26 January, 2021

12 rory gilmore books to read for the hamilton reading challenge

as you may know my book club started when i discovered the rory gilmore reading list (which you can download for free here). the book club reads six books from this list every year – we alternate with other books – and so i wanted to link the list with my new hamilton reading challenge.

after a few hours of research (which i loved, because researching books is almost as satisfying as reading them), i found twelve books from the list that will satisfy the twelve prompts.

about music
Songbook by Nick Hornby

an immigrant story
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

star on cover
The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

historical fiction
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

set in the caribbean
Small Island by Andrea Levy

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

set in new york
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

french character or francophile
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Fellowship of the Ring by J R R Tolkien

link to scotland
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

recommended by lin manuel miranda
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

needless to say this means that my TBR has grown again. 2021 is going to be a great reading year! don’t forget to download your free printable log for the challenge here.

you can find twelve other books for the challenge here.