The Rory Gilmore Book Club: 20 Of The Gilmore Girls Character’s Most Beloved Books
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Elle called Dean the Count Karenin of his relationship with Rory, which is a reference you’ll understand once you read Rory’s favorite realist classic, Anna Karenina. Dean rightfully deemed Leo Tolstoy‘s chef-d’oeuvre “depressing,” but that didn’t stop his then-girlfriend from including it in her graduation speech a few years later. You *could* try the Keira Knightly film adaptation but in the spirit of the youngest Gilmore, crack open this gigantic tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who begins an affair with a mischevious young count.