The Rory Gilmore Book Club: 20 Of The Gilmore Girls Character’s Most Beloved Books
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is Lauren Graham‘s IRL favorite book, which she shared on a PBS special The Great American Read, but Rory’s mentioned the Betty Smith classic in the fantasy utopia of Stars Hollow according to the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, although we couldn’t find exactly where on the show A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is name-dropped. And, frankly, we don’t care. When it comes to classic novels, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn is at the top of our most-recommended list, Gilmore Girls or no Gilmore Girls. The book follows an impoverished, precocious Brooklynite not too unlike Rory and her family’s struggles as first-generation immigrants.