Top Ten Books to Read If You’re in the Mood for Gilmore Girls


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Week’s Topic is Ten Books to Read if You’re in the Mood For Gilmore Girls!

This week’s TTT is books to read if you are in the mood for X. Now, I had a hard time coming up with X because my mind kept going in a million different directions. So I settled on “Books to read if you are in the mood for season end of season 3 beginning of season 4 of Gilmore Girls. I know this seems incredibly specific but I promise you it’s not. In those two(ish) episodes there is homesickness, the life change of moving away from home, travel, and family issues, with everything being tied up in a nice little bow. Basically if you want a book that can be fun at times, a little quirky, a little serious, and characters becoming their own person without completely disowning their families. Also I’ve been marathoning GG lately with my old roommate over facetime so it’s what I’ve been in the mood for lately.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

A classic dystopian novel that still remains extremely readable and frightening. Plus this would totally be a book that Rory would read in some freshman english class.


The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

Rory was a total Soc. I’m just going to leave it at that.

Where the Heart Is – Billie Letts

Novalee gets pregnant, is abandoned, gives birth, and is taken in by the townies. She grows into her own person and gives her daughter the life and community that she always wanted growing up.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple

Maria Semple used to write fro Arrested for Arrested Development and BH90210. That’s almost how I describe Gilmore and it’s soapiest and quirkiest. Also this is a fun read.

Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

I really just included this because it is a fun read and Rory also went to Paris 🙂

A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

Eating your way through Paris in the Jazz Age. That is all.

Summer at Tiffany – Marjorie Hart

Two women, fresh out of college, head to New York to work at Tiffany’s for the summer and become the first shop girls to actually work the floor. It’s a memoir that doesn’t feel like one at all.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chboksy

You’re awkward and insecure and on the cusp of too old for high school and to young for college. A great book for that feeling.

Brooklyn – Colm Tóibín

Omigosh this book, so cute. It’s perfect for when you’re still trying to figure out where your home is and reconciling with the fact that home starts to be more than one place and what that means as you grow up without completely moving on.

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

This is about the hard time a girl has as she adjusts to college life. This is Rory Gilmore writing fanfic instead of reading a ton.


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