Who’s ready for more Gilmore Girls?

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Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is beloved.


Gilmore Girls

We love the characters, the coffee, the dialogue, the pop culture references. Oh, the pop culture references. There are way too many in Gilmore Girls to count; in fact, there might be too many in a single episode to list.

In the pilot alone, you might catch references to Rosemary’s Baby (love that movie!), Mommie Dearest, and West Side Story. You’ll also catch mentions of Jack Kerouac, RuPaul, Macy Gray, Mark Twain, Eminem, Britney Spears, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Flo Jo, The Little Match Girl, the Menendez brothers, and Nick at Nite.

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And then there are the books. Oh, the books.

“I live in two worlds, one is a world of books.” — Rory Gilmore

If you’ve watched even one episode of Gilmore Girls, you know that books are a huge part of the show. However, were you aware that they’re not just props? The books were actually metaphors for story lines and they hinted at Rory’s inner feelings that were not articulated. Consider:

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Remember when Rory received a 100-year-old copy of Leaves of Grass in Latin from her grandparents? What a sentimental and meaningful (albeit pretentious) gift. It was the perfect expression of love between Rory and her grandparents. How about when Rory and Dean discussed Anna Karenina? Dean thought it was depressing and confusing (in spite of Rory referring to it as being written for the “common man”), while it was Rory’s favorite book.

Australian writer Patrick Lenton put together a list of every book ever referenced on Gilmore Girls. The list of 339 books (339!) is known as the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

I’ve only read 13 books on the list. Thirteen! But those 13 are books everyone should read…

  • Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
  • The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx
  • Encyclopedia Brown Boy Detective, Donald J. Sobol
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
  • Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss
  • Lord of the Flies, William Golding
  • Night, Elie Wiesel
  • Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
  • The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
  • Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • Stuart Little, E.B. White
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

But I’ve got some reading to do. 326 books to go!

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I’ve also got some watching to do.

Wait. Did someone say watching?

Yes, watching. Gilmore Girls. On UPtv.

Are you ready? You can jump right back into your Gilmore Girls obsession with a marathon this Sunday (October 4) at 10 a.m. EST. You’ll be treated to all kinds of pop-up facts and anecdotes that highlight and celebrate the Gilmore “firsts,” factoids, and pop culture references.

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Then, you can catch two more Gilmore Girls episodes Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Keep up with the Gilmore Guys, who will be giving their take on all things Gilmore. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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In keeping with all the Gilmore Girls glory, I have a super fun Gilmore Girls prize pack for you — a Gilmore Girls t-shirt and pen and candles and all sorts of goodies, including a Gilmore Girls coffee mug (not pictured).


The Fall is in the Air giveaway event is hosted by LeahSay’s Views and Planet Weidknecht.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and ends October 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Enter below and then check out the other giveaways!

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  1. Kelly Nicholson says

    In a comment below, let me know what you love about Gilmore Girls (anything — your favorite character, scene, reference, you name it!)

    never saw it before in my life..looking forward to a binge watch thanks

  2. Richard Brandt says

    What do I love? Well, it’s got Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, and that’s good enough for starters.

  3. says

    I love the chemistry between the characters. I normally wouldn’t watch a show about normal people doing normal things but they talk to each other so naturally it’s different! :)

  4. says

    The character! They could be stuck on the more and I would still love the characters! I enjoy the ups and downs of the relationships, the new and old characters. How they all play a part and not just there for now reason but plays a part in moving the plot along! I love this giveaway, thank you!

  5. Kelsey Avery says

    I love everything about the show (even Taylor) but probably the most is how it handles life. Life is messy, and GG is not afraid to show the messy parts that make people unlikeable (like Rory quitting Yale, for example). It makes the show feel a bit more grounded than others. <3

  6. courtney hennagir says

    I love the relationship between Rory and Lorelei.I think everyone wishes they had that kind of relationship with their mom.Also,I a huge Jess fan.And Luke! Oh man,I love everything about Gilmore Girls!

  7. Suzanna Pickering says

    LORELAI might be a single mother with rich parents but somehow she makes it work-even though the road to ge there is filled with bumps twists turns — Rory is happy well adjusted -just an adventure every episode

  8. Carrie says

    I watched every episode, including the original pilot (in which Melissa McCarthy was not the original Sookie!) I loved everything about the show and still wish I could live in Star’s Hollow :)

  9. Beth Minyard says

    What DON’T I love about Gilmore Girls would be an easier question! I really love Stars Hollow, I’d love to live in a town like that :)

  10. Dawn Monroe says

    I’m a fan but my sister is an obsessed fan. She is a big reader too but I’m not sure how many Gilmore Girl books she has finished. Rory is my favorite.

  11. Tracy Shafer says

    I have seen every episode at least 4 times! I love the interaction between Rory and Lorelei the most..and love Luke and Lorelei together

  12. Robin says

    Honestly, I haven’t seen it yet, but have heard and read so many great things that I am really intrigued. Sometimes I love to watch this kind of show without my hubby and with my sister. Fun times.

  13. says

    My favorite GG moment is when Dean kisses Rory at the market and she runs to tell Lane with a bag of sugar in her hand. “I got kissed….and I shoplifted.”

  14. Stephanie O'Day says

    I love Gilmore Girls because I love the relationship between Rory and her mother! I hope that I am able to have that same relationship with my daughter!

  15. Michelle C says

    I love the mother-daughter relationship in Gilmore Girls. The witty dialogue and love of coffee is fun, too!

  16. Jeanna Massman says

    I love the relationships between mothers and daughters in the show-both Lorelei and Rory and Lorelei and her mother.

  17. Andrea Darst says

    I’ve loved Gilmore Girls since the first season! Lauren Graham is amazing and I love the mother/daughter dynamic between Laureli and Rory! My daughter and I watch it together!

  18. Jennifer Reed says

    I always loved the competitiveness and friendship between Rory and Paris. I loved the scenes where they graduated from Yale and new that they would stay friends.

  19. Ashley Chassereau Parks says

    I adore this show! I find the characters so endearing! The town reminds me of where I grew up! I love the Luke & Lorelei love story! I love watching the grandparents develop their relationship with Rory!

  20. jaimeb says

    I love the quick wit and sarcasm in the show! Smart, witty, female characters are always my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  21. says

    I’m a Gilmore Girls fanatic! There are so many great characters…all of them!…and scenes and lines. Oy with the poodles already. You jump I jump jack. Coffee coffee coffee. Rory’s going to Yale shirts!

  22. ReggieMann says

    Just finished watching all 7 seasons yesterday on Netflix
    favorite character – Luke
    scene – When Lorelai saved April’s birthday party
    also Rory’s “coming out”

  23. Deborah W. says

    I always loved the family dynamic. The relationship between mother and daughter and the grandparents interacting never got tiring.

  24. Shelly Hammond says

    I love pretty much everything about the show. I love the absurdity of some aspects of it and the very realistic emotional backbone of the relationships of the characters. I just love it all!

    Have a very happy day one and all!

    Shelly H

  25. Danielle Magee says

    Rory is my favorite character and I love how the characters interact with each other, it reminds me of my family.

  26. Sarah L says

    I’ve never seen the show but I have a friend who loves it and I’d give this prize to her.
    Thanks for the contest.

  27. Emily W. says

    I love the relationships on the show. They’re so authentic. My mom and I used to watch this show together each week it was really special :)

  28. Laurie Emerson says

    I loved the close and loving relationship between mother and daughter. My favorite character was Luke as he was so down to earth.

  29. Kelley L says

    I love the mother/daughter relationship between Lorelai and Rory. They’re always there for each other in the end.

  30. stephanie baker says

    The relationships on the show are so real. And the witty, witty banter. And the pop culture references! Seriously. I love everything about this show.

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