If you read my Gilmore girls blog post then you will already know how deep my love is for the show. If you didn’t read it then allow me to update you- I’m obsessed with Gilmore girls and everyone should watch. Following on from that I thought I would talk about two of my most loved books which are very much related to Gilmore girls since they were written by the amazing Lauren Graham aka the one and only Lorelai Gilmore.
Someday, Someday, Maybe
First of all, let’s talk about ‘Someday, Someday, Maybe’, Lauren’s debut novel. It’s about an aspiring actress called Franny Banks living, auditioning and struggling in New York City in the 90s. She also gets into a bit of a love triangle- are you sold yet?! To be honest it took me a few chapters to get into it completely, but after that I was hooked.
It doesn’t shy away from the realities of rejection while always keeping an element of hope and fun. Franny’s most embarrassing, sad, funny and awkward moments are on full display and she becomes a very realistic and relatable character- is it sad to admit I’d quite like to be friends with her? By the end, I found myself so attached, I wasn’t ready for the story to end. A TV adaptation is very much needed in my opinion.
Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, (and Everything In Between)
‘Talking As Fast As I Can’ is another masterpiece which I am more than a little bit in love with. If you are a fellow Gilmore girls fanatic then this one is a must read. While some of ‘Someday, someday, maybe’ was inspired by Lauren’s life as a young actress in NYC, this is a fully fledged memoir of her life. It largely focuses on her first and second time as Miss Gilmore, but also details aspects of her personal and work life in Hollywood. I’m not an avid reader of autobiographies or memoirs but Lauren’s book is written as mini essays about different experiences and anecdotes, making it feel less like a Piers Morgan Life Stories special and more like a few funny monologues at a stand up gig.
I loved hearing some of the behind the scenes gossip behind the show, and also being hit by the realisation that Lauren and Lorelai are basically the same person. I could hear her voice in my head reading the words through the sarcastic tone and the witty comments. It helped prolong the Gilmore girls experience after my 100th rewatch of the series and made me love it even more, something I thought was impossible; for that I will be forever thankful.
If you are looking for some light-hearted and entertaining reads (especially if you are a fellow Gilmore girls fan), then I would definitely add both of these books to your list!