In May 2007, my sister and I gathered around the TV for what we thought would be one last trip to Stars Hollow and one last visit with the Gilmores. Now, with the “Gilmore Girls” reboot coming to Netflix on November 25, I can’t contain my excitement. Lorelai, Rory, Luke, and all the rest were extraordinary bookworms, mentioning a whopping 339 books in their first 7 seasons! To celebrate their return, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best books on their reading lists.
I thought my first exposure to Jhumpa Lahiri’s masterful take on the experiences of Indian immigrants was in college, but I should have known better. The Gilmores pay tribute to Lahiri through a mention of her powerful story about the Ganguli family as they travel from their traditional life in Calcutta to their fraught transformation into Americans.
As a budding journalist with a definite book obsession, it’s no wonder Rory once read this memoir of a young writer. Amy Tan, author of THE JOY LUCK CLUB, uses her talent and humor to share insights into her own life as the daughter of immigrants and her journey to becoming an acclaimed author.
7 Book Recommendations From the Gilmore Girls Themselves was originally published on PopSugar.