One morning when Rory packs her bag, all her extracurricular books are on the thick side. Lorelai wonders what she could possibly need The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, A Savage Life by Edna st Vincent Millay, The Last Empire by Gore Vidal, andThe Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner for.note Two are bus books, one is a lunch book, and the fourth may be just in case she finishes one of the other books
During their visit to Harvard, with Rory freaking out about how few books she has read, Lorelai reminds her that she doesn't have to read all books. She can skip "Tuesdays With Morrie" and "Who Moved My Cheese".
Paris has a life even though she sometimes spends the evening rereading The Iliad.
Rory tries to help Jess study Othello, but he just wants to talk about bands. In a different episode Rory tells Lane that there is cute jealous and then there's Othello.
At a book fair in town, Rory proudly obtains a copy of Rilke's Letters To A Young Poet for a dollar.
Jess calls Rory a book tease when she shows him that she's reading "The Holy Barbarians", and marvels that it was written by the son of James Lipton.
Richard wants The History of the Peloponnesian Wars for his birthday.
At a dinner with a Harvard alumnus and his family, Rory gets the question about the Manticore right after it is pointed out that it is the title of a book. Many works of William Shakespeare are also mentioned.
Zach thinks Luke's eyes burn "like the fires of Mordor" after he broke up with Lorelai.
Rory relates to Logan how she and her mother watched Caroline, or Change, explaining that it was made by Tony Kushner, who wrote Angels in America. Logan knows who Kushner is as he plays canasta with his mother. Rory comments that next might be "majong with Mamet".
Taylor thought it was more likely that all four of Beatles reunited than for Lorelai and Luke to get engaged.
The woman who used to own Lorelai's engagement ring thought she was Frida Kahlo near the end.
Luke is bothered by the plot holes in Revenge of the Sith. Later on he declares himself victor of an argument with Lorelai because he has the physical high ground.