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Gilmore Girls Inspires Reading Challenge

During the seven year run of Gilmore Girls, main character Rory Gilmore read 340 books on screen. Now one writer aims to read them all in real life.

Australian writer and playwright Patrick Lenton has launched the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge online, aiming to tackle that massive reading list. Read his first post and check out the massive list of books that Rory read:

In Gilmore Girls, aka the best show ever written, bright-eyed Rory Gilmore is continually seen reading a wide array of books. Whether in preparation for Harvard or for her time at Yale, she is always improving herself via literature. Juxtapose this with Patrick Lenton, who found himself re-reading The Wheel of Time for the seventeenth time, grimly hoping the ingrained misogyny might somehow disappear if he just believed hard enough. What happened to his days of challenging himself? What about that one time he read Moby Dick and felt good for eight years? Patrick decided to take a leaf out of Rory’s books and read Rory’s books.

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