If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan like I am, you were (or will be) glued to Netflix for the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life series. I heard all the hoopla over Gilmore Girls years ago but did not watch any episodes until I discovered that Rory was a bookworm and that the show featured 300+ books! Last year, I posted about starting the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and it’s one of my blog’s most popular posts. With all the excitement over the new show and my love for creating printables, I made a Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge printable just for you (and me) that I’m excited to share with you today!
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I’ve wanted to be “well read”. What does being “well read” mean to you? To me, it means having a deeper appreciation for many genres of books. One thing the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge List is eclectic. It’s a great mix of some of my favorites and I just know if Rory and I were talking books over coffee, we’d be kindred spirits in books.
I took the original list from Going Down Swinging and revised a couple based on reader comments on my challenge post. I’ve put the compiled list on these pages. I use the blank circle as a checklist so I can check off when I’ve read a particular title. I put in color coded dots so I know if a title will also qualify towards one of my other reading challenges like Travel the World in Books that I co-host and Classics Club. The color coding will also help me pick books for future Travel the World in Books themed reads or readalongs we’re trying to start planning for 2017.
FYI: besides being a planner addict and foodie, I also compulsively join reading challenges at the beginning of the year. I say I won’t but I completely cannot help myself. For 2016, I told myself I was going to only do Travel the World in Books and Classics Club but then I started writing my 25 Reading Challenges to Unleash Your Inner Bookworm to encourage OTHER people to find a challenge that will spark their love of reading and signed MYSELF up for all of these too. I can see I’m unable to resist the temptation to sign up for reading challenges as 2017 is approaching. #bookwormproblems #resistanceisfutile
There are 339 books on this list so far, how many of these books have you read? What’s your goal for how many you would like to read? The last page gives you a place where you can mark your goal and when you’d like to complete it by. I WISH I could read all 339 but I know that might take me the rest of my lifetime!
It’s fun looking through this list and seeing if your favorites are there. My all-time favorite book is Shadow of the Wind* by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It was a bestseller but not too many people that love this book as much as I do. It just captivated me with the way Zafon described his love for books and with a mystery and romance thrown in, I was hooked . So much so, that I read Shadow of the Wind twice and even bought it in Spanish when we were in Spain over the summer (and I met the lovely Isi who helped me, the crazy American, find this book in the bookstore). Isn’t the cover gorgeous? And Shadow of the Wind is a nice title but La Sombra del Viento just sounds more mysterious and romantic, doesn’t it? Note to self: must learn Spanish so I can read this!
Well, there you have it. A peek at the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge Printable, my favorite Energel pens* right now and my Plum Paper book journal, my necessary tools for writing notes on the books I’ve read. Don’t forget to stop by my Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge Page to check out which books I’ve read and which books are FREE on the Kindle or Audible! Ready to download your copy? Here you go…
This file is for the letter size printable. If you want to fit it in an A5 binder, just select two pages per sheet when you print and it might be small but it will fit.
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Which of the books have you read? Which do you want to? Which should we read for Travel the World in Books or Classics Club. Tell me, I want to know!
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