The Reading Lists of Your Favorite Fictional Characters

If you’ve ever seen Gilmore Girls, there’s a pretty good chance you know that Rory Gilmore is as big a bookworm as they come — maybe that’s why we’ve always liked her so much. Recently, we stumbled on this exhaustive list of all the books Rory has read, and after we caught our breath (there’s some two hundred and fifty books on there!) we decided to compile a few more of the books we’ve noticed some of our favorite fictional characters reading — so as to follow along, of course. Click through to see what books Don Draper, Margot Tenanbaum, and Daria Morgendorffer have been occupying themselves with recently, and let us know if we’ve missed your favorite fictional bookworm in the comments!

Rory Gilmore, Gilmore Girls

Rory reads everything, from contemporary literature to criticism to biographies to classics. She’s probably the most literate person we feel like we know. Just a sampling:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Franny and Zooey by J. D. Salinger
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Old School by Tobias Wolff
Pushkin: A Biography by T. J. Binyon
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion