Books Read in 2011

Books

No Title Author Publication Year Rating
1 Oishinbo: Vegetables Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki 2009 4
2 Nothing to Envy Barbara Demick * 2010 5
3 East of Eden John Steinbeck * 1952 4.5
4 Oishinbo: Izakaya: Pub Food Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki 2009 4
5 Fup Jim Dodge * 1997 4
6 Through the LookingGlass and What Alice Found There Lewis Carroll 1871 4
7 Aya de Yopougon Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie * 2006 4
8 84 Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff * 1970 3.5
9 Lenore: Noogies Roman Dirge * 2006 3
10 Winnie the Pooh A. A. Milne 1926 5
11 Abandon the Old Tokyo Yoshihiro Tatsumi 1970 3.5
12 The House at Pooh Corner A. A. Milne 1928 5

* new author

Short Stories

  1. Eduard and God (Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves)
  2. Dr. Havel After Twenty Years (Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves)
  3. The Golden Apple of Eternal Desire (Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves)
  4. The Happy Prince and Other Tales (Oscar Wilde, The Complete Short Stories)
    1. The Happy Prince
    2. The Nightingale and the Rose
    3. The Selfish Giant
    4. The Devoted Friend
    5. The Remarkable Rocket

* new author

Movies

  1. Life is Beautiful (Italy, 1997, 9/10)
  2. Cinema Paradiso (Italy, 1988, 8/10)
  3. Strictly Ballroom (Australia, 1992, 8/10)
  4. Moonstruck (Brooklyn, 1987, 8/10)
  5. Annie Hall (New York, 1977, 8/10)
  6. Good Will Hunting (Massachusetts, 1997, 8/10)
  7. Nobody Knows (Japan, 2004, 8/10)
  8. Black Swan (US, 2010, 9/10)
  9. An Education (UK, 2009, 10/10)
  10. Micmacs (France, 2009, 7/10)
  11. The City of Lost Children (France, 1995, 8/10)
  12. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France, 2007, 9/10)
  13. Burlesque (Los Angeles, 2010, 9/10)
  14. Tootsie (US, 1982, 9/10)
  15. Ponyo (Japan, 2008, 8/10)
  16. The King’s Speech (Britain, 2010, 9/10)
  17. Before Sunrise (Vienna, 1995, 8/10)
  18. Shine (Australia, 1996, 6/10)
  19. No Country for Old Men (Texas, 2007, 8/10)
  20. Inception (2010, 9/10)
  21. Lost in Translation (Japan, 2003, 9/10) *rewatch
  22. Lars and the Real Girl (US, 2007, 8/10)
  23. Magnolia (US, 1999, 7/10)
  24. Hairspray (US, 2007, 7/10)
  25. American History X (US, 1998, 8/10)
  26. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009, 8/10)
  27. 127 Hours (US, 2010, 8/10)
  28. The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina, 2009, 8/10)
  29. The Fighter (US, 2010, 8/10)
  30. The Godfather: Part II (US, 1974, 8/10)
  31. Evita (Argentina, 1996, 8/10)
  32. The Graduate (US, 1967, 8/10)
  33. Vertigo (San Fransisco, 1958, 8/10)
  34. I Am Number Four (US, 2011, 6/10)
  35. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Japan, 2006, 9/10)
  36. Departures / Okuribito (Japan, 2010, 9/10)
  37. The Truman Show (1998, 10/10) *rewatch
  38. It’s a Wonderful Life (US, 1946, 7/10)
  39. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Australia, 1974, 7/10)
  40. The Adjustment Bureau (2011, 9/10)
  41. Date Night (US, 2010, 5/10) *DNF
  42. The Reader (Germany, 2008, 8/10)
  43. Everybody’s Fine (US, 2009, 9/10)
  44. Marley & Me (US, 2008, 7/10)
  45. Doubt (US, 2008, 8/10)
  46. Coco before Chanel / Coco avant Chanel (France, 2009, 8/10)
  47. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, 9/10) *rewatch
  48. East of Eden (US, 1955, 8/10)
  49. Before Sunset (US/France, 2004, 10/10)
  50. 300 (2006, 9/10)
  51. Sucker Punch (2011, 7/10)
  52. Easy A (US, 2010, 9/10)
  53. Sex and the City 2 (US, 2010, 7/10)
  54. Closer (England, 2004, 6/10)
  55. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (US, 2008, 8/10)
  56. Mary and Max (Australia, 2009, 9/10)
  57. After.Life (US, 2009, 6/10)
  58. Eat Pray Love (US, 2010, 5/10)
  59. Rabbit Hole (US, 2010, 7/10)
  60. The Way Back (2010, 8/10)
  61. Hereafter (UK/US, 2010, 7/10)
  62. Tamara Drew (UK, 2010, 8/10)
  63. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Dessert (Australia, 1994, 9/10)
  64. House of Flying Daggers (China, 2004, 9/10)
  65. Dirty Dancing (US, 1987, 8/10)
  66. No Strings Attached (US, 2011, 8/10)
  67. Precious (US, 2009, 8/10)
  68. Manhattan (New York, 1979, 9/10)
  69. Just Go With It (Hawaii, 2011, 7/10)
  70. The Other Boleyn Girl (England, 2008, 8/10)
  71. The Hangover (US, 2009, 7/10)
  72. Disclosure (US, 1994, 7/10)
  73. Hannah and Her Sisters (New York, 1986, 8/10)
  74. In the Mood for Love (Hong Kong, 2000, 9/10)
  75. Sunshine Cleaning (US, 2008, 8/10)
  76. Babies (Namibia/Japan/Mongolia/US, 2010, 8/10)
  77. Flashdance (Pittsburgh US, 1983, 7/10)
  78. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask (US, 1972, 7/10)
  79. Going the Distance (US, 2010, 6/10)
  80. Husbands and Wives (New York, 1992, 8/10)
  81. Samaritan Girl (Korea, 2004, 6/10)
  82. Up in the Air (US, 2009, 8/10)
  83. Man on Wire (US/France, 2008, 9/10)
  84. 500 Days of Summer (US, 2009, 9/10)
  85. Fantasia (1940, 8/10)
  86. The Princess and the Frog (New Orleans, 2009, 8/10)
  87. Belle de Jour (France, 1967, 7/10)
  88. Milk (San Fransisco, 2008, 9/10)
  89. The Young Victoria (England, 2009, 9/10)
  90. Captain America: The First Avenger (US, 2011, 7/10)
  91. Norwegian Wood (Japan, 2010, 7/10)
  92. Mrs Brown (England, 1997, 7/10)
  93. Another Year (UK, 2010, 7/10)
  94. Marie Antoinette (France/US, 2009, 7/10)
  95. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (England, 1970, 8/10)
  96. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (US, 2011, 8/10)
  97. The Duchess (England, 2008, 8/10)
  98. Blue Valentine (US, 2010, 9/10)
  99. The Blind Side (US, 2009, 7/10)
  100. Cowboys & Aliens (2011, 7/10)
  101. Shrek Forever After (2010, 8/10)
  102. Chocolat (2000, 8/10)
  103. Arranged (US, 2007, 8/10)
  104. Breakfast on Pluto (Ireland, 2005, 6/10)
  105. Sakuran (Japan, 2006, 8/10)
  106. The Lion King (1994, 9/10) *rewatch in 3D
  107. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter … and Spring (Korea, 2003, 8/10)
  108. Indicent Proposal (US, 1993, 6/10)
  109. A Little Bit of Heaven (US, 2011, 6/10)
  110. 84 Charing Cross Road (US/UK, 1987, 6/10)
  111. Compassionate Sex (Spain, 2000, 6/10)
  112. Something Borrowed (US, 2011, 6/10)
  113. Rockstar (India, 2011, 8/10)
  114. The Last Kiss (US, 2006, 8/10)
  115. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Taiwan, 2000, 8/10)
  116. Anjaana Anjaani (India, 2010, 7/10)
  117. The Apartment (New York, 1960, 8/10)
  118. The Rebound (US, 2009, 7/10)
  119. Winnie the Pooh (2011, 8/10)
  120. No Reservations (US, 2007, 8/10)
  121. Never Let Me Go (England, 2010, 8/10)
  122. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (US, 1986, 8/10)
  123. Sherlock Holmes (England, 2009, 7/10)

2 thoughts on “Books Read in 2011”

    1. leeshinyoung, thanks for visiting. Yes a colleague recommended me Life is Beautiful. He said he watches it a couple of times a year lol. It’s a great great movie.

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