The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge Book List - I'm In!

I hereby declare that I am embarking on The Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge with my daughter. 

Even after watching The Gilmore Girls four times, the show still amazes me, and it has been one of the many shows that have influenced my writing as it was part of my coming-of-age experience. 

The Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge List
My daughter with the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge books from our home library.

My ten-year-old daughter and I recently finished re-watching The Gilmore Girls for the second time together. She was about seven years old the first time around, and I love that she adores the show just as much as I do. This time around, we began jotting down notes of movies and books mentioned, and so we began our Rory Gillmore literary and film journey. 

I had already read quite a few of these books, watched many of the movies growing up, and we have lots of the books on our bookshelves, since I had made my older sons read several of them over the years, insisting that they needed to read the classics to understand the world we live in. As a family, we read the entire Little House of the Prairie series, one chapter at a time, one Friday at a time over several years, and we read The Scarlet Letter one summer and Little Women another summer. 

After perusing our bookshelves, it turned out that we had more than 30 of the books on the Gilmore Girls book list on our bookshelves. 

There's just something special about reading these books with my only daughter, and it has given me an opportunity to bring some of the classics of the past into her modern world that's so focused on technology. If we stick with it, she will be very well-read and prepared for both high school and college.

When I discovered the Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge on Bookstagram also called the #RoryGilmoreReadingChallenge, I knew it was something we had to do - together, so we're now going to go full out, but we'll add in the movies as well. 

We've been stuck on the Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain for a while, but slowly and surely, we're making our way through it. We've watched Pretty in Pink and the Sound of Music, and every time my daughter points out that one of the books we've read or movies we've watched are referenced in another movie or tv show, it gives me a sense of delightful satisfaction. She might be growing up in a world so different than the one I grew up in, but she will keep her literary compass because she's being exposed to the Gilmore Girls book list.

We'll be jumping around the list a bit, especially since some of the books might be a little ahead of my daughter's age, but I hope she'll stick with me, as we go through the list. For now, we've made shelf just for the books on our Gilmore Girls reading challenge, but I am sure that we will find ways to add to our Rory Gilmore literary book collection.

You can follow our reading journey on Instagram at

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Books from the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge That We've Both completed:

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe 

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne  

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd 

Here's the Gilmore Girls Reading List:

1. 1984 by George Orwell 

2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 

3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain 

4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 

5. All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward 

6. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Chabon

7. An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser 

8. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie 

9. Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt 

10. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy 

11. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 

12. The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan 

13. The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as a History by Norman Mailer 

14. The Art of Fiction by Henry James 

15. The Art of Living by Epictetus 

16. The Art of War by Sun Tzu As 

17. I Lay Dying by William Faulkner 

18. Atonement by Ian McEwan 

19. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy 

20. The Awakening by Kate Chopin 

21. Babe by Dick King-Smith 

22. Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi 

23. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie 

24: Bambi: A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten Bel 

25: Canto by Ann Patchett 

26: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 

27: Beloved by Toni Morrison 

28: Beowulf 

29: The Bhagavad Gita 

30: 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 

31: Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women by Elizabeth Wurtzel 

32: A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy 

33: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

34: Brick Lane by Monica Ali 

35: Brigadoon by Alan Jay Lerner 

36: Candide by Voltaire 

37: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer 

38: Carrie by Stephen King 

39: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 

40: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 

41: The Celebrated Jumping Frog by Mark Twain 

42: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White 

43: The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman 

44: Christine by Stephen King 

45: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 

46: Cinderella by Brothers Grimm 

47: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess 

48: The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse 

49: The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty 

50: A Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare 

51: The Compact Oxford English Dictionary 

52: The Complete Novels of Dawn Powell 

53: The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton 

54: The Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker 

55: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy 

56: Toole A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain 

57: Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays by David Foster Wallace 

58: Contact by Carl Sagan 

59: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 

60: Cousin Bette by Honore De Balzac 

61: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky 

62: The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber 

63: The Crucible by Arthur Miller 

64: Cujo by Stephen King 

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

66: Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand 

67: Daisy Miller by Henry James 

68: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende 

69: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 

70: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown 

71: Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol 

72: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 

73: Deenie by Judy Blume 

74: Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

75: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson 

76: The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank 

77: The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx 

78: The Divine Comedy by Dante 

79: Alighieri 

80: The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells 

81: Don Quixote by Cervantes 

82: Dracula by Bram Stoker 

83: Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhrv 

84: Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe 

84: Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen 

85: Cook The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe 

86: Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn 

87: Eloise at the Plaza by Kay Thompson 

88: Emily the Strange by Roger Reger 

89: Emma by Jane Austen Empire Falls by Richard Russo 

90: Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol 

91: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 

93: Ethics by Spinoza 

94: Europe through the Back Door: The Travel Skills Handbook by Rick Steves 

95: Eva Luna by Isabel Allende 

96: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer 

97: The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer 

98: Extravagance by Gary Krist 

99: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

100: Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore 

101: The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan 

102: Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World by Greg Critser 

103: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson 

104: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien 

105: Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein 

106: Finnegan’s Wake by James Joyce 

107: The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom 

108: Fletch by Gregory McDonald 

109: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 

110: Fodor’s Selected Hotels of Europe 

111: The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem 

112: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand 

113: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

114: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger 

115: Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers 

116: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut 

117: Gender Trouble by Judith Butler 

118: George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg 

119: Gidget by Fredrick Kohner

120: A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary 

121: Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen 

122: The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels 

123: The Godfather by Mario Puzo 

124: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy 

125: Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Bears Should Share! by Alvin Granowsky 

126: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell 

127: Goodnight Spoon by Keith Richards 

128: The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford 

129: The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago 

130: The Graduate by Charles Webb 

131: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 

132: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 

133: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

134: The Group by Mary Mccarthy 

135: Haiku, Volume 2: Spring by R.H. Blyth 

136: Hamlet by William Shakespeare 

137: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 

138: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling 

139: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers 

140: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 

141: Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Hunter S. Thompson 

142: Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry Henry 

143: IV, Part I by William Shakespeare Henry 

144: IV, Part II by William Shakespeare Henry 

145: V by William Shakespeare Henry 

146: VI by William Shakespeare 

147: He’s Just Not That into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo 

148: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby 

149: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon 

150: Holidays on Ice: Stories by David Sedaris 

151: The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton 

152: Horton Hears A Who! by Dr. Seuss 

153: House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III 

154: The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende 

155: Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg 

156: How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer 

157: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 

158: How the Light Gets In by M. J. Hyland 

159: The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 

160: I Feel Bad about My Neck by Nora Ephron 

161: The Iliad by Homer 

162: I’m with the Band by Pamela 

163: Des Barres In Cold Blood by Truman Capote 

164: Indiana by George Sand 

165: The Inferno by Dante Alighieri 

166: Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee 

167: Ironweed by William J. Kennedy 

168: It Takes A Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton 

169: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 

170: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan 

171: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare 

172: The Jungle by Upton Sinclair 

173: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton 

174: Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito 

175: The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar by Robert Alexander 

176: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain 

177: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 

178: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence 

179: The Last Empire: Essays 1992–2000 by Gore Vidal 

180: The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume I: Visions of Glory, 1874–1932 by William Manchester 

181: The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932–1940 by William Manchester

182: The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume III: Defender of the Realm, 1940–1965 by William Manchester 

183: Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman 

184: The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield 

185: Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis 

186: Letters of Ayn Rand by Ayn Rand 

187: Letters of Edith Wharton by R. W. B. Lewis 

188:  Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke 

189: The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus 

190: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken 

191: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo 

192: Life of Pi by Yann Martel 

193: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel 

194: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 

195: Lisa and David by Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D. 

196: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens 

197: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 

198: The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway 

199: The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen 

200: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

201: Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton 

202: Lord of the Flies by William Golding 

203: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien 

204: The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson 

205: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 

206: Love Story by Erich Segal 

207: Macbeth by William Shakespeare 

208: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert 

209: The Manticore by Robertson Davies 

210: Marathon Man by William Goldman 

211: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov 

212: The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer 

213: Memoirs of A Dutiful Daughter by Simone De Beauvoir 

214: The Memoirs of General William T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman 

215: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray 

216: Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken 

217: The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare 

218: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris 

219: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka 

220: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 

221: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare 

222: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson 

223: Misery by Stephen King 

224: Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt 

225: Moby Dick by Herman Melville 

226: The Mojo Collection: The Greatest Albums of All Time by Jim Irvin 

227: Moliere: A Biography by Hobart Chatfield Taylor 

228: Molloy by Samuel Beckett 

229: A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman 

230: Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret 

231: A Month of Sundays: Searching for the Spirit and My Sister by Julie Mars 

232: Motley Crue by Seamus Craic 

233: The Mourning Bride by William Congreve 

234: A Movable Feast by Ernest Hemingway 

235: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf 

236: Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall 

237: My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh 

238: My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken 

239: My Life in Orange: Growing up with the Guru by Tim Guest 

240: Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to Europe by Myra Waldo 

241: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult 

242: My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard 

243: The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer 

244: Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs 

245: The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco 

246: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri 

247: Nancy Drew and the Witch Tree Symbol by Carolyn Keene 

248: The Nanny Diaries by Emma Mclaughlin 

249: Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature by Jan Lars Jensen 

250: New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson 

251: The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay 

252: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich 

253: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens 

254: Night by Elie Wiesel 

255: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 

256: The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism edited by Jeffrey J. Williams, et al. 

257: Notes of A Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski 

258: Novels, 1930–1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A Time to Be Born by Dawn Powell 

259: Oedipus Rex by Sophicles 

260: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 

261: Old School by Tobias Wolff 

262: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens 

263: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

264: One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey 

265: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

266: On the Road by Jack Kerouac 

267: The Opposite of Fate: Memories of A Writing Life by Amy Tan 

268: Oracle Night by Paul Auster 

269: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood 

270: Othello by William Shakespeare 

271: Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens 

272: The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan 

273: Out of Africa by Isak Dineson 

274: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 

275: A Passage to India by E.M. Forster 

276: The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition by Donald Kagan 

277: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky 

278: Peyton Place by Grace Metalious 

279: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 

280: Pigs at the Trough by Arianna Huffington 

281: Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi 

282: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain 

283: The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby 

284: The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker 

285: The Portable Nietzsche by Fredrich Nietzsche 

286: The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind 

287: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

288: Primary Colors by Joe Klein 

289: Property by Valerie Martin 

290: The Pump House Gang by Tom Wolfe 

291: The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate: Two Novels by Nancy Mitford 

292: Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon 

293: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw 

294: Quattrocento by James Mckean 

295: A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall 

296: Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm 

297: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe 

298: The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham 

299: Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi 

300: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 

301: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin 

302: The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane 

303: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant 

304: Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories from a Decade Gone Mad by Virginia Holman 

305: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien 

306: Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem 

307: Richard III by William Shakespeare 

308: R Is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton 

309: Rita Hayworth by Stephen King 

310: Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert 

311: Roman Fever by Edith Wharton 

312: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 

313: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf 

314: A Room with a View by E.M. Forster 

315: Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin 

216: The Rough Guide to Europe 

217: Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi 

318: Sanctuary by William Faulkner 

319: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie 

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

321: The Scarecrow of Oz by Frank L. Baum 

322: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 

323: Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand 

324: The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir 

325: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd 

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

327: Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913–1965 by Dawn Powell 

328: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 

329: A Separate Peace by John Knowles 

330: Sexus by Henry Miller 

331: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruíz 

332: Zafon Shane by Jack Shaefer 

333: The Shining by Stephen King 

334: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 

335: S Is for Silence by Sue Grafton 

336: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut 

337: Small Island by Andrea Levy 

338: Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway 

339: Snow White and Rose Red by Brothers Grimm 

340: Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore 

341: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 

342: Songbook by Nick Hornby 

343: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin 

344: The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht 

345: The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker 

346: Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia De Burgos by Julia De Burgos 

347: “Sonnet 43” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

348: The Sonnets by William Shakespeare 

349: Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning 

350: Sophie’s Choice by William Styron 

351: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner 

352: Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov 

353: The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin 

354: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach 

355: The Story of My Life by Helen Keller 

356: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson 

357: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams 

358: Stuart Little by E.B. White 

359: Summer of Fear by T. Jefferson Parker 

360: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 

361: Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust 

362: Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with Whales, Dolphins and Seals by Anne Collett 

363: Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber 

364: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

365: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe 

366: Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

367: Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry 

368: Tevya the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories by Sholem Aleichem 

369: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Horace McCoy 

370: The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett 

371: Time and Again by Jack Finney 

372: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 

373: To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway 

374: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

375: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh 

376: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 

377: The Trial by Franz Kafka 

378: The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson 

379: Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett 

380: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 

381: Ulysses by James Joyce 

382: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath 

383: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera 

384: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 

385: Unless by Carol Shields 

386: Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann 

387: The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers 

388: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 

289: Velvet Underground’s the Velvet Underground and Nico (33 1/3 Book 11) by Joe Harvard 

390: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides 

391: Visions of Cody by Jack Kerouac 

392: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett 

393: Walden by Henry David Thoreau 

394: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 

395: We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: The Collected Interviews by Daniel Sinker 

396: What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles 

397: What Happened to Baby Jane? by Henry Farrell 

398: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka 

399: Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson 

400: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee 

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

402: Wild by Cheryl Strayed 

403: The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike 

404: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 

405: Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë 

406: The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 

407: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 

408: Yoga for Dummies by Georg Feuerstein and Larry Payne

We found the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge list of books here.