All the time you spend in front of the boob tube is time you aren't filling your brain with book-learnin'. But if the characters you watch on television do a lot of reading, that counts, right? With that in mind, Flavorpill has helpfully complied a list of books enjoyed by our favorite fictional characters.
Mad Men's Don Draper enjoyed a good spy novel, such as The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, by John Le Carré, and somewhat surprisingly, the single-woman's manifesto, The Best Of Everything, by Rona Jaffee.
Daria's eponymous sourpuss grumped over heavier reading: The Metamorphasis by Franz Kafka, As I Lay Dying by William Faulker, and more Solzhenistyn and Satre than should be allowed on MTV.
Lisa Simpson enjoyed such varied books as the Harry Potter series and The Brothers Karamazov on The Simpsons while Margo Tenenbaum from The Royal Tenenbaum stuck to plays. And for the reader I would most like to emulate in real life, Rory Gilmore from The Gilmore Girls has a bookshelf (er, well-stocked public library?) of my dreams. Rory loved everything from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Sylvia Plath to J.D. Salinger to Toni Morrison.
And no, I most certainly did not nerd out and bookmark Flavorpill's Rory page with future ideas of what to read. (Okay, yes I did.)