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Lists of 2011

Not much to say up-front. My lists this year are incomplete. Somewhere in the middle I stopped writing down the books I'd read and the movies I'd seen. These two lists are not in order either, but it's a good chunk of the truth.

One more thing, this is a little "game" my brother and I play every year. The goal is to have more books than movies on the list. The rest of the rules are arbitrary and change as fast as we can think of reasons to change them.

  1. Sea; Heidi R. Kling (YA) 323
  2. Wuthering Bites; Sarah Gray (F) 362
  3. Matched; Ally Condie (YA) 366
  4. Cold Magic; Kate Elliott (F) 502
  5. The Lost Symbol; Dan Brown (F) 639
  6. The House of Dead Maids; Clare B. Dunkle (YA) 146
  7. Paranormalcy; Kiersten White (YA) 335
  8. Privileged Information; Stephen White (F) 352
  9. Fly, Colton, Fly: the True Story of the Barefoot Bandit; Jackson Holtz (True Crime) 242
  10. Across the Universe; Beth Revis (YA) 398
  11. Sacred Scars: a resurrection of magic, book two; Kathleen Duey (YA) 554
  12. White Oleander; Janet Fitch (F) 390
  13. The Dark and Hollow Places; Carrie Ryan (YA) 374
  14. Red Glove; Holly Black (YA) 325
  15. The Mermaid’s Mirror; L. K. Madigan (YA) 308
  16. Illyria; Elizabeth Hand (YA) 135
  17. Firelight; Sophie Jordan (YA) 323
  18. Blood Magic; Tessa Gratton (YA) 405
  19. Luminous; Dawn Metcalf (YA) 367
  20. Daughter of Smoke and Bone; Laini Taylor (YA) 418
  21. An Infinite Thread: a Merry Sisters of Fate Anthology, Vol. 1; Tessa Gratton, Maggie Stiefvater, & Brenna Yovanoff (YA) 158
  22. Forever; Maggie Stiefvater (YA) 386
  23. The Scorpio Races; Maggie Stiefvater (YA) 404
  24. The Space Between; Brenna Yovanoff (YA) 363
  25. Crescendo (the Hush, Hush Saga); Becca Fitzpatrick (YA) 464
  26. The Wandering Unicorn; Manuel Mujica Lainez (F - Sci-Fi) 322
  27. The First Man in Rome; Colleen McCullough (F) 935
  28. Kabul Beauty School: an American Woman Goes Behind the Veil; Deborah Rodriguez with Kristin Ohlson (NF) 283

  1. Flickan som lekte med elden (The Girl Who Played with Fire); Niels Arden Oplev (2009)
  2. Little Fockers; Paul Weitz (2010)
  3. G-Force; Hoyt Yeatman (2009)
  4. Watchmen; Zack Snyder (2009)
  5. Alexander; Oliver Stone (2004)
  6. Crooked Hearts; Michael Bortman (1991)
  7. Tangled; Nathan Greno & Byron Howard (2010)
  8. Waiting for ‘Superman’; Davis Guggenheim (2010)
  9. Beowulf; Robert Zemeckis (2007)
  10. The Other Boleyn Girl; Justin Chadwick (2008)
  11. Elizabeth: the Golden Age; Shekhar Kapur (2007)
  12. Sherlock Holmes; Guy Ritchie (2009)
  13. Cloverfield; Matt Reeves (2008)
  14. Stay; Marc Forster (2005)
  15. Percy Jackson: the Lightning Thief; Chris Columbus (2010)
  16. Thor; Kenneth Branagh (2011)
  17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1; David Yates (2010)
  18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2; David Yates (2011)
  19. Captain America: the First Avenger; Joe Johnston (2011)
  20. Anonymous; Roland Emmerich (2011)
  21. The Back-Up Plan; Alan Poul (2010)
  22. Pineapple Express; David Gordon Green (2008)
  23. The Last Unicorn; Jules Bass & Arthur Rankin, Jr (1982)
  24. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, pt 1; Bill Condon (2011)
  25. Super 8; JJ Abrams (2011)
  26. Life as a House; (2001)



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 1st, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
I really want to read Colleen McCullough's Rome series too! How did you enjoy that one?

I still have The Scorpio Races and Forever to read; I wussed out of Forever because of circumstances and now I'm inching towards it...

Also, yay, White Oleander!
Jan. 10th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
FMiR was really hard to get into. There were too many people and too many things happening. It was almost like Les Mis. I don't know my ancient history very well, so it took me until about half-way in to really get a grip on WTF was going on. After that, it was a dry read, but I know quite a few people out there would love it. Especially history buffs. I feel bad that I didn't like it more. :(

It took me a long time to read FOREVER too. Not in the right head space for it. However, I must say that m_stiefvater gets better with every book she writes. It's inspiring to say the least.

saffronlie rec'd WO. I can't believe I haven't read it before. It was a gorgeous read. Literary YA at its best. (It might not be shelved in YA, but it's YA!)
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