Books To Read Based On Your Favorite Gilmore Girls Boy
Updated: Sep 8
One of our favorite comfort shows is Gilmore Girls and we thought about all the different types of relationships in the show and wanted to compare them to books!
We LOVE Gilmore Girls, it is one of our favorite shows! One of the most obvious and prominent plot points of this show are all the relationships that Rory and Lorelei have throughout the series, so we thought that we would recommend a book to read depending on which boyfriends you liked the most. The first three are all of Rory’s boyfriends, Dean, Jess, and Logan. While the last three are Lorelei’s major boyfriends, Christopher, Max, and Luke!
If your favorite Gilmore Girl boyfriend was Dean, then you should read To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Hann! This book captures the essence of the “perfect” first boyfriends and young love. Peter Kavinsky might not be the same as Dean; however, the vibes are there.
If Jess was your favorite (I hope I'm not the only one!) then you should read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. In the show, Rory sometimes calls Jess “Dodger” which is a reference from Oliver Twist and a cute moment in their relationship. Also, Jess tends to read classics and this book is a must read!
The perfect book for Logan is Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. Logan and Rory’s relationship is slightly cliche, but completely unmatched. With a similar plot line of the rich parents disapproving of the girlfriend, this book fits the bill for this Gilmore Girl boy!
This may seem far fetched, but hear us out… Paper Towns by John Green. The most obvious thing is *spoiler* they don't end up together. In the book, Margo is always the what if for Quinten, similar to Lorelei. It shows us that sometimes people fall in love with the idea of a person rather than the actual person.
Similar to Jess, we have a sweet moment in Lorelei and Max’s relationship that revolves around a book, Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust. Max lent the book to Lorelei and even though she had no intention of reading it, she took it so that she could see him again which is so romantic!
Finally, for the main man we have The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Not that Luke is the most romantic man in the show, but he reminds us so much of Noah from The Notebook. They are both very down to earth, have their own way of making romantic gestures for the people they love, and are patient beyond belief when it's most important!