Book List – Gilmore Girls Season 2

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I previously posted a book list for Gilmore Girls Season 1. Below is my book list for Season 2. This book list was compiled by watching the show and researching other people’s book lists found online. On this list, the book and the episode it was in are included. Gilmore Girls was on for seven seasons, so I’ll do a book list for each season instead of one really long list. My book lists leave off reference books, travel guides, and cookbooks. For books that I have read, I included a rating, and I will update this list with ratings as I finish reading more books. That’s a way to help me remember which books I’ve read, plus I added these books to my “to read” or “read” lists on Goodreads.

11/2/2016 UPDATE:
I did create a Goodreads list for this book list. If you’re interested, click on over to Gilmore Girls: Season 2 Books.

3/29/2017 UPDATE:
I finished reading the books on this list!

Gilmore Girls: Season 2

Book Episode My Rating
☆☆☆☆☆
A Mencken Chrestomathy
H.L. Mencken
Episode 1
Richard gave Rory a first edition.
★★
Personal History
Katharine Graham
Episode 2
Rory read it at home.
★★★★
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Mark Twain
Episode 2
Lane referenced it “He likes me. He’s perfect. I’ll never see him again. You’ll read about it in my novel, A Connecticut Yankee in Pusan.”
★★★
The Optimist’s Daughter
Eudora Welty
Episode 3
Rory read it at home.
★★★
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette
Judith Thurman
Episode 3
Lorelai asked Rory for “that Colette biography” to read.
★★★★
Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
Episode 4
Lorelai told Rory she didn’t need to read it – “Tuesday’s with Morrie? Skip that.”
★★★★
Who Moved My Cheese?
Spencer Johnson
Episode 4
Lorelai told Rory she didn’t need to read it – “Who Moved My Cheese? Just stuff you already know.”
★★★★
Mrs. Dalloway
Virginia Woolf
Episode 4
Rory read it at Friday night dinner.
★★★
On the Road
Jack Kerouac
Episode 5
Jess took it with him when he left Luke’s apartment.
★★★
Selected Letters, 1913-1965
Dawn Powell
Episodes 5
Rory read it at school.
★★★★
Howl and Other Poems
Allen Ginsberg
Episode 5
Rory offered to loan it to Jess.
★★★
Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
Episode 5
Rory called Jess ‘Dodger’.
★★★
Savage Beauty
Nancy Milford
Episode 7
Rory’s bus book.
★★★★
The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner
Episode 7
Rory’s bus book.
★★
The Collected Stories
Eudora Welty
Episode 7
Rory’s bus book.
★★★
The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000
Gore Vidal
Episode 7
Rory’s lunch book.
★★★
Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter
Simone de Beauvoir
Episode 7
Rory read it at lunch.
★★★
Snow White and Rose Red
The Brothers Grimm
Episode 7
Ivy mentioned it when Francie said the Puffs were folklore.
★★★★
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Rebecca Wells
Episode 7
Rory referenced it – “I end up here with the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”.
★★★
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo
Episode 7
Lorelai referenced it – “Who do you think you are, the hunchback of Notre Dame?”
★★★
The Catcher in the Rye
J.D. Salinger
Episode 8
Rory called Jess Holden Caulfield.
★★★★
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Episode 8
Jess referenced it “You actually went to that bizarro town meeting? Those things are so To Kill a Mockingbird.”
★★★★★
Macbeth
William Shakespeare
Episode 9
Mentioned in Rory’s class.
★★★★
Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare
Episode 9
Mentioned in Rory’s class.
★★★★
Richard III
William Shakespeare
Episode 9
Mentioned in Rory’s class.
★★★★
Unfinished Business: Memoirs: 1902-1988
John Houseman
Episode 9
Paris made copies of Houseman’s memoirs.
★★★★
The Iliad
Homer
Episode 10
Paris read it.
★★★★★
The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan
Episode 10
Lorelai referenced it – “The Joy-less Luck Club”.
★★★★
The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
Episode 13
Rory and Jess discussed it.
★★★
The Children’s Hour
Lillian Hellman
Episode 13
Rory bought it for Lorelai.
★★★★
Inherit the Wind
Jerome Lawrence
Episode 15
Rory bought it at town book sale.
★★★★
Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke
Episode 15
Rory bought it at town book sale.
★★★★★
Like Water for Chocolate
Laura Esquivel
Episode 15
Kirk and Gypsy haggled over it at the town book sale.
★★★★
Franny and Zooey
J.D. Salinger
Episode 15
Jess mentioned it – “I wanted to see if she had Franny and Zooey.”
★★★★
James Joyce’s Ulysses
Stuart Gilbert
Episode 16
Jess read it at the diner.
★★★
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
Episode 18
Lorelai mentioned it – “Pilot a steamboat, write Huckleberry Finn?”
★★★
The Bhagavad Gita
Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Episode 18
Paris mentioned it – “It’s not The Bhagavad Gita, Madeline. It’s simple instructions for the business fair.”
★★★★
The Dirt
Tommy Lee
Episode 18
Lorelai read it at home.
★★★★
Candide
Voltaire
Episode 18
Rory finished reading it.
★★★★
Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut
Episode 19
Jess read it in Luke’s apartment.
★★★
Please Kill Me
Legs McNeil
Episode 19
Jess asked Rory if she’s read it.
★★★★★
Othello
William Shakespeare
Episode 19
Rory and Jess studied it.
★★★★
The Little Locksmith
Katharine Butler Hathaway
Episode 20
Lorelai gave it to Rory.
★★★★
Novels, 1930-1942
Dawn Powell
Episode 20
Rory loaned it to Lane.
★★★
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of
Calaveras County

Mark Twain
Episode 21
Lorelai referenced it – “I don’t know, didn’t they feed it to our jumping frog or something?”
★★★★
The Lottery
Shirley Jackson
Episode 21
Rory referenced it – “Oh yeah, right after they stoned the woman who won the lottery.”
★★★★★
What Color is Your Parachute?
Richard N. Bolles
Episode 21
Chris gave it to Lorelai.
★★★★
The Portable Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche
Episode 21
Chris gave it to Lorelai.
★★★★
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Tom Wolfe
Episode 21
Jess read it in the park.
★★★
Girl, Interrupted
Susanna Kaysen
Episode 22
Rory mentioned it – “Still melodic, but not quite as Girl, Interrupted.”
★★★★

 

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Darinda lives in East Texas with her husband and son. She loves reading and traveling.

2 Comments to “Book List – Gilmore Girls Season 2”

  1. Beverly Smith says:

    This took some work to set up, but such a good idea! Also, I like getting ideas on book to read….

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