Books, Shorts, and Movies in 2015

Books

  1. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft — Stephen King (2000, US, 4/5)
  2. The House on Mango Street — Sandra Cisneros (1984, US, 4/5)
  3. Nutcracker — E.T.A. Hoffmann and Maurice Sendak (1816 – originally published, 1984 this version with Sendak’s illustrations published, Germany, 3.5/5)
  4. Everything Is Illuminated — Jonathan Safran Foer (2002, US/Ukraine, 3.5/5)
  5. The Stone Diaries — Carol Shields (1993, Canada/US, 4/5)
  6. Pablo — Julie Birmant, Clément Oubrerie (2015, France, 4/5)
  7. The House of Mirth — Edith Wharton (1905, US, New York, 5/5)
  8. Tenth of December — George Saunders (2013, US, 3.5/5)
  9. The Secret History — Donna Tartt (1992, US, Vermont, 3.5/5)
  10. Death of A Salesman — Arthur Miller (1949, US, New York, 4/5)
  11. The Invention of Morel — Adolfo Bioy Casares (1940, Argentina, 4/5)
  12. Notes from a Small Island — Bill Bryson (1995, Britain, 4.5/5)
  13. Lust, Caution — Eileen Chang (first published: 1979, Penguin: 2007, China, 4/5)
  14. Spring Snow — Yukio Mishima (1969, Japan, 4.5/5)
  15. The Jungle Book — Rudyard Kipling (1894, England/India, 4/5)
  16. The Lottery and Other Stories — Shirley Jackson (1949, US, 4/5)
  17. The Importance of Being Earnest — Oscar Wilde (1895, England, 5/5)
  18. Housekeeping — Marilynne Robinson (1980, US, 3.5/5)
  19. Chess — Stefan Zweig (1941, Austria, 5/5)
  20. Silence — Shusaku Endo (1966, Japan, 4/5)
  21. The Happy Reader, Issue 1 (Winter 2014, 5/5)
  22. The Garden of Evening Mists — Tan Twan Eng (2012, Malaysia, 4.5/5)
  23. The Flowers of Evil 1-11 — Shūzō Oshimi (2009-2014, Japan, 3/5)
  24. The Ten Thousand Things — Maria Dermoût (1955 – English 1958, Netherlands/Indonesia, 4/5)
  25. Slouching Towards Betlehem — Joan Didion (1968, US, California, New York, 3/5)
  26. Black Hole — Charles Burns (2005, US, Seattle, 4/5)
  27. The Sign of Four — Arthur Conan Doyle (1890, England, 3/5)

Short Stories

  1. The Landlady — Roald Dahl (1959, England, The New Yorker)
  2. Casting the Runes — M. R. James (1911, England, More Ghost Stories)
  3. A Good Man is Hard to Find — Flannery O’Connor (1953, US, A Good Man is Hard to Find)
  4. The Boarded Window — Ambrose Bierce (1891, US)
  5. The Daughters of the Late Colonel — Katherine Mansfield (1922, New Zealand)
  6. Dulse — Alice Munro (1980, Canada, The Moons of Jupiter)
  7. The Other Place — Mary Gaitskill (2011, USA, The New Yorker)
  8. The Signal-Man — Charles Dickens (1866, Britain, Mugby Junction, All the Year Round)
  9. Miriam — Truman Capote (1945, US, Mademoiselle)
  10. The Call of Cthulhu — H. P. Lovecraft (1926, US, Weird Tales)

Movies

  1. Men, Women, and Children (US, 2014, 7/10)
  2. The Fifth Estate (US, 2013, 5/10)
  3. Great Expectations (England, 2011, 8/10)
  4. Tim’s Vermeer (US/Holland, 2013, 8/10)
  5. Nobody to Watch Over Me / Dare mo mamotte kurenai (Japan, 2008, 9/10)
  6. Ida (Poland, 2013/4, 8/10)
  7. Jupiter Ascending (US, 2015, 5/10)
  8. I Am Love (Italy, 2009, 6/10)
  9. Stardust (England, 2007, 8/10)
  10. Edge of Love (UK, 2008, 7/10)
  11. The Theory of Everything (England, 2014, 9/10)
  12. Citizenfour (US, 2014, 7/10)
  13. Brief Encounter (UK, 1945, 8/10)
  14. Crazy, Stupid, Love (US, 2011, 7/10)
  15. Birdman (US, 2014, 8/10)
  16. In the Absence of the Sun (Indonesia, 2014, 8/10)
  17. Begin Again (New York, 2013, 8/10)
  18. Chef (California/Miami/New Orleans, 2014, 8/10)
  19. Princess Kaguya (Japan, 2013 Japan – 2015 – UK, 10/10)
  20. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (US, 2014, 7/10)
  21. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015, 7/10)
  22. Zero Dark Thirty (US/Pakistan, 2012, 8/10)
  23. The New Girlfriend (France, 2014, 8/10)
  24. Jeune & jolie / Young & Beautiful (France, 2013, 7/10)
  25. The Secret of Kells (Ireland, 2009, 7/10)
  26. Ernest & Celestine (France, 2012, 7/10)
  27. Pinocchio (1940, 9/10)
  28. Two Days, One Night / Deux jours, une nuit (2014, Belgium, 8/10)
  29. The Great Beauty / La grande bellezza (2013, Italy, 8/10)
  30. The Ant-Man (2015, 8/10)
  31. Inside Out (2015, 9/10)
  32. Tracks (Australia, 2013, 10/10)
  33. The Central Park Five (New York, 2012, 8/10)
  34. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009, 8/10)
  35. Stand By Me Doraemon (Japan, 2014, 6/10)
  36. Disgrace (South Africa, 2008, 8/10)
  37. The Railway Man (Britain/Japan/SE Asia, 2013, 9/10)
  38. The Good Dinosaur (2015, 8/10)
  39. Gattaca (1997, 9/10)
  40. Arthur Christmas (England/North Pole, 2011, 6/10)
  41. 12 Angry Men (US, 1957, 9/10)
  42. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, 9/10)

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