seconded,” Bill agreed.

Richie eyed the rest of the group. “Are we agreed?”

The rest of the Losers nodded in agreement. Richie’s grin widened.

“Great! We’ll meet tomorrow after classes! Now, c’mon, Stan and Bev! To the Slytherin common room we go! Bye, guys!”

The Losers all exchanged farewells before leaving with their respective houses. Richie slung both arms around Stan and Beverly as they followed the rest of the Slytherin first years to their common room.

It was then that Stanley realized no matter what his parents thought about him at home, he had another family at school who loved him no matter what.

[ @beep-beep-richie-trashmouth @stanley-denbrough @mrstiffanyray ]

“Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.”

1. 1984 by George Orwell

2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan

10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James

11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu

12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

13. Atonement by Ian McEwan

14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

16. Babe by Dick King-Smith

17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

21. Beloved by Toni Morrison

22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney

23. The Bhagava Gita

24. 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

25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel

26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali

29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner

30. Candide by Voltaire

31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

32. Carrie by Stephen King

33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman

37. Christine by Stephen King

38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse

41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty

42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell

44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton

45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker

46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac

49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller

52. Cujo by Stephen King

53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D

56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

57. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown

58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

61. Deenie by Judy Blume

62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx

64. The Divine Comedy by Dante

65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

66. Don Quixote by Cervantes

67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv

68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

69. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn

73. Eloise by Kay Thompson

74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger

75. Emma by Jane Austen

76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo

77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

79. Ethics by Spinoza

80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves

81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

83. Extravagance by Gary Krist

84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore

86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan

87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser

88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien

90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein

91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce

93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald

94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger

99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers

100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler

102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg

103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner

104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels

106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky

109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford

111. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom

112. The Graduate by Charles Webb

113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

114. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

116. The Group by Mary McCarthy

117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

118. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

119. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare

124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare

125. Henry V by William Shakespeare

126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris

129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton

130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III

131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

133. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

134. How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland

135. Howl by Allen Ginsberg

136. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

137. The Iliad by Homer

138. I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres

139. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

140. Inferno by Dante

141. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

142. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy

143. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton

144. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

145. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

146. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

147. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain

148. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

149. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito

150. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander

151. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

152. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

153. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence

154. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal

155. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

156. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield

157. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

158. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

159. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken

160. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

161. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

162. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway

163. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

164. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

165. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

166. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

167. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

169. The Love Story by Erich Segal

170. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

171. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

172. The Manticore by Robertson Davies

173. Marathon Man by William Goldman

174. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

175. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir

176. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman

177. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

178. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer

179. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken

180. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

181. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

182. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

183. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

184. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

185. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin

186. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor

187. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman

188. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret

189. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars

190. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

191. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

192. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

193. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh

194. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken

195. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest

196. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo

197. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

198. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

199. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

200. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

201. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin

202. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen

203. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

204. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

205. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

206. Night by Elie Wiesel

207. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

208. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan

209. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell

210. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

211. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

212. Old School by Tobias Wolff

213. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

215. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

216. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan

217. Oracle Night by Paul Auster

218. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

219. Othello by Shakespeare

220. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

221. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

222. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson

223. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

224. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

225. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan

226. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

227. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

228. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

229. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington

230. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

231. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

232. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

233. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

234. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche

235. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind

236. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

237. Property by Valerie Martin

238. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon

239. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

240. Quattrocento by James Mckean

241. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall

242. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers

243. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

244. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

245. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

247. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

248. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

249. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman

250. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien

251. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

252. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King

253. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert

254. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton

255. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

256. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

257. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster

258. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

259. The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition

260. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi

261. Sanctuary by William Faulkner

262. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

263. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James

264. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum

265. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

266. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

267. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

268. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

269. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

270. Selected Hotels of Europe

271. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell

272. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

273. A Separate Peace by John Knowles

274. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill

275. Sexus by Henry Miller

276. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

277. Shane by Jack Shaefer

278. The Shining by Stephen King

279. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

280. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton

281. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut

282. Small Island by Andrea Levy

283. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway

284. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers

285. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore

286. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht

287. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos

288. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

289. Songbook by Nick Hornby

290. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

291. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

292. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

293. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

294. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

295. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

296. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

297. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams

298. Stuart Little by E. B. White

299. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

300. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

301. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett

302. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

303. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

304. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

305. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry

306. Time and Again by Jack Finney

307. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

308. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

310. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

311. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

312. The Trial by Franz Kafka

313. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson

314. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

315. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

316. Ulysses by James Joyce

317. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath

318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

319. Unless by Carol Shields

320. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

321. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers

322. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

323. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard

324. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

325. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

326. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

327. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten

328. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

329. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker

330. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles

331. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell

332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

333. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

334. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

335. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire

336. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

337. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

338. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

339. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
The Rory Gilmore Reading Checklist

Reading List

  1. √ 1984 – George Orwell
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
  3. √ Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay – Michael Chabon
  5. An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
  6. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt
  7. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  8. √ Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  9. Archidamian War – Donald Kagen
  10. The Art of Fiction  - Henry James
  11. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  12. As I Lay Dying – William Faulkner
  13. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  14. Autobiography of a Face – Lucy Grealy
  15. √ Babe – Dick King-Smith
  16. Backlash – Susan Faludi
  17. Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijie
  18. √ The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
  19. Beloved – Toni Morrison
  20. Beowulf – Seamus Heaney
  21. The Bhagava Gita
  22. The Bielski Brothers – Peter Duffy
  23. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women – Elizabeth Wurtzel
  24. A Bolt From the Blue & other Essays – Mary McCarthy
  25. Brick Lane – Monica Ali
  26. Brigadoon – Alan Jay Lerner
  27. Candide – Voltaire
  28. The Canterbury Tales – Chaucer
  29. √ Carrie –Stephen King
  30. √ Catch – 22 – Joseph Heller
  31. √ The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  32. √ Charlotte’s Web – EB White
  33. The Children’s Hour – Lilian Hellman
  34. Christine – Stephen King
  35. √ A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  36. A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  37. The Code of the Woosters – PG Wodehouse
  38. The Collected Short Stories – Eudora Welty
  39. The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  40. A Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
  41. Complete Novels – Dawn Powell
  42. The Complete Poems – Anne Sexton
  43. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  44. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  45. Cousin Bette – Honore de Balzac
  46. Crime & Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  47. The Crimson Petal & the White – Michael Faber
  48. √ The Crucible – Arthur Miller
  49. Cujo – Stephen King
  50. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime – Mark Haddon
  51. Daughter of Fortune – Isabel Allende
  52. David and Lisa – Dr. Theodore Issac Rubin
  53. David Coperfield – Charles Dickens
  54. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  55. Deal Souls – Nikolai Gogol (Season 3, episode 3)
  56. Demons – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  57. √ Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
  58. √ Deenie – Judy Blume
  59. The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
  60. The Dirt – Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mark, & Nikki Sixx
  61. The Divine Comedy – Dante
  62. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – Rebecca Wells
  63. √ Don Quijote – Cervantes
  64. Driving Miss Daisy – Alfred Uhrv
  65. DrJekyll & Mr. Hyde ­– Robert Louis Stevenson
  66. √ Complete Tales & Poems – Edgar Allan Poe
  67. Eleanor Roosevelt – Blanche Wiesen Cook
  68. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
  69. Ella Minnow Pea – Mark Dunn
  70. √ Eloise – Kay Thompson
  71. Emily the Strange – Roger Reger
  72. Emma – Jane Austen
  73. Empire Falls – Richard Russo
  74. √ Encyclopedia Brown – Donald J. Sobol
  75. √ Ethan Frome – Edith Wharton
  76. Ethics – Spinoza
  77. Eva Luna – Isabel Allende
  78. Everything is Illuminated – Jonathon Safran Foer
  79. Extravagance – Gary Kist
  80. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
  81. Fahrenheit 911 – Michael Moore
  82. The Fall of the Athenian Empire – Donald Kagan
  83. Fat Land:How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World – Greg Critser
  84. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  85. √ The Fellowship of the Ring – J R R Tolkien
  86. √ Fiddler on the Roof – Joseph Stein
  87. The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
  88. Finnegan’s Wake – James Joyce
  89. Fletch – Gregory McDonald
  90. Flowers of Algernon – Daniel Keyes
  91. √ Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
  92. Franny and Zooey – JD Salinger
  93. The Fortress of Solitude – Jonathon Lethem
  94. The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
  95. Freaky Friday – Mary Rodgers
  96. Galapagos – Kurt Vonnegut
  97. Gender Trouble – Judith Baker
  98. George W. Bushism – Jacob Weisberg
  99. Gidget – Fredrick Kohner
  100. Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
  101. The Ghostic Gospels – Elaine Pagels
  102. The Godfather – Mario Puzo
  103. The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
  104. √ Goldilocks & the Three Bears – Alvin Granowsky
  105. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  106. The Good Soldier – Ford Maddox Ford
  107. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
  108. The Graduate – Charles Webb
  109. The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  110. √ The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  111. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  112. The Group – Mary McCarthy
  113. √ Hamlet – Shakespeare
  114. √ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – JK Rowling
  115. √ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – JK Rowling
  116. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – Dave Eggers
  117. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  118. Helter Skelter – Vincent Bugliosi
  119. Henry IV, Part 1 – Shakespeare
  120. Henry IV, Part 2 – Shakespeare
  121. Henry V – Shakespeare
  122. High Fidelity – Nick Hornby
  123. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Edward Gibbons
  124. Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris
  125. The Holy Barbarians – Lawrence Lipton
  126. House of Sand and Fog – Andre Dubus III
  127. The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende
  128. How to Breathe Underwater – Julie Orringer
  129. √ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Dr. Seuss
  130. How the Light Gets In – MJ Hyland
  131. Howl – Alan Ginsburg
  132. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo
  133. √ The Illiad – Homer
  134. I’m With the Band – Pamela des Barres
  135. √ In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  136. Inferno – Dante
  137. Inherit the Wind – Jerome Lawrence & Robert E Lee
  138. Iron Weed – William J. Kennedy
  139. It Takes a Village – Hilary Clinton
  140. √ Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  141. The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
  142. Julius Caesar – Shakespeare
  143. The Jumping Frog – Mark Twain
  144. The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
  145. Just a Couple of Days – Tony Vigorito
  146. The Kitchen Boy – Robert Alexander
  147. Kitchen Confidential – Anthony Bourdain
  148. √ The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  149. Lady Chatterley’s Love – DH Lawrence
  150. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 – Gore Vidal
  151. Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
  152. The Legend of Bagger Vance – Steven Pressfield
  153. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis
  154. Letters to a Young Poet – Rainer Maria Rilke
  155. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them – Al Franken
  156. √ Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  157. Little Dorrit – Charles Dickens
  158. The Little Locksmith – Katharine Butler Hathaway
  159. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Anderson
  160. Little Woman – Louisa May Alcott
  161. Living History – Hillary Clinton
  162. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  163. The Lottery & Other Stories – Shirley Jackson
  164. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  165. The Love Story – Eric Segal
  166. Macbeth – Shakespeare
  167. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  168. The Manticore – Robertson Davies (Season 3, episode 3)
  169. Marathon Man – William Goldman
  170. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
  171. Memoirs of  Dutiful Daughter – Simone de Beauvoir
  172. Memoirs of General WT Sherman – William Tecumseh Sherman
  173. Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris
  174. The Meaning of Consuelo – Judith Ortiz Cofer
  175. Mencken’s Chrestomathy – HR Mencken
  176. The Merry Wives of Windsor – Shakespeare
  177. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
  178. Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides
  179. √ The Miracle Worker – William Gibson
  180. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  181. The Mojo Collection – Jim Irvin
  182. Moliere – Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  183. A Monetary History of the US – Milton Friedman
  184. Monsieur Proust – Celeste Albaret
  185. A Month of Sundays – Julie Mars
  186. A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
  187. Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf
  188. Mutiny on the Bounty – Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall
  189. My Lai 4 – Seymour M Hersh
  190. My Life as Author and Editor – HR Mencken
  191. My Life in Orange – Tim Guest
  192. √ My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  193. The Naked and the Dead – Norman Mailer
  194. The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
  195. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  196. The Nanny Diaries – Emma McLaughlin
  197. Nervous System – Jan Lars Jensen
  198. √ New Poems of Emily Dickinson
  199. Things Work – David Macaulay
  200. Nickel and Dimed – Barbara Ehrenreich
  201. Night – Elie Wiesel
  202. Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
  203. The Norton Anthology of Theory & Criticism – William E Cain
  204. Notes of a Dirty Old Man – Charles Bukowski
  205. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  206. Old School – Tobias Wolff
  207. On the Road – Jack Keruac
  208. Peyton Place – Grace Metalious
  209. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  210. Pigs at the Trough – Arianna Huffington
  211. √ Pinocchio – Carlo Collodi
  212. Please Kill Me – Legs McNeil & Gilliam McCain
  213. The Polysyllabic Spree – Nick Hornby
  214. √ The Portable Dorothy Parker
  215. The Portable Nietzche
  216. The Price of Loyalty – Ron Suskind
  217. √ Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  218. Property – Valerie Martin
  219. Pushkin – TJ Binyon
  220. Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw
  221. Quattrocento – James McKean
  222. A Quiet Storm – Rachel Howzell Hall
  223. √ Rapunzel – Grimm Brothers
  224. The Razor’s Edge – W Somerset Maugham
  225. Reading Lolita in Tehran – Azar Nafisi
  226. Rebecca – Daphne de Maurier
  227. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – Kate Douglas Wiggin
  228. The Red Tent – Anita Diamant
  229. Rescuing Patty Hearst – Virginia Holman
  230. The Return of the King – JRR Tolkien
  231. R is for Ricochet – Sue Grafton
  232. Rita Hayworth – Stephen King
  233. Robert’s Rules of Order – Henry Robert
  234. Roman Holiday – Edith Wharton
  235. √ Romeo and Juliet – Shakespeare
  236. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  237. A Room with a View – EM Forster
  238. Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
  239. Sacred Time – Ursula Hegi
  240. Sanctuary – William Faulkner
  241. Savage Beauty – Nancy Milford
  242. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller – Henry James
  243. The Scarecrow of Oz – Frank L. Baum
  244. √ The Scarlet Letter – Nathanial Hawthorne
  245. √ Seabiscuit – Laura Hillenbrand
  246. The Second Sex – Simone de Beauvior
  247. √ The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
  248. Secrets of the Flesh – Judith Thurman
  249. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell (1913-1965)
  250. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  251. A Separate Place – John Knowles
  252. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
  253. Sexus – Henry Miller
  254. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  255. Shane – Jack Shaefer
  256. The Shining – Stephen King
  257. Siddartha – Hermann Hesse
  258. S is for Silence – Sue Grafton
  259. Slaughter-House 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
  260. Small Island – Andrea Levy
  261. Snows of Kilamanjaro – Ernest Hemingway
  262. √ Snow White and Red Rose – Grimm Brothers
  263. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy – Barrington Moore
  264. The Song of Names – Norman Lebrecht
  265. Song of the Simple Truth – Julia de Burgos
  266. The Song Reader – Lisa Tucker
  267. Songbook – Nick Hornby
  268. The Sonnets – Shakespeare
  269. Sonnets from the Portuegese – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  270. Sophie’s Choice – William Styron
  271. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  272. Speak, Memory – Vladimir Nabakov
  273. Stiff, The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers – Mary Roach
  274. √ The Story of my Life – Helen Keller
  275. A Streetcar Named Desire – Tennessee Williams
  276. √ Stuart Little – EB White
  277. Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
  278. Swann’s Way – Marcel Proust
  279. Swimming with Giants – Anne Collett
  280. √ Sybil – Flora Rheta Schreiber
  281. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  282. Tender is the Night – F Scott Fitzgerald
  283. Term of Endearment – Larry McMurty
  284. Time and Again – Jack Finney
  285. √ The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffeneggar
  286. To Have and to Have Not – Ernest Hemingway
  287. √ To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  288. The Tragedy of Richard III – Shakespeare
  289. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith
  290. The Trial – Franz Kafka
  291. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters – Elisabeth Robinson
  292. Truth & Beauty – Ann Patchett
  293. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
  294. Ulysses – James Joyce
  295. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (1950-1962)
  296. Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Harriet Beecher Stowe
  297. Unless – Carol Shields
  298. Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
  299. The Vanishing Newspaper – Philip Meyers
  300. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  301. Velvet Underground – Joe Harvard
  302. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  303. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
  304. √ Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  305. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  306. We Owe You Nothing – Daniel Sinker
  307. What Colour is Your Parachute – Richard Nelson Bolles
  308. What Happened to Baby Jane – Henry Farrell
  309. When the Emperor Was Divine – Julie Otsuka
  310. Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
  311. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee
  312. √ Wicked – Gregory Maguire
  313. √ The Wizard of Oz – Frank L Baum
  314. √ Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  315. The Yearling – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  316. The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion
READING CHALLENGE LIST

This is a list of books to help people doing the Pop Sugar 2015 Reading Challenge.. or any challenge really! I will keep adding to this list as I’ve not done some categories yet.

MORE THAN 500 PAGES

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin
The Way of Kings Part 1 and 2 by Brandon Sanderson
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Host by Stephenie Meyer

CLASSIC ROMANCE

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

BOOKS THAT BECAME MOVIES

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Holes by Louis Sachar
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Dances with Wolves by Michael Blake
Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Ring by Koji Suzuki 

PUBLISHED IN 2015/2015 RELEASES

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker
Armada by Ernest Cline
The Fearless by Emma Pass
Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu
The Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent
Shadow Study by Maria V. Snyder
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Winter by Marissa Meyer
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Never Never by Colleen Hoover
I Was Here by Gayle Forman
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
All Falls Down by Ally Carter
The Cage by Megan Shepherd

NUMBER IN THE TITLE

Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
1984 by George Orwell
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

WRITTEN BY SOMEONE UNDER 30

Divergent series by Veronica Roth
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
Eragon by Christopher Paolini

NONHUMAN CHARACTERS

Watership Down by Richard Adams
Warrior Cat series by Erin Hunter
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Sight by David Clement-Davies
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

Also try any of the Moomin books by Tove Jansson.

FUNNY BOOKS

Terry Prachett’s Discworld series
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Liar by Stephen Fry
Making History by Stephen Fry

Also try comedian memoirs for this one!

FEMALE AUTHORS

Alexandra Bracken
Cecelia Ahern
Beth Revis
Jodi Picoult
Veronica Roth
J.K. Rowling
Libba Bray
Lauren DeStefano
Rachel Vincent
Rachel Caine
Phillipa Gregory
Alice Sebold
Jeanette Walls
Sylvia Plath
The Brontes
Virginia Woolf
Margaret Atwood
Charlaine Harris
Agatha Christie
Anne Rice
Laurie Halse Anderson
Maya Angelou
Tove Jansson
PC Cast
Colleen Hoover
Sarah Dessen
Zadie Smith
Ursula K. Le Guin
Jennifer L. Arementrout
Amy Tan
Tamora Pierce
Nora Roberts
Danielle Steel
Meg Cabot
Mo Hayder
Gillian Flynn
Julie Kagawa

MYSTERIES/THRILLERS

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Cormoran Strike series by JK Rowling
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Try authors like Mo Hayder, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Stephen King, John Grisham, Agatha Christie, and Wilkie Collins.

ONE WORD TITLES

Sanctum by Sarah Fine
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Slated series by Teri Terry
Wool by Hugh Howey
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Uglies by Scott Westerfield
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Wither series by Lauren DeStefano (all titles one word)
Forever by Judy Blume
Graceling by Kristen Cashore
Easy by Tammara Webber
House of Night series (all titles one word)
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Ring by Koji Suzuki
Matched by Ally Condie
Poppet by Mo Hayder
Wonder by RJ Palaci
Stolen by Lucy Christopher

SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Across the Wall by Garth Nix
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
Dubliners by James Joyce
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
St Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance by various authors

SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (Japan) – also Haruki Murakami’s work.
The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan (China)
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Paris)
Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Africa)
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (India)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Greece)
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Germany)
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (Italy)

For England, check out the Brontes, Neil Gaiman,

PULITZER PRIZE WINNERS

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback
Independance Day by Richard Ford
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

SCARY BOOKS

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Nobody True by James Herbert
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
Perfume: Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
Ring by Koji Suzuki
The Omen by David Seltzer
The Merciless by Danielle Vega 

MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Republic by Plato
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Medea by Euripides
Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales

GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Watchmen by Alan Moore
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Legend: The Graphic Novel by Marie Lu


BOOKS WITH MAGIC

Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Discworld series by Terry Pratchett
The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo
Green Rider by Kristin Cashore
The Assassin’s Apprentice by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Stardust by Neil Gaiman

BANNED BOOKS

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
1984 by George Orwell
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Ulysses by James Joyce
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Forever by Judy Blume
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Lord of the Rings series by JRR Tolkien
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garbiel Garcia Marquez

BASED ON OR TURNED INTO A TV SHOW

The Vampire Diaries series by LJ Smith
Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay
Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido (Supernatural Book 1)
Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer
A Game of Thrones series by George RR Martin

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Ring by Koji Suzuki
Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

See also: Haruki Murakami’s work.


SHORT BOOKS (CAN FINISH IN A DAY)

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Giver by Lois Lowry
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Game by Monica Hughes
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Loser by Jerry Spinelli
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

SET DURING CHRISTMAS

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
Miracle on Regent Street by Ali Harris
It Started With a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson
Ex-mas by Kate Brian
The Coal Elf by Maria DeVivo
The Gift by Cecilia Ahern

POPULAR AUTHOR’S FIRST BOOK

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Carrie by Steven King
Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Wildacre by Philippa Gregory
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Dying of the Light by George RR Martin
The Pilgrim’s Regress by CS Lewis
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Hear the Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

LOVE TRIANGLES

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
The Selection by Kiera Kass
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
Splintered by AG Howard
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Need by Carrie Jones
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

GREAT COVERS


Entwined by Heather Dixon
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Tinder by Sally Gardner
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecilia Ahern
Witch Song by Amber Argyle
Winter Queen by Amber Argyle
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Splintered by AG Howard
Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Half Bad by Sally Green
Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Teardrop by Lauren Kate

SET IN A HIGH SCHOOL

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
Girls in Love by Jacqueline Wilson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Juste Listen by Sarah Dessen
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson


COLOUR IN THE TITLE

Green Rider by Kristin Cashore
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
White Horse by Alex Adams
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
A Red Sun Also Rises by Mark Hodder


PLAYS

Proof by David Auburn
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher
Wit by Margaret Edson
The Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Antigone by Sophocles
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Endgame by Samuel Beckett
The Cherry Orchard by Anthony Chekhov
Medea by Euripides
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen

Goes without saying but you can also look at the works of William Shakespeare.

TEARJERKERS

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Marley and Me by John Grogan
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
Before I Die by Jenny Downham


SET IN THE FUTURE

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Legend by Marie Lu
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Brave New World by Aldous Heaney
1984 by George Orwell
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey
I Am Legend by Richard Mattheson


ANTONYMS IN THE TITLE

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Fire and Ice by Michele Barrow-Belisle

Rory Gilmore Booklist

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
13. Atonement by Ian McEwan

14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
16. Babe by Dick King-Smith

17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
23. The Bhagava Gita
24. 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
25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
30. Candide by Voltaire
31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
32. Carrie by Stephen King

33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
37. Christine by Stephen King
38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
52. Cujo by Stephen King
53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
57. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown
58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
61. Deenie by Judy Blume
62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
64. The Divine Comedy by Dante
65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
66. Don Quixote by Cervantes
67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
69. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
73. Eloise by Kay Thompson
74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
75. Emma by Jane Austen

76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
79. Ethics by Spinoza
80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves

81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
111. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
112. The Graduate by Charles Webb
113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
114. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
116. The Group by Mary McCarthy
117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

118. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
119. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
125. Henry V by William Shakespeare
126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer

133. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
134. How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland
135. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
136. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
137. The Iliad by Homer
138. I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres
139. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
140. Inferno by Dante
141. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
142. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
143. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
144. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
145. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

146. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
147. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
148. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
149. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
150. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
151. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
152. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
153. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
154. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
155. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
156. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
157. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
158. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

159. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
160. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
161. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
162. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
163. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
164. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

165. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
166. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
167. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
169. The Love Story by Erich Segal
170. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
171. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
172. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
173. Marathon Man by William Goldman
174. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
175. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
176. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
177. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
178. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
179. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
180. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
181. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
182. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
183. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
184. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

185. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin

186. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor

187. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman

188. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret

189. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars

190. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

191. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

192. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

193. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh

194. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken

195. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest

196. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo

197. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

198. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

199. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

200. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

201. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin

202. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen

203. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson

204. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

205. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

206. Night by Elie Wiesel

207. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

208. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan

209. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell

210. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski

211. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

212. Old School by Tobias Wolff
213. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
215. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
216. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
217. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
218. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
219. Othello by Shakespeare
220. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
221. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
222. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
223. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
224. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster

225. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
226. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
227. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
228. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
229. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
230. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
231. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
232. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
233. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
234. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
235. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
236. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
237. Property by Valerie Martin

238. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
239. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
240. Quattrocento by James Mckean
241. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
242. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
243. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

244. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
245. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
247. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin

248. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
249. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
250. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
251. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
252. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
253. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
254. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
255. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
256. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
257. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
258. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

259. The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
260. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
261. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
262. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
263. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
264. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum

265. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
266. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
267. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
268. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
269. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
270. Selected Hotels of Europe
271. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
272. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
273. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
274. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
275. Sexus by Henry Miller
276. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
277. Shane by Jack Shaefer
278. The Shining by Stephen King
279. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
280. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
281. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
282. Small Island by Andrea Levy
283. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
284. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
285. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
286. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
287. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
288. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
289. Songbook by Nick Hornby
290. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
291. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

92. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron

293. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
294. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
295. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
296. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
297. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
298. Stuart Little by E. B. White
299. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
300. Swann’s Way by Marcel Prous
t
301. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
302. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
303. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
304. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

305. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
306. Time and Again by Jack Finney
307. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
308. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
310. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
311. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

312. The Trial by Franz Kafka
313. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
314. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
315. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
316. Ulysses by James Joyce
317. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher
Stowe

319. Unless by Carol Shields
320. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
321. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
322. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
323. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
324. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
325. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
326. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
327. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
328. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
329. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
330. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
331. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
333. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
334. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
335. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
336. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
337. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

338. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
339. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

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Top Favorite Books (So Far)

The Rory Gilmore reading challenge

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I was tagged by the beautiful @justanothermagicalbeing (I am so sorry I didn’t do it sooner!) Anyone who wants to participate , feel free to do so and tag me! :)

There are 339 books on this list so I’ve put them under a read more link.


1. 1984 – George Orwell
2. ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN – Mark Twain
3. ALICE IN WONDERLAND – Lewis Carroll
4. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY – Michael Chabon
5. AN AMERICAN TRAGERY – Theodore Dreiser
6. ANGELA’S ASHES – Frank McCourt
7. ANNA KARENINA – Leo Tolstoy
8. THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL – Anne Frank
9. THE ARCHIDAMIAN WAR – Donald Kagan
10. THE ART OF FICTION – Henry James
11. THE ART OF WAR – Sun Tzu
12. AS I LAY DYING – William Faulkner
13. ASTONEMENT – Ian McEwan
14. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A FACE – Lucy Grealy
15. THE AWAKENING – Kate Chopin
16. BABE – Dick King Smith
17. BACKLASH: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST AMERICAN WOMEN – Susan Faludi
18. BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS – Dai Sijie
19. BEL CANTO – Ann Patchett
20. THE BELL JAR – Sylvia Plath
21. BELOVED – Toni Morrison
22. BEOWULF: A NEW VERSE TRANSLATION – Seamus Heaney
23. THE BHAGAVA GITA
24. THE BIELSKI BROTHERS: THE TRUE STORY OF THREE MEN WHO DEFIED THE NAZIS, BUILT A VILLAGE IN THE FOREST, AND SAVED 1200 JEWS – Peter Duffy
25. BITCH IN PRAISE OF DIFFICULT WOMEN – Elizabeth Wurtzel
26. A BOLT FROM THE BLUE AND OTHER ESSAYS – Mary McCarthy
27. BRAVE NEW WORLD – Aldous Huxley
28. BRICK LANE – Monica Ali
29. BRIDGADOON – Alan Jay Lerner
30. CANDICE – Voltaire
31. THE CANTERBURY TALES – Chaucer
32. CARRIE – Stephen King
33. CATCH 22 – Joseph Heller
34. THE CATCHER IN THE RYE – J. D. Salinger
35. CHARLOTTE’S WEB – E. B. White
36. THE CHILDREN’S HOUR – Lillian Hellman
37. CHRISTINE – Stephen King
38. A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Charles Dickens
39. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE – Anthony Burgess
40. THE CODE OF THE WOOSTERS – P. G. Wodehouse
41. THE COLLECTED STORIES – Eudora Welty
42. A COMEDY OF ERRORS – William Shakespeare
43. COMPLETE NOVELS – Dawn Powell
44. THE COMPLETE POEMS – Anne Sexton
45. COMPLETE STORIES – Dorothy Parker
46. A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES – John Kennedy Toole
47. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO – Alexandre Dumas
48. COUSIN BETTE – Honore De Balzac
49. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT – Fyodor Dostoevskij
50. THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE – Michel Faber
51. THE CRUCIBLE – Arthur Miller
52. CUJO – Stephen King
53. THE CURIOS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME – Mark Haddon
54. DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE – Isabel Allende
55. DAVID AND LISA – Dr Theodore Isaac Rubn M. D.
56. DAVID COPPERFIELD – Charles Dickens
57. THE DA VINCI CODE – Dan Brown
58. DEAD SOULS – Nikolai Gogol
59. DEMONS – Fyodor Dostoevskij
60. DEATH OF A SALESMAN – Arthur Miller
61. DEENIE – Judy Blume
62. THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY: MURDER, MAGIC, AND MADNESS AT THE FAIR THAT CHANGED AMERICA – Erik Larson
63. THE DIRT: CONFESSIONS OF THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS ROCK BAND – Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
64. THE DIVINE COMEDY – Dante
65. THE DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA YA SISTERHOOD – Rebecca Wells
66. DON QUIXOTE – Cervantes
67. DRIVING MISS DAISY – Alfred Uhrv
68. DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE – Robert Louis Stevenson
69. EDGAR ALLAN POE: COMPLETE TALES & POEMS – Edgar Allan Poe
70. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT – Blanche Wiesen Cook
71. THE ELECTRIC KOOL AID ACID TEST – Tom Wolfe
72. ELLA MINNOW PEA: A NOVEL IN LETTERS – Mark Dunn
73. ELOISE – Kay Thompson
74. EMILY THE STRANGE – Roger Reger
75. EMMA – Jane Austen
76. EMPIRE FALLS – Richard Russo
77. ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN: BOY DETECTIVE – Donald J. Sobol
78. ETHAN FROME – Edith Wharton
79. ETHICS – Spinoza
80. EUROPE THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 2003 – Rick Steves
81. EVA LUNA – Isabel Allende
82. EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED – Jonathan Safran Foer
83. EXTRAVAGANCE – Gary Krist
84. FAHRENHEIT 451 – Ray Bradbury
85. FAHRENHEIT 9/11 – Michael Moore
86. THE FALL OF THE ATHENIAN EMPIRE – Donald Kagan
87. FAT LAND: HOW AMERICANS BECAME THE FATTEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD – Greg Critser
88. FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS – Hunter S. Thompson
89. THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING – J. R. R. Tolkien
90. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF – Joseph Stein
91. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN – Mitch Albom
92. FINNEGAN’S WAKE – James Joyce
93. FLETCH – Gregory McDonald
94. FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON – Daniel Keyes
95. THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE – Jonathan Lethem
96. THE FOUNTAINHEAD – Ayn rand
97. FRANKENSTEIN – Mary Shelley
98. FRANNY AND ZOOEY – J. D. Salinger
99. FREAKY FRIDAY – Mary Rodgers
100. GALAPAGOS – Kurt Vonnegut
101. GENDER TROUBLE – Judith Butler
102. GEORGE W. BUSHISM: THE SLATE BOOK OF THE ACCIDENTAL WIT AND WISDOM OF OUR 43RD PRESIDENT – Jacob Weisberg
103. GIDGET – Fredrick Kohner
104. GIRL, INTERRUPTED – Susanna Kaysen
105. THE GNOSTIC GOSPELS – Elaine Pagels
106. THE GODFATHER: BOOK 1 – Mario Puzo
107. THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS – Arundhati Roy
108. GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARDS – Alvin Granowsky
109. GONE WITH THE WIND – Margaret Mitchell
110. THE GOOD SOLDIER – Ford Maddox Ford
111. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JUDY BLOOM
112. THE GRADUATE – Charles Webb
113. THE GRAPES OF WRATH – John Steinbeck
114. THE GREAT GATSBY – F. Scott Fitzgerald
115. GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Charles Dickens
116. THE GROUP – Mary McCarthy
117. HAMLET – William Shakespeare
118. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE – J. K. Rowling
119. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE – J. K. Rowling

120. A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS – Dave Eggers
121. HEART OF DARKNESS – Joseph Conrad
122. HELTER SKELTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE MANSON MURDERS – Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123. HENRY IV, PART I – William Shakespeare
124. HENRY IV, PART II – William Shakespeare
125. HENRY V – William Shakespeare
126. HIGH FIDELITY – Nick Hornby
127. THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIR – Edward Gibbon
128. HOLIDAYS ON ICE: STORIES – David Sedaris
129. THE HOLY BARBARIANS – Lawrence Lipton
130. HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG – Andre Dubus III
131. THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS – Isabel Allende
132. HOW TO BREATHE UNDERWATER – Julie Orringer
133. HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS – Dr Seuss
134. HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN – M. J. Hyland
135. HOWL – Allen Ginsberg
136. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME – Victor Hugo
137. THE ILIAD – Homer
138. I’M WITH THE BAND – Pamela Des Barres
139. IN COLD BLOOD – Truman Capote
140. INFERNO – Dante
141. INHERIT THE WIND – Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
142. IRON WEED – William J. Kennedy
143. IT TAKES A VILLAGE – Hilary Rodham Clinton
144. JANE EYRE – Charlotte Bronte
145. THE JOY LUCK CLUB – Amy Tan
146. JULIUS CAESAR – William Shakespeare
147. THE JUMPING FROG – Mark Twain
148. THE JUNGLE – Upton Sinclair
149. JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS – Tony Vigorito
150. THE KITCHEN BOY: A NOVEL OF THE LAST TSAR – Robert Alexander
151. KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: ADVENTURES IN THE CULINARY UNDERBELLY – Anthony Bourdain
152. THE KITE RUNNER – Khaled Hosseini
153. LADY CHATTERLEYS’ LOVER – D. H. Lawrence
154. THE LAST EMPIRE: ESSAYS 1992-2000 – Gore Vidal
155. LEAVES OF GRASS – Walt Whitman
156. THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE – Steven Pressfield
157. LESS THEN ZERO – Bret Easton Ellis
158. LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET – Rainer Maria Rilke
159. LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM – Al Franken
160. LIFE OF PI – Yann Martel
161. LITTLE DORRIT – Charles Dickens
162. THE LITTLE LOCKSMITH – Katharine Butler Hathaway
163. THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL – Hans Christian Andersen
164. LITTLE WOMEN – Louisa May Alcott

165. LIVING HISTORY – Hillary Rodham Clinton
166. LORD OF THE FLIES – William Golding
167. THE LOTTERY: AND OTHER STORIES – Shirley Jackson
168. THE LOVELY BONES – Alice Sebold
169. THE LOVE STORY – Erich Segal
170. MACBETH – William Shakespeare
171. MADAME BOVARY – Gustave Flaubert
172. THE MANTICORE – Robertson Davies
173. MARATHON MAN – William Goldman
174. THE MASTER AND MARGARITA – Mikhail Bulgakov
175. MEMOIRS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER – Simone De Beauvoir
176. MEMOIRS OF GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN – William Tecumseh Sherman
177. ME TALK PRETTY ONE DAY – David Sedaris
178. THE MEANING OF CONSUELO – Judith Ortiz Cofer
179. MENCKEN’S CHRESTOMATHY – H. R. Mencken
180. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR – William Shakespeare
181. THE METAMORPHOSIS – Franz Kafka
182. MIDDLESEX – Jeffrey Eugenides
183. THE MIRACLE WORKER – William Gibson
184. MOBY DICK – Herman Melville
185. THE MOJO COLLECTION: THE ULTIMATE MUSIC COMPANION – Jim Irvin
186. MOLIERE: A BIOGRAPHY – Hobart Chatfield Taylor
187. A MONETARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES – Milton Friedman
188. MONSIEUR PROUST – Celeste Albaret
189. A MONTH OF SUNDAYS: SEARCHING FOR THE SPIRIT AND MY SISTER – Julie Mars
190. A MOVEABLE FEAST – Ernest Hemingway
191. MRS DALLOWAY – Virginia Woolf
192. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY – Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
193. MY LAI 4: A REPORT ON THE MASSACRE AND IT’S AFTERMATH – Seymour M. Hersh
194. MY LIFE AS AUTHOR AND EDITOR – H. R. Mencken
195. MY LIFE IN ORANGE: GROWING UP WITH THE GURU – Tim Guest
196. MYRA WALDO’S TRAVEL AND MOTORING GUIDE TO EUROPE 1978 – Myra Waldo
197. MY SISTER’S KEEPER – Jodi Picoult
198. THE NAKED AND THE DEAD – Norman Mailer
199. THE NAME OF THE ROSE – Umberto Eco
200. THE NAMESAKE – Jhumpa Lahiri
201. THE NANNY DIARIES – Emma McLaughlin
202. NERVOUS SYSTEM: OR, LOSING MY MIND IN LITERATURE – Jan Lars Jensen
203. NEW POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON – Emily Dickinson
204. THE NEW WAY THINGS WORK – David Macaulay
205. NICKEL AND DIMED – Barbara Ehrenreich
206. NIGHT – Elie Wiesel
207. NORTHANGER ABBEY – Jane Austen
208. THE NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF THEORY AND CRITICISM – William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
209. NOVELS 1930-1942: DANCE NIGHT/COME BACK TO SORRENTO, TURN, MAGIC WHEEL/ANGELS ON TOAST/ A TIME TO BE BORN – Dawn Powell
210. NOTES OF A DIRTY OLD MAN – Charles Bukowski
211. OF MICE AND MEN – John Steinbeck
212. OLD SCHOOL – Tobias Wolff
213. ON THE ROAD – Jack Kerouac
214. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST – Ken Kesey
215. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
216. THE OPPOSITE OF FATE: MEMORIES OF A WRITING LIFE – Amy Tan
217. ORACLE NIGHT – Paul Auster
218. ORYX AND CRAKE – Margaret Atwood
219. OTHELLO – William Shakespeare
220. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND – Charles Dickens
221. THE OUTBREAK OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR – Donald Kagan
222. OUT OF AFRICA – Isac Dineson
223. THE OUTSIDERS – S. E. Hinton
224. A PASSAGE TO INDIA – E. M. Forster
225. THE PEACE OF NICIAS AND THE SICILIAN EXPEDITION – Donald Kagan
226. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER – Stephen Chbosky
227. PEYTON PLACE – Grace Metalious
228. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY – Oscar Wilde
229. PIGS AT THE TROUGH – Arianna Huffington
230. PINOCCHIO – Carlo Collodi
231. PLEASE KILL ME: THE UNCENSORED ORAL HISTORY OF PUNK LEGS MCNEILAND GILLIAN MCCAIN
232. THE POLYSYLLABIC SPREE – Nick Hornby
233. THE PORTABLE DOROTHY PARKER – Dorothy Parker
234. THE PORTABLE NIETZCHE – Fredrich Nietzche
235. THE PRICE OF LOYALTY: GEORGE W. BUSH, THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THE EDUCATION OF PAUL O’NEILL – Ron Suskind
236. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – Jane Austen
237. PROPERTY – Valerie Martin
238. PUSHKIN: A BIOGRAPHY – T. J. Binyon
239. PYGMALION – George Bernard Shaw
240. QUATTROCENTO – James Mckean
241. A QUIET STORM – Rachel Howzell Hall
242. RAPUNZEL – Grimm Brothers
243. THE RAVEN – Edgar Allan Poe

244. THE RAZOR’S EDGE – W. Somerset Maugham
245. READING LOLITA IN TEHRAN: A MEMOIR IN BOOKS – Azar Nafisi
246. REBECCA – Daphne Du Maurier
247. REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM – Kate Douglas Wiggin
248. THE RED TENT – Anita Diamant
249. RESCUING PATTY HEARST: MEMORIES FROM A DECADE GONE MAD – Virginia Holman
250. THE RETURN OF THE KING – J. R. R. Tolkien
251. R IS FOR RICOCHET – Sue Grafton
252. RITA HAYWORTH – Stephen King
253. ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER – Henry Robert
254. ROMAN HOLIDAY – Edith Wharton
255. ROMEO AND JULIET – William Shakespeare
256. A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN – Virginia Woolf
257. A ROOM WITH A VIEW – E. M. Forster
258. ROSEMARY’S BABY – Ira Levin
259. THE ROUGH GUIDE TO EUROPE 2003 EDITION
260. SACRED TIME – Ursula Hegi
261. SANCTUARY – William Faulkner
262. SAVAGE BEAUTY: THE LIFE OF EDNA ST VINCENT MILLAY – Nancy Milford
263. SAY GOODBYE TO DAISY MILLER – Henry James
264. THE SCARECROW OF OZ – Frank L. Baum
265. THE SCARLET LETTER – Nathaniel Hawthorne
266. SEABISCUIT: AN AMERICAN LEGEND – Laura Hillenbrand
267. THE SECOND SEX – Simone De Beauvoir
268. THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES – Sue Monk Kidd
269. SECRETS OF THE FLESH: A LIFE OF COLETTE – Judith Thurman
270. SELECTED HOTELS OF EUROPE
271. SELECTED LETTERS OF DAWN POWELL: 1913-1965 – Dawn Powell
272. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY – Jane Austen
273. A SEPARATE PEACE – John Knowles
274. SEVERAL BIOGRAPHIES OF WINSTON CHURCHILL
275. SEXUS – Henry Miller
276. THE SHADOW OF THE WIND – Carlos Ruiz Zafron
277. SHANE – Jack Shaefer
278. THE SHINING – Stephen King
279. SIDDHARTHA – Hermann Hesse
280. S IS FOR SILENCE – Sue Grafton
281. SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE – Kurt Vonnegut
282. SMALL ISLAND – Andrea Levy
283. SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO – Ernest Hemingway
284. SNOW WHITE AND ROSE RED – Grimm Brothers
285. SOCIAL ORIGINS OF DICTATORSHIP AND DEMOCRACY: LORD AND PEASANT IN THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD – Barrington Moore
286. THE SONG OF NAMES – Norman Lebrecht
287. SONG OF THE SIMPLE TRUTH: THE COMPLETE POEMS OF JULIA DE BURGOS – Julia De Burgos
288. THE SONG READER – Lisa Tucker
289. SONGBOOK – Nick Hornby
290. THE SONNETS – William Shakespeare
291. SONNETS FROM THE PORTUEGESE – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
292. SOPHIE’S CHOICE – William Styron
293. THE SOUND AND THE FURY – William Faulkner
294. SPEAK, MEMORY – Vladimir Nabokov
295. STIFF: THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS – Mary Roach
296. THE STORY OF MY LIFE – Helen Keller
297. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIREE – Tennessee Williams
298. STUART LITTLE – E. B. White
299. SUN ALSO RISES – Ernest Hemingway
300. SWANN’S WAY – Marcel Proust
301. SWIMMING WITH GIANTS: MY ENCOUNTERS WITH WHALES, DOLPHINS AND SEALS – Anne Collett
302. SYBIL – Flora Rheta Schreiber
303. A TALE OF TWO CITIES – Charles Dickens
304. TENDER IS THE NIGHT – F. Scott Fitzgerald
305. TERM OF ENDEARMENT – Larry McMurtry
306. TIME AND AGAIN – Jack Finney
307. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE – Audrey Niffenegger
308. TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT – Ernest Hemingway
309. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – Harper Lee
310. THE TRAGERY OF RICHARD III – William Shakespeare
311. A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN – Betty Smith
312. THE TRIAL – Franz Kafka
313. THE TRUE AND OUTSTANDING ADVENTURES OF THE HUNT SISTERS – Elisabeth Robinson
314. TRUTH & BEAUTY: A FRIENDSHIP – Ann Patchett
315. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE – Mitch Albom
316. ULYSSES – James Joyce
317. THE UNABRIDGED JOURNALS – Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 – Sylvia Plath
318. UNCLE TOM’S CABIN – Harriet Beecher Stowe
319. UNLESS – Carol Shields
320. VALLEY OF THE DOLLS – Jacqueline Susann
321. THE VANISHING NEWSPAPER – Philip Meyers
322. VANITY FAIR – William Makepeace Thackeray
323. VELVET UNDERGROUND’S THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO ( THIRTY THREE AND A THIRD SERIES ) – Joe Harvard
324. THE VIRGIN SUICIDES – Jeffrey Eugenides
325. WAITING FOR GODOT – Samuel Beckett
326. WALDEN – Henry David Thoreau
327. WALT DISNEY’S BAMBI – Felix Salten
328. WAR AND PEACE – Leo Tolstoy
329. WE OWE YOU NOTHING PUNK PLANET: THE COLLECTED INTERVIWS EDITED – Daniel Sinker
330. WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? 2005 – Richard Nelson Bolles
331. WHAT HAPPENED TO BABY JANE – Henry Farrell
332. WHEN THE EMPEROR WAS DIVINE – Julie Otsuka
333. WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? – Spencer Johnson
334. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF – Edward Albee
335. WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST – Gregory Maguire
336. THE WIZARD OF OZ – Frank L. Baum
337. WUTHERING HEIGHTS – Emily Bronte
338. THE YEARLING – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
339. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING – Joan Didion

All 339 Books Referenced In “Gilmore Girls” [x]

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
  5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
  7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
  10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
  11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
  17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
  18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
  22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  23. The Bhagava Gita
  24. 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
  25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
  26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
  27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
  30. Candide by Voltaire
  31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
  32. Carrie by Stephen King
  33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
  37. Christine by Stephen King
  38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
  42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
  43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
  44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
  45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
  46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
  49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  52. Cujo by Stephen King
  53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
  55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
  56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  57. The Da Vinci -Code by Dan Brown
  58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  61. Deenie by Judy Blume
  62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
  64. The Divine Comedy by Dante
  65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
  66. Don Quixote by Cervantes
  67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
  68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  69. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
  73. Eloise by Kay Thompson
  74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
  75. Emma by Jane Austen
  76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
  78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  79. Ethics by Spinoza
  80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
  81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
  82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
  83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
  84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
  86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
  87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
  88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
  89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
  90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
  91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
  93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
  94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
  99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
  100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
  102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
  103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
  104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
  105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
  107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
  109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
  111. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
  112. The Graduate by Charles Webb
  113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  114. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  116. The Group by Mary McCarthy
  117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  118. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
  119. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
  123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
  124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
  125. Henry V by William Shakespeare
  126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
  127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
  128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
  129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
  130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
  133. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
  134. How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland
  135. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  136. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  137. The Iliad by Homer
  138. I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres
  139.  In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  140. Inferno by Dante
  141. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  142. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
  143. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  144. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  145. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  146. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
  147. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
  148. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  149. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  150. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
  151. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
  152. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  153. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
  154. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
  155. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  156. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
  157. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
  158. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  159. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
  160. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  161. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  162. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
  163. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
  164. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  165. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  166. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  167. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  169. The Love Story by Erich Segal
  170. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  171. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  172. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
  173. Marathon Man by William Goldman
  174. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  175. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
  176. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
  177. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  178. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  179. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
  180. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
  181. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  182. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  183. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
  184. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  185. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
  186. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
  187. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
  188. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  189. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
  190. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  191. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  192. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
  193. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  194. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
  195. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
  196. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
  197. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  198. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
  199. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  200. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  201. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
  202. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
  203. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  204. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
  205. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
  206. Night by Elie Wiesel
  207. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  208. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
  209. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
  210. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
  211. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  212. Old School by Tobias Wolff
  213. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  215. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  216. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
  217. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  218. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  219. Othello by Shakespeare
  220. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
  221. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
  222. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
  223. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
  224. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  225. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
  226. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  227. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
  228. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  229. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
  230. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
  231. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
  232. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  233. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  234. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
  235. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
  236. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  237. Property by Valerie Martin
  238. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
  239. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  240. Quattrocento by James Mckean
  241. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
  242. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
  243. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
  244. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  245. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  247. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
  248. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  249. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
  250. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
  251. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
  252. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
  253. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
  254. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
  255. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  256. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  257. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
  258. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  259. The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
  260. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  261. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  262. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  263. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
  264. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  265. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  266. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  267. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  268. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  269. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
  270. Selected Hotels of Europe
  271. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
  272. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  273. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  274. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
  275. Sexus by Henry Miller
  276. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  277. Shane by Jack Shaefer
  278. The Shining by Stephen King
  279. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  280. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
  281. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  282. Small Island by Andrea Levy
  283. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
  284. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
  285. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
  286. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  287. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
  288. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  289. Songbook by Nick Hornby
  290. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
  291.  Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  292. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  293. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  294. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  295. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
  296. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  297. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
  298. Stuart Little by E. B. White
  299. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  300. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  301. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
  302. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
  303. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  304. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  305. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
  306. Time and Again by Jack Finney
  307. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  308. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  310. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
  311. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  312. The Trial by Franz Kafka
  313. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  314. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
  315. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  316. Ulysses by James Joyce
  317. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
  318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  319. Unless by Carol Shields
  320. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  321. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
  322. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  323. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
  324. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  325. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  326. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  327. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
  328. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  329. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
  330. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
  331. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
  332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  333. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  334. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
  335. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  336. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
  337. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  338. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  339. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

List of Books Frances has read

* A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
* A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
* A supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again - David Foster Wallace
* And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks - Jack Kerouac and Willian S. Burroughs
* American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
* Atlas of Human Anatomy vol. I
* Atlas of Human Anatomy vol. II
* Atlas of Human Anatomy vol. III
* Collected Poems 1947-1997 - Allen Ginsberg
* Complete Tales & Poems - Edgar Allan Poe
* Consider the Lobster and Other Essays - David Foster Wallace
* Desolation Angels - Jack Kerouac
* Desperation - Stephen King
* Disco Bloodbath James St. James
* Dracula - Bram Stoker
* Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer In You - Dolly Parton
* Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson
* Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
* Flappers & Philosophers - F. Scott Fitzgerald
* From Socrates to Sartre: The Philosophic Quest - T.Z. Lavine
* Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
* Grace: A Memoir - Grace Coddington
* Hallellujah - Leonard Cohen
* Ham on Rye - Charles Bukowski
* Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
* Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation - Ruby Blondell
* Hunger - Knut Hamsun
* If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! - Sheldon B. Kopp
* Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
* Just Kids - Patti Smith
* Love is a Dog from Hell - Charles Bukowski
* Life After Death  - Damien Echols
* Memoirs of a Beatnik - Diane Di Prima
* Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
* Queer - William S. Burroughs
* Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 - Susan Sontag
* Rotten - Johnny Lydon
* Sextet - Henry Miller
* Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
* The Aforementioned - Merriam Webster
* The Atheist’s Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts - Joan Konner
* The Book of Lies - Aleister Crowley
* The Complete Poems - Anne Sexton
* The Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac
* The Essential Feminist Reader - Estelle B. Freedman
* The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
* The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
* The Key - Junichiro Tanizaki
* The Magic of Reality - Richard Dawkins
* The Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides
* The Monk - Matthew Lewis
* The Outermost House - Henry Beston
* The People Look Like Flowers At Last - Charles Bukowski
* The Road Less Travelled - M. Scott Peck
* The Sane Society - Erich Fromm
* The Silmarillion - J. R. R. Tolkien
* The Town and the City - Jack Kerouac
* This is Water - David foster Wallace
* Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
* Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
* We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson
* Will Work for Drugs - Lydia Lunch
* Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance - Robert M. Pirsig

Rory Gilmore’s Reading List

This is a collection of books mentioned or read on Gilmore Girls, minus travel and cooking books. Bold the ones you have read.

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 - well some of it
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 - some

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 - again some
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
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 - never finished
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 – started and not finished
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 -  this isn’t a real book!
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

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
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
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

I’ve only heard of this recently, but it seems pretty common in the reading community. Rory, an avid reader, was almost never seen without a book during each episode of Gilmore Girls. According to Patrick Lenton, these are the 339 books seen or mentioned in the series: 

1. 1984 by George Orwell
2. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
5. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
6. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
7. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
9. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan
10. The Art of Fiction by Henry James
11. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
12. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
13. Atonement by Ian McEwan
14. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
15. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
16. Babe by Dick King-Smith
17. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi
18. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
19. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
20. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
21. Beloved by Toni Morrison
22. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
23. The Bhagava Gita
24. 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
25. Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel
26. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy
27. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
28. Brick Lane by Monica Ali
29. Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
30. Candide by Voltaire
31. The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
32. Carrie by Stephen King
33. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
34. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
35. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
36. The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
37. Christine by Stephen King
38. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
39. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
40. The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
41. The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty
42. A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
43. Complete Novels by Dawn Powell
44. The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
45. Complete Stories by Dorothy Parker
46. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
47. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
48. Cousin Bette by Honore de Balzac
49. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
50. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
51. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
52. Cujo by Stephen King
53. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
54. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
55. David and Lisa by Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
56. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
57. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
58. Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
59. Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
60. Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
61. Deenie by Judy Blume
62. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
63. The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx
64. The Divine Comedy by Dante
65. The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
66. Don Quixote by Cervantes
67. Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv
68. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
69. Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
70. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
71. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
72. Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn
73. Eloise by Kay Thompson
74. Emily the Strange by Roger Reger
75. Emma by Jane Austen
76. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
77. Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
78. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
79. Ethics by Spinoza
80. Europe through the Back Door, 2003 by Rick Steves
81. Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
82. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
83. Extravagance by Gary Krist
84. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
85. Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
86. The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan
87. Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser
88. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
89. The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
90. Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
91. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
92. Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce
93. Fletch by Gregory McDonald
94. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
95. The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
96. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
97. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
98. Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
99. Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers
100. Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
101. Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
102. George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg
103. Gidget by Fredrick Kohner
104. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
105. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
106. The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo
107. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
108. Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky
109. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
110. The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
111. The Gospel According to Judy Bloom
112. The Graduate by Charles Webb
113. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
114. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
115. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
116. The Group by Mary McCarthy
117. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
118. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
119. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
120. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
121. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
122. Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123. Henry IV, part I by William Shakespeare
124. Henry IV, part II by William Shakespeare
125. Henry V by William Shakespeare
126. High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
127. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
128. Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris
129. The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
130. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
131. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
132. How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
133. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
134. How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland
135. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
136. The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
137. The Iliad by Homer
138. I’m With the Band by Pamela des Barres
139. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
140. Inferno by Dante
141. Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
142. Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy
143. It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton
144. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
145. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
146. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
147. The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain
148. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
149. Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
150. The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander
151. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain
152. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
153. Lady Chatterleys’ Lover by D. H. Lawrence
154. The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
155. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
156. The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
157. Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis
158. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
159. Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
160. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
161. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
162. The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
163. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen
164. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
165. Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
166. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
167. The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
168. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
169. The Love Story by Erich Segal
170. Macbeth by William Shakespeare
171. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
172. The Manticore by Robertson Davies
173. Marathon Man by William Goldman
174. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
175. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
176. Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman
177. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
178. The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
179. Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken
180. The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
181. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
182. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
183. The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
184. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
185. The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion by Jim Irvin
186. Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor
187. A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman
188. Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
189. A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And My Sister by Julie Mars
190. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
191. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
192. Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
193. My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
194. My Life as Author and Editor by H. R. Mencken
195. My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest
196. Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo
197. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
198. The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
199. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
200. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
201. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
202. Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen
203. New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
204. The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay
205. Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich
206. Night by Elie Wiesel
207. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
208. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism by William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke, Barbara E. Johnson, John P. McGowan
209. Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
210. Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski
211. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
212. Old School by Tobias Wolff
213. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
214. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
215. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
216. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
217. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
218. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
219. Othello by Shakespeare
220. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
221. The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan
222. Out of Africa by Isac Dineson
223. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
224. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
225. The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan
226. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
227. Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
228. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
229. Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington
230. Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
231. Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
232. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
233. The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
234. The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
235. The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind
236. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
237. Property by Valerie Martin
238. Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
239. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
240. Quattrocento by James Mckean
241. A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
242. Rapunzel by Grimm Brothers
243. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
244. The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
245. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
246. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
247. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
248. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
249. Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman
250. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
251. R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
252. Rita Hayworth by Stephen King
253. Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert
254. Roman Holiday by Edith Wharton
255. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
256. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
257. A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
258. Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
259. The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition
260. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
261. Sanctuary by William Faulkner
262. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
263. Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James
264. The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum
265. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
266. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
267. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
268. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
269. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman
270. Selected Hotels of Europe
271. Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
272. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
273. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
274. Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
275. Sexus by Henry Miller
276. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
277. Shane by Jack Shaefer
278. The Shining by Stephen King
279. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
280. S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton
281. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut
282. Small Island by Andrea Levy
283. Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway
284. Snow White and Rose Red by Grimm Brothers
285. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore
286. The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
287. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia de Burgos by Julia de Burgos
288. The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
289. Songbook by Nick Hornby
290. The Sonnets by William Shakespeare
291. Sonnets from the Portuegese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
292. Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
293. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
294. Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
295. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
296. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
297. A Streetcar Named Desiree by Tennessee Williams
298. Stuart Little by E. B. White
299. Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
300. Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
301. Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett
302. Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
303. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
304. Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
305. Term of Endearment by Larry McMurtry
306. Time and Again by Jack Finney
307. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
308. To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
309. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
310. The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare
311. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
312. The Trial by Franz Kafka
313. The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
314. Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
315. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
316. Ulysses by James Joyce
317. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 by Sylvia Plath
318. Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
319. Unless by Carol Shields
320. Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
321. The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers
322. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
323. Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) by Joe Harvard
324. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
325. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
326. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
327. Walt Disney’s Bambi by Felix Salten
328. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
329. We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews edited by Daniel Sinker
330. What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 by Richard Nelson Bolles
331. What Happened to Baby Jane by Henry Farrell
332. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
333. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
334. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
335. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
336. The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum
337. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
338. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
339. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

I’ve put in bold the ones I’ve personally read (55 of them). What’s your number? 

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OCTOBER 1ST - The Tale of Robert Elm

This story is nearly an hour long and not very horrifying but my goodness something about Otis Jiry’s voice makes this so spooky and almost real like there’s an actual old man at a bar telling you his story. 

I don’t remember when I first listened to this scary story I only remember liking it a lot and I hope you guys do too!

Now the Book Recommendation! Let’s start the month off with something classic but not very long (unlike my video suggestion). When October comes around I think of Edgar Allan Poe. As a lot of you may have guessed at this point I’m a pretty big Poe fan so if you prefer something more modern don’t worry I won’t only recommend from the 1800s. In Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems I recommend “Berenice” and “The Tell-tale Heart”

What do you think of my recommendations? Have any of your own?