Book List – Gilmore Girls Season 3

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I previously posted book lists for Gilmore Girls Season 1 and Season 2. Below is my book list for Season 3. This book list was compiled by watching the show and researching other people’s book lists found online. The book and the episode it was in are included on this list. 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 – I will update this list with ratings as I finish reading more books. To see what I’m currently reading, click over to my Goodreads.

11/12/2016 UPDATE:
I did create a Goodreads list for this book list. If you’re interested, click on over to Gilmore Girls: Season 3 Books.

Gilmore Girls: Season 3

Book Episode My Rating
☆☆☆☆☆
A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays
Mary McCarthy
Episode 1
Rory read it at home.
★★★★
A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole
Episode 2
Jess read it at the diner.
Episode 22
Rory mentioned it in her valedictorian speech.
★★★★
Dead Souls
Nikolai Gogol
Episode 3
Rory mentioned reading it.
Not Read
Macbeth
William Shakespeare
Episode 3
Mentioned at Rory’s Harvard alumnus lunch.
★★★★
Henry IV
William Shakespeare
Episode 3
Mentioned at Rory’s Harvard alumnus lunch.
★★★★
Henry V
William Shakespeare
Episode 3
Mentioned at Rory’s Harvard alumnus lunch.
★★★★
The Merry Wives of Windsor
William Shakespeare
Episode 3
Mentioned at Rory’s Harvard alumnus lunch.
★★★★
The Manticore
Robertson Davies
Episode 3
Mentioned at Rory’s Harvard alumnus lunch.
Not Read
We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet
Daniel Sinker
Episode 4
Jess read it at the diner and apartment.
Not Read
Visions of Cody
Jack Kerouac
Episode 5
Jess read it while walking down the street.
Not Read
Marathon Man
William Goldman
Episode 5
Lorelai referenced it – “We were both in pain – deep pain, Marathon Man kind of pain.”
Not Read
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
Episode 6
Lorelai called the town loner ‘Boo Radley’.
★★★★★
Deenie
Judy Blume
Episode 6
Lorelai said she was probably reading it when she was pregnant with Rory.
Not Read
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Tom Wolfe
Episode 7
Taylor referenced it …”drink as much electric Kool-Aid as you want”…
★★★
The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand
Episode 7
Rory called Lorelai the Howard Roark of Stars Hollow.
★★★
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo
Episode 9
Lorelai mentioned Quasimodo.
★★★
The History of the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides
Episode 10
Lorelai gifted it to Richard.
★★★★
The Art of War
Sun Tzu
Episode 10
Rory mentioned it.
★★★★
Eloise
Kay Thompson
Episode 11
Paris mentioned “Eloise at the Plaza”.
★★★
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Episode 11
Lorelai referenced it –
“That is some serious Great Gatsby pining.”
★★★★★
Julius Caesar
William Shakespeare
Episode 11
Paris called Rory ‘Brutus’.
★★★★
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette
Judith Thurman
Episode 12
Rory read it at the bus stop.
★★★★
Inferno
Dante Alighieri
Episode 13
Jess read it at the diner.
Not Read
Moby Dick
Herman Melville
Episode 13
Jess suggested Kirk read it.
Episode 22
Rory mentioned it in her valedictorian speech.
★★★
Nickel and Dimed
Barbara Ehrenreich
Episode 13
Lorelai read it at the hospital.
Not Read
The Holy Barbarians
Lawrence Lipton
Episode 14
Rory and Jess discussed it.
★★★★
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
Donald J. Sobol
Episode 14
Jess mentioned it – “Well, if it doesn’t have Encyclopedia Brown in the title, that narrows it down a lot.”
★★★★★
Othello
William Shakespeare
Episode 15
Rory referenced it – “there’s
cute jealous and there’s Othello.”
★★★★
I’m with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
Pamela Des Barres
Episode 16
Lorelai read it at home.
★★★
The Brontës
Juliet Barker
Episode 16
Rory read it at home.
Not Read
The Tell-Tale Heart
Edgar Allan Poe
Episode 17
Lorelai mentioned it.
★★★★★
The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe
Episode 17
Read at the Poe Society meeting.
★★★★★
The Cask of Amontillado
Edgar Allan Poe
Episode 17
Lorelai mentioned it.
★★★★
The System of Doctor Tarr
and Professor Fether

Edgar Allan Poe
Episode 17
Lorelai mentioned it.
Not Read
In Search of Lost Time
Marcel Proust
Episode 17
Paris mentioned it.
Not Read
Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens
Episode 17
Lorelai mentioned it.
Not Read
Henry VI
William Shakespeare
Episode 20
Mrs. Kim quoted it.
★★★★
Hamlet
William Shakespeare
Episode 20
Rory referenced it – “to be or not to be.”
★★★★
Eleanor Roosevelt
Blanche Wiesen Cook
Episode 20
Rory read it on the bus.
Not Read
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
Episode 20
Jess read it on the bus.
Not Read
Death on the Installment Plan
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Episode 20
Jess read it on the bus.
★★★★
Holy Bible Episode 20
Dave read it in one night.
★★★★★
The Stepford Wives
Ira Levin
Episode 20
Lane referenced it –
“it was more Stepford than cold.”
Not Read
The Lovely Bones
Alice Sebold
Episode 21
Emily mentioned it.
★★★★
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain
Episode 22
Rory mentioned it in her valedictorian speech.
★★★
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
Episode 22
Rory mentioned it in her valedictorian speech.
★★★★★
Swann’s Way
Marcel Proust
Episode 22
Rory mentioned it in her valedictorian speech.
★★★

 

Author: Darinda

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

2 thoughts on “Book List – Gilmore Girls Season 3”

  1. Good list and good variety, but it looks like you are behind on your reading…. could a toddler have anything to do with that?

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