Welcome to today’s blog post! Today I’m going to be talking all about my TBR for the Gilmoreathon. The Gilmoreathon is a week-long readathon starting on the 15th of November, inspired by Gilmore Girls. It was created by four booktube creators: Liv, Desi, Mckenzie, and Heather (so make sure you check out their channels once you’ve finished this blog!). As a lover of all things Gilmore Girls I knew I had to participate in this readathon as soon as I saw Desi’s video about it. So I’m going to talk you through what I’m reading for each prompt!
You can choose between two methods to complete the Gilmoreathon, either following the prompt list, or using the bingo sheet. Both of these are available on the readathon’s Instagram. Personally I loved the prompts so that’s the route I’m going to take. There are 7 prompts in total – you could do one a day if you have the time. As I work full time I know there is no way I can read that number of books in one week so I’ve chosen to double up on 6 of the prompts. So let’s get into talking about the books I have chosen!
A Book Set in a Small Town & A Book with Complicated Love Interests:
These prompts are inspired by Stars Hollow – which I’ve actually visited twice now on the Warner Brothers’ Tour in LA – and Rory’s relationships with our three main guys, Dean, Jess, and Logan (Logan is my fave – let me know who your’s is in the comments). For these prompts I decided to re-read an old favourite of mine, Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood. I read this when I was in Year 7 at school, and I’ve since completed school, sixth form, and graduated from university so it’s been a little while since I’ve picked it up.
If you’re familiar with the book, or the film, you’ll know that our main character, Charlie, lives in a small coastal village in the US. Ultimately it is a love story, and it definitely gets complicated but telling you why would ruin the whole plot twists of this book! So I guess you’ll have to read it for yourself!
A Book Featuring a Mother/Daughter Relationship & A Book Written by an Asian Author
Inspired by Rory and Lorelei’s relationship, as well as Rory’s best friend Laine. For this book I’ve chosen Fake It Til You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen. This book follows Mia and Jake whose mums are best friends and would love to see their kids get together. Obviously, this is the perfect set up for a fake dating trope and I couldn’t be more excited to get stuck into this book! As I haven’t read it before I’m not sure how much the mother/daughter relationship will feature but I assume that as it’s their mothers’ pressure that gets them dating that it must play a large part. I’ll let you know more about this one once I’ve read it!
A Book Set in Autumn/Winter & The Next Book in a Series You Haven’t Finished
We all know that the best episodes of The Gilmore Girls are set during autumn and winter, from ‘I smell snow’ to Rory being at Yale, TV doesn’t get cosier than this pair! As we got TGG A Year in the Life relatively recently, the second prompt is in honour of that! So I shopped my own bookshelf and chose New Moon by Stephanie Meyer, which is the second book in the Twilight series.
This book has been sitting on my shelf for YEARS. I wasn’t impressed by the first one and so I’ve never bothered picking up the second despite owning the whole series. As I recently read Twilight again for uni last semester, I thought why not try New Moon to see if it gets any better. I’m not sure if this really is set in winter, but it’s always dark and gloomy in Forks so I’m taking that as a pass for this prompt!
Bake an Autumn Treat & Watch Your Favourite Gilmore Girls Episode
The last prompts aren’t reading, but rather festive extras. I will most likely end up baking an apple crumble! I am yet to pick an episode (I love them all), but you can be certain it will be from the Logan era!
I’m planning on keeping you updated with my Gilmoreathon week over on my Youtube channel and Bookstagram, and I’ll be posting reviews of each book in my end of month wrap up. I’d love to know if you’re participating and if so what books you’re reading!