‘Tis the season for pumpkins, cozy reads, and the annual Gilmore Girls rewatch. There’s something about a slight chill in the air and the leaves changing colors that compels us to dive back into the world of Stars Hollow. It’s practically universally agreed upon that the Gilmores own fall. If you’ve ever wondered what types of books some of the characters would pick up, here’s what we think!

Rory Gilmore

Rory is a self-certified bookworm who loves the classics, but we also think she would love the dark academia genre with all its secret societies, mysterious plots, and university settings.

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake

Every ten years, six magicians are selected to earn a place in the Alexandrian Society, the most prominent and elite secret society in the world. Membership comes with a lifetime of power and prestige that most could only dream of. The six newest recruits all have their reasons for accepting the invitation, and they will fight to the death to join the Alexandrians.

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Alex is the last person anyone would expect to find at Yale. She’s a high school dropout who got involved with shady drug-dealers and dead-end jobs. The sole survivor of an unsolved multiple homicide, Alex is infamous for all the wrong reasons. But somehow, Alex is offered a full ride to Yale, tasked by her mysterious benefactors with keeping tabs on the university’s secret societies. What she discovers is more haunting than she ever imagined—the societies use forbidden magic, raise the dead, and even prey on the living.

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Lorelai Gilmore

Lorelai would discover the grumpy-sunshine romance trope one day and run with it. She would tell Luke that the books are all about them with a grumpy and irritable small town man whose world is turned upside down by a sunshine girl.

It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, bubbly, and influential. Sure, she might be known as a bit of a wild child in the Hollywood scene, but she always has a good time. When one night goes too far, Piper’s stepfather sends her to Westport, a small beach town. Running her late father’s bar there is supposed to teach Piper some responsibility. Brendan, the grumpy sea captain, doesn’t think she’ll last a week, and despite their sizzling chemistry, the two butt heads almost instantly. Piper is determined to prove him wrong, and as the weeks pass, she realizes Westport might hold a piece of her heart.

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Heartless by Elsie Silver

When Willa gets the opportunity to be a nanny for the summer in small town Chestnut Springs close to her best friend, she jumps at the opportunity. But her employer, Cade Eaton, is the grumpiest man she’s ever met. He’s the polar opposite of Willa’s sparkling personality. But one night between the two of them changes everything, and as Cade’s walls come down, Willa realizes she might just see forever with him.

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Emily Gilmore

As an avid member of  the DAR, Emily would love historical fiction, particularly within the Revolutionary War era. However, her guilty pleasure would be domestic thrillers where a woman tries to steal the wealthy husband of another woman. She may or may not end up convincing herself that this is Pennilyn Lott’s plan for her and Richard.

The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki

Everyone knows Benedict Arnold, the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled the British. But few know about his wife, the young woman who orchestrated the betrayal. When Peggy Shippen seduces Arnold, he’s blinded by her charm and beauty and marries her. He doesn’t know that she’s loyal to the British, or that she once had a romance with a British spy. As Peggy watches her husband grow disillusioned with Washington and the American cause, she creates a plan to win fame and fortune for herself and Arnold.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Amber Patterson is tired of being a nobody. She deserves a life of wealth and power like the one Daphne Parrish takes for granted. Daphne is married to Jackson, a real estate mogul, and spends her days supporting various charities and philanthropic endeavors. Amber is determined to have that life. That exact life. She charms and undermines her way into the role of Daphne’s best friend and grows closer to Jackson in the process. Everything is lined up exactly as she wants it to be, until a skeleton from her past risks ruining her plan.

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Lane Kim

In front of Mrs. Kim, Lane would only read the Bible, of course. However, in the early years, she would hide coming-of-age and music-inspired novels that she could live vicariously through.

Mary Jane by Jessica Blau

Mary Jane is a fourteen-year-old girl growing up in the 1970s. She’s shy and quiet and comes from a very straight-laced family. She’s excited when she lands a summer job as a nanny for the new doctor’s daughter, especially when her mother says its a respectable job in a respectable house. But Mary Jane quickly learns that the doctor is actually a psychiatrist who’s working with only one client this summer—a famous rockstar trying to stay sober. When the rockstar and his wife move in, Mary Jane is exposed to an entirely new, liberal world of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. She’s caught between the life she always knew, and the future she never knew was a possibility.

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Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones grew up in L.A., eventually becoming the “it” girl of the Sunset Strip. The Six, led by Billy Dunne, started as a band in Pennsylvania. A producer put the two together and history was made. Daisy Jones and the Six became one of the biggest bands of the 70s, but split at the height of their popularity with no explanation. None of the members have spoken on the split…until now.

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Patty and Babette

Patty and Babette would love spicy romance books, and they would even start a spicy book club for the ladies of Stars Hollow. Taylor would try to get the club banned of course, but no one would hear him out at the town meeting.

Neon Gods by Katee Roberts

Persephone’s plan is to flee the city of Olympus and leave behind the backstabbing politics of the Thirteen Houses. But her plan is ruined when her mother arranges her engagement to Zeus, the dangerous power behind Olympus’s darkness. With nowhere else to go, Persephone escapes to the forbidden undercity where she makes a devil’s bargain with Hades. He agrees as a means to get revenge, but as they spend more nights together, Hades realizes he will stop at nothing to keep Persephone close to him.

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Praise by Sara Cate

Charlie just left an emotionally neglectful ex, and all she wants is to be told she’s good enough. Emerson is the owner of the Salacious Players’ Club and knows exactly what he wants. When he mistakes Charlie as his new submissive instead of his son’s ex-girlfriend, he offers Charlie a job as his secretary to correct the situation. His secretary and nothing more. But now that Charlie saw what it’s like to be open about what she desires, all she wants is Emerson, even if he is twice her age and her ex-boyfriend’s dad.

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