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Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)
Anne Franks Diary

I am half way finished Anne Franks Diary. I can’t believe it took me so long to read this book. After visiting the Museum in Amsterdam it is even more poignant. I should be done it by tonight.

Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)

Read the Nanny Diaries. Quick, easy read. I hope I have more time to read now.

master cleanse (read all 4 entries…)
Broke the cleanse half way through.

I had to break the fast because I couldn’t drink at least 6 glasses a day. I couldn’t stand the taste of lemonade any longer. I broke the fast with steamed vegetables and this morning I feel great. Tons more energy and more spirit.

At this point I dont think I will do it again but who knows!

The best thing I recieved from this cleanse was an appreciation for healthy foods. I am not craving anything bad for me. I just have to have the strength to keep this up.

master cleanse (read all 4 entries…)
Day 4

I am so tired of lemonade/limeade. I would rather have nothing at all but I know that is not good. I am so close to quitting. If things dont improve by tomorrow, I may call it quits. I don’t want to screw up my metabolism by not taking in enough calories. I don’t know what else to do. Maybe I should just plug my nose and chug it.

Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Finished this yesterday. It was good but I got bored at parts and had to fight skimming past some parts. This is maybe because I was trying to read it quickly though.

(7)Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Just watched an episode where Rory says she read the Lion, the witch and the wardrobe so I’m adding that to the list and I have read it so Yay!

(8)The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

master cleanse (read all 4 entries…)
Day 3

Day 2 was hard. I felt bad and the Cayenne pepper made me not want to drink the drinks at all. I only had 4. I bought the cayenne pills today. It was either that or I was going to quit.

Day 3 is going great. I have a little more energy than yesterday. The SWF went well this morning and I’m just trying to drink enough today as I am yet to have more than 4 a day. But I have already been told I look like I have lost weight. I’m not doing the cleanse for that reason but it was nice to hear!

master cleanse (read all 4 entries…)
Just started!

So I just finished my SWF this morning and thankfully it wasn’t as terrible as I had imagined. The salt water was tolerable. I took the advice of thinking of it as salty soup. I have only tried a sip of the lemonade but it seems tolerable as well but i’m sure by day 3 I will be very tired of it! I’m planning a 10 day cleanse but it would be great if I could make it until September.

Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Today I started and finished The Bell Jar. It was a fast and good read but I feel I want for more so I am starting the Journals of Sylvia Plath tonight or tomorrow. I think I may start a novel as well but i’m not sure what novel to start from the my list.

(6)The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

watch every episode of Gilmore Girls
Those adorable gilmore girls...

I’ve seen every episode at least twice. This goal is VERY worth doing!

Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)
Books on the lists that I have read so far...

(1)Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
(2)Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
(3)The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
(4)The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(5)The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read (read all 6 entries…)
First entry.

There are a lot of goals to read the books from Rory Gilmores online book club. I am adding to that any book she is seen reading or speaks of reading on the show. My current list is at

Newer books:
Older books:

These lists are not perfect. There are probably a few books on the wrong list. The older books are usually books I can get at used book stores. If you know of any books Rory has read that I have not included please let me know. (And if you can, tell me in what episode it is shown/mentioned.)



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