Books in Riverdale

Description
An ever growing, evolving list of books & bookish media somehow referenced by Riverdale characters directly or indirectly. Shoutout to joneswuzhere & cinematicliterature on Tumblr for some real esoteric deep dives. Works I picked myself (with no direct references) are tagged as such in the explanation.
Based on series
Riverdale (TV Show, 2017-2023)
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72,042 members
1,165 reviews
3.8
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica reference
2
69,481 members
1,078 reviews
3.8
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica references this when confronting Betty about dating Jughead in s1.
3
58,860 members
913 reviews
4.2
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Betty reference
4
53,828 members
770 reviews
3.9
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Episode title
5
53,807 members
994 reviews
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3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead's first English class at Southside High is reading this in s2.
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42,904 members
518 reviews
3.9
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: In Jughead's hobo closet at Riverdale High in s1.
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42,572 members
709 reviews
3.8
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: betty
8
39,433 members
630 reviews
4
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Evelyn Evernever is seen reading this in s4.
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38,985 members
659 reviews
3.9
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead reads in s5.
10
35,462 members
501 reviews
3.9
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Episode title
11
35,075 members
624 reviews
4
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Archie s2 e15, Betty reads in s4 Halloween episode
12
28,503 members
279 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead references this when climbing thru Betty's window in s1.
13
27,008 members
476 reviews
4
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Cheryl reads in s4.
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23,700 members
466 reviews
4.1
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: First lines from Veronica Lodge s1 pilot.
15
23,554 members
387 reviews
½ 3.6
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead voice over about Mr. Honey
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23,133 members
453 reviews
4.1
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead voice over
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23,072 members
253 reviews
3.8
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Cheryl is seen reading, also I think is in Jughead's trailer
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22,800 members
405 reviews
3.9
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Betty's favourite book and a book Jughead gives her for Christmas.
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21,890 members
409 reviews
4.1
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Many references, including s3 e4 "The Midnight Club" where FP Jones Jr. is wearing a cast that says LOSER/LOVER.
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21,208 members
535 reviews
4.2
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead voice over
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20,670 members
610 reviews
4.2
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Cheryl
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20,284 members
554 reviews
4.1
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica Lodge reads this book at least twice in season 2 and 3.
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12,441 members
219 reviews
3.9
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: In Jughead's hobo closet at Riverdale High.
24
12,437 members
110 reviews
½ 3.7
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Episode title & plot point in s4.
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10,270 members
284 reviews
4
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica approaches Jughead in a word for word re-enactment of a Bogart and Bacall adaptation of a Marlowe Mystery. "Nice hat, Bacall." "Consider me your Philip Marlowe."
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9,472 members
113 reviews
½ 3.6
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Cheryl reads this in s6.
27
4,616 members
138 reviews
3.8
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead voice over
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4,577 members
99 reviews
4.2
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: episode title s6
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3,190 members
145 reviews
4.1
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead references this book in s1 when climbing thru Betty's window.
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2,311 members
44 reviews
½ 4.3
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: The name of the prison Archie is sent to and multiple references from Jughead.
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1,218 members
46 reviews
3.8
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Hermione Lodge references this book while working her first shift at Pops Diner in s1.
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2 members
5
3 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: From a Jughead voice over.
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49,540 members
745 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Kevin's "most important book" from the Rivervale event. Jughead also references this book in multiple episodes.
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44,116 members
492 reviews
4.2
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead reads with his English class in s4.
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42,424 members
685 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead reads this in s5.
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35,524 members
541 reviews
3.8
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead's English class at Stonewall Prep reads this
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31,684 members
559 reviews
4.1
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Miss Grundy, s1. Betty s7 e8.
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26,046 members
225 reviews
4
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica reference S1
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22,374 members
243 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Archie reads in s5.
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21,913 members
423 reviews
3.9
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica reference
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20,968 members
676 reviews
4
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead rewrites this as The Outcasts in season 5.
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18,941 members
185 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead reference
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15,049 members
145 reviews
4.1
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead voice over
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14,569 members
289 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Musical Episode
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13,859 members
289 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Main villain from s4.
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12,331 members
162 reviews
½ 4.3
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Cheryl s1
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8,887 members
451 reviews
4
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Tabitha reads this in s6.
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8,085 members
247 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Cheryl is seen reading. unknown season
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8,014 members
94 reviews
3.9
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Kevin & Betty S7
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7,224 members
50 reviews
4.1
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: episode title
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6,298 members
187 reviews
½ 3.5
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead voice over
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6,170 members
194 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Kevin is seen reading this, also mentions the film in s1.
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5,774 members
90 reviews
½ 3.4
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Cheryl calls Nick St. Claire a Less Than Zero Unrepentant Spore in s2.
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5,744 members
221 reviews
4
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica references this title when she decides to go after Chuck Clayton in s1.
55
5,400 members
55 reviews
3.8
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Betty's entire existence and important for s2.
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5,074 members
69 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica's first remarks about Riverdale High s1 pilot and her entrance to Riverdale High in s7
57
3,855 members
61 reviews
4.1
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead is seen reading this in bed at Lodge Lodge in s2(?)
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3,241 members
47 reviews
½ 3.3
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: episode title
59
2,865 members
96 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica reference
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2,664 members
85 reviews
½ 3.3
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Toni is seen reading in s4(?).
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2,253 members
15 reviews
½ 4.4
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead reads for English Class at Stonewall Prep
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2,232 members
33 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica reads this in s6.
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2,112 members
55 reviews
4.2
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Kevin reads this in s3.
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1,678 members
38 reviews
½ 3.6
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Veronica reads in S7 E2
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1,097 members
18 reviews
3.9
2 Members
ahef1963, adaorhell
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adaorhell: Episode title
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680 members
5 reviews
4.2
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Cheryl disposes of family she doesn't like in s5.
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500 members
11 reviews
4
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: s5 episode title
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225 members
15 reviews
½ 3.5
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Ethel reads this in season 2.
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5 members
3
2 Members
adaorhell, ManWithAnAgenda
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adaorhell: Jughead voice over
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27,928 members
385 reviews
½ 3.6
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: While Jughead and Archie are on the run to Toledo in s3.
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26,231 members
338 reviews
½ 4.3
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Kevin reference
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25,465 members
432 reviews
½ 4.3
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead reads in s3.
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23,733 members
984 reviews
4.2
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica reference, s1
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23,360 members
423 reviews
½ 4.4
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica S7
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21,284 members
249 reviews
4.1
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Archie (?) references this in a conversation with Betty. Betty responds "actually, there were four Musketeers"..s1.
76
15,350 members
158 reviews
½ 3.6
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Archie performs John Proctor's monologue and is episode title in S7
77
15,103 members
314 reviews
3.8
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica to Betty S1
78
13,643 members
247 reviews
½ 3.7
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Tabitha is seen reading in s5 and s6.
79
12,501 members
138 reviews
4.1
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Betty reads in s2.
80
10,963 members
185 reviews
4.2
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica is seen(?) with this in s4. constantly referenced about Hiram Lodge.
81
10,001 members
103 reviews
3.8
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Betty reads this in s5.
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9,856 members
85 reviews
½ 3.4
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Betty reference
83
9,498 members
119 reviews
4
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: episode title
84
9,485 members
136 reviews
3.8
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Southside High's newspaper. 
85
8,781 members
129 reviews
3.9
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead & FP Jones emotional freak out over his future in the Serpents (s3? Christmas episode) - Ronnie Bee
86
7,952 members
85 reviews
3.9
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead cites this book as important to him in s6.
87
7,566 members
80 reviews
4.2
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Cheryl is seen reading (original, in French) in s2.
88
7,245 members
172 reviews
½ 3.6
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Alice when retrieving Polly from the Blossoms in S1.
89
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Episode title
90
6,200 members
34 reviews
4
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Jughead cites this during his fight with the Comic Book Cops.
91
5,556 members
67 reviews
4
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: helps Archie and Reggie have gay sex in S7.
92
5,360 members
78 reviews
4.1
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: joneswuzhere solid choice for s5 reference.
93
4,035 members
214 reviews
½ 4.3
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Tabitha reads this in s6.
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3,272 members
38 reviews
½ 4.3
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: "Where I'm Calling From (short story)" is an important reference to Jughead and Raymond Carver is mentioned again and again through out the series (to, from, by, and about Jughead) and honestly I hope that more and more people are reading him. Any visibility for a dead alcoholic poet has got to be good.
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2,943 members
109 reviews
3.8
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Constantly referenced by Penelope Blossom when talking to Cheryl, Cheryl and Toni attend an all female college called Highsmiths in season 5.
96
2,771 members
81 reviews
½ 3.7
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Veronica, pilot.
97
2,455 members
32 reviews
4.1
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Read by Cheryl and Toni and Kevin.
98
2,170 members
21 reviews
3.1
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: Cheryl (as previous incarnation) gives this to Veronica (previous incarnation) during Rivervale event.
99
2,163 members
96 reviews
4.1
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: episode title s6
100
1,959 members
26 reviews
½ 4.3
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adaorhell
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adaorhell: episode title