Much like Gilmore Girls is nothing without its rapid-fire pop culture references, Rory is nothing without her trusty booklist. Whether she's poring through Joan Didion or eye-rolling at Jess Mariano mansplaining Howl, Rory is literally never without a novel.
Seriously, guys, this was her graduation speech: "I've been a resident of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, hunted the white whale aboard the Pequod, fought alongside Napoleon, sailed a raft with Huck and Jim, committed absurdities with Ignatius J. Reilly, rode a sad train with Anna Karenina, and strolled down Swann's Way."
So yeah, girl is obsessed with reading. A whopping 339 books appear throughout the course of Gilmore Girls' seven seasons, and literature is so central to Rory's character in particular that The WB (may it rest in peace) provided fans with her reading list. Due to the fact that she's the coolest teen ever, Rory's list spans everything from Bel Canto to The Bell Jar, and we're revisiting it below.
Follow Marie Claire on Instagram for the latest celeb news, pretty pics, funny stuff, and an insider POV.
Marie Claire Newsletter
Celebrity news, beauty, fashion advice, and fascinating features, delivered straight to your inbox!
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.