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RORY GILMORE READING CHALLENGE

1 1984 George Orwell
2 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
3 Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
4 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Michael Chabon
5 An American Tragedy Theodore Dreiser
6 Angela’s Ashes Frank McCourt
7 Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
8 The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
9 The Archidamian War Donald Kagan
10 The Art of Fiction Henry James
11 The Art of War by Sun Tzu Sun Tzu
12 As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
13 Atonement Ian McEwan
14 Autobiography of a Face Lucy Grealy
15 The Awakening Kate Chopin
16 Babe Dick King-Smith
17 Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American
Women Susan Faludi
18 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Dai Sijie
19 Bel Canto Ann Patchett
20 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
21 Beloved Toni Morrison
22 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation Seamus Heaney
23 The Bhagava Gita Unknown
24
The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men
Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest,
and Saved 1,200 Jews
Peter Duffy
25 Bitch in Praise of Difficult Women Elizabeth Wurtzel
26 A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays Mary McCarthy
27 Brave New World Aldous Huxley
28 Brick Lane Monica Ali
29 Bridgadoon Alan Jay Lerner
30 Candide Voltaire
31 The Canterbury Tales Chaucer
32 Carrie Stephen King
33 Catch-22 Joseph Heller
34 The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger
35 Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
36 The Children’s Hour Lillian Hellman
37 Christine Stephen King
38 A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
39 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
40 The Code of the Woosters P.G. Wodehouse
41 The Collected Stories Eudora Welty
42 A Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare
43 Complete Novels Dawn Powell
44 The Complete Poems Anne Sexton
45 Complete Stories Dorothy Parker
46 A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
47 The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
48 Cousin Bette Honore de Balzac
49 Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
50 The Crimson Petal and the White Michel Faber

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51 The Crucible Arthur Miller
52 Cujo Stephen King
53 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
54 Daughter of Fortune Isabel Allende
55 David and Lisa Dr Theodore Issac Rubin M.D
56 David Copperfield Charles Dickens
57 The Da Vinci -Code Dan Brown
58 Dead Souls Nikolai Gogol
59 Demons Fyodor Dostoyevsky
60 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
61 Deenie Judy Blume
62 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and
Madness at the Fair that Changed America Erik Larson
63 The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most
Notorious Rock Band
Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick
Mars and Nikki Sixx
64 The Divine Comedy Dante
65 The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Rebecca Wells
66 Don Quixote Cervantes
67 Driving Miss Daisy Alfred Uhrv
68 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
69 Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems Edgar Allan Poe
70 Eleanor Roosevelt Blanche Wiesen Cook
71 The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test Tom Wolfe
72 Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters Mark Dunn
73 Eloise Kay Thompson
74 Emily the Strange Roger Reger
75 Emma Jane Austen
76 Empire Falls Richard Russo
77 Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective Donald J. Sobol
78 Ethan Frome Edith Wharton
79 Ethics Spinoza
80 Europe through the Back Door, 2003 Rick Steves
81 Eva Luna Isabel Allende
82 Everything Is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer
83 Extravagance Gary Krist
84 Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury
85 Fahrenheit 9/11 Michael Moore
86 The Fall of the Athenian Empire Donald Kagan
87 Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest
People in the World Greg Critser
88 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson
89 The Fellowship of the Ring J. R. R. Tolkien
90 Fiddler on the Roof Joseph Stein
91 The Five People You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom
92 Finnegan’s Wake James Joyce
93 Fletch Gregory McDonald
94 Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes
95 The Fortress of Solitude Jonathan Lethem
96 The Fountainhead Ayn Rand
97 Frankenstein Mary Shelley
98 Franny and Zooey J. D. Salinger
99 Freaky Friday Mary Rodgers
100 Galapagos Kurt Vonnegut

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101 Gender Trouble Judith Butler
102 George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the
Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President Jacob Weisberg
103 Gidget Fredrick Kohner
104 Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen
105 The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels
106 The Godfather: Book 1 Mario Puzo
107 The God of Small Things Arundhati Roy
108 Goldilocks and the Three Bears Alvin Granowsky
109 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
110 The Good Soldier Ford Maddox Ford
111 The Gospel According to Judy Bloom Judy Bloom
112 The Graduate Charles Webb
113 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
114 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
115 Great Expectations Charles Dickens
116 The Group Mary McCarthy
117 Hamlet William Shakespeare
118 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling
119 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J. K. Rowling
120 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Dave Eggers
121 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
122 Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson
Murders Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
123 Henry IV, part I William Shakespeare
124 Henry IV, part II William Shakespeare
125 Henry V William Shakespeare
126 High Fidelity Nick Hornby
127 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman
Empire Edward Gibbon
128 Holidays on Ice: Stories David Sedaris
129 The Holy Barbarians Lawrence Lipton
130 House of Sand and Fog Andre Dubus III
131 The House of the Spirits Isabel Allende
132 How to Breathe Underwater Julie Orringer
133 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Dr. Seuss
134 How the Light Gets In M. J. Hyland
135 Howl Allen Ginsberg
136 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Victor Hugo
137 The Iliad Homer
138 I’m With the Band Pamela des Barres
139 In Cold Blood Truman Capote
140 Inferno Dante
141 Inherit the Wind Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.
Lee
142 Iron Weed William J. Kennedy
143 It Takes a Village Hillary Rodham Clinton
144 Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
145 The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan
146 Julius Caesar William Shakespeare
147 The Jumping Frog Mark Twain
148 The Jungle Upton Sinclair
149 Just a Couple of Days Tony Vigorito
150 The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar Robert Alexander

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151 Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary
Underbelly Anthony Bourdain
152 The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
153 Lady Chatterleys’ Lover D. H. Lawrence
154 The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 Gore Vidal
155 Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman
156 The Legend of Bagger Vance Steven Pressfield
157 Less Than Zero Bret Easton Ellis
158 Letters to a Young Poet Rainer Maria Rilke
159 Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them Al Franken
160 Life of Pi Yann Martel
161 Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
162 The Little Locksmith Katharine Butler Hathaway
163 The Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen
164 Little Women Louisa May Alcott
165 Living History Hillary Rodham Clinton
166 Lord of the Flies William Golding
167 The Lottery: And Other Stories Shirley Jackson
168 The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold
169 The Love Story by Erich Segal
170 Macbeth William Shakespeare
171 Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
172 The Manticore Robertson Davies
173 Marathon Man William Goldman
174 The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
175 Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter Simone de Beauvoir
176 Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman William Tecumseh Sherman
177 Me Talk Pretty One Day David Sedaris
178 The Meaning of Consuelo Judith Ortiz Cofer
179 Mencken’s Chrestomathy H. R. Mencken
180 The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare
181 The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka
182 Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides
183 The Miracle Worker William Gibson
184 Moby Dick Herman Melville
185 The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music
Companion Jim Irvin
186 Moliere: A Biography Hobart Chatfield Taylor
187 A Monetary History of the United States Milton Friedman
188 Monsieur Proust Celeste Albaret
189 A Month Of Sundays: Searching For The Spirit And
My Sister Julie Mars
190 A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway
191 Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf
192 Mutiny on the Bounty Charles Nordhoff and James
Norman Hall
193 My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s
Aftermath Seymour M. Hersh
194 My Life as Author and Editor H. R. Mencken
195 My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru Tim Guest
196 Myra Waldo’s Travel and Motoring Guide to
Europe, 1978 Myra Waldo
197 My Sister’s Keeper Jodi Picoult
198 The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer
199 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco
200 The Namesake Jhumpa Lahiri

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201 The Nanny Diaries Emma McLaughlin
202 Nervous System: Or, Losing My Mind in Literature Jan Lars Jensen
203 New Poems of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson
204 The New Way Things Work David Macaulay
205 Nickel and Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich
206 Night Elie Wiesel
207 Northanger Abbey Jane Austen
208 The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism
William E. Cain, Laurie A. Finke,
Barbara E. Johnson, John P.
McGowan
209
Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to
Sorrento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/A
Time to be Born
Dawn Powell
210 Notes of a Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski
211 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck
212 Old School Tobias Wolff
213 On the Road Jack Kerouac
214 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey
215 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
216 The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life Amy Tan
217 Oracle Night Paul Auster
218 Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
219 Othello Shakespeare
220 Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
221 The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War Donald Kagan
222 Out of Africa Isac Dineson
223 The Outsiders S. E. Hinton
224 A Passage to India E.M. Forster
225 The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition Donald Kagan
226 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
227 Peyton Place Grace Metalious
228 The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
229 Pigs at the Trough Arianna Huffington
230 Pinocchio Carlo Collodi
231 Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of
Punk Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
232 The Polysyllabic Spree Nick Hornby
233 The Portable Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker
234 The Portable Nietzche Fredrich Nietzche
235 The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White
House, and the Education of Paul O’Neill Ron Suskind
236 Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen
237 Property Valerie Martin
238 Pushkin: A Biography T. J. Binyon
239 Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw
240 Quattrocento James Mckean
241 A Quiet Storm Rachel Howzell Hall
242 Rapunzel Grimm Brothers
243 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe
244 The Razor’s Edge W. Somerset Maugham
245 Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Azar Nafisi
246 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
247 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Kate Douglas Wiggin
248 The Red Tent Anita Diamant
249 Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memories From a Decade
Gone Mad Virginia Holman
250 The Return of the King J. R. R. Tolkien

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251 R Is for Ricochet Sue Grafton
252 Rita Hayworth Stephen King
253 Robert’s Rules of Order Henry Robert
254 Roman Holiday Edith Wharton
255 Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare
256 A Room of One’s Own Virginia Woolf
257 A Room with a View E. M. Forster
258 Rosemary’s Baby Ira Levin
259 The Rough Guide to Europe, 2003 Edition Rough Guides
260 Sacred Time Ursula Hegi
261 Sanctuary William Faulkner
262 Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay Nancy Milford
263 Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller Henry James
264 The Scarecrow of Oz Frank L. Baum
265 The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
266 Seabiscuit: An American Legend Laura Hillenbrand
267 The Second Sex Simone de Beauvoir
268 The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
269 Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette Judith Thurman
270 Selected Hotels of Europe Unknown
271 Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 Dawn Powell
272 Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen
273 A Separate Peace John Knowles
274 Several Biographies of Winston Churchill Winston Churchill
275 Sexus Henry Miller
276 The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon
277 Shane Jack Shaefer
278 The Shining Stephen King
279 Siddhartha Hermann Hesse
280 S Is for Silence Sue Grafton
281 Slaughter-house Five Kurt Vonnegut
282 Small Island Andrea Levy
283 Snows of Kilimanjaro Ernest Hemingway
284 Snow White and Rose Red Grimm Brothers
285
Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy:
Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern
World
Barrington Moore
286 The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
287 Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of
Julia de Burgos Julia de Burgos
288 The Song Reader Lisa Tucker
289 Songbook by Nick Hornby
290 The Sonnets by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare
291 Sonnets from the Portuegese Elizabeth Barrett Browning
292 Sophie’s Choice William Styron
293 The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner
294 Speak, Memory Vladimir Nabokov
295 Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Mary Roach
296 The Story of My Life Helen Keller
297 A Streetcar Named Desiree Tennessee Williams
298 Stuart Little E. B. White
299 Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway
300 Swann’s Way Marcel Proust

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301 Swimming with Giants: My Encounters with
Whales, Dolphins and Seals Anne Collett
302 Sybil Flora Rheta Schreiber
303 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
304 Tender Is The Night F. Scott Fitzgerald
305 Term of Endearment Larry McMurtry
306 Time and Again Jack Finney
307 The Time Traveler’s Wife Audrey Niffenegger
308 To Have and Have Not Ernest Hemingway
309 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
310 The Tragedy of Richard III William Shakespeare
311 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Betty Smith
312 The Trial Franz Kafka
313 The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt
Sisters Elisabeth Robinson
314 Truth & Beauty: A Friendship Ann Patchett
315 Tuesdays with Morrie Mitch Albom
316 Ulysses by James Joyce James Joyce
317 The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plat 1950-1962 Sylvia Plath
318 Uncle Tom’s Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe
319 Unless Carol Shields
320 Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
321 The Vanishing Newspaper Philip Meyers
322 Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
323 Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground
and Nico (Thirty Three and a Third series) Joe Harvard
324 The Virgin Suicides Jeffrey Eugenides
325 Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett
326 Walden Henry David Thoreau
327 Walt Disney’s Bambi Felix Salten
328 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
329 We Owe You Nothing – Punk Planet: The CollectedInterviews Daniel Sinker
330 What Colour is Your Parachute? 2005 Richard Nelson Bolles
331 What Happened to Baby Jane Henry Farrell
332 When the Emperor Was Divine Julie Otsuka
333 Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson
334 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Edward Albee
335 Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West Gregory Maguire
336 The Wizard of Oz Frank L. Baum
337 Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
338 The Yearling Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
339 The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion

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