My friend Cate, yes THAT CATE, pointed me to the most radical blog the other day. They are going through the entire Rory Gilmore reading list. The ENTIRE list. I think they are on book 6 or 7 out of 339, which is cray. I wonder if they will crap out around #74. Anyone care to take a little wager with me on that?
For those unfortunate souls out there who do not know who Rory Gilmore is, who do not know the gloriousness that is the Gilmore Girls television show please go out to your local Target and buy that shit. Now. I’ll wait……. I am expecting a full season one report from you in the morning so don’t THINK you are getting out of this one.
My Santa Barbara YAYA’s used to have Gilmore Girl’s/Cheaters nights back when we all lived in the same town and went to college together. Gilmore Girls, followed by Joey Greco. (that link goes to his OFFICIAL WEBSITE Y’ALL) YUP. Don’t you JUDGE ME. It was awesome and I miss it.
We all read through this ridiculously long list to see how many of brainy Rory’s books we have each tackled. I had 58. Pretty good. I think that is because I am rather fond of the off the cuff books like Peyton Place and Valley of the Dolls. I am positive those were Lorelai’s suggestion. I know I would be down for any Lorelai sponsored book club. I did not count any Dickens or Twain. I know these are classics and important works but both these writers make me itchy and stabby and I have never gone beyond a few chapters. NOW you can go ahead and judge me. I don’t even care.
Colleen and I both remember loving A Separate Peace by John Knowles. I don’t even recall what grade I read it in. She had the super idea of a virtual bookclub with the four of us. My mom found my old copy – it has my older sisters name in it. Don’t tell her I have it still. I probably was supposed to return it back in 1990 or something. SHARING IS CARING BIG SIS!
We aren’t doing anything formal, just reading it and maybe chatting online about it book when we have time, message board style. I tried a real book club once. Fail. Fail.
Holy crap you guys, we might need to find some GILMORE girls FAN FIC. She ends up with Jess. Luke is you STEPFATHER! Suki for President. Or it might just be poorly written and awkwardly pervy.
ALSO, pause, side note if you WILL I was listening to the Nerdist and Lauren Graham was the guest and she was talking about her book Someday, Someday, Maybe: A Novel and how is being optioned for a TV show… on the CW!
WOOO This is amazing news! This is the Yayas! next books club selection (executive decision made – sorry/not sorry) On the podcast Chris Hardwick kept bringing up how she refused to go on a date with him years back. Multiple times. This pleased me. DUH CHRIS – You are NO LUKE!
• Watch every episode of Gilmore Girls
• Logan, Dean, Or Jess – and Why?
• Christopher or Luke – Why? You are wrong the answer is always LUKE
• Please check out the Rory Gilmore Reading list here – let me know how you scored in the comments below!
• Have you ever been in a book club? How did that work out for you? Tell me your book club tips please! I need them!