2012 Book and Movie List

Friday, June 8, 2012

It's practically summer, and although I haven't published this post, I have been updating it quietly for my own records. But now I share it with you, so you can share with me: What have you read this year?  Any must reads?  or sees?

Books read in 2012:

1. Bossypants
2. The Hunger Games
3. The History of Love
4. Catching Fire
5. Mockingjay
6. The Christian Atheist
7. On Writing Well
8. The Charlotte Mason Companion
9. Criss Cross
10. Radical
11. The Well Trained Mind
12. Pocketful of Pinecones
13. Loving
14. The Great Divorce *still reading
15. Smooth and Easy Days (free ebook from SimplyCharlotteMason.com)
16. The Read-Aloud Handbook
17. I am the Messenger
18.  Cutting for Stone
19.  Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
20.  Interrupted
21.  The Heart of Anger
22.  Still
23.  Good and Angry
24. Son of Hamas
25. The Quest for Quality Caring
26. Coming Home
27.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
28. The Lost Years
29. Looking for Alaska
30. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
31. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
32. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
33. The Power of a Whisper
34.  His Affair My Redemption
35. The Bridge
36. The Mom You're Meant to Be
37. Raising Godly Tomatoes
38. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Read Alouds with the kids:

1. The Bears on Hemlock Mountain
2. Dear Mr. Henshaw
3. The Ballet Shoes
4. Freckle Juice
5. Stuart Little
6. Henry Huggins
7. Mr. Popper's Penguins
8. Ralph S. Mouse
9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
10. Frindle
11. Junie B. Jones, First Grader, Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
12. My Father's Dragon
13. James and the Giant Peach
14. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
15. Two for the Fun
16. Chibi
17. The Chalk Box Kid

Movies seen in 2012:

1. Beginners
2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
3. The Book of Eli
4. 50/50
5. Drive
6. Just Go With It
7. The Guard
8. Terri
9. The Ides of March
10. Being Elmo
11. Hugo
12. Take Shelter
13. Moneyball
14. The Hunger Games
15. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
16. Warrior
17. The Beaver
18. Footloose
19. Mr. Popper's Penguins
20. Haywire
21. Rounders
22. The Decendants
23. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
24. The Long Goodbye
25. PS
26. Incendies
27. The Artist
28. 21 Jumpstreet
29. The Dark Knight Rises
30. Friends with Kids
31. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
32. Mission Impossible 4
33. Remember Me
34. The Vow
35. Jeff, Who Lives at Home
36. Madagascar 3
37. Superman 2
38. Superman 3
39. Superman 4
40. Half Nelson
41. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
42. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
43. Madagascar 2

ps.  here's last year's list

3 Creative People Had This To Say:

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Great lists!

Our favorite read-alouds so far this year:
My Father's Dragon
James and the Giant Peach

My favorite books this year (though some are a few years old):
The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Mighty Be Our Powers
Yellow Crocus
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

I've never known anyone else who has read the Read-Aloud Handbook...a great resource!

Catie said...

The suspense is killing me--what did you think of the Hunger Games?!

I loved On Writing Well and The Great Divorce. I owned Freckle Juice as a child and loved it. It holds a special place in my heart. Especially since I'm covered in freckles!

Looks like we've read a lot of the same stuff. Maybe we'd be friends IN REAL LIFE?! ;) (Can one really tell that by ONE blog post?! LOL)

I love book lists! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kristen, pajama mama said...

Catie-we are friends in real life, silly girl! and yes, you can tell much from a post on books read.

we saw Hunger Games on our anniversary, actually :) i loved the books-the first 2 much more than the third though. the movie was good too but the way a book is.

carey-that's the second blog friend who's read Wild...must have to add it to my list for summer reading!