If you haven't seen the television show "Gilmore Girls" you are missing on out on some fast talking, diner food eating, book reading goodness. This blog is about celebrating the book reading aspect, but you might also find additional references to "Gilmore Girls" or reading in general throughout. Some awesome soul compiled a list of 349 books read or featured on "Gilmore Girls", and this blog is my attempt to read all of them in two years. Join me for the good, the bad, the oh-my-gosh-i-don't-wanna-read-that, and more. For every book I complete, I will be donating books to children.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Books I'm Not Thrilled to Read

Whether it is a book I've previously abandoned, or a book I just have no interest in, these are the books I have no desire to read for this challenge, but am going to read anyhow!

1.) 1984 by George Orwell

5.) An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

9.) Archidamian War by Donald Kagan10.) The Art of Fiction by Henry James

12.) As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

21.) Beloved by Toni Morrison

27.) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
28.) Brick Lane by Monica Ali
29.) Bridgadoon by Alan Jay Lerner
30.) Candide by Voltaire
31.) The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer

36.) The Children’s Hour by Lillian Hellman
37.) Christine by Stephen King
38.) A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
39.) A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

47.) A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
48.) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas père
49.) Cousin Bette by Honor’e de Balzac
50.) Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
52.) The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

56.) Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

58.) David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

60.) Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
61.) Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

64.) The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
65.) The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee,
America by Erik Larson

67.) The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells

73.) The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

78.) Empire Falls by Richard Russo

83.) Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

85.) Extravagance by Gary Krist
86.) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
87.) Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
88.) The Fall of the Athenian Empire by Donald Kagan

90.) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
91.) The Fellowship of the Ring: Book 1 of The Lord of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein

98.) The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

104.) George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our
43rd President by Jacob Weisberg

107.) The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
108.) The Godfather: Book 1 by Mario Puzo

112.) The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford

117.) Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

124.) Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and
Curt Gentry

129.) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

131.) The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
132.) House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III (Lpr)
133.) The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

142.) Inferno by Dante
143.) Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
144.) Iron Weed by William J. Kennedy

150.) The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

156.) The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
157.) Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

163.) Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
164.) The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway
165.) The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen

174.) The Manticore by Robertson Davies
175.) Marathon Man by William Goldman
176.) The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

178.) Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman

181.) Mencken’s Chrestomathy by H. R. Mencken

189.) A Monetary History of the United States by Milton Friedman

194.) Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
195.) My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and It’s Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh

206.) The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay

214.) Old School by Tobias Wolff

216.) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

222.) Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
223.) The Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War by Donald Kagan

236.) The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche
237.) The Price of Loyalty: George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of
Paul O’Neill by Ron Suskind

240.) Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
241.) Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

250.) The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

255.) Robert’s Rules of Order by Henry Robert

284.) Several Biographies of Winston Churchill
285.) Sexus by Henry Miller

295.) Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World by Barrington Moore

304.) Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov

313.) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

322.) The Trial by Franz Kafka

330.) Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
331.) The Vanishing Newspaper by Philip Meyers

338.) War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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