50 Books. 50 Movies. 1 Year (2014).

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A book a week sounds pretty much impossible. I will try to reach 25 this year, as I only got through 14 last year due to a very busy 4th qtr
 

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Now, I know the OP said no books you've already read but does negate rereads? I often go back and reread my favourite books. I've read IT by Stephen Kings over 30 times... and I'm looking forward to reading it again soon.

Reserved for future updates.

_Ryo_ - 3/50 books | 15/50 movies


Watched - The Score - 3 Stars
Watched - First Snow - 3 Stars

Read:

Read: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - ★★★★
Read: The Ocean and the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman - ★★★★1/2
Read: Dangerous Women - ★★★★ 4/12
Read: Ready Player One by Cline Ernest - ★★★★
Read: The Windup Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami - ★★★★
Read: Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman - ★★
Read: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn - ★★★★
Read: How to Disappear Completely by David Bowick - ★★★
Read: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn - ★★★★
Read: The Revolution was Televised by Allan Sepinwall - ★★★★
Read: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - ★★★
Read: The Quiet American by Graham Greene - ★★★
Read: Parika by Yasutaka Tsutsui - ★★★
Read Tokyo Zero by Mar Home - ★★
Read: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum - ★★★
 

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Now, I know the OP said no books you've already read but does negate rereads? I often go back and reread my favourite books. I've read IT by Stephen Kings over 30 times... and I'm looking forward to reading it again soon.
I think the point is to be reading and watching 50 new books and movies. Things you haven't read or seen before. You're the one updating your stats over the year though. I suppose you could include them if you felt so inclined. I doubt anyone else would be able to call you on it.

I don't re-read too much so it's not a problem for me. Plus with so many books in my to-read list I don't want to go over old ground when I could be trying out something new. It just piles up.
 

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Now, I know the OP said no books you've already read but does negate rereads? I often go back and reread my favourite books. I've read IT by Stephen Kings over 30 times... and I'm looking forward to reading it again soon.
Feel free to reread books, you just can't count them towards your 50. This is important; one of the main points here is to read new books, watch new movies. Not just recapitulate things you've done many times before.
 

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I'm down to try this although I have a hard time finishing things. :p I promise my reading list won't just be copy and pasted from Mumei's.

Pau - 57/50 books | 50/50 movies | 3 video games | 2 tv seasons

books
Orsinian Tales - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Compass Rose - Ursula K. Le Guin
Unlocking the Air - Ursula K. Le Guin
Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
Mistborn: The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus - Charles C. Mann
Playing in the Dark - Toni Morrison
The Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women - Estelle B. Freedman
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
The Third Life of Grange Copeland - Alice Walker
Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Their Eyes Were Watching - Zora Neale Hurston
The Crystal Cave - Mary Stewart
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China - Jung Chang
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History - Michael J. LaRosa and Germán R. Mejía
The Golem and the Jinni - Helene Wecker
Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World - Shereen El Feki
Eyes, Breath, Memory - Edwidge Danticat
Nightside the Long Sun - Gene Wolf
Lake of the Long Sun - Gene Wolf
Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace - Vandana Shiva
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story - Sean Howe
Caldé of the Long Sun - Gene Wolfe
Theories of Development - Richard Peet
Exodus of the Long Sun - Gene Wolfe
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Sutterfield
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon)
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places - Le Ly Hayslip
Lavinia - Ursula K. Le Guin
Modern Literary Interpretations: Ursula K. Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness - Harold Bloom
Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was - Angélica Gorodischer
The Curse of Chalion - Lois McMaster Bujold
Cupid's Dart - David Nobbs
The Soul of a New Machine - Tracy Kidder
Social Exclusion, Power, and Video Game Play - David G. Embrick
Paladin of Souls - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol I: The Pox Party - M.T. Anderson
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol 2: The Kingdom on the Waves - M.T. Anderson
Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities - Craig Steven Wilder
The Hallowed Hunt - Lois McMaster Bujold
Bandette - Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality - Kristen Schilt
Hellboy Library Edition Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction and Wake the Devil Mike Mignola
Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys
Misogyny: The World's Oldest Prejudice - Jack Holland
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne M. Valente
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There - Catherynne M. Valente
The Thief - Megan Whalen Turner
The Queen of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner
The King of Attolia - Megan Whalen Turner
A Conspiracy of Kings - Megan Whalen Turner
Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Y. Davis.

movies
You Got Served (2004) - Chris Stokes
Danger: Diabolik (1968) - Mario Bava
Deadly Prey (1987) - David A. Prior
Deadliest Prey (2013) - David A. Prior
Hugo (2011) - Martin Scorsese
Children of Men (2003) - Alfonso Cuarón
Living in Oblivion (1995) - Tom DiCillo
The General (1926) - Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
Friends with Kids (2011) - Jennifer Westfeldt
Run Lola Run (1998) - Tom Tykwer
The Bicycle Thief (1948) - Vittorio De Sica
Before Sunset (1995) - Richard Linklater
The Wind Rises (2013) - Hayao Miyazaki
Drive (2011) - Nicolas Winding Refn
Chungking Express (1994) - Wong Kar-wai
End of Watch (2014) - David Ayer
The Big Sleep (1946) - Howard Hawks
Fallen Angels (1995) - Wong Kar-wai
Noah (2014) - Darren Aronofsky
On the Waterfront (1954) - Elia Kazan
Captain America: The Winter Solider (2014) - Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Strangers on a Train - Alfred Hitchcock
Fargo (1997) - Coen Brothers
Some Like it Hot - Billy Wilder
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) - Isao Takahata
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - Bryan Singer
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
The Painting
Blade Runner - Ridley Scott
The Central Park Five - Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David Mcmahon
Shattering the Silences
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - James Gunn
Pokemon: Origins - Itsuro Kawasaki, Yukio Kuroda, Hideya Takahashi, Daiki Tomiyasu
Tokyo Drift - Justin Lin
The Fall - Tarsem Singh
The Tale of Princess Kaguya - Isao Takahata
The Triplets of Belleville Sylvain Chomet
Europa Report (2013) - Sebastián Cordero
Interstellar (2014) - Christopher Nolan
Equilibrium (2002) - Kurt Wimmer
Seven - David Fincher
Snowpiercer - Bong Joon-ho
Happy Together - Wong Kar Wai
The Usual Suspects (1995) - Bryan Singer
Zatōichi (2003) - Takeshi Kitano
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - Ang Lee
Dark City (1998) - Alex Proyas
The Imitation Game (2014) - Morten Tyldum
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Skyfall (2012) - Sam Mendes

video games
Braveland
The Swapper (2013)
To the Moon

tv seasons
Sailor Moon (1992)
Sailor Moon R
 

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Sweet this sounds awesone I would love to participate in something like this especially since i've been reading a lot of books the past few weeks on my tablet. I dunno about completing that book challenge though... that sounds really tough.... oh well!


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I started this last year after I got my Kindle, but I must have read only like 10 books. :(
 

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Feel free to reread books, you just can't count them towards your 50. This is important; one of the main points here is to read new books, watch new movies. Not just recapitulate things you've done many times before.
How about books you never finished? I think those can be counted as new
 

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I'm all about this. Already have >100 "to read/watch" items on my phones checklist.

Freakk5
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Books 0/50
Films 0/50

This is the perfect thing to justify all my impending Amazon impulse buys.
 

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unrenowned - 2/50 books | 2/50 movies

Books
  1. Simon Kernick - Relentless (2006) 6 Jan ★★½
  2. Richard K. Morgan - Altered Carbon (2002) 13 Jan ★★★★★

Movies
  1. Olympus Has Fallen (2013) 1 Jan ★★★½
  2. Grown Ups 2 (2013) 5 Jan ★★½
 
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I commute daily for an hour or so each way. If I spend a chunk of that reading, I ought be able to do this - plus it will beat aimlessly staring out of the window, or sending pointless text messages.

JosephManderley

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Books
1. Heir to the Empire - Timothy Zahn

Movies
1. Starship Troopers
 

Weapxn

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There's no way I'll finish 50 books, but I'll try!

Weapxn - 2/50 Books | 19/50 Movies

Books
1. "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn [1/7]
2. "Annihilation" – the 36-issue Marvel Comics cosmic event [2/6]

Movies
1. Frozen [1/2]
2. Dallas Buyers Club [1/4]
3. August: Osage County [1/9]
4. Blue Jasmine [1/9]
5. Closed Circuit [1/9]
6. American Hustle [1/15]
7. The Collection [1/17]
8. Life As A House [1/25]
9. The Book Thief [1/26]
10. I, Robot [1/27]
11. House at the End of the Street [2/1]
12. The Wolf of Wall Street [2/1]
13. Grave of the Fireflies [2/1]
14. Gravity [2/2]
15. Her [2/5]
16. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [2/7]
17. The Great Gatsby [2/10]
18. Zodiac [2/18]
19. Like Crazy [2/23]

TV Show Seasons
1. House of Cards (US Season 1, 13 episodes) [2/4]
2. The Killing (Season 3, 13 episodes) [2/15]
3. House of Cards (US Season 2, 13 episodes) [2/16]
4. Doctor Who (2005) (Season 2, 13 of 13) [3/3]
5. Looking (Season 1, 8 episodes) [3/10]

in progress [Updated: 2/24]​
- "Red Dragon" by Thomas Harris
- "A Feast for Crows" by George R. R. Martin
- Dawson's Creek (Season 1, 1 of 13)
- Hannibal (Season 2, 2 of 13)
- Top of the Lake (1 of 7)
- True Detective (Season 1, 1 of 8)
 

_Ryo_

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I just realized that I'm not much of a movie watcher and I'm much more likely to read 100 books than watch 50 movies.

I'll try though.
 

dmag1223

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Just got a kindle for Christmas, so what the hell.

dmag1223 - 14/50 Books | 22/50 Movies

Books:
1. Ian McEwen - Atonement ★★★★★
2. John Green - The Fault in Our Stars ★★★½
3. Justin Halpern - I Suck at Girls ★★
4. J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit ★★★½
5. Neil Gaiman - Stardust ★★★★
6. Kurt Vonnegut - Cat's Cradle ★★★★½
7/8. George R.R. Martin - A Game of Thrones ★★★★½ (counts for 2)
9. Jose Saramago -Blindness ★★★½
10. Khaled Hosseini- The Kite Runner ★★★★
11. Bart Ehrman - Misquoting Jesus ★★★
12. Mark Rippetoe - Starting Strength ★★★★
13. Kurt Vonnegut - Mother Night ★★★★
14. Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five ★★★★★

Movies:
1. Somm (2012) - ★★★★
2. American Psycho (2000) - ★★★★
3. Drinking Buddies (2013) - ★★★½
4. Lovelace (2013) - ★★½
5. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2012) - ★★★½
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - ★★★
7. Mean Streets (1973) - ★★★★½
8. Bridesmaids (2011) - ★★★½
9. Flight (2012) - ★★★★
10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - ★★★★½
11. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - ★★★★
12. 50/50 (2011) - ★★★
13. The Descendants (2011) ★★★★½
14. Boogie Nights (1997) - ★★★★★
15. Pain and Gain (2013) - ★★
16. Goodfellas (1990) - ★★★★★
17. Silver Linings Playbook (2013) - ★★★★
18. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005) - ★★★
19. John Carter (2012) - ★★★
20. Patriocracy (2011) - ★★½
21. Schooled: The Price of College Sports - ★★★
22. Capote (2005) - ★★★★½
 

Arcticfox

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This seems like a great idea. I normally only read a book once every 1-2 months, so this will be a big change. Now I just need some nice book recommendations.

Arcticfox - 5/50 books | 1/50 movies

Books
1. Kevin J. Anderson - Hidden Empire ★★★
2. Orson Scott Card - Shadows in Flight ★★★
3. William Bernstein - The Four Pillars of Investing ★★★★★
4. Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games ★★
5. Suzanne Collins - Catching Fire ★½

Movies
1. Thor: The Dark World ★★½
 

SuperEpicMan

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I'm in, starting with S.

SuperEpicMan - 1/50 Books 10/50 Movies

Books


  • S. by Doug Dorst and JJ Abrams. - 4 Stars.

Movies

  • American Hustle - 5 Stars, it's awesome and funny.
  • Bernie - 3 1/2 Stars, Jack Black is really good in this, but I felt it fell short of being a really memorable movie.
  • Sherlock: The Empty Hearse - 3 1/2 Stars. Liked the episode, but the plot was a bit sloppy.
  • Sherlock: The Sign of Three - 3 Stars. I actually quite liked this episode, but felt it strayed a bit far from what makes Sherlock, Sherlock.
  • American Mary - 3 1/2 Stars. Pretty good movie which I can see becoming a bit of a cult movie in time.
  • The Last Stand - 3 1/2 Stars
  • Elysium - 3 Stars. Good but not very memorable.
  • VHS 2 - 3 1/2 Stars
  • 12 Years A Slave - 4 1/2 Stars.
  • Cloud Atlas - 2 Stars. Pretty sloppy movie, the only period I was particularly invested in was the guy helping the composer. Also, who the hell decided to make the actors look korean.
 

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Sounds like fun.

Shockrates 2/50 Books, 4/50 Movies

Books
  • Scott Lynch - Red Seas Under Red Skies ★★★★
  • Neil Gaiman - The Ocean at the End of the Lane ★★★★★

Movies
  • Sherlock: The Empty Hearse (2013) ★★★
  • Robin Hood (1973)★★★
  • Sherlock: The Sign of Three (2013) ★★★
  • Drinking Buddies (2013) ★★★★
  • Her (2013) ★★★★★
  • Justice League: War (2014) ★★
 

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BrokenEchelon - 40/50 Books | 107/50 Movies

Movies
  • Rush (2013)
  • Elysium (2013)
  • Gravity (2013)
  • Sharknado
  • Carrie (2013)
  • All is Lost
  • Olympus has Fallen
  • The Square [Al Midan]
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • American Hustle
  • Escape Plan
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Ender's Game
  • Mitt
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Captain Phillips
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Homefront (2013)
  • Red Dawn (2012)
  • About Time (2013)
  • The Counselor (2013)
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Nebraska
  • I, Frankenstein
  • 47 Ronin (2013)
  • Her (2013)
  • The Legend of Hercules
  • The Running Man (1987)
  • Inequality for All
  • Iron Sky
  • The Raid: Redemption [Serbuan Maut] (2011)
  • Fright Night (1985)
  • Out of the Furnace
  • Elite Squad [Tropa de Elite]
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Phantom Planet
  • Elite Squad: Enemy Within [Tropa de Elite 2 - O Inimigo Agora É Outro]
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
  • Rebecca
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • Gran Torino
  • City Lights
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Pompeii
  • Free Birds (2013)
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Great Dictator
  • Clueless
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • The Intouchables [Intouchables]
  • Paths of Glory
  • M
  • Taxi Driver
  • Zodiac
  • The Ninth Gate
  • The Monuments Men
  • The Lives of Others [Das Leben de Anderen]
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Grave of the Fireflies [Hotaru no Haka]
  • The Sting (1973)
  • L.A. Confidential
  • The Apartment
  • The Third Man
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Underground (1995)
  • The Wages of Fear
  • The Raid 2
  • Jodorowsky's Dune
  • Need for Speed
  • Sabotage
  • Crimson Tide
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Non-Stop
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • 300: Rise of an Empire
  • The Trip
  • Noah
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • The Unknown Known
  • Under the Skin (2013)
  • Bears
  • Next Goal Wins
  • 3 Days to Kill
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Maleficent
  • 21 Jump Street (2012)
  • 22 Jump Street
  • Cropsey
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • The Expendables 3
  • Cropsey
  • Snowpiercer
  • Video Games: The Movie
  • Lucy
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Fault in our Stars
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
  • As Above, So Below
  • Left Behind
  • The November Man
  • Boyhood
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • The Maze Runner


Books
  • Oeuvres Complètes de Chamfort [Complete Works of Chamfort] by Nicolas Chamfort
  • The Waste Books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
  • Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier's Perspective by Paul Rieckhoff
  • Le Comte de Monte-Cristo [The Count of Monte Cristo] by Alexandre Dumas
  • Epigrams & Aphorisms by Oscar Wilde
  • Pebble in the Sky by Isaac Asimov
  • The Stars, Like Dust by Isaac Asimov
  • Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family by Yoshiko Uchida
  • The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
  • The Martian Way and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov
  • The Naked Sun by Isaac Asmiov
  • Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
  • Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
  • Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
  • Zhizn' i Sud'ba [Life and Fate] by Vasily Grossman
  • Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden
  • Time for the Stars by Robert Heinlein
  • Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert Heinlein
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  • Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak
  • The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm by Christie Golden
  • Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects by Christie Golden
  • Wolfheart by Richard A. Knaak
  • Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden
  • Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde by Michael A. Stackpole
  • War Crimes by Christie Golden
  • Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein
  • Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  • Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein
  • Lucian's True History by Lucian of Samosata
  • Micromégas by Voltaire
  • The Last Man by Mary Shelley
  • The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • Voyage au Centre de la Terra [Journey to the Center of the Earth] by Jules Verne
  • Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers: Tour du Monde Sous-marin [Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: An Underwater Tour of the World] by Jules Verne
 

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Books
  1. Flight of the Wild Gander — Joseph Campbell
  2. An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx's Capital — Michael Heinreich
  3. The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State — Friedrich Engels
  4. Pinochet and Me — Marc Cooper
  5. The Face of Imperialism — Michael Parenti
  6. My Life — Fidel Castro and Ignacio Ramonet
  7. The Economic War Against Cuba — Salim Lamrani
  8. The Masks of God I: Primitive Mythology — Joseph Campbell

Movies
  1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  2. Inside Llewyn Davis
  3. Fruitvale Station
  4. Saving Mr. Banks
  5. 12 Years a Slave
  6. The Lego Movie
  7. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  8. The Straight Story
  9. The Lone Ranger
  10. Don Jon
  11. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  12. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  13. Cape Fear (1991)
  14. Jaws 2
  15. Enough Said
  16. Her
  17. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  18. Clue
  19. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  20. Tsar to Lenin
  21. How to Train Your Dragon 2
  22. The Fault in Our Stars
  23. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
  24. 22 Jump Street
  25. About Time
  26. Wet Hot American Summer
  27. Dazed and Confused
  28. Guardians of the Galaxy
  29. Boyhood
  30. Cuban Story: The Truth about Fidel Castro Revolution
  31. The Last of the Mohicans
  32. Neighbors
  33. Machuca
  34. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  35. Fargo
  36. Gremlins
  37. Belle
  38. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
  39. The Witches of Eastwick
  40. Gone Girl
  41. The Addams Family
  42. The Emperor's New Groove
  43. The Shining
  44. The Audition
  45. Breakfast At Tiffany's
  46. Snowpiercer
  47. Fidel Castro: The Untold Story
  48. Big Hero 6
  49. The Shop Around the Corner
  50. The Ref
  51. Maleficent
  52. Walker
  53. Interstellar
  54. The Buena Vista Social Club
  55. The Bishop's Wife
  56. Sacco and Vanzetti
  57. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  58. Moulin Rouge

Majors
  • Joseph Campbell [2]
  • David Lynch [2]

Minors
  • Karl Marx [1]
  • 'A Book Apart' series

No freaking way I end up reading 50 books in one year.
 

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Books
  1. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman (B)
  2. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (B)
  3. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde (A)
  4. The Weight of Blood - David Dalglish (D)
  5. Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett (B)
  6. World War Z - Max Brooks (B)
  7. The Ghost Brigades -John Scalzi (B)
  8. Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll (D)
  9. The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame (C)
  10. The Time Machine - HG Wells (B)
  11. A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (A)
  12. Born to Run - Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon (C)
  13. American Gods - Neil Gaiman [audio book] (B)
  14. The War of the Worlds (B) HG Welles
  15. Fahrenheit 451 (A) Ray Bradbury [audio book]
  16. Starship Troopers (B) Robert A Heinlein [audio book]
  17. 1984 (A) George Orwell [audio book]

Movies
  1. Saving Mr Banks (B)
  2. American Hustle (C)
  3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (D)
  4. Carrie 2013 (E)
  5. Bad Grandpa (B)
  6. Frozen (B)
  7. The Book Thief (C)
  8. Dallas Byers Club (B)
  9. 12 Years a Slave (B)
  10. Before Sunrise (B)
  11. Thor The Dark World (C)
  12. Philomena (B)
  13. Last Vegas (A)
  14. To Rome with Love (B)
  15. Anchorman 2 (C)
  16. Grudge Match (B)
  17. Ender's Game (B)
  18. Last days on Mars (D)
  19. Dredd (C)
  20. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (D)
  21. Labor Day (A)
  22. Walking with Dinosaurs (C)
  23. Blackfish (B)
  24. RoboCop (B)
  25. I, Frankenstein (D)
  26. The Monuments Men (C)
  27. Now You See Me (C)
  28. Snowpiercer (C)
  29. About Time (A)
  30. The Place Beyond the Pines (D)
  31. Mandela: Long walk to freedom (C)
  32. Maleficent (B)
  33. 300 Rise of an Empire (D)
  34. How I Live Now (C)
  35. Mr Pip (B)
  36. Captain America - The Winter Soldier (C)
  37. The Expendables 2 (D)
  38. Belle (B)
  39. Neighbors (A)
  40. Blended (B)
  41. X-Men: Days of Future Past (C)
  42. The Road to Paloma (B)
  43. Traitor (C)
  44. Edge of Tomorrow (A)
  45. Chef (A)
  46. How to Train your Dragon 2 (B)
  47. Godzilla 2014 (D)
  48. The Love Punch (C)
  49. Draft Day (B)
  50. Fading Gigolo (B)
  51. 22 Jump Street (B)
  52. Automata (C)
  53. Tammy (C)
  54. Hercules (D)
  55. Before Sunset (A)
  56. Boyhood (B)
  57. Before Midnight (B)
  58. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (C)
  59. Desert Dancer (C)
  60. Guardians of the Galaxy (B)
  61. The Hundred Foot Journey (A)
  62. Ouija (E)
  63. The Inbetweeners 2 (A)
  64. Lucy (C)
  65. Are you here (D)
  66. Nightcrawler (C)
  67. Into the Wild (B)
  68. The Maze Runner (B)
  69. Gone Girl (B)
  70. Dumb and Dumber To (B)
  71. The Interview (C)
 

ShiroAmakusa

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First time I notice this challenge and I like it! :)
I better get some shorter books though. My "To read" pile counts an average of 600 pages per book. That's more than 80 pages a day (if I want to finish one book per week). That's sure some task. Still, I'm gonna try to keep up and gonna update this post accordingly on 01.01.
 

Kud Dukan

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Well, going to try this again. I failed on both counts this year, so at the very least I'd like to beat those totals.

Kud Dukan - 2/50 books | 0/50 movies

Books
  • Replay by Ken Grimwood
  • The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson
Movies
 

Tragicomedy

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I used to read a lot but I became lazy and this seems like a perfect opportunity to start me up reading again. One question though, I have a few books I've started reading but never finished them, so if I would start to read them from the beginning would that count or not?
Yes, I'd definitely count those.

For what it is worth, I read more in 2013 than I have in the last 3 years and I thank the challenge for that! I just need to allocate more time per day to reading... (fewer video games dammit!)
That's worth a lot. Congratulations and glad to have you on board.

How about books you never finished? I think those can be counted as new
Sure, start them over and finish then.

I like the headers from the official site, but I'll throw some together in January as well and you're welcome to use them if you want, Tragic.
Excellent, thanks!
 

DieUnbekannte

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I made it :)

DieUnbekannte - 50/50 books | 50/50 movies

books
  • Peter S. Beagle – The Last Unicorn
  • Tad Williams – Shadowrise (700 pages)
  • Maggie Stiefvater – The Raven Boys
  • J. J. Abrams & Doug Dorst - S
  • Gillian Flynn – Dark Places
  • Neal Stephenson – Snow Crash
  • Brandon Sanderson – The Final Empire (655 pages)
  • Brandon Sanderson – The Well of Ascension (804 pages)
  • Mark Lawrence – Prince of Thorns
  • Umberto Eco – The Prague Cemetery
  • Kate Atkinson – Life After Life
  • Brandon Sanderson – The Hero of Ages (772 pages)
  • Sebastian Fitzek - Noah
  • Walter Miller Jr. - A Canticle for Leibowitz
  • Mikhail Bulgakov - The Master and Margarita
  • Neil Gaiman - The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
  • Jules Verne - 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham - The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
  • Gene Wolfe - The Shadow Of The Torturer
  • Jim Butcher - Proven Guilty
  • Gene Wolfe - The Claw Of The Conciliator
  • Richard Adams - Watership Down
  • Jim Butcher - White Night
  • Daniel Keyes - Flowers For Algernon
  • Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost World
  • Tad Williams - Das Herz (orig. title: Shadowheart) (878 pages)
  • Paolo Bacigalupi - Biokrieg (orig. title: The Windup Girl) (604 pages)
  • Haruki Murakami - Kafka am Strand (engl. title: Kafka On The Shore) (640 pages)
  • Philip K. Dick - The Man In The High Castle
  • James Tiptree Jr. - Quintana Roo
  • Alice Munro - Zu viel Glück (engl. title: Too Much Happiness)
  • Ulrike Schmitzer - Es ist die Schwerkraft, die uns umbringt (engl. title: it's the gravitiy that kills us)
  • Jim Butcher - Small Favor
  • Marc-Uwe Kling - Die Känguru Chroniken (engl. title: the kangaroo chronicles)
  • Italo Calvino - If On A Winters Night A Traveler
  • Marc-Uwe Kling - Das Känguru Manifest (engl. title: the kangaroo declaration)
  • Helen Fielding - Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy
  • Sebastian Fitzek - Passagier 23
  • Bud Spencer - Mein Leben, meine Filme. Die Autobiografie (engl. title: My life, my movies. Autobiography)
  • Marc-Uwe Kling - Die Känguru-Offenbarung (engl. title: the kangaroo revelation)
  • Michael Ende - The Neverending Story
  • Terry Pratchett - Hogfather
  • Ian Fleming - Casino Royale

movies
  • The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug (2014)
  • Demolition Man (1993)
  • Matrix Revolutions (2003)
  • Sherlock - The Empty Hearse (2014)
  • Sherlock - The Sign of Three (2014)
  • Sherlock - His Last Vow (2014)
  • Upside Down (2012)
  • Rush (2013)
  • Gravity (2013)
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street (2014)
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (2013)
  • Thor - The Dark World (2013)
  • Ender's Game (2013)
  • Veronica Mars (2014)
  • Adaptation (2002)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  • Hunger Games - Catching Fire (2013)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro (2014)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Frozen (2013)
  • Cowboy Bebop The Movie (2001)
  • The Worlds End (2013)
  • Godzilla (2014)
  • Out Of The Furnace (2013)
  • Anchorman 2 (2013)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
  • Robocop (2014)
  • Lego Movie (2014)
  • Babylon 5 - Thirdspace (1998)
  • My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
  • Blazing Saddles (1974)
  • Der Gendarm vom Broadway (engl. title: The Troops In New York)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
  • American Hustle (2013)
  • 300 - Rise Of An Empire (2013)
  • Rio 2 (2014)
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)
  • What's New Pussy Cat (1965)
  • Transcendence (2014)
  • Divergent (2014)
  • The Zero Theorem (2014)
  • Snowpiercer (2014)
  • Grand Hotel Budapest (2013)
  • The Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
  • Gone Girl (2014)
  • A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)
  • Xmen - Days Of Future Past (2014)
  • Transformers - Age Of Extinction (2014)
  • Sin City 2 (2014)

[Original Text]: I was not sure if I should participate again 2014 - this year was kind of stressful concerning the book part. And since I plan to reread some books, I'm really not sure if I can complete this challenge again. But it was really fun and interesting to see what other people are reading, so I'm in :)

Update [March]: I finally decided to count longer books (600+) as two. I know I could just read some books with 200-300 pages in between, but I prefer to choose the books not because of the amount of pages, but because they sound interesting to me. Last year this challenge led to me reading mostly thinner books, and I don't want to do this again :)
 

TheGoddamn

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TheGoddamn - 4/50 Books | 10/50 Movies

I've recently gotten back to reading as well. I'm in.

Books:
1. The Lies of Locke Lamora
2. Red Seas Under Red Skies
3. The Republic of Thieves
4. Y: The Last Man

Movies:
1. Godzilla (2014)
2. The Raid
3. Merantau
4. The Raid 2
5. How to Train Your Dragon
6. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
7. The Lego Movie
8. 21 Jump Street
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10. X-Men: Days of Future Past
 

WanderingWind

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Movies
  • Moonrise Kingdom - ★★★★½
  • Good Burger - ★½
  • Spaceballs - ★★
  • Wrath of the Titans (2012) - ½
  • Fanboys - ★★★½
  • Europa Report- ★★½
  • Troll Hunter- ★★★
  • The Goonies - ★★★★½
  • Monsters - ★★½
  • Thor: The Dark World - ★½
  • Trailer Park Boys: The Movie - ★★★½
  • Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day - ★★★½
  • H.H. Holmes - America's First Serial Killer - ★½
  • Ender's Game - ★★
  • Zodiac - ★★★★
  • Broken Flowers - ★★★
  • Frozen - ★★★★★
  • Amazing Spider-Man - ★★
  • Anchorman 2 - ★
Books
  • The Lies of Locke Lamora ★★★★★
  • Collected Norse Mythology ★★★★★
  • Clash of Kings ★★★1/2
  • A Storm of Swords ★
  • The Ocean at the end of the Lane ★★★★★
  • A Feast of Crows ★★★
  • A Dance with Dragons ★★★

WanderingWind- 7/50 books | 19/50 movies
 

roosters93

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I'm in. I completed it unofficially this year. Watched 100+ new films and have read 51 books so far (trying to sneak in another before the new year).

Towards the end I started avoiding large books to make sure I reached my goal of 52 but I'll do whatever next year. (I wasn't always reading regularly so hopefully that strategy will be unnecessary)

roosters93 - 48/50 books | 110/50 movies

Books:


  1. Betty Smith - A Tree Grows In Brooklyn ★★★★
  2. Graham Greene - The Quiet American ★★★
  3. Matthew Dicks - Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend ★★★★★
  4. Roger Ebert - Life Itself ★★★★
  5. Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl ★★★
  6. John Green - The Fault In Our Stars ★★★★
  7. Truman Capote - Breakfast at Tiffany's and Three Stories ★★★
  8. Player Piano - Kurt Vonnegut
  9. Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace ★★★★★
  10. Something Missing - Matthew Dicks ★★★★
  11. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak ★★★
  12. Mother Night - Kurt Vonnegut ★★★
  13. The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz ★★★★
  14. The Trial - Franz Kafka ★★★
  15. Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson ★★★★
  16. A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again - David Foster Wallace ★★★★★
  17. The Pale King - David Foster Wallace ★★★★★
  18. An Abundance of Katherines - John Green ★★
  19. Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell ★★★★
  20. My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist - Mark Leyner ★★★
  21. Books V Cigarettes - George Orwell ★★★
  22. The Mysteries of Pittsburgh - Michael Chabon ★★★★
  23. Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski ★★★★
  24. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami ★★★★★
  25. White Noise by Don DeLillo ★★★
  26. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami ★★★
  27. Battlelines - Tony Abbott ★★
  28. Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh ★★★★
  29. The Feel Good Hit of the Year - Liam Pieper ★★★★★
  30. Speechless: A Year In My Father's Business - James Button ★★★★★
  31. The Broom of the System - David Foster Wallace ★★★
  32. People Like Us - Waleed Aly ★★★
  33. Kill Your Darlings Oct 2013 - Various ★★★
  34. The Best of the Lifted Brow: Volume One - Various ★★★★★
  35. The Family Law - Benjamin Law ★★★★
  36. The Australian Moment - George Megalogenis ★★★★★
  37. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Chemo - Luke Ryan ★★★★
  38. Mortality - Christopher Hitchens ★★
  39. Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd - David Marr ★★★★
  40. What's Right? The Future of Conservatism in Australia - Waleed Aly ★★★
  41. Consider The Lobster - David Foster Wallace ★★★★★
  42. Oblivion - David Foster Wallace ★★★★★
  43. Both Flesh and Not - David Foster Wallace ★★★
  44. Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East - Benjamin Law ★★★
  45. Last Bets: A true story of gambling, morality and the law - Michaela McGuire ★★★
  46. IQ84: Volume One - Haruki Murakami ★★★
  47. IQ84: Volume Two - Haruki Murakami ★★
  48. IQ84: Volume Three - Haruki Murakami ★

Movies:


  1. About Time ★★½
  2. Frozen ★★★★
  3. Gimme the Loot ★★★★★
  4. Short Term 12 ★★★½
  5. In a World... ★★★
  6. Starter for 10 ★★★★
  7. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ★★½
  8. Frances Ha ★★★★
  9. Filth ★★★½
  10. I Give It A Year ★★
  11. The Wolf of Wall Street ★★★
  12. 5 Centimeters Per Second ★★★★
  13. Her ★★★★★
  14. Stuck in Love ★★
  15. Smashed ★★½
  16. Primer ★★★★
  17. Only God Forgives ★★★½
  18. Dallas Buyers Club ★★★★
  19. Celeste and Jesse Forever ★★★
  20. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop ★★
  21. (A)sexual) ★★★★
  22. Empire Records ★★★½
  23. Hachi: A Dog's Tale ★½
  24. Oldboy (2013} ★★★
  25. Liberal Arts ★★★½
  26. Happythankyoumoreplease ★★½
  27. A Little Princess ★★½
  28. 12 Years A Slave ★★★★½
  29. Lone Survivor ★★★
  30. American Hustle ★½
  31. The Dirties ★★★★★
  32. Slacker ★★★★
  33. MacGruber ★
  34. Captain Phillips ★½
  35. The LEGO Movie ★★★
  36. The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★★½
  37. That Awkward Moment ★★★½
  38. Rush ★★★
  39. True Romance ★★½
  40. Pi ★★½
  41. SubUrbia ★★★½
  42. Half Baked ★★★★
  43. Philomena ★★★★
  44. The King of Comedy ★★★★
  45. Snowpiercer ★★★★½
  46. The Good, The Bad, The Weird ★★★½
  47. The Newton Boys ★★★½
  48. Memories of Murder ★★★★★
  49. Hoop Dreams ★★★★
  50. Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope ★★
  51. Death at a Funeral ★★★★
  52. Wild Target ★★★½
  53. Spellbound ★★½
  54. Bad Words ★★
  55. The Man Who Sued God ★★
  56. Cuban Fury ★½
  57. Rio 2 ★★★
  58. The Lunchbox ★★★½
  59. My Sassy Girl ★★★★
  60. Christmas In August ★★★★½
  61. Serpico ★★★★
  62. All The President's Men ★★★½
  63. The Chaser ★★★★★
  64. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance ★★★★
  65. Nameless Gangster ★★★½
  66. Once Upon A Time In High School ★★★★
  67. Shiri ★½
  68. Infernal Affairs ★★★★
  69. I Saw the Devil ★★★★
  70. Captain America: The Winter Soldier ★★★
  71. At Berkeley ★★★★
  72. On The Job ★★½
  73. Hot Coffee ★★★★
  74. Transcendence ★
  75. John Dies At The End ★★★½
  76. The Lives of Others ★★★★
  77. Charlie Bartlett ★★★½
  78. Disconnect ★½
  79. Rapture-Palooza ★
  80. Cloud Atlas ★
  81. Craiglist Joe ★★★
  82. Neighbours ★½
  83. The Fault in Our Stars ★★½
  84. Godzilla ★★★
  85. Unhung Hero ★★★★
  86. 20 Feet From Stardom ★★★★
  87. Blackfish ★★★½
  88. The Cove ★★
  89. The Inbetweeners 2 ★
  90. Boyhood ★★★★★
  91. X-men: Days of Future Past ★★★
  92. The Host (Korean) ★★★½
  93. Tim's Vermeer ★★★½
  94. Waiting... ★★½
  95. Edge of Tomorrow ★★★
  96. 22 Jump Street ★½
  97. Obvious Child ★★★½
  98. Do The Right Thing ★★★★½
  99. What If ★★★½
  100. Begin Again ★★★★
  101. The Thieves ★★★
  102. Palo Alto ★★
  103. Under the Skin ★★★½
  104. Interstellar ★★★★
  105. Harmontown ★★
  106. Big Hero 6 ★★★
  107. Gone Girl ★★★
  108. Nightcrawler ★★½
  109. The Guest ★★
  110. The Interview ★★
 

Qiot

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50 Books sounds intimidating, but I'm in.

Qiot- 2/50 books | 2/50 movies

Books:
  • EE Doc Smith - Triplanetary (256 Pages) ★★★☆☆
  • Jonathan Stroud - The Amulet of Samarkand (462 Pages) ★★★★☆

Movies:
  • The Iceman (Netflix) ★★★★☆
  • Last Vegas (Cinema) ★★★☆☆

Misc (not counted):
  • Silver Surfer: Requiem Comic TPB ★★★★★
 

phaonaut

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Sounds like good fun. Interested in the amount of media I take in.

Phaonaut - 0/50 Books | 3/50 Movies

Books
01.

Movies
01. 12 Years a Slave- 1-1-2014 - ★★★★☆
02. Extreme Love: Autism - 1-6-2014 - ★★★★☆
03. Extreme Love: Dementia - 1-6-2014 - ★★★★☆
04. Blood In, Blood Out - 1-13-2014 - ★★★☆☆
 

TetraxShards

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You'd be surprised how many of us had the opposite problem!
Had this exact problem. 50 books is doable if I know what to read next, that's where I got caught last time, 50 movies could be really difficult. Planning will be the key, I'm working on a list now,

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TetraxShards - 1/50 Books | 0/50 Movies

Books:

  • Tales from the Secret Footballer - Anonymous (C+)

Movies:
 

arit

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Time to fail

arit - 1/50 books | 3/50 movies

Books:
The Lost World - Crichton ★★★½

Films:
Heatseeker (1995) ★★½
Hardware (1990) ★★★
Sherlock (2013) S3E1 ★★★★
 

Necrovex

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Sounds like good fun. Interested in the amount of media I take in.

Phaonaut - 0/50 Books | 1/50 Movies

Books
01.

Movies
01. Desolation of Smaug - 12-13-2013 - ★★★☆
This doesn't officially start until 01/01/14. Anything prior is invalid (except for novels prior to the halfway point).
 

TheWarrior

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The Warrior
Books 50/50
Movies 50/50


Books

The Emporer's Blades - Brian Staveley
The Grim Company - Luke Scull
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
The Widow's House - Daniel Abraham
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Damned - Chuck Palahniuk
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (Blade Runner) - Philip K Dick
The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
Choke - Chuck Palahniuk
Neuromancer - William Gibson
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance - Arthur Flitner
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Ken Kesey
Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Graveyard Child - MLN Hanover
Prince of Fools - Mark Lawrence
The Rise of Darth Vader - James Luceno
Revenge of the Sith - Mathew Stover
Labyrinth of Evil - James Luceno
Vision of the Future - Timothy Zahn
Specter of the Past - Timothy Zahn
Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson
Darth Bane, Dynasty of Evil
Darth Bane, Rule of Two - Drew Karpyshyn
Darth Bane, Path of Destruction - Drew Karpyshyn
Darth Plagueis - James Luceno
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
The Last Command - Timothy Zahn
Dark Force Rising - Timothy Zahh
Heir to the Empire - Timothy Zahn
The Emperor's Soul - Brandon Sanderson
1984 - George Orwell
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams
So Long and Thanks for All the Fish - Douglas Adams
Life, The Universe, and Everything - Douglas Adams
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Killing Rites - MLN Hanover
Unclean Spirits - MLN Hanover
Darker Angels - MLN Hanover
Vicious Grace - MLN Hanover

Movies

Wreck it Ralph
Noah
This is the End
Amazing Spiderman 2
Elysium
Ender's Game
Thor: The Dark World
The Purge
Argo
300 Rise of an Empire
The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug
Halo - Forward Unto Dawn
The Lego Movie
Red Dawn
Spy Game
Gangster Squad
Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter
Expendables 2
Fast and Furious 6
The Wolverine
The Art of the Steal
The Last Stand
Pompeii
Pain and Gain
Prisoners
Star Wars - Clone Wars
Don Jon
Byzantium
Pacific Rim
Bullet to the Head
Frozen
Hunger Games - Catching Fire
Lockout
Gravity
Now You See Me
Centurion
Movie 43
Hammer of the Gods.
Hansel and Gretel - Witch Hunters
Arn - The Knight Templar
Oblivion
American Hustle
Forbidden Planet
Silver Linings Playbook
Not of This Earth
Warm Bodies
Iron Sky
Humaniod
Jack the Giant Slayer
Vikingdom
 

DedalusJoyce

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I'm in, great way of keeping track of what I've been reading. ALthough I think 50 movies is a bit on the lower side for me. I easily watch 10 to 15 movies a month.

Books 9/50 Movies 32/50

Books

Stanley Kubrick: A Biography - John Baxter
Class: A Guide Through the American Status System - Peter Fussell
The Scatter Here is Too Great - Bilal Tanweer
Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
Getting Married - Bernard Shaw
The Caretaker - Harold Pinter
Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller
Silas Marner - George Elliott
The Nightmare of Reason - Biography or Franz Kafka by Ernst Pavel
Shakespeare - Bill Bryson
The Early Years - Charlie Chaplin
Stoner - John E Williams
If On a Winter's Night a Traveler - Italo Calvino
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenace - Robert Pirsig

Movies

Wuthering Heights 2013
The Master
Le Passe 2013
There Will Be Blood
Blue Jasmine
Her
Charulata
The Wolf Of Wall Street
12 Years a Slave
Inside Llewyn Davis
Intouchables
Interiors
The Chess Players
O Brother Where Art Thou?
Devil Wears Prada
The Big City or Mahasagar
In The Mood For Love
Le Mépris
Rushmore
American Hustle
Blue Velvet
Broken Flowers
Band of Outsiders
The Sacrifice
The Trial
Perriot Le Fou
Veridiana
The Great Beauty
King of Comedy
Paris, Texas
Breathless
Ashes and Diamonds
Once Upon a Time in America
The Winter Soldier
AMS2
Days of Future Past
Juliette Of the Spirits
2001: A Space Odyssey
Paths Of Glory
Godzilla (2014)
Blue Velvet
Eraserhead
Snowpiercer
Glen Garry Glen Ross
The Conformist
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Darjeeling Limited
 
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The movies i think i can do quite comfortably. The books though, no way will i make one a week but i wouldn't mind seeing how far i can get. I feel like i might need some recommendations on where to start.
 

hausaffe

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I kust bought the new kindle paperwhite because of this thread. what the fuck is wrong with me. Well, im going to rock the shit out of this thread. Going into an analog/digital reading way. I like the realpaper. But reading at night is just fucking ugly. Give me the light, kindle. And I always want to watch movies, but never make it. So this thread is for me. Count me in, my body is ready and my wallet is empty.

hausaffe - 0/50 Books, 0/50 Movies

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xyla

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xyla - 0/50 books | 0/50 movies

Hell, I'm in again, third time's the charm and I intend to beat the 50 books somehow in 2014!- this time from a distance though. Awesome work on the OP Tragicomedy, much better work than mine last year.
 

alazz

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Has anyone else been queuing up books for the new year?

I'm itchin and ready to go
Yeah! I'm excited. I've got 9 books lined up on my nightstand and I'm resisting hard to jump in to some of them right now. There're over 20 more on my goodreads queued, too. Just picking one to buy or borrow after those initial 9 will probably be tough though, haha.
 

Necrovex

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Has anyone else been queuing up books for the new year?

I'm itchin and ready to go
I have a few queued up: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles, Quiet American, Tales of Genji (counting this as two books), Angels in America, and Perks of Being a Wallflower.
 
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