The Rory Gilmore Book Club: 20 Of The Gilmore Girls Character’s Most Beloved Books
Howl by Allen Ginsberg
Dean might not have been completely illiterate, but nothing matches Jess and Rory’s bookish meet-cute. On the season two episode “Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy,” Rory offers to lend Jess her copy of Allen Ginsberg‘s Howl during an ill-fated family dinner, but Jess responds that he doesn’t read much. Imagine our surprise when the sullen, chain-smoking New York teen steals Howl off of Rory’s bookshelf and returns it with a well-read man’s notes in the margins — the first hint that there’s more to the Artful Dodger than meets the eye.