Hello all 🙂
The New Year is a great time to take part in new book challenges, So in preperation I’ve already signed up for the Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012, and I have now decided to participate in another which I discovered through The Reading Life of a Bookworm’s blog. This challenge is The Rory Gilmore Challenge!
Who is Rory Gilmore you ask?
For those of you who don’t know (shame on you!) Rory Gilmore is a character from the TV programme Gilmore Girls. An epically amazing and witty show that revolves around a mother (Lorelai) and her daughter (Rory) who is an aspiring journalist with a dream of studying at Harvard. If you’ve never watched it before I order you to go watch it now! Go buy the boxset, it’s amazing! 😉
One of Rory Gilmore’s most important character traits is that she’s a bookworm. She reads endlessly, and a lot of the books are incredibly famous or critically acclaimed and are often quite serious/heavy going. As one of my New Years Resolutions this year I have decided to broaden my reading tastes and try and read a lot more classics/historically important books, so I thought this would be a great challenge to participate in!
You can take a look at Rory’s reading habits in the video below:
I love this video, it’s so like me it’s unreal! 🙂
So this challenge consists of 349 books, although there seem to be several different lists floating around the internet with varying numbers I have chosen to go with this one. It doesn’t cover a specific time period so I plan for this to be an ongoing challenge which I will occasionally pick a book from in between the stacks of books I already have waiting to be read! 🙂
I doubt I will ever complete this list if I’m honest. Looking at it I know there are some books on there that I will probably never read, for example George W. Bushism: The Slate Book of the Accidental Wit and Wisdom of our 43rd President by Jacob Weisberg. There’s also some Shakespeare on there which I have to confess I will not be reading, I’m in no shape or form a fan of his work; partly because of having it crammed down my throat at school and partly because of his extremely annoying portrayal of idiotic hormone driven teenagers in Romeo & Juliet (just my opinion, feel free to disagree). There’s also quite a lot of Dickens on there, which again, I’m not a big fan of, however I’m willing to give the guy another shot.
If you would like to view the full book list click here.
So the question is, will any of you out there be joining me?
Happy Reading 🙂