What she reads if she loves Gilmore Girls

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Lorelai and Rory Gilmore were the mother-daughter duo many wished they could be. With the most recent return to Stars Hollow, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life gave us more of the characters we love. Here are some more stories about love, family and growing up. Here are our favorite books like Gilmore Girls.

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham’s collection of personal essays uncovers the life of a woman working in Hollywood and the years of hard work that it took to get there. From trying to go vegan in order to connect with Ellen DeGeneres to meeting men at awards shows and all the hiccups along the way, Lauren’s book brings you a closer look at the woman behind the beloved Lorelai Gilmore.

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Louna is trying to heal her broken heart after losing her first love and has given up believing that there’s a happy ending waiting for her. As she gets caught up planning weddings for brides who have found their happily ever after, she almost misses an opportunity with the charming Ambrose, who has set his sights on her and refuses to accept a future without her.

The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder

Penelope Marx has begun collecting trinkets for her museum of heartbreak and is currently caught in the middle of distant friendships and confusing lovers. Finding a way to thrive amidst the unknown, Penelope must take life into her own hands and embrace the imperfect moments.

The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Plumb family is exceptionally complicated and after a drunken accident involving brother Leo, the other three siblings must find a way to pull their brother together while their trust fund hangs in the balance. When all of their futures rely on the money left by their late father, the pressure will be on Leo to save everyone—including himself.

Brass by Xhenet Aliu

Brass by Xhenet Aliu

When the daughter of a lost, love torn woman finds that her dreams of escaping her small town will not be coming true, Luljeta digs into her mother’s past, hoping to find answers to questions she has always had. When she finds out about the father she has never known, she’ll find that the past may have the power to shape her future.

Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam

Lauren and Sarah were once inseparable and as close as sisters, but life has found ways to send the two in opposite directions. Now, as they enter the most unstable stage of their young lives, the two women will find their way back to each other and learn to be a united front once again.

Eden by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

Eden by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg

Becca Fitzpatrick has just found out that her late husband has let the future of their summer home go up in flames. Facing her last summer in the treasured home and harboring a shocking secret she has kept from her distant daughter, Becca comes to realize that it may be time for the truth to come out about a baby she gave up, despite the heartbreak she knows it will cause.

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Ashley Johnson

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Ashley has always been a writer at heart, receiving a diary from her mother at a very young age. Supportive book-buying parents influenced her love of literature and storytelling as she grew up. Her love for songwriting led the way to creating short stories and the start of her own blog where she documented her life as a college student. A fan of dark plot lines, Ashley picked up Stephen King’s It and never looked back. When she is not working on her first novel or new story ideas, Ashley can be found curled up with her rescue chihuahuas or exploring breathtaking locations throughout the US.

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