The sequel to Gilmore Girls may not quite live up to the original series and the book list is not quite as long as the original Rory Gilmore reading list, but there are still plenty of books mentioned in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. 

As you’ll see, there are a few crossovers from the original list, but there are quite a few new ones as well!

Let me know which ones you’ve read in the comments.

books in gilmore girls


The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain √

Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo


Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon √


Wild by Cheryl Strayed √

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood by William Wordsworth


Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert √

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Call of the Wild by Jack London √

The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder √

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard


The following are authors that were referenced but not specific books. 

  • John McPhee
  • William Shakespeare
  • Aeschylus
  • Edith Wharton
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Dorothy Parker
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Dave Eggers
  • David Mamet
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