Gilmore Girls is one of the handful of series I could never get tired of watching. I saw my first episode of the show at the end of last year and I immediately fell in love with the atmosphere of Stars Hallow. So, when I saw a recommended video of a Gilmore Girls Readathon pop up in my notifications, I just knew I had to join!
This readathon is hosted by Darling Desi and a few other booktubers and will take place from the 15th until the 22nd of November. There are three ways you can participate: 1) you can use the prompt list, 2) you can play the prompt bingo OR 3) you can read how many books you want from the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge List.
As I have been wanting to start ticking off books from Rory’s list (it is a goal of mine to complete it one day), I will be trying to read three books from it. If I read only one, that’s good enough for me as I have a few other books to get to this month as well.
What I love and appreciate most about this readathon is the way it was explained by Desi. Usually, when I want to participate in a readathon, I get anxious about all the books I have to read. This readathon truly gives you the freedom to read what and how much you want. I have not felt one shred of anxiousness over it and that just makes me even more excited to participate. Very big thank yous to her and the rest of the hosts for creating such a relaxing and exciting readathon!
MY GILMORE GIRLS READATHON TBR
THREE BOOKS FROM THE RORY GILMORE READING CHALLENGE LIST
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable tale about “the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart.”
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. Instead she finds herself spiralling into depression and eventually a suicide attempt, as she grapples with difficult relationships and a society which refuses to take women’s aspirations seriously.
Nineteen Eighty-For by George Orwell
‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent – even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101 . . .
Nineteen Eighty-Four is George Orwell’s terrifying vision of a totalitarian future in which everything and everyone is slave to a tyrannical regime.
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