Last year I set a goal to read at least one classic a month in order to broaden my reading options, and to narrow down my TBR pile.
However, life got in the way and I ended up failing that challenge I had set for myself.
But today I have decided to set myself a new goal.
Over the past week I have been re-watching Gilmore Girls. I never watched Gilmore Girls growing up, and I never saw an episode until last year because Netflix had uploaded the entire series and I had the chance to binge-watch. I loved Lorelai and Rory’s relationship, all the quirky people who lived in Stars Hollow, season one Dean, and the bad boy bookworm that is Jess. And most of all I loved Rory’s passion for reading. The interactions between her and her grandfather where they discuss literature (and life in general) reminded me of the conversations I had with my grandfather when we would grab coffee or browse through Borders when I was growing up.
And as I am re-watching the episodes now I’ve gotten the sudden urge to read Sylvia Plath and Dorothy Parker and all these wonderful classics that I always see or hear about, and that I tell myself I will read one day, but have been too scared to try. UNTIL NOW (*cue dramatic music*).
So I’m planning on taking the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.
This will not be completed by the end of this year, and probably not next year either. There are 339 books on that list. I don’t know how I would find time to read that much, especially with college graduation in 63 days followed by a 6-week internship over the summer. But this is a challenge I want to finish in my lifetime.
There is a website I found which I will link below that helps you check off what you already have read. So far I have made it around 45 books, which I think is a pretty good start. I’ll link a separate post that includes which ones I have read and which ones I need to get to.
The checklist is right here: http://www.listchallenges.com/rory-gilmore-reading-challenge
Go through it and tell me in the comments below how many you have already managed to check off.
Thanks for reading!
**Edit: Here is the link to the list of the books I have already read from this challenge