Obsession: The Rory Gilmore Book Club

December 11, 2009

roryreadsIt’s official, I’m obsessed with the Rory Gilmore Book Club on Goodreads.

I know this because this morning I spent a good hour researching the books on the list in order to make my nominations for what the group will read next year, despite giving myself a hearty pep talk last night and this morning to make today the day I would get everything done on my to-do list.

First of all, if you aren’t on Goodreads yet, consider this my enthusiastic plug. I keep track of everything I read on it, but that’s just one of its many benefits. You can see what your friends have read, join book clubs (ahem), find out about events, take the never-ending book quiz, learn about authors, and lots more. So unless you’re like my brother-in-law, who went and created his OWN book database in order to customize it to his particular specifications, or unless you hate reading (and if you do, for shame!), JOIN GOODREADS ALREADY!

Anyway, if you have no idea who Rory Gilmore is, or the significance of the picture at the beginning of this post, allow me to educate you. Rory is half of the Gilmore Girls, who are the leading characters in the TV show of the same name, otherwise known as the Best Show Of All Time. Yes, I went there. I don’t care that it was on the WB/CW and that it seems completely girly, it is quite simply the best. I personally know several males who thoroughly enjoy it.

The deal is that Rory is a reader, and this book club was started in order to read all of the books that Rory has read. Amazing, right? I lament the fact that I am only discovering it now, two years later. I have already read many of the classics on the list, but most of the modern books I had never heard of.

So I joined the club and intend to be an active member, although I am a little bit worried about finishing all the books. I still have my own book club to keep up with, as well as trying to read all the books I own, 5 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 5 books David recommends. But what better way to reach my goal of 50 books in 2010?

Posted in: books & reading, things i love, obsessions

Comments on Obsession: The Rory Gilmore Book Club

  1. 1

    From Erin:

    HOW did I not know about this???? Absolutely genius. Must go join right now!

  2. 2

    From mediumcrazy:

    “Rory is half of the Gilmore Girls, who are the leading characters in the TV show of the same name, otherwise known as the Best Show Of All Time.”

    It’s official — we are meant to be blog friends.

  3. 3

    From kapachino:

    Definitely! Always glad to find a woman after my own heart. :)

  4. 4

    From Kristan:

    I too love GoodReads!! :D

    And I see that you’re reading The Awakening. I’ll be curious to see what you think of it. Most of the females I know really enjoy or at least appreciate it, and most of the males do not.

  5. 5

    From kapachino:

    I’m not very far in, but I like the writing so far. Did you like it?

  6. 6

    From Scott:

    I would like to point out that even if you are crazy enough to create your own book database for tracking what you think about books, Goodreads is still the best way to stay on top of what your friends are reading (and what they like/dislike).

    And maybe I missed it, but is there a convenient list of books from this club?

  7. 7

    From Scott:

    Never mind, they are all on the bookshelf!

  8. 8

    From Walking on Sunshine:

    This is awesome – I just joined the group! :) Thanks for the recommendation!

  9. 9

    From Megan:

    Too bad Rory stopped caring about reading halfway through the fifth season. Grr. Still upset about that disconnected characterization.

    Also, probably have WAY too much time on my hands.

  10. 10

    From Natalia:

    How did I not know about this book club????

  11. 11

    From Holly:

    I don’t know how I didn’t know about this book club either!!!

  12. 12

    From Sarah:

    Hi – Found you through 20sb. As an avid GG watcher I love this idea! I’m terrible at keeping up my good reads account though. I just use an Amazon wishlist to keep track of my reading list. They make it way to easy to get cheap books!

  13. 13

    From Natalie:

    I TOTALLY knew exactly what this picture was! Love it. And you just gave Goodreads a purpose to me. While I’m mostly doing textbooks right now, I just wasn’t a fan of tracking everything I read — but the bookclub sounds cool.

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