15 Books 'Gilmore Girls' Fans Will Love
OK, so you've already binged every season of Gilmore Girls. You can't get enough of the gossip about the Gilmore Girls revival, and you've dived into every theory about Rory's job, Luke and Lorelai's life, and how much we'll see of each of Rory's boyfriends. You've even completed the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. But you still want more. You're a verifiable Gilmore Girls addict. Well, I think that best way to satisfy your Gilmore cravings is to pick up a good book. And you know Rory would agree.
Gilmore Girls has it all. The drama that happens Chris rolls in to town. The lovable hijinks of Kirk and Taylor and the rest of Stars Hollow. The heart wrenching moments as Rory and Lorelai fight for their dreams and hit huge life milestones. Not to mention all the marvelous book and pop culture references. Gilmore Girls is the ultimate show to watch if you want to just sink into something delicious and unforgettable. Everyone in the show is your friend. Everyone is there for you.
If you read, I will follow. That's how the song goes, right? Anyway, these books will give you that Gilmore Girls fix you need to hold you over until the revival comes out.
1. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This fun read has all the romance, drama, and class tensions of a good Gilmore Girls episode. When Samantha, the daughter of a wealthy, sophisticated family, falls for the boy next door, Jace, she gets wrapped up in his family life, the far opposite of her own. Loud, messy, and affectionate, Jace's family draws Samantha into a world completely different from her own.
2. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The quintessential read about mother-daughter relationships, and you'll love it. Four mothers and four daughters, whose families have come over from China, are now living in San Francisco's Chinatown. Told with a story from each perspective, this book shows characters as they reach out to each other across the divides of place and generations.
3. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley
Part of why we love Gilmore Gilrs so much is all the crazy misadventures the Gilmores get into. This well-loved essay collection is exactly like that! Sloane Crosley tells tales of being a young woman in NYC that will make you laugh right along with her.
4. If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name by Heather Lende
If you can't get enough of Stars Hollow, dive into this book. Heather Lende tells her own experience living in a quirky Alaskan town, complete with its own set of lovable charms.
5. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
In this memoir by the effervescent Jenny Lawson, you'll be riding passenger seat for the wild ride that is her life. Lawson believes that the most mortifying moments of your life are the ones that define you, and in every Click Here To Buy
6. Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple
In this book, Bee is searching for her mother/best friend, Bernadette, a woman who is the definition of one-of-a-kind. Touching and charming, this is a read that will be instantly added to your favorites pile.
7. Losing It by Emma Rathbone
In this smart and satisfying read, 26-year-old Julia drops everything for a quest to lose her virginity. She leaves her life in Arlington to move in with her quirky artist Aunt Viv in North Carolina. As Julia grows closer to her aunt and tries to figure herself out, you'll be swept along on a ride so full of heart that it's reminiscent of the early Gilmore years.
8. The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder
If you're longing for Rory's teenage years, this is the book to crack open. Penelope Marx's life is a tangled web of heartbreaks, from her school nemesis to the boy she has a crush on. As Penelope navigates each challenge, you'll feel your heart go up and down with every turn.
9. Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
Gilmore Girls is very much about growing up. So what happens when two life-long friends have to navigate their friendship in adulthood? That's what this stunning book is all about, set against the glittering backdrop of NYC.
10. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
This is my favorite Sarah Dessen book, and it's got so many twists and turns that remind me of Gilmore Girls. Halley's best friend is pregnant with the child of her recently deceased boyfriend. Meanwhile, Halley's falling hard for the bad boy at school. A story about strong friendship, rollercoaster love, and defining yourself in the strangest and toughest of circumstances, this book is one every Gilmore Girls fan will eat up.
11. Together Tea by Marjan Kamali
A heartwarming story of a mother and daughter learning to celebrate each other. As she's turning 25, Mina is frustrated because her mother, Darya, is obsessed with finding her a husband. When the two take a trip back to Iran together, their relationship is put to the test.
12. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Trust me, you need to get hooked on the Neopolitan series. The story of Elena and Lila, two girls growing up together in turbulent Naples in the 1950s, this book will suck you into the complicated, passionate lives of these two women.
13. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
This is the story of 22-year-old Tess, who has come to NYC and taken a waitressing job at a famous restaurant. As she's pulled into the circles of two fellow servers—an older, mentor-like woman and an alluring, handsome bartender—Tess's appetite grows as she tries to figure out what she wants out of life.
14. The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
If you miss Richard and Emily the most, you'll love this family drama. With their inheritance at stake, a group of siblings must confront decades-worth of simmering tensions. You won't be able to put it down.
15. The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone
When Maddie's Gram announces that she's dying and takes her entire family on a cruise around the world, Maddie falls into a tantalizing world of love and heartbreak. On the cruise, Maddie must grapple with her newfound resolve to live with no regrets and the impending loss of her grandmother.
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