Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Where Patrick Lenton takes a leaf out of Rory Gilmore’s books to read Rory’s books. All 337 of them.

The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Daniel East. Daniel is an Australian poet and critic...

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The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger+

I read The Catcher in the Rye at the correct time – somewhere around the age of seventeen or eighteen...

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Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Michelle Law.

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Sian Campbell. Sian is a freelance writer and one...

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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller+

Let’s just get this straight – I love Catch-22 and have read it many times before and was looking forward...

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Carrie by Stephen King+

Carrie is one of those books that’s soaked so deep into the public consciousness that I feel like I’ve always...

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The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Stephen Jones. Stephen has been writing strange things for...

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Candide by Voltaire+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Alexandra Neill. Alexandra is a co-director of the National...

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Brick Lane by Monica Ali+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Jodi McAlister. Jodi is a PhD candidate at Macquarie...

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Marlee Jane Ward. Marlee is a Sydney writer who studied...

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A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Sally Evans. Sally is a poet and lecturer/tutor based...

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The Bielski Brothers by Peter Duffy+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Bitch by Elizabeth Wurtzel+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Marlee Jane Ward. Marlee is a Sydney writer with...

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The Bhagavad Gita+

I’ve actually tried to read the Bhagavad Gita before, back in university. I was doing this amazing course in Indian...

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Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Beloved by Toni Morrison+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Bridget Lutherborrow. Bridget is a fiction writer and PhD...

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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Bridget Lutherborrow. Bridget is a fiction writer and PhD...

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Backlash by Susan Faludi+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Caroline Tapper. Caroline has degrees in music, English and...

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Babe by Dick King-Smith+

This week’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge is covered by guest reviewer Emma Wortley. Emma has a PhD in English from...

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The Awakening by Kate Chopin+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy+

Guest reviewer Jodi McAlister steps in for Patrick Lenton to review Lucy Grealy's Autobiography of a Face.

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Atonement by Ian McEwan+

Atonement is one of those beautifully crafted books that manages to evoke the feeling of looking at a misty, crumbling...

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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner+

Bridget Lutherborrow contemplates watching the grass die after attempting William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. (NB. This doesn’t mean that...

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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The Art of Fiction by Henry James+

Guest reviewer Bridget Lutherborrow takes on Henry James’ famous critical essay, ‘The Art of Fiction’ (1884). (NB. This doesn’t mean...

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The Archidamian War by Donald Kagan+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Anne Frank’s Diary+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt+

Introducing our first-ever guest reviewer to The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, Bridget Lutherborrow. (NB. This doesn’t mean that Patrick Lenton...

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An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell+

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of...

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