Books, Shorts, and Movies in 2016

Books

    1. The Waiting Years – Fumiko Enchi (Japan, 1957, 5/5)
    2. The Happy Reader, Issue 4, Autumn 2015 (4.5/5)
    3. Death and the King’s Horseman – Wole Soyinka (Nigeria, 1975, 4/5)
    4. The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman (England, 2000, 4/5)
    5. Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes – Mary M. Talbot and Bryan Talbot (Britain, 2012, 4/5)
    6. The Meursault Investigation – Kamel Daoud, translated from French by John Cullen (Algeria, 2013, 4/5)
    7. A Room with a View – E. M. Forster (England, 1908, 4/5)
    8. Season of Migration to the North – Tayeb Salih, translated from Arabic by Denys Johnson-Davies (Sudan, 1966, 4/5)
    9. Blue is the Warmest Color – Julie Maroh, translated from French by Ivanka Hahnenberger (France, 2010, 4/5)
    10. The Lover – Marguerite Duras, translated from French by Barbara Bray (France/Indochina/Vietnam, 1984, 4/5)
    11. De:Tales: Stories From Urban Brazil – Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá (Brazil, 2006, 3/5)
    12. Fables 9: Sons of Empire – Bill Willingham and various (USA, 2007, 4/5)
    13. The Summer Book – Tove Jansson, translated from Swedish by Thomas Teal (Finland, 1972, 5/5)
    14. Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film – Edward Ross (UK, 2015, 4/5)
    15. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde (UK, 1890, 4/5)
    16. Buddha Volume 1: Kapilavastu – Osamu Tezuka (Japan/India/Nepal, 1972, 4/5)
    17. Fables 10: The Good Prince – Bill Willingham and various (USA, 2008, 4/5)
    18. Palace Walk – Naguib Mahfouz, translated from Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins (Egypt, 1956, 4.5/5)
    19. The Vegetarian – Han Kang, translated from Korean by Deborah Smith (South Korea, 2007, 4/5)
    20. Buddha Volume 2: The Four Encounters – Osamu Tezuka (Japan/India/Nepal, 1983, 4/5)
    21. Runaway Horses – Yukio Mishima (Japan, 1969, 4.5/5)
    22. Fables 11: War and Pieces – Bill Willingham (USA, 2008, 4/5)
    23. 1984 – George Orwell (UK, 1949, 5/5)
    24. Habibi – Craig Thompson (US author, 2011, 5/5)
    25. The Book of Tea – Kakuzo Okakura (Japan, 1906, 3.5/5)
    26. Kiki de Montparnasse – Catel & Bocquet (France, 2007, 3.5/5)
    27. The Happy Reader, Issue 2, Spring 2015 (4/5)
    28. Tamara Drewe – Posy Simmonds (England, 2007, 4/5)
    29. The Happy Reader, Issue 3, Summer 2015 (4/5)
    30. The Book of Chameleons – José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola, 2004, 3.5/5)
    31. Aya of Yop City (Aya #2) – Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie (Cote D’ivoire, 2006, 4/5)
    32. Buddha Volume 3: Devadatta – Osamu Tezuka (Japan, 1983, 4/5)
    33. Hell Screen – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (Japan, 1918, 4/5)
    34. No Man’s Land – Harold Pinter (UK, 1975, 3/5)
    35. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath (US, 1963, 4/5)

Short Stories

  1. Diary of a Madman – Lu Xun (China, 1918)
  2. Upstairs in the Tavern (a Wine Shop) – Lu Xun (China, 1924)
  3. Rashomon – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (Japan, 1915)
  4. In a Bamboo Grove – Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (Japan, 1921)
  5. Story of Your Life – Ted Chiang (US, 1998)

Movies

  1. Chinatown (Los Angeles, US, 1974, 8/10)
  2. The Martian (US, 2015, 8/10)
  3. The Revenant (US, 2015, 8/10)
  4. A Room with a View (England/Florence, 1985, 8/10)
  5. Deadpool (US, 2016, 7/10)
  6. Mad Max: Fury Road (Australia, 2015, 9/10)
  7. The Lover (Indochina/Vietnam/France, 1992, 7/10)
  8. Room (US, 2015, 9/10)
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015, 6/10)
  10. Pope Joan (Germany/Italy, 2009, 8/10)
  11. Hotel Transylvania (2012, 7/10)
  12. Spotlight (US, 2015, 8/10)
  13. Testament of Youth (Britain, 2014, 9/10)
  14. Zootropolis/Zootopia (US, 2016, 9/10)
  15. The Jungle Book (2016, 7/10)
  16. Precious (US, 2009, 8/10) *unaware it was a rewatch
  17. We Need to Talk About Kevin (UK/US, 2011, 8/10)
  18. My Week with Marilyn (UK/US, 2011, 9/10)
  19. Carol (US, 2015, 9/10)
  20. Still Alice (US, 2014, 8/10)
  21. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016, 7/10)
  22. 10 Cloverfield Lane (US, 2016, 7/10)
  23. Whiplash (US, 2014, 8/10)
  24. The Legend of Tarzan (UK/Congo, 2016, 7/10)
  25. Like Father, Like Son (Japan, 2013, 8/10)
  26. Belle (UK, 2013, 9/10)
  27. Captain America: Civil War (2016, 7/10)
  28. The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016, 7/10)
  29. Eddie the Eagle (UK, 2016, 8/10)
  30. The Lobster (UK, 2015, 7/10)
  31. 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (US, 2015, 8/10)
  32. My Nazi Legacy (Germany?, 2015, 8/10)
  33. Tony Takitani (Japan, 2004, 8/10)
  34. Me Before You (UK, 2016, 6/10)
  35. Snow White and the Huntsman (2012, 6/10)
  36. Ghostbusters (US, 2016, 6/10)
  37. The Secret Life of Pets (2016, 6/10)
  38. Sarah’s Key (France, 2010, 8/10)
  39. Song of the Sea (Ireland, 2015, 9/10)
  40. The Boxtrolls (2014, 8/10)
  41. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (UK/US, 2016, 9/10)
  42. Kubo and the Two Strings (US/Japan, 2016, 7/10)
  43. Anomalisa (US, 2015, 9/10)
  44. Harold and Maude (US, 1971, 6/10)