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. 

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

2019: 

BOOKS:
  1.  Becoming by Michelle Obama  A  (in progress)
  2.  Check Please!, Book 1: Hockey   T GN   (in progress) 
  3. Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrews  A  2.5
  4. G'morning, G'night: Little Pep Talks for Me and You by Lin-Manuel Miranda   A  3.5
  5. She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge  A    3
  6. Darius the Great is Not Okay  by Adib Khorram  T (did not finish)
  7. My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix  A   3
  8. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas  T  (in progress)
  9. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez   A   4
  10. The Long Walk by Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)  A   4
  11. The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman  A (in progress) 
  12. Elevation by Stephen King  A   3
  13. Night Shift by Stephen King  A (in progress) 
  14. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds   T  4.5 
  15.  Doctor Sleep by Stephen King  A  3
  16. 'Salems Lot by Stephen King  A  (in progress)
MOVIES:
  1. The Meg  2
  2. The Amityville Horror (1979)  2
  3. The Number 23   1.5 
  4. BlackkKlansman  3.5
  5. Sierra Burgess is a Loser  3
  6. A Quiet Place  3
  7. The House With a Clock in its Walls  2
  8. Mid90s  3
  9. The Fly (1959)  2
  10. Jailhouse Rock  2
  11. Darkest Minds   2.5 
  12. The Right Stuff  2
  13. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot  2 
  14. It Follows  2  
  15. Leave No Trace  3
  16. Bird Box  2
  17. My Amityville Horror  1
  18. We the Animals  4 
  19. My Friend Dahmer  2 
  20. 1985   3.5
  21. The Miseducation of Cameron Post  2.5
  22. The Old Man & the Gun  2.5
  23. Mandy  1
  24. Room 237  3
  25. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part   3.5
  26. The Girl in the Spider's Web  2.5
  27. The Hate U Give 3.5
  28. 2019 Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts  3 
  29. The Dead Zone  3 
  30. Dolores Claiborne  4
  31. Assault on Precinct 13  3 
  32. Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse  4 
  33. Misery  4
  34. Summer of 1984  3
  35. 1408   2.5
  36. Bohemian Rhapsody  2
  37. Captain Marvel  3
  38. Pet Sematary (1989)  2.5 
  39. Us  4.5
  40. Ann Arbor Film Festival: Opening Night: 11 Short Films   3.5
  41. The Russian Five   4.5
  42. Pet Sematary (2019)  2
  43. Green Book  2.5
  44. Bumblebee  2
  45. A Thousand Thoughts  4.5 
  46. Hearts in Atlantis  3.5
  47. Heat  1
  48. Carrie (1976)  2.5
  49. Cell  2.5
  50. Avengers: Endgame  4 
  51. The Stand  3
  52. Dreamcatcher  2
  53. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer  3
  54. Bag of Bones  2
  55. Wine Country  3 
  56. Apt Pupil  2 
  57. Secret Window  2  
  58. If Beale Street Could Talk   3 
  59. Aquaman  1.5
  60. Funny Games  2
  61. Sleepwalkers  1.5 
  62. Rewind This!  2.5 
  63. Christine  3.5
  64. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald  1.5
  65. The Tommyknockers  1.5
  66. Rim of the World  2
  67. The Mist  3.5
  68. Mary Poppins Returns  1.5
  69. Gerald's Game  3.5
  70. The Haunting of Sharon Tate  1 
  71. Midsommer  3 
  72. Carrie (2013)  1
  73. Pet Sematary II   1 
  74. Holmes & Watson  1 
  75. The Public  2
  76. The Running Man 2
2018: 

BOOKS:
  1. A Line Made By Walking  (finished)  by Sara Baume   A   4
  2. What Unites Us : Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather   A (in progress)
  3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas   T  3
  4. We are Okay by Nina LaCour   T   3.5
  5. Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing   A  3.5
  6. What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee  T   3.5
  7. Almost Midnight: 2 Short Stories by Rainbow Rowell  T  3.5 
  8. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds  T  4 
  9. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon   T (did not finish) 
  10. Notes From A Public Typewriter by Gustafson & Uberti  A  4
  11. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya   Y  3.5  
  12. Calypso by David Sedaris  A   4
  13. All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg  A  3
  14. One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus  T  3
  15. Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple   A    3
  16. Ginger Kid: Mostly True Tales From a Former Nerd by Steve Hofstetter  T (did not finish)
  17. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman  A (in progress)
  18. Becoming by Michelle Obama  A  (in progress)
  19. Check Please!, Book 1: Hockey   T GN   (in progress)
MOVIES:
  1. Lemon  1.5
  2. Maudie  3
  3. Lady Bird  4.5
  4. Th Hippopotamus  1.5
  5. Get Out 4
  6. All Eyez on Me  2
  7. Rough Night 1
  8. The Hero  3
  9. Swiss Army Man  1
  10. 1922   1
  11. Wonder Woman 2 
  12. Legendary   3
  13. A Dog's Purpose 2 
  14. IT (2017)  3 
  15. The Shape of Water  4.5
  16. Crimson Peak 2.5 
  17. Black Panther  3.5 
  18. I, Tonya  4
  19. Coco  2.5
  20. Thor: Ragnarok  2 
  21. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri  4.5
  22. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore  2
  23. Night Crawler  1.5
  24. The Disaster Artist  3
  25. Isle of Dogs  3 
  26. The Florida Project  3 
  27. Avengers: Infinity War  4.5
  28. Spiderman: Homecoming  3.5
  29. Doctor Strange  2
  30. Ant-Man  3 
  31. Their Finest  3 
  32. The Circle  2.5 
  33. The Post 3
  34. Game Night  2
  35. Step  2.5 
  36. Patti Cake$  4
  37. The Clapper  3
  38. The Child In Time 1.5
  39. Tallulah  3
  40. Beautiful Girls  2.5
  41. That Night 2.5
  42. Hereditary 2.5 
  43. Extraordinary Tales  2
  44. Battle of the Sexes 3
  45. Bleacher Bums  1 
  46. Adult Beginners  3 
  47. Wonderstruck 2.5 
  48. Every Day  2
  49. Take Me Out to the Ballgame 2 
  50. Alien 3     2
  51. Rocky V   3
  52. Rocky Balboa    3
  53. Call Me By Your Name  3.5 
  54. Birthmarked  3
  55. Batman Begins 3 
  56. Love, Simon  3 
  57. Tag  2.5
  58. Jasper Jones  2
  59. Tully  3 
  60. Won't You Be My Neighbor  4.5
  61. Ocean's 8   3 
  62. American Gangster  2.5
  63. White Boy Rick  3 
  64. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom   1.5 
  65. Love, Gilda  4
  66. Basic Instinct  3 
  67. The Babadook  2.5
  68. Eighth Grade  3.5
  69. Ant Man & the Wasp  2
  70. Halloween 2018   3
  71. Ouija: Origin of Evil  3
  72. Solo: A Star Wars Story  1
  73. Gremlins 2    1
  74. Hearts Beat Loud  3.5 
  75. Sorry to Bother You  1.5
  76. Ballad of Buster Scruggs  1.5
  77. Creed II   4
  78. Die Hard   3
  79. Die Hard 2    1.5 
  80. Please Stand By  2 
  81. Cam  2 
  82. Three Identical Strangers  3.5
  83. Thoroughbreds  1
  84. Juliet, Naked  3
  85. The Kindergarten Teacher 3
  86. Crazy Rich Asians  1.5
  87. A Merry Friggin' Christmas  1
  88. Office Christmas Party  1.5 
  89. Christmas in Connecticut 1.5
  90. One Christmas  2 
  91. Santa Clause  2
  92. Christmas With the Kranks  1 
  93. Skate Kitchen  3 
  94. RBG  4
  95. The Nun  2
  96. The Conjuring   3.5
  97. The Conjuring 2   4

2017:

BOOKS:
  1. Pax by Sara Pennypacker  Y   3.5  (finished)
  2. The Secret History of Twin Peaks by Mark Frost A   5
  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  3.5
  12. Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002  A   3 
  13. A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume   A (in progress)
  14. Twin Peaks: A Secret History by Mark Frost  A  4
  15. You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein   A   3.5
  16. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green  T   3
  17. What Unites Us : Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather  A (in progress)
  18. Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost  A  3
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  4.5
  30. Sandy Wexler  2.5
  31. Beauty and the Beast (did not finish)
  32. Lion  4
  33. The Beguiled  3
  34. Stop Making Sense  5 
  35. LEGO Batman  2.5
  36. Sing  3
  37. Beginners 3  
  38. Don't Think Twice  3
  39. The Happy Poet 2.5
  40. A Bigger Splash 1.5 
  41. She's Gotta Have It  1 
  42. Landline  4 
  43. The Founder 3 
  44. Fundamentals of Caring 3  
  45. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2   2.5 
  46. Collateral Beauty  2.5 
  47. Growing Up Smith   3 
  48. The Big Sick  3.5
  49. Jim and Andy  3.5
  50. My Life as a Zucchini 3
  51. Everything, Everything 2.5
  52. The Glass Castle  2.5
  53. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle  2.5
  54. Star Wars: The Last Jedi  3

2016:

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:

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 Indriðason  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 Indriðason 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 
2012

An old list of books read this year, transported here, with different formatting...

BOOKS:
  1. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (finished) 
  2. The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt YA 
  3. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green YA 
  4. Bake Sale By Sara Varon GN 
  5. The Wire: Truth Be Told by Rafael Alvarez 
  6. Printing by Hand: A Modern Guide to Printing With Handmade Stamps, Stencils, and Silk Screens By Lena Corwin 
  7. The Printed Pattern, by Rebecca Drury 
  8. Print: 25 Original Projects Using Hand-Printing Techniques on Fabric and Paper By Joy Jolliffe 
  9. The craft artist's legal guide: protect your work, save on taxes, maximize profits by Richard Stim 
  10. Bossypants by Tina Fey 
  11. Salvage the Bones, by Jesmyn Ward YA 
  12. The Boombox Project by Lyle Owerko 
  13. A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart by Maria Alexandra Vettese 
  14. Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse YA 
  15. The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour YA 
  16. My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall 
  17. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The World of Hobbits 
  18. Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason 
  19. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King YA 
  20. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate YA 
  21. Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey YA (did not finish) 
  22. The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardottir (did not finish) 
  23. The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni YA (did not finish) 
  24. No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Michaux Nelson (did not finish) 
  25. Far North by Michael Ridpath (did not finish)

2011

BOOKS:
  1. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan & Peter Sis YA 
  2. Nothing by Janne Teller YA 
  3. The Orange Houses by Paul Griffin YA 
  4. The Lock Artist by Steven Hamilton 
  5. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk YA 
  6. Detroit Disassembled by Andrew Moore 
  7. Yummy by G. Neri Y A GN 
  8. A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan 
  9. The Oatmeal: 5 very good reasons to punch a dolphin in the mouth by Michael Inman 
  10. The Book of Lost Things by Michael Connelly 
  11. Driving With Dead People: A Memoir by Monica Holloway 
  12. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King YA 
  13. Loveless by Mike McGonigal 
  14. Tangerine by Edward Bloor YA 
  15. See What I See by Gloria Whelan YA 
  16. Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 
  17. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach YA 
  18. In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard 
  19. I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan YA 
  20. Where the Shadows Lie by Michael Ridpath 
  21. Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley 
  22. Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan YA 
  23. Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 
  24. Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach YA 
  25. In Zanesville by Jo Ann Beard 
  26. I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan YA 
  27. Where the Shadows Lie by Michael Ridpath 
  28. Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley 
  29. Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan YA 
  30. Please Don’t Come Back From The Moon by Dean Bakopoulos YA 
  31. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick YA 
  32. Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Y 
  33. Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt YA 
  34. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley YA 
  35. Ghetto Cowboys by G. Neri YA 
  36. Bitter End by Jennifer Brown YA (didn’t finish) 
  37. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher YA 
  38. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler YA 
  39. Unseen by Mari Jungstedt (did not finish) 
  40. Journal of a UFO Investigator by David Halperin (did not finish) 
  41. Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York’s Urban Underground, by Gregory J. Snyder (did not finish) 
  42. Operation Napolean by Arnaldur Indridason (did not finish) 
  43. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (did not finish)
2010

This is when I listed nonfiction titles that I perused. I guess I did that early in my book list-making years.

BOOKS:
  1. The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley (finished) 
  2. In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (finished) 
  3. Handmade Nation By Faith Levine & Cortney Heimerl (finished) 
  4. Frederik’s Winter by Omar Metwally 
  5. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz 
  6. The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell 
  7. The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier 
  8. American Salvage by Bonnie Jo Campbell 
  9. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt YA 
  10. Reality Check by Peter Abrahams YA 
  11. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins YA 
  12. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins YA 
  13. Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams YA 
  14. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson YA 
  15. First Light by Rebecca Stead YA 
  16. Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes YA 
  17. Huge by James Fuerst 
  18. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 
  19. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson 
  20. Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason 
  21. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson 
  22. The Manny Files by Christian Burch YA 
  23. Lotta Prints by Lotta Jansdotter 
  24. Zakka Sewing : 25 Japanese projects for the household by Therese Laskey 
  25. Patchwork Style : 35 simple projects for a cozy & colorful life Suzuko Koseki 
  26. Grace Under Fire by Filicia “Snoop” Pearson * 
  27. Everything on a Waffle by Paula Horvath YA 
  28. Yarn Bombing, by Mandy Moore 
  29. P.S. I Hate It Here! Kids’ Letters From Camp, by Diane Falanga 
  30. The Glass Castle, by Jeanette Walls 
  31. Subway Art, by Martha Stewart & Henry Chalfant 
  32. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris 
  33. Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances, by John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson YA 
  34. One Day, by David Nicholls 
  35. Split by by Swati Avasthi T 
  36. Willowood by Cecilia Galante T 
  37. After by Amy Efaw T 
  38. Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan GN T 
  39. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan T 
  40. Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams T 
  41. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins T 
  42. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall (did not finish) 
  43. Thief Eyes, by Janni Simner (did not finish) 
  44. Ghost Lightning, by Trevor Byrne (did not finish) 
  45. The Wheatgrass Book by Ann Wigman (did not finish)
2009

BOOKS:
  1. The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson 
  2. Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson 
  3. Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason 
  4. Science Fair by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson 
  5. Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Vankatesh 
  6. Material world : a global family portrait by Peter Menzel 
  7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 
  8. The White Tiger by Aravinda Adiga 
  9. Coraline by Neil Gaiman BOCD 
  10. What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn 
  11. Found II: More of the Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World By Davey Rothbart 
  12. Through Black Spruce By Boyden, Joseph 
  13. The Family Man by Elinor Lipman 
  14. Me, the Missing, and the dead by Jenny Valentine 
  15. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley 
  16. Broken soup by Jenny Valentine 
  17. Over and under by Todd Tucker 
  18. The Oxford Project by Steven G. Bloom 
  19. Michigan Memories 
  20. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks by E. Lockhart 
  21. Zeitoun by Dave Eggers 
  22. My Soul To Take by Yrsa Sigurdardottir 
  23. The Wild Things By Dave Eggers 
  24. I sailed With Magellan by Stuart Dybek 
  25. Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country by 826 students 
  26. A Bridge to the Stars by Henning Mankell 
  27. Shadows in the Twilight By Henning Mankell 
  28. Stitches: A Memoir By David Small GN 
  29. The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson T 
  30. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead T 
  31. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine T 
  32. Veronica by Mary Gaitsgill (did not finish) 
  33. George Sprott by Seth (did not finish) 
  34. In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (did not finish) 
  35. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (did not finish) 
  36. The Tricking of Freya By Christina Sunley (did not finish) 
  37. This Crazy Vegan Life by Christina Pirello (did not finish)
2008

This was the first year I worked a public library and I ate up all the books and movies! So much free media to consume!

BOOKS
  1. The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason (finished) 
  2. Blogwild! By Andy Wibbels (finished) 
  3. Free For All: Oddballs, Geeks & Gangstas in the Public Library by Don Borchert (finished) 
  4. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (finished) 
  5. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie 
  6. As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial by Derrick Jensen 
  7. It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken By Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt 
  8. He’s Just Not That Into You By Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt 
  9. The Five Things We Cannot Change and How to Embrace Them… By David Richo 
  10. Spraycan Art by Henry Chalfant 
  11. Everyday Commitments: Choosing a life of Love, Realism and Acceptance by David Richo 
  12. The Absolute True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie 
  13. The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah YA 
  14. Let That Be the Reason by Vicki Stringer 
  15. Robot Dreams by Sara Varon (GN) 
  16. Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays By David Foster Wallace 
  17. Benny and Penny in “Just Pretend” By Geoffrey Hayes (GN) 
  18. When you are Engulfed in Flames By David Sedaris 
  19. Cry Yourself to Sleep By Jeremy Tinder (GA) 
  20. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid By Bill Bryson 
  21. Micrographica By Renée French (GN) 
  22. Last Rituals By Yrsa Sigurdardottir 
  23. Daddy Cool By Donald Goines 
  24. Little Things: A Memoir in Slices By Jeffrey Brown (GN) 
  25. True Love: A practice for Awakening the Heart By Thich Nhat Hanh 
  26. Compost: The Natural Way to Make Food For Your Garden By Ken Thompson 
  27. A Short History of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson 
  28. Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius By Dave Eggers 
  29. Stray Shopping Carts of North America By Julian Montague 
  30. Looking for Alaska By John Green YA 
  31. Little Grey Men By BB Y 
  32. He Who Fears the Wolf By Karin Fossum 
  33. Mind's Eye By Hokan Nesser (did not finish) 
  34. Handmade Nation By Faith Levine & Cortney Heimerl (did not finish) 
  35. The Spell of the Sensuous. Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram (did not finish) 
  36. History Is Dead: A Zombie Anthology By Various Authors (did not finish) 
  37. The Fourth Man by K.O. Dahl (did not finish) 
  38. There Are No Accidents: Synchronicity and the Stories of Our Lives Robert Hopcke (did not finish) 
  39. True to the Game By Terri Woods (did not finish) 
  40. The Quiet Girl By Peter Hoeg (did not finish) 
  41. Rex Libris By James Turner (did not finish)

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