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There has been some discussion around the forum lately about several members wanting to do a book list challenge based upon the books that have been read or mentioned by the great Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls.

 

The list is a whopping 250 books long so (more than likely) we won't be covering every single one. I was thinking of roughly 4-5 a year (just think, at that rate it would take us 62.5 years to complete the whole list!). :) If anyone has any input about how best to go about this (since we all have our own personal reading lists in progress) please comment, suggest, debate below.

 

Once I have converted the list from the Excel spreadsheet to a Word doc I will be posting it below in the reserved spots. (If anyone already has the entire list on a Word doc and would be willing to email it to me please send me a PM!) Until then, here is the link for Shona's Book Shelves where the list we will be using can be found.

 

http://shonasbookshelves.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/rory-gilmore-reading-project/

 

A few questions that need answering:

 

Do we all want to agree upon a book to read and then discuss?

Do we each want to choose our own books from the list and read separately?

What kind of time frame should we have if we have one at all?

Edited by CaliLily

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Rory's List (in alphabetical order)

 

1984 by George Orwell

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (TBR)

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 (TBR)

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

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

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 p�re

Cousin Bette by Honor'e de Balzac

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (TBR)

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber (TBR)

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Cujo by Stephen King

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

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

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 (TBR)

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

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

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Alvin Granowsky

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (TBR)

The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford

The Gospel According to Judy Bloom

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 (TBR)

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry (TBR)

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 (TBR)

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 (TBR)

The Iliad by Homer

I'm with the Band by Pamela des Barres (TBR)

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (TBR)

Inferno by Dante

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 Bront�

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

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

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

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

Edited by Janet

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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 (TBR)

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 (TBR)

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

Myra Waldo's Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe, 1978 by Myra Waldo

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (TBR)

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

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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 (TBR)

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 (TBR)

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 (TBR)

R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton

Rita Hayworth by Stephen King

Robert's Rules of Order by Henry Robert

Roman Holiday 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

The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition

Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi

Sanctuary by William Faulkner

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

Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller by Henry James

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 (TBR)

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

Selected Hotels of Europe

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 (TBR)

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (TBR)

The Tragedy of Richard III by William Shakespeare

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (TBR)

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 (TBR)

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (TBR)

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 Bront� (TBR)

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

 

(Thanks frankie!)

Edited by Janet

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Books completed so far in 2010 by those participating in the Rory Gilmore Book List Challenge:

 

January: RGBLC is formed. :D

 

February: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

March: Wurthering Heights by Emily Bronte

 

April: The Crimson Petal and White by Michel Faber

 

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

 

June: The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby (TBR)

 

July: TBD

 

August: TBD

 

September: TBD

 

October: TBD

 

November: TBD

 

December: TBD

Edited by CaliLily

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Nollaig   

Can I just ask, and I can delete this post after - what on earth kind of show is it that mentions 250 books? How do they come up, is she a book worm, or quote them a lot or something? Just curious, I've never seen the show :)

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Can I just ask, and I can delete this post after - what on earth kind of show is it that mentions 250 books? How do they come up, is she a book worm, or quote them a lot or something? Just curious, I've never seen the show :)

 

:lol: She is a book worm Ivy League bound high school student. You should really watch the series, I think you would like it!

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Janet   

Once I have converted the list from the Excel spreadsheet to a Word doc I will be posting it below in the reserved spots. (If anyone already has the entire list on a Word doc and would be willing to email it to me please send me a PM!)

You can do that if you select 'file' (under the Google icon), then download as... then select 'text' then when the box asks you how you want to open it, you can browse and select 'Word'. :lol:

 

I also have a spreadsheet version of it where you can mark off the books read and work out the percentage done if anyone wants it uploaded - I did it last week when it was discussed somewhere but have decided I have enough challenges at the moment without adding another 250 books to the list! :)

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Nolliag, I almost want to say that you'll have to watch it to appreciate how the books play a part, but Rory is definitely an admirable bookworm and book titles and quotes play a (I feel) big role in the series - it surely makes for witty dialogue, anyway. :lol:

 

I have already read a few books on the list. I would like to participate in the challenge if I have the time. :) That being said, and to answer one of CaliLily's questions, I think if I do participate I'd like to select the books myself. There are a lot of interesting reads on there, but also a lot that doesn't appeal or spark my interest at all.

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Fi.   

I would love to join in - I'm a recent convert to the Gilmore Girls having been watching it Monday to Friday every week on E4 :) There's a few on the list I've already read but am definitely interested in the challenge :lol:

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Great to see so many people interested! :)

 

I think that because everyone has different tastes and we have all probably read at least few books from the list we should choose our own, too. That way everyone can get the most out of this little challenge.

 

The list is composed of some of the best traditional and modern classics out there so hopefully everyone can find a few they would enjoy reading.

 

I would also like to note that you don't have to be a Gilmore Girls fan or even know anything about them to join in. It is a great show and Rory is one heck of a great character, but you don't have to know the whole background in order to enjoy this little challenge. (I would, however, personally encourage everyone to watch at least one episode because it is a great series!)

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frankie   

Nice job setting up the thread CaliLily :lol: Great to see so many eager participants!

 

I suppose it's best that we choose the books we're going to read on our own ourselves, but I don't mind trying to coincide my own reading of a certain book together with someone else. That means that if I know I'll be reading a Rory book I'll be mentioning it here beforehand to see if anyone's up for reading the same book. You can do the same thing if you please so maybe someone will be inspired to read the same book at the same time :)

 

If eveyone wants to choose their own books, what do you all think about the timelines then? Do you think we should all read a Rory book at the same time (whichever book we individually choose) or are we to read them in our own time as well?

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Fi.   

I'm happy to go along with the majority but it might be nice to be reading some of them at the same time, for an extra bit of encouragement :)

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I would also like to read them at the same time if we have the same one on our lists, that way we could discuss our thoughts. :)

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frankie   
I'm happy to go along with the majority but it might be nice to be reading some of them at the same time, for an extra bit of encouragement :D

 

Me too, it's nice to know someone else is reading the same book and maybe compare notes afterwards :) And it doesn't mean that everyone who's taking part in this challenge has to be involved in reading that same book, but if there are other willing people then a little sub-group could be temporarily formed for that book. Wow that sounded really official but I do mean it in the most casual way :lol:

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Fi.   

Frankie, that sounds a great idea :)

 

I'm going to print off the list and tick off what I've already read - there's quite a few I wouldn't mind reading again though!

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Kylie   

Thanks for setting this up, Abby. I'm so glad to see a lot of people joining in. :lol:

 

I've been looking at my list of Rory books on my TBR pile, and thought I'd mention a few to see if anyone is interested in joining me for a read one day. I'm pretty flexible so I can work around others' schedules. :)

 

Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca

Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

Allen Ginsberg: Howl

SE Hinton: The Outsiders

Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Emily Bront�: Wuthering Heights

Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca

Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

I have these also on my TBR (except for the Levin book but I think I can borrow that from the library and I've been wanting to read it for a long time) so I'd be happy to join you in reading some or all of them - but only if the book in question suits my mood at that time, otherwise I'll start to feel like I'm doing homework :lol: I think you know what I mean? :) You can go ahead and read them any time you like of course, and I'll just jump right in if it suits me ;)

 

The ones that are on my TBR and which I'd like to read at some point in the next couple of months are

Vincent Bugliosi: Helter Skelter

Truman Capote: In Cold Blood

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Kylie   

I know exactly what you mean. You have to be in the right mood for the book at the time otherwise I've found that it can affect your enjoyment of it. :lol:

 

I remember enough of In Cold Blood to discuss it with you when you read it, and I'm really tempted to buy Helter Skelter as well. :)

 

I'll definitely let you know if and when I get to any of the books I listed.

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Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

SE Hinton: The Outsiders

Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

I'll read these ones with you! I've already read Tuesdays With Morrie, Wurthering Heights, and The Outsiders but they are three of my favorite books so I would love to refresh them in my mind. :lol: Tuesdays With Morrie is in my top 5 favorites of all time.

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frankie   

Haha Kylie, I'm psyched to hear you're getting the Helter Skelter fever as well :lol: I wanted to buy this book for ages because I discovered the fascination of true crime last year and my friend suggested HS. Then I finally ordered it during holidays, got it last week and only then noticed that it's on Shonali's Rory List! What good luck :)

 

CaliLily, have you already gotten the Shonali-list as a Word doc? If not, I've just rewritten the whole list and put it in alphabetical order and you can copy+paste it from the first page of my reading list, in the Shonali section. Two posts needed for the whole list ;) (When you copy+paste it you don't need to worry about my own overlining and bolding of the books because you'll find you'll get it the normal way when you paste it, but do notice that I've marked my own TBR's on it :D)

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Fi.   

Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights

Daphne Du Maurier: Rebecca

Jeffrey Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

Allen Ginsberg: Howl

SE Hinton: The Outsiders

Ira Levin: Rosemary's Baby

Margaret Mitchell: Gone with the Wind

Mark Twain: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

 

I'll read along with these - have read Tuesdays with Morrie more than once recently so will leave that but it's been a while since I read WH, Rebecca, Gone With The Wind or Huck Finn :lol:

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Haha Kylie, I'm psyched to hear you're getting the Helter Skelter fever as well :) I wanted to buy this book for ages because I discovered the fascination of true crime last year and my friend suggested HS. Then I finally ordered it during holidays, got it last week and only then noticed that it's on Shonali's Rory List! What good luck ;)

 

CaliLily, have you already gotten the Shonali-list as a Word doc? If not, I've just rewritten the whole list and put it in alphabetical order and you can copy+paste it from the first page of my reading list, in the Shonali section. Two posts needed for the whole list :D (When you copy+paste it you don't need to worry about my own overlining and bolding of the books because you'll find you'll get it the normal way when you paste it, but do notice that I've marked my own TBR's on it :blush:)

 

I haven't had a chance yet! You rock my socks off Frankie! :haha: I will steal it and post it! Thanks :lol: (Alphabetical order? You list queen, you!)

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