Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of Year Round Up

I have read 85 books this year.  I would say it is 50/50 for really good books and books that were just eh.  I didn't post all my 4-5 star books here, but these are some standouts.

Favorite Books Read:

The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiavarini
Ellis Island and City of Hope by Kate Kerrigan
My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
Heft by Liz Moore
The Gods of Gotham and Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall
NOS4A2 and Horns by Joe Hill
The Cuckoo's Calling by J.K. Rowling
The Son by Phillipp Meyer

I wasn't able to keep a record of the Movies that I've watched this year.  But here are some of my favorites.

Ip Man, Ip Man 2 and The Legend is Born: Ip Man were three great movies.  The first two are part of a trilogy and the last one isn't but it does feel like a prequel.  It is about the great Martial Artist Yip Man who helped bring the martial art of Wing Chun to the rest of the world.  He was the Sifu of Bruce Lee.

Miracle in the Rain was one of the best movies I've seen this year.  It is a 5 star all the way.

It has been a very eclectic year for reading and movie watching.  That is nothing new.  I tried to read more fiction than non-fiction this year, as I usually do it the other way. I believe I succeeded. I don't know the ration, but fiction won out.
I have no idea what I will be reading in 2014, but probably a lot of smaller books.  It is hard to read when I'm in school, since I have to read a lot of school texts and books that we are required to read.  I am going for 60 books again. I'm sure I will make it.

1 comment:

Michelle Miller said...

Happy New Year, Liz! I was able to snag The Cuckoo's Calling for 25 cents at the library sale a couple of weeks ago. I was thrilled!