Reading Challenge: Gilmore Girls Seasons 1-7 Authors

Gilmore Girls seasons 1-7 author/book list

I previously posted book lists for each season of the Gilmore Girls, but I thought an author list would be nice too. Sometimes authors were mentioned without referencing a specific book and sometimes they were mentioned along with a book. Below is a list of authors mentioned on the show. This list covers all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls. The author and the episode(s) they were mentioned in are included on this list. My goal is to read at least one book by each author. To see what I rated books I’ve read or to see what I’m currently reading, click over to my Goodreads.

Author Episode
Mortimer Adler 6.7 Richard mentioned him.
Dante Alighieri 1.11 Max mentioned him on parent’s day.
Isabel Allende 7.14 Rory mentioned her at bookstore.
Hans Christian Anderson 4.6 Lorelai mentioned him.
Jane Austen 1.8 Rory & Dean discussed her.
2.16 Paris and Jess discussed her.
3.22 Mentioned in Rory’s valedictorian speech.
Francis Bacon 1.4 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
Honoré de Balzac 1.2 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
Simone de Beauvoir 3.22 Lorelai mentioned her.
Samuel Beckett 6.5 Richard was reading a book him.
Judy Blume 1.8 Lorelai mentioned her.
Jimmy Breslin 5.19 Mitchum mentioned him.
Charlotte Bronte 1.8 Rory & Dean discussed her.
6.7 Sookie mentioned her.
Elizabeth Browning 1.16 Paris mentioned her.
Bill Buford 5.7 Logan mentioned him.
Charles Bukowski 2.16 Paris and Jess discussed him.
Judith Butler 7.14 Paris mentioned her.
George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron) 2.3 Rory used a quote by him on Lorelai’s wedding invitation.
7.20 Rory has a final on him.
John le Carré 6.6 Richard mentioned him.
Miguel de Cervantes 1.14 Richard mentioned him.
6.1 Finn mentioned him.
Geoffrey Chaucer 4.21 Rory mentioned him.
Noam Chomsky 5.21 Rory mentioned him.
Shen Congwen 7.14 Paris mentioned him at bookstore.
Michael Crichton 1.11 Lorelai mentioned him.
Robertson Davies 3.3 Mentioned at Harvard alumnus dinner.
Charles Dickens 1.2 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
1.15 Lorelai mentioned him.
4.15 Lorelai mentioned him.
4.17 Paris mentioned him.
5.4 Rory compared Paris to ‘Dickens characters’.
5.17 Lorelai mentioned him.
5.22 Taylor mentioned ‘Dickens’ day’.
Emily Dickinson 1.8 Max was grading a paper about her.
3.18 Paris wrote a paper about her.
6.22 Lorelai mentioned her.
Joan Didion 3.11 Paris mentioned her.
John Dos Passos 6.8 Logan mentioned him.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky 1.2 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
T.S. Eliot 6.5 Paris quoted him.
Nora Ephron 6.13 Logan mentioned her.
Louise Erdrich 7.18 April mentioned her.
Euclid 4.21 Rory mentioned him.
William Faulkner 2.7 Rory is reading a book by him.
3.3 Rory and Lorelai discussed authors for Rory’s essay section on the Harvard application.
3.22 Mentioned in Rory’s valedictorian speech.
F. Scott Fitzgerald 4.5 Rory’s class studied him.
Zelda Fitzgerald 2.1 Lorelai mentioned her.
3.20 Lorelai mentioned her.
Gustave Flaubert 2.12 Richard mentioned him.
7.5 Rory mentioned him.
Milton Friedman 7.13 Logan mentioned him.
Robert Frost 3.22 Mentioned in Rory’s valedictorian speech.
5.3 Richard mentioned him.
Nikolai Gogol 3.3 Mentioned at Harvard alumnus dinner.
Tony Griffiths 7.14 Paris mentioned him at bookstore
Ernest Hemingway 2.13 Rory and Jess discussed him.
4.5 Rory’s class studied his books.
5.16 Rory and Logan discussed him.
6.8 Logan mentioned him.
Seymour Hersh 5.12 Logan and Rory discussed him.
Homer 1.11 Max mentioned him on parent’s day.
David Hume 5.11 Rory’s class is studying him.
Washington Irving 2.10 Sookie mentioned him.
Henry James 1.20 Rory’s class assignment.
2.4 Lorelai mentioned him.
5.1 Rory mentioned him.
Ben Jonson 1.4 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
Franz Kafka 2.16 Rory mentioned him.
4.21 Rory mentioned him.
6.8 Logan mentioned him.
Helen Keller 7.3 Rory mentioned her.
Jack Kerouac 1.1 Lorelai mentioned him.
2.16 Paris and Jess discussed him.
4.12 Luke mentioned him.
Stephen King 4.3 Rory mentioned him.
Milan Kundera 7.21 Speaker at Rory’s graduation.
Tony Kushner 5.17 Rory and Logan discussed him.
Sinclair Lewis 2.3 Rory used a quote by him on Lorelai’s wedding invitation.
Niccolò Machiavelli 4.21 Rory mentioned him.
Norman Mailer 5.6 He guest starred in this episode.
5.21 Sookie mentioned him.
Christopher Marlowe 1.4 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez 5.6 Lorelai mentioned him.
W. Somerset Maugham 6.14 Lorelai mentioned him.
Cormac McCarthy 7.1 Lorelai bought a book by him for Luke.
Dennis McInerney 7.18 April mentioned him.
Herman Melville 5.21 In episode title.
7.18 April mentioned him.
Arthur Miller 5.6 Sookie confused Norman Mailer with Arthur Miller.
5.12 Celine said she dressed Marilyn for her wedding to him.
Henry Miller 7.3 Rory and Lane talked about him in the bookstore.
John Milton 7.20 Rory has a final on him.
Molière 3.15 Richard mentioned him.
Robert Musil 6.8 Logan mentioned him.
Edna O’Brien 1.11 Max mentioned him on parent’s day.
Dorothy Parker 2.20 Rory mentioned her.
6.16 Rory mentioned him.
Sylvia Plath 3.3 Rory and Lorelai discussed authors for Rory’s essay section on the Harvard application.
4.13 Lorelai mentioned her.
George Plimpton 5.7 Logan mentioned him.
7.8 Logan mentioned him.
Edgar Allan Poe 3.17 The Poe Society stayed at the Independence Inn.
Dawn Powell 2.20 Rory and Lane discussed her.
Marcel Proust 1.11 Lorelai mentioned him and Max mentioned him on parent’s day.
2.14 Rory mentioned him.
5.5 Richard and Lorelai discussed him.
6.8 Logan mentioned him.
Alexander Pushkin 5.10 In episode title & Rory mentioned him.
Ernie Pyle 5.7 Logan mentioned him.
Ayn Rand 2.13 Rory and Jess discussed her.
J.D. Salinger 2.16 Rory mentioned him.
George Sand 1.2 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
Anne Sexton 2.7 Rory mentioned her.
William Shakespeare 1.2 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
1.4 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
1.11 Max mentioned him on parent’s day.
1.18 Trix mentioned him.
2.9 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
2.19 Rory and Jess were studying him.
3.2 Paris mentioned the Shakespeare section of the school library.
3.3 Mentioned at Harvard alumnus dinner.
3.20 Mrs. Kim mentioned him.
5.3 Paris said Asher was teaching a Shakespeare class.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 6.11 Paris mentioned him.
Harriet Beecher Stowe 3.22 Rory mentioned her.
Jonathan Swift 5.17 Lorelai mentioned him.
Geoff Tabin 7.14 Paris mentioned him at bookstore.
Dylan Thomas 6.1 Luke mentioned him.
Hunter Thompson 1.8 Rory & Dean discussed her.
5.7 Logan mentioned him.
Henry David Thoreau 7.1 Rory mentioned him.
7.14 Paris mentioned him at bookstore.
Leo Tolstoy 1.2 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
3.3 Mentioned at Harvard alumnus dinner.
4.12 Luke mentioned him.
6.8 Logan mentioned him.
Ivan Turgenev 3.3 Mentioned at Harvard alumnus dinner.
Mark Twain 2.18 Rory mentioned him.
7.20 Rory mentioned him.
Sun Tzu 4.21 Lorelai mentioned him.
5.5 Rory mentioned him.
Gore Vidal 2.7 Rory is reading a book by him.
5.6 Lorelai mentioned him.
David Foster Wallace 6.16 Rory mentioned him.
John Webster 1.4 Mentioned in Rory’s class.
Eudora Welty 2.7 Rory is reading a book by her.
3.22 Mentioned in Rory’s valedictorian speech.
Edith Wharton 1.6 Lorelai mentioned her.
5.17 Lorelai mentioned her.
Walt Whitman 1.11 Max mentioned him on parent’s day.
Oscar Wilde 3.1 Lorelai mentioned him.
3.16 Rory quoted him in a speech.
4.7 Sookie mentioned him.
Tennessee Wiliams 3.7 Taylor mentioned a ‘Tennessee Williams’ look-alike contest.
P.G. Wodehouse 2.6 Rory said “Thank you, Jeeves”.
5.5. Rory said she was “very into P.G. Wodehouse right now.”

0 thoughts on “Reading Challenge: Gilmore Girls Seasons 1-7 Authors

  1. Great list and very divergent – clearly you have worked on this, but you appear to be behind on your reading….

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