2017

Bold – favorite and/or best books of the year
* – from my personal collection
  1. *A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  2. West of the Moon, Margi Preus (Kindle)
  3. Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Kindle)
  4. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne (Kindle; re-read?)
  5. Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here, Anna Breslaw (Kindle)
  6. *The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey (re-read)
  7. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (Fairyland #2), Catherynne M. Valente
  8. Bunheads, Sophie Flack
  9. If I Was Your Girl, Meredith Russo
  10. The Will of the Empress (The Circle Reforged #1), Tamora Pierce (re-read)
  11. The World According to Star Wars, Cass R. Sunstein (Kindle)
  12. Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy #1), Jacqueline Carey (re-read, sort of--I got bored the first time I tried to read this and skimmed about 2/3 of it)
  13. *Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern #1), Anne McCaffrey (Kindle; re-read)
  14. Thursday's Children, Rumer Godden
  15. *Dragonquest (Dragonriders of Pern #2), Anne McCaffrey (Kindle; re-read)
  16. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1), Becky Chambers (Kindle)
  17. The Rook (The Rook Files #1), Daniel O'Malley (Kindle; re-read)
  18. Electricity, Victoria Glendinning
  19. Up to This Pointe, Jennifer Longo
  20. *The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell (re-read)
  21. Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc
  22. *The Folk Keeper, Franny Billingsley (re-read)
  23. *Moominpappa's Memoirs (Moomins #3), Tove Jansson (re-read)
  24. The Painted Girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan
  25. The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki, Dani Cavallaro (not all of it, just the interesting bits on the films I'm most familiar with)
  26. Imagined London, Anna Quindlen
  27. Letters to Anyone and Everyone, Toon Tellegen
  28. The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (read-read)
  29. The 13 Clocks, James Thurber
  30. A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2), Becky Chambers
  31. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon In Two (Fairyland #3), Catherynne M. Valente
  32. Heir to the Empire (Star Wars; Thrawn #1), Timothy Zahn
  33. Dark Force Rising (Star Wars: Thrawn #2), Timothy Zahn
  34. The Boy Who Lost Fairyland (Fairyland #4), Catherynne M. Valente
Did not finish:
  1. When the Moon Was Ours, Anna-Marie McLemore (I loved its diversity, but fairytale books don't always work for me, and I found this one a bit too descriptive and slow)
  2. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Emily M. Danforth (first-novel syndrome: too descriptive, everything fraught with meaning)
  3. Resenting the Hero, Moira J. Moore (lately I'm limiting my amount of what feels like insignificant, truly forgettable SFF)
  4. Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (the writing style didn't grab me, and I was concerned about cultural appropriation issues)
  5. Melting Stones (The Circle Reforged #2), Tamora Pierce (I remain stumped why she wrote this trilogy out of order and failed to actually explain who certain characters are, or how characters got from the end of The Circle Opens quartet to where they are now; and I don't tend to like her first-person narrative style)
  6. How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned From Reading Too Much, Samantha Ellis (turns out I mostly am not familiar with the literary heroines she focuses on)
  7. Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (awesome premise, poorly-written execution)
  8. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, Samuel R. Delany (gave it a shot but it didn't ultimately interest me)
  9. Russian Winter, Daphne Kalotay (though the main character was a ballerina at the Russian Bolshoi, this really isn't a ballet novel)
  10. The Scent of Water, Elizabeth Goudge (kind of boring, and I'm also concurrently reading another English-woman-moves-to-a-sleepy-country-village novel)
  11. The Returning, Christine Hinwood (somehow even with the overly simplistic language I couldn't understand it)
  12. Patricia A. McKillip, The Bards of Bone Plain (boring)
TV Series:
  1. Big Bang Theory, season 9
  2. Tried Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  3. Finished Sailor Moon, season 1 (rewatch, sort of)
  4. Call the Midwife, season 3 (rewatch)
  5. Call the Midwife, season 4 (rewatch)
  6. Dance Academy, season 1
  7. Dance Academy, season 2
  8. Dance Academy, season 3
  9. Call the Midwife, season 5
  10. Unicornland, season 1
  11. Tried The Crown, season 1
  12. The Bletchley Circle, season 1
  13. The Bletchley Circle, season 2
  14. The Great British Bake Off, season 6
  15. Firefly (rewatch)
  16. Ascension
  17. Avatar: The Last Airbender, season 1
  18. Avatar: The Last Airbender, season 2
  19. Finished The Vampire Diaries, season 3 (rewatch)
  20. The Vampire Diaries, season 4 (rewatch)
  21. The Handmaid's Tale, season 1
Films and Documentaries and Such:
  1. Save the Last Dance (rewatch)
  2. The Giver
  3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (in theaters)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (rewatch)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (rewatch)
  6. Finding Dory
  7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  8. For the Love of Spock (documentary)
  9. Labyrinth (rewatch)
  10. The Imitation Game (rewatch)
  11. Arrival (rewatch)
  12. A Very Potter Musical (rewatch)
  13. Moana
  14. Hidden Figures (in theaters)
  15. First Position (documentary)
  16. Florence Foster Jenkins
  17. Ballet 422 (documentary)
  18. When Marnie Was There
  19. A Ballerina's Tale (documentary)
  20. The Secret of Kells
  21. My Neighbors the Yamadas
  22. The Matrix (rewatch)
  23. Mona Lisa Smile (rewatch)
  24. Avatar (rewatch; unfinished--wow, it's really problematic)
  25. Room

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