Rory Gilmore, everyone's favorite book-loving and coffee-addicted TV character, from the beloved "Gilmore Girls" show was revered as a bright, sharp-witted young woman who inspired many of the show's audience, including myself, to delve back into the world of literature. There exists a list of the 339 books referenced on the show and here I have listed 15 of the top must-reads from the list.


1. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


2. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess


3. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole


4. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri


5. Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger


6. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan


7. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman


8. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides


9. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin


10. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques


11. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


12. Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut


13. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath


14. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides


15. Wicked by Gregory Maguire


In all, these 15 books from Rory Gilmore's reading list are varied, insightful, and sure to broaden your reading horizons! As Rory stands as reading motivation for many of us busy yet book-loving individuals, we should strive to become as engaged in literature as she is.