READING+WATCHING

here you'll find lists of the books and movies i consume each year! i love reading, watching movies, and making lists, so naturally they all have to come together. 

2017:

new-to-me books and movies i've consumed this year! no goals, just a list. i rated items from 1-5, with 5 being the highest, and marked them youth, teen and adult Y T A. i also read a lot of children's picture books for work, but those don't get listed.

BOOKS:
  1. Pax by Sara Pennypacker  Y   3.5  (finished)
  2. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost A  (in progress)  
  3. The X-Files Origins: Agent of Chaos  by Kami Garcia  T   3
  4. Unbecoming by Jenny Downham   T  3.5
  5. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness  T  3 
  6. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari   A   3
  7. The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate by John Maberry  (in progress)
  8. When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad  Y  3 
  9. Jed and the Junkyard War  by Steven Bohls  Y 3
  10. My Favorite Things by Maira Kalman  A  4 
  11. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon  T  (in progress)
  12. Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002  A (in progress) 
MOVIES: 
  1. La La Land  4
  2. Good Burger  1
  3. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children  3
  4. The Secret Life of Pets  2
  5. Finding Dory  2.5 
  6. A Brilliant Young Mind  2.5 
  7. Cornbread, Earl and Me  3
  8. The Boss 1.5
  9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story  3 
  10. Absolutely Fabulous the Movie  2 
  11. Zootopia  2.5
  12. Land Ho!  1
  13. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life  2
  14. Captain Fantastic  3.5
  15. Enchanted  2
  16. Deliverance  3 
  17. Black Mass  2
  18. Taking Woodststock  2
  19. How About You  3
  20. The Hundred-Foot Journey  2.5
  21. Elvis & Nixon  2 
  22. Dear Eleanor  2
  23. Moonlight  4 
  24. The Lobster 1
  25. Masterminds  2.5 
  26.  Ann Arbor Film Festival Opening Night Screening: Nine short films  3.5
  27. The Edge of Seventeen  3.5 
  28. Moana  3 
  29. 20th Century Women  4
  30. Sandy Wexler  2.5

2016:

new-to-me books and movies i've consumed this year! i am setting no goals. i rated items from 1-5, with 5 being the highest, and marked them youth, teen and adult Y T A. i also read a lot of children's picture books for work, but those don't get listed.

BOOKS:
  1. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt   T  4
  2. Wildflower by Drew Barrymore  A  3
  3. The Rap Yearbook by Shea Serrano  A  4
  4. Tenth of December by George Saunders  A (did not finish) 
  5. The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearson Y  4 
  6. Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell  Y  3
  7. The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen  T  2
  8. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert  A (did not finish)
  9. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown  T GN  4
  10. All Involved by Ryan Gattis   A   4.5
  11. Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story  T (in progress) 
  12. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson  T (did not finish)  
  13. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle T   3
  14. You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan  T  3
  15. Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff  Y  4
  16. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling Y  3
  17. The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald  T  (did not finish)
  18. From Norvelt to Nowhere by Jack Gantos  Y  2
  19. Be Frank With Me by Julia Clairborne Johnson  A   5
  20.  Pax by Sara Pennypacker  Y (in progress)
MOVIES:
  1. The Fantastic Four  2.5
  2. Big in Japan 3
  3. Pan 1
  4. The Heartbreak Kid  2 
  5. The End of the Tour  3
  6. Two Faces of January  2 
  7. Drillbit Taylor 2
  8. The Whole Gritty City 4
  9. Oscar Nominated Shorts: 7 Animations, 5 Live Action Films  4 
  10. Kingsman 1
  11. The Scorch Trials 2
  12. Spare Parts  3
  13. Cop Car  3 
  14. Trainwreck  2
  15. Inside Out  2 
  16. Infinitely Polar Bear  3.5 
  17. The Black Balloon  3
  18. Far From the Maddening Crowd  2
  19. The Republic of Rick  1 
  20. Creed  3.5 
  21. Before I fall   3.5 
  22. The Humbling  2 
  23. Grandma  2.5 
  24. Ann Arbor Film Festival Opening Night Screening: Ten short films  5
  25. Brooklyn  4
  26. The Big Short  3
  27. To Rome With Love  1
  28. Elsa & Fred  2
  29. Sisters 3 
  30. Spotlight 4
  31. Burnt  2
  32. Miss You Already  3
  33. Concussion  4
  34. Carol  3
  35. Ghost Squad  1
  36. Rock the Kasbah 3
  37. Truth  3
  38. Beyond the Lights  3
  39. Legend  2 
  40. The Danish Girl 3.5 
  41. Moneyball  3.5
  42. Capote  3.5
  43. Trumbo  3
  44. Hector and the Search for Happiness  3.5 
  45. Calvin Marshall 2.5
  46. Goats  3
  47. Trouble With the Curve  2.5  
  48. Kelly & Cal   2.5 
  49. The Lady in the Van  3 
  50. For Love of the Game  2.5
  51. Gibsonburg  1.5 
  52. Operator  4
  53. Off the Black  3
  54. Bull Durham 3
  55. The Natural  3 
  56. BFG  3
  57. Irrational Man  1
  58. The 5th Wave  2 
  59. Ghostbusters  3
  60. Mr. Holmes  2.5
  61. Unlocking the Cage  4
  62. Explorers  3
  63. The Flight of the Navigator 3
  64. Big Stone Gap 2.5
  65. My Big Fat Greek Wedding II    2 
  66. Naz and Maalik  2.5 
  67. Hail Caesar 1.5
  68. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon  3
  69. The Jungle Book  2.5
  70. Keanu  2
  71. The Wrecking Crew!  3 
  72. Everybody Wants Some  1.5
  73. Eddie the Eagle  3
  74. Hunt for the WilderPeople  5
  75. Boy  4
  76. Alice Through the Looking Glass  1
  77. Joy  2
  78. Goodbye to All That  2
  79. The Dark Horse  3.5 
  80. What We Do In The Shadows  2.5 
  81. Pop Star  2
  82. Man Up  3
  83. Captain America: Civil War  1
  84. The Night Before  2
  85. Glassland  2.5
  86. Manchester by the Sea  4
  87. True Story  2.5

2015:

new-to-me books and movies i've consumed this year! i am setting no goals, as every year i say i need to read more. last year my movie watching was way low and i need to fix that. i rated items from 1-5, with 5 being the highest, and marked them youth, teen and adult Y T A. i read a lot of YA novels. i also read a lot of children's picture books for work, but those don't get listed.
here we go:

BOOKS:
  1. Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig (finished)  A  2.5 
  2. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan  (finished)  A  2
  3. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories by B.J. Novak  A  1.5  (did not finish)
  4. Girl Walks Into a Bar... by Rachel Dratch A  3.5
  5. Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King  T  3.5
  6. Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell  Y  4
  7. Althea & Oliver by Christina Moracho  T   2.5
  8.  Upside Down In the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana  Y (did not finish)
  9. 356 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio  Y  3
  10. Bingo's Run by James A. Levine  A (did not finish) 
  11. Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair  by Anne Lamott  A  3 
  12. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo  A  4 
  13. Meltwater by Michael Ridpath  A  3.5
  14. Sea of Stone by Michael Ridpath  A  (did not finish) 
  15. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Y  3
  16. The Last Leaves Falling  T  3
  17. Stand-Off by Andrew Smith  T  4 
  18. My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt  AGN   3
  19. The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley  T  3.5
  20. Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason  A (in progress) 
  21. Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott T 3 
  22. Hold Still by Sally Mann  A  5
  23. Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead  Y  4
  24. Holy Cow by David Duchovny  A  3
  25. All I Could Do Was Look Up: Anatomy of a Middle School by 826Michigan   T (did not finish)
  26. The Marvels by Brian Selznick  Y   5
  27. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell  T   3
  28. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling  A 2.5
  29. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon  T  3.5
MOVIES:
  1. Birdman 4
  2. Blended  2
  3. Words and Pictures  2.5 
  4. Foxcatcher  3
  5. Skeleton Twins 4
  6. Lucky Them  3.5
  7. GMO OMG  2.5
  8. They Came Together  2.5 
  9. This is Where I leave you  2 
  10. Bad Words  3 
  11. City Island  2.5
  12. Chef  3.5 
  13. Fed Up  3 
  14. Million Dollar Arm  3
  15. Thanks For Sharing  2.5 
  16. Spinning Plates  3
  17. Dear White People  2 
  18. What If  3
  19. I Love You Phillip Morris  2.5 
  20. You Can Count On Me  3
  21. Ruby Sparks  3   
  22. Wish I Was Here  3.5 
  23. Mom's Night Out  1.5
  24. The Switch  2.5 
  25. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby  3 
  26. Divergent   2.5
  27. Exhibition  2 
  28. To Be Takei  3 
  29. The Normal Heart  4 
  30. Ann Arbor Film Festival Opening Night Screening: 9 short films
  31. Ann Arbor Film Festival Animation Screening: 14 short films
  32. Ann Arbor Film Festival Films in Competition 9:  8 short films
  33. Whiplash  4 
  34. Rudderless  3 
  35. Men, Women & Children  3
  36. St. Vincent  4 
  37. Copenhagen  2.5 
  38. Hellion  3
  39. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb  2.5 
  40. Annie  2
  41. Big Hero 6  3
  42. Big Eyes  3 
  43. Are You Here  3 
  44. Avengers: Age of Ultron  3 
  45. Captain America: The First Avenger  3 
  46. Listen Up Philip 1
  47. Captain America: The Winter Soldier  3 
  48. Iron Man 3
  49. The Avengers 3
  50. Cold in July  3 
  51. Iron Man 2   3
  52. Iron Man 3   3
  53. Skating to New York  2
  54. The Rewrite  2 
  55. Top Five  2
  56. Richard Prior: Icon  2.5
  57. Lola Versus  3.5 
  58. A Million Ways to Die in the West  1
  59. Very Good Girls  2.5 
  60. Selma  3 
  61. Love and Mercy  4
  62. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  3.5 
  63. You're Not You  3 
  64. Welcome to Me  3.5
  65. Keeping the Faith  2.5 
  66. The ZigZag Kid 
  67. Diary of a Teenage Girl  3 
  68. Straight Outta Compton  5
  69. Pride  3
  70. When the Game Stands Tall  1.5 
  71. I am Big Bird  4 
  72. Bananas!*  2 
  73. Wet Hot American Summer  3
  74. Earth to Echo  2.5
  75. Get Hard  2
  76. Insurgent  2.5
  77. Spy  2
  78. Tomorrowland 1
  79. Paper Towns  2.5
  80. While We're Young  3 
  81. Laggies  2
  82. Soaked in Bleach 2 
  83. Pitch Perfect 2 
  84. The Duff  2 
  85. Pixels  2
  86. Dope  3.5
  87. Jurassic World  2. 5
  88. Wolfpack  3.5
  89. Aloha  1.5
  90. Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas 1
  91. Max 
  92. Iris  3
  93. Tangerine  2
  94. Star Wars: The Fore Awakens  4
  95. The Imitation Game  3
2014:

having failed at the fiftyfiftyme challenge last year, i have decided this year to go back to my old ways! i'll read what i can, when i can, without the pressure. some great things happened in the last half of 2013 and i got sidetracked and busy. i rated items from 1-5 and marked them youth, teen, adult Y T A. here's a list of what i'm reading & watching in 2014:

BOOKS:
  1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler   4   A
  2. The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund  4  T
  3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell  3.5   T
  4. Far Far Away by Tom McNeal  3.5  T
  5. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith  3  T
  6. The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage  3.5  Y
  7. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle  3.5   Y
  8. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence  3   A
  9. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan  3   Y
  10. Black Skies by Arnaldur IndriĆ°ason  3   A
  11. 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith 4  T
  12. Brewster by Mark Slouka  (did not finish)     A
  13. Love Illuminated by Daniel Jones 1  A 
  14. unnamed self-help book  1  A
  15. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell   4 A
  16. Savvy by Ingrid Law (did not finish) Y
  17. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki (did not finish)  
  18. Landline by Rainbow Rowell  3   A
  19. Strange Shores by Arnaldur IndriĆ°ason 4  A
  20. I remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir  3  A
  21. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart  3  T 
  22. Me Being Me is Exactly As Insane As You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy (did not finish) T 
  23. Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? by Mindy Kaling  3.5   A
  24. I Work at a Public Library by Gina Sheridan  A (in progress)
  25. Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence by Paul Feig  A (in progress)
  26. Yes Please by Amy Poehler  4  A 
MOVIES:
  1. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters   2
  2. August: Osage County 3.5
  3. Hunger Games: Catching Fire  3 
  4. Elemental  2
  5. Prince Avalanche 3
  6. Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films (7 films)  3 
  7. Lost and Found  2 
  8. The LEGO Movie  4
  9. The Dallas Buyers Club  4
  10. Enough Said  3 
  11. American Hustle  3.5 
  12. Stealing Home   3 
  13. Opening Night Screening of 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival -- Eight Short Films  4
  14. 12 Years A Slave 3.5
  15. 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival -- Ten Animations   3 
  16. Saving Mr. Banks  2.5 
  17. The Grand Budapest Hotel  3.5 
  18. Inside Llewyn Davis  3 
  19. Nebraska  3.5
  20. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  3 
  21. My Winnipeg  2.5
  22. Dom Hemingway 2.5 
  23. Captain Phillips  3 
  24. How I Live Now  2.5
  25. Cutie and the Boxer  3 
  26. Veronica Mars  3 
  27. Pariah  3 
  28. Girl Most Likely  3 
  29. Her  3.5 
  30. The Spectacular Now  2.5 
  31. The To Do List  2
  32. Maleficent  2.5
  33. 20 Feet From Stardom  3.5 
  34. The Big Night  2 
  35. Submarine  2 
  36. Boyhood  4
  37. Muppets Most Wanted 2.5
  38. Butter  2 
  39. The Boxtrolls  3
  40. Obvious Child  3 
  41. Lyme Life  2
  42. Flirting With Disaster  2
  43. Soul Surfer 2
  44. Welcome to the Terrordome  3 
  45. Detachment  3.5 
  46. Short Term 12   3.5 
  47. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1  3
  48. The Namesake  3
  49. Charlie Bartlett  3 
  50. Nowhere Boy  2.5 
  51. Mean Girls  2.5
  52. Guardians of the Galaxy  3
  53. The History Boys  2 
  54. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies  4 
  55. Begin Again  3
  56. Zodiac  3 
  57. The One I Love  2 
  58. The Maze Runner  2.5 
  59. The Sapphires  3
  60. Under the Skin  2.5

2013:
i have signed up to participate in fiftyfifty.me for 2103! a challenge to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in 2013. they cannot be things i've read/watched before. in 2008 i started keeping lists of what i read. and let me say that in 2012 i did not read nearly enough. (and i'm a pseudo-librarian! the pressure's on!) so this year i have signed up to motivate myself into reading more. i'm more of a 35-40 books/year kind of girl, but we'll see how it goes. this list does NOT include picture books, because if it did my list would be a billion books long. book group selections are noted with a BG.

here is an ongoing list of what what i'm consuming. i've decided to rate everything on a scale of 1-5.

BOOKS:
  1. Far North by Michael Ridpath 3.5
  2. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage 4.5
  3. No Crystal Stair: A documentary novel of the life and work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem bookseller by Vaunda Michaux Nelson (did not finish)
  4. Boy21 by Matthew Quick 3.5See You At Harry's by Jo Knowles 3
  5. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson 3.5
  6. Every Day by David Levithan 4
  7. Period 8 by Chris Crutcher 3  (BG)
  8. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz 5 (BG)
  9. Sorta Like A Rock Star by Matthew Quick 3
  10. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick 3
  11. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 3.5
  12. First Boy by Gary Schmidt (did not finish)
  13. Double by Jenny Valentine 3
  14. Winger by Andrew Smith  5 (BG)
  15. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks  3
  16. Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris  3.5
  17. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green   4
  18. Rooftoppers by Katherine Russell   3.5  (BG)
  19. Fish in the Sky by Fridrik Erlings (did not finish)
  20. Paper Towns by John Green  3.5
  21. Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman  4
  22. The Gospel of Winter by Brendan Kiely  2  (BG)
  23. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell    3.5
  24. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick 3.5  (BG)
  25. Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (Did not finish)  1.5
  26. The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton DiSclafani   5
  27. Reality Boy by A.S. King 4
  28. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Fowler (did not finish)
MOVIES:
  1. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 4
  2. Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme 3
  3. Love Actually 2.5
  4. We Were Here: The AIDS Years in San Francisco 3
  5. Dear Frankie 3.5
  6. Damsels in Distress 2.5
  7. It's Kind of a FunnyStory 3.5
  8. Love & Other Drugs 2
  9. Beasts of the Southern Wild 5
  10. Bernie 1
  11. 5 Broken Cameras 4
  12. Argo 5
  13. Frankenweenie 1
  14. Small, Beautifully Moving Parts 3
  15. Men In Black III 3
  16. Searching For Sugar Man 5
  17. Helena From the Wedding  2
  18. The Odd Life of Timothy Green  2
  19. Dark Horse 1
  20. Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap3.5
  21. Walking and Talking 3.5
  22. The Silver Linings Playbook 3.5
  23. Perks of Being A Wallflower 3.5
  24. Your Sister's Sister 3
  25. Nights and Weekends 1
  26. Cyrus 2
  27. Prairie Love 1
  28. Oz: The Great and Powerful 3
  29. AAFF: Opening screening-- 9 short films  5
  30. Safety Not Guaranteed 3
  31. AAFF: Suzan Pitt Retrospective Pt.1-- 3 short films   3
  32. AAFF: Films in Competition 4-- 6 short films  3.5
  33. AAFF: Central Park Five  4.5
  34. The Sure Thing  2.5
  35. The Queen of Versaille  2
  36. The Paperboy  2.5
  37. Lincoln  4
  38. Peter Pan & J.M. Barrie: The Boys Who Wouldn't Grow Up  2
  39. Life of Pi  3.5
  40. Django Unchained  3
  41. Liberal Arts  2.5
  42. Neverland  2.5
  43. Makers: Women Who Made America  4
  44. Aftermass  2
  45. Summer Eleven  2.5
  46. Take This Waltz  2.5
  47. The Imposter  2
  48. My Life Without Me  3
  49. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore  4
  50. The Pirates! Band of Misfits  2
  51. Cloud Atlas  1
  52. This is Forty  1.5
  53. For a Good Time, Call...  1.5
  54. 2 Days in New York  2
  55. Zero Dark Thirty  3.5
  56. How to Survive a Plague  3
  57. The Impossible  3
  58. Philadelphia  3.5
  59. The Rock-afire Explosion  3
  60. Only the Young  4
  61. Tchoupitoulas  4
  62. Hyde Park on Hudson  2.5
  63. Kings of Summer  4
  64. Toast  2.5 
  65. Mr. Popper's Penguins  2 
  66. Price Check  2.5
  67. Jack the Giant Slayer (did not finish)  1
  68. Mud  4
  69. Brooklyn Castle   4 
  70. Frances Ha  4
  71. Wreck It Ralph  3 
  72. The Way Way Back  4 
  73. 42: The Jackie Robinson Story  3 
  74. Life Is Sweet  3 
  75. Ginger & Rosa  3 
  76. The Disaster (did not finish) 1.5 
  77. Blue Jasmine  3.5 
  78. The Bling Ring  3.5
  79. Admission  2.5 
  80. The Great Gatsby  3.5
  81. In A World...   3.5 
  82. Stories We Tell  3.5 
  83. Annie (1999)   3 
  84. Identity Thief  2 
  85. Blackfish   3  
  86. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
  87. What Maisie Knew  2.5
  88. Parkland  3 
  89. Not Fade Away  3

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