Rummanah Aasi

Welcome to The Reel Shelf, a new weekly feature here at Books in the Spotlight where I imagine what's on my favorite TV/Movie character's book shelves. Since this meme was inspired by my love for Gilmore Girls and books, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight my favorite character, Jess Mariano. 

Rory: So you did read this before.

Jess: Yeah, about 40 times.

Rory: I thought you said you didn't read much.

Jess: What is much?

  Jess is the bad boy of Stars Hollow. His mother dropped him off to his uncle, Luke, because she couldn't handle him. He works at Luke's Diner in order to earn his own money. While he spent his time in Stars Hollow he has caused a car accident, vandalism, and seduced Rory with his sarcasm and love of books as well as broke his heart. The following books are perfect for fans of Jess because they represent his wide spectrum of his personality. Like the main characters of these books, he is also struggling to find his own identity and understand the world around him.

5 Responses
  1. Oh wow! Jess' book stack is epicly awesome. He has some of my favorites listed and some I've been meaning to read.

    Loved The Piper's Son. I see Jess relating to Tom a lot.

  2. danya Says:

    I haven't read most of the books on this list (although The Eyre Affair was awesome) but this is a great idea for a feature, Rummanah!

  3. LoriStrongin Says:

    Fun way to delve deeper into well know characters! I haven't read a lot of these, but after reading those blurbs, I definitely want to. Thanks for the recs!


  4. Missie: I think I went a bit overboard. LOL! And you're right, I see a lot of Jess in Tom.

    Danya: Thank you! I hope many people enjoy it.

    Lori: There quite a few on here that I haven't read yet either. I love discovering new titles.

  5. hannah Says:

    I wish this post wasn't broken (cuts off after the character description) so I could see the actual list. Jess is one of my all time favorite characters, and this Reel Shelf series is such a great way to think about favorite fictional characters and discover new books at the same time! Though I was able to pick up two titles via the above commenters and look forward to looking into those. Thank you!

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