Was anyone else obsessed with the Gilmore Girls? For a pick-me-up, I may or may not return to reruns when I have had a long day. The quick banter between Rory and Lorelai never gets old, the way Rory is so into her studies and books I find inspiring, the chemistry between Lorelai and Luke. Sigh. Not to mention the men that find their way in and out of Rory’s life are not half bad to look at!
Apparently 339 classic books were mentioned and read by Rory in the show. All have been compiled over at Going Down Swinging. Now, I am not inspired to read all 339 books, but I will list my top 6 to read this summer. A much more reasonable goal!
1. Crime and Punishment by Fyoder Dostoyevsky | 2. 1984 by George Orwell | 3. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen | 4. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke | 5. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger | 6. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I have read books by George Orwell and F. Scott Fitzgerald before and love their writing style. Girl, Interrupted was an awesome movie so I am sure I will love the book. The other three I have heard great things about and always see them on the “to-read” classic lists.
What would you pick from the Rory Gilmore inspired reading list?
Although I didn’t watch The Gilmore Girls in high school as nearly as much as Kate (and when I say as much, I’m talking about her knowing pretty much every episode by heart), I still love reading and watching a good teenage romantic drama. Oh yes. Who remembers those TV shows we all once loved as blossoming teenagers like My So-Called Life, Freaks and Geeks, and Saved By the Bell? Well, now that I’ve got you thinking back to these days, remember what being young and in love felt like too? My summer reading this year is inspired from these moments of young love that we all still may hold dear in our hearts. Also, I’ve heard only great things about these six books for young adults!
1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell | 2. Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche | 3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green | 4. Paper Towns by John Green | 5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky | 6. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I know many of you have already read most of these by now, but this girl (Jamie) needs to play major catch up on all the latest and greatest reads these days!
What has inspired your summer reading list for this year?
Jamie & Kate