Bookish Item | Gilmore Girls Readathon

As big fans of Gilmore Girls, we couldn’t resist when we read about the readathon being hosted by Livs Library, Pastel Pages and Mackenzie Lane. This readalong will start on October 1st and run through October 15th. Today we want to share our TBRs for this readathon!

There will also be a group read of Lauren Graham’s book Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between).


Here are the books I hope to read during these two weeks. I’ve been bad about sticking to readathons before, so I’m hoping to get some of these done, haha. I’ll be happy if I get a few of them done. I’m lucky a few of my ARCs fit these prompts, so I can get some of them done for this readathon!

A book with a school setting: I have an ARC of The Bookworm Crush and I’m excited about that. When main characters love books I am a very happy reader. Our main character needs help to win a scholarship, so I’m thinking at least part of this book takes place in a school setting.

A mother/daughter relationship book: I’m choosing a book that may not completely fit this prompt, but it’s pretty close. I want to read How to Make Friends in the Dark. I know this book is going to be sad, but I’m really curious!

Any cozy book set during fall/winter: Holidate doesn’t have a cover yet, but this is a book I’m looking forward to. This story takes place near Christmas and the main character and I both have the same first name. This book releases on October 15th, so I’ll be cutting it close, but I hope to get an ARC.

A book with complicated love interests: Down too Deep is the fourth book in the Dirty Deeds series. Our main character, Nate, is still grieving the loss of his wife when Jenna comes along. I have a feeling that this will be complicated, because can Nate let himself move on? I have an ARC of this book and it’s a perfect time to read this one!

A book with an Asian author or has Asian representation: I recently got the ARC of Girls of Storm and Shadow. To be able to read this, I need to read Girls of Paper and Fire. I planned on reading it at the end of last year, but it never happened. So this is the perfect time to get started!

The next book in a series you haven’t finished yet: I recently started the Falling Kingdoms series and need to read the second book Rebel Spring for a readalong. It’s going to be a bit later than planned, but I’m excited to see where this story goes.

A book with food on the cover or is a crucial part to the storyline: I couldn’t think of a book where food plays a crucial part of the story, but then I remembered I had a book with popcorn on the cover! It Only Happens in the Movies also seems like the perfect contemporary for this readathon!


A book with a school setting: this is going to be pretty ambitious but since Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo releases during this readathon I want to fit that one in. It’s set at Yale so it’s perfect for this prompt. I have this preordered and I hope it shows up soon after the release date.

A mother/daughter relationship book: I’m not completely sure this book will fit, but it is on a mother/daughter relationship list, so I’m assuming it at least features it haha. The Death of Mrs Westaway was already on my want to read list and the audiobook is on Storytel. I’m excited to listen to this one and discover if there is a mother/daughter relationship haha.

Any cozy book set during fall/winter: The book I picked for this is supposedly set during winter but has a main character named Autumn. Pretty perfect right? It gets better! Our main character get’s trapped in the library, sounds like Rory to me! So I’ll be reading (or listening to) By Your Side by Kasie West. I’ve enjoyed all of Kasie Wests books I read so far and I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy this one as well.

A book with complicated love interests: I have an earc that fits this one so it’ll be great to read it for this challenge. Second Grave on the Left will surely have complicated love interests, because the first book surely did! And I need to finally pick this up.

A book with an Asian author or has Asian representation: I’m with Candyce on this one! With an earc for Girls of Storm and Shadow, its the perfect time to finally read Girls of Paper and Fire. I’ve heard so many great things about this one and I’m excited!

The next book in a series you haven’t finished yet: I adored The Exact Opposite of Okay last year and I’m ashamed I haven’t read the sequel, A Girl Called Shameless. This seems like the perfect moment to rectify this mistake haha.

A book with food on the cover or is a crucial part to the storyline: I feel like I’m setting myself up for failure with all these big books, but the perfect book for this challenge is Heartless by Marissa Meyer. This one has been on my shelves for so long, so I really need to finally read it. It also has great reviews, so I’m pretty sure I’ll love it.

So these are the books we hope to read for the Gilmore Girls readathon! If you’re a fan of Gilmore Girls, tell us who your favorite character is in the comments!

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