Monthly Archives: February 2013

2012 – My Year at the Movies

1. The Separation
2. A Little Bit of Heaven
3. The Artist
4. Shame
5. Ides of March
6. A Dangerous Game
7. The Help
8. The Burning Man
9. Late Bloomers
10. I am You
11. Carnage
12. 50/50
13. Contagion
14. I don’t know how she does it
15. New Years Eve
16. Le Havre
17. The Exotic Marigold Hotel
18. Margin Call
19. Bel Ami
20. Where do we go now?
21. A Royal affair
22. Barrymore
23. Lore
24. Monsier Lahzar
25. The Sapphires
26. Argo
27. Skyfall
28. Warhorse
29. Les Miserables

My favourites were ‘The Burning Man’, ‘A Royal Affair’ and ‘Monsier Lahzar’.
But I enjoyed every single one of them!

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2012 – My Year of Reading

1. We need to talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver

2. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive – Alexander McCall Smith

3. Forecast Turbulence – Janet Turner Hospital (short stories)

4. The Streetsweeper – Eliot Perlman

5. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes *

6. The Help – Kathryn Stockett *

7. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness – Richard Yates (short stories)

8. The Thirteenth Tale – Dianne Settlewood *

9. The Aunt’s Story – Patrick White

10. The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-sharif – Najif Mazari & Rob Hillman *

11. Sophie’s Choice – William Styron

12. The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Mohsin Hamid

13. The Idea of Perfection – Kate Grenville *

14. People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks

15. The Reasons I won’t be Coming – Eliot Perlman (short stories)

16. All that I am – Anna Funder

17. East of Eden – John Steinbeck

18. Istanbul – Memories & the City – Orhan Pamuk (non fiction)

19. The First Stone – Helen Garner * (re-read)

20. 50 Shades of Grey – EL James (first 90 pages only)

21. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

22. Capital – John Lanchester

23. There Needs to be more Dancing – Fiona Ham *

24. The Constant Gardener – John Le Carre * (re-read)

25. The 40 Rules of Love – Elif Shafak

26. The People’s Act of Love – James Meek
I cannot pick favourites as I enjoyed them all, except 50 shades etc which I got bored with & did not finish. Those marked with an asterick were Bookclub reads.

 

 

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