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In Praise of Older Women – Stephen Vinzinczey
Broken Homes – Ben Aaronovitch
Marina – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
From a Distance – Raffaella Barker
Singled Out – Virginia Nicholson
Findings – Kathleen Jamie (nf)
Half Bad – Sally Green
The Silver Star – Jeannette Walls
A Song for Ella Gray – David Almond
Bone Jack – Sara Crowe
The Year of the Rat – Clare Furniss
We Were Liars – E. Lockhart
Foxglove Summer – Ben Aaronovitch
The Prince’s Boy – Paul Bailey
The Lost Books of the Odyssey – Zachary Mason
Dust’n’Bones – Chris Mould
The Mercy of Thin Air – Romlyn Domingue
The Old Ways – Robert Macfarlane (nf)
Meet the Austins – Madeleine L’Engle
The Moon At Night – Madeleine L’Engle
Twenty-Four Days of Christmas – Madeleine L’Engle
And Both Were Young – Madeleine L’Engle
A Ring of Endless Light – Madeleine L’Engle
The Green Road Into The Trees – Hugh Thompson (nf)
Girl Friday – Jane Green
Summer Falls and Other Stories – Amelia Williams
Five Children on the Western Front – Kate Saunders
The Wolf Princess – Cathryn Constable
H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald
Twilight – William Gay
Instrumental – James Rhodes (nf)
The Arm of the Starfish – Madeleine L’Engle
Mr Mac and Me – Esther Freud
Lucky Us – Amy Bloom
Trigger Warning – Neil Gaiman
Absolute Pandemonium – Brian Blessed (nf)

(bold = book from the library and nf = non-fiction) I read a lot more this year than last year, probably due to the fact it wasn't half as stressful (despite becoming an aunt for the first time).

Films
The Theory of Everything
The Imitation Game

All This Mayhem
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
No

My Old Lady
Big Eyes
Kon-Tiki

The Eichmann Show
Big Hero 6
Shaun the Sheep Movie

The Book of Life
Birdman
Foxcatcher
Penguins of Madagascar
Whiplash
Wild
Jupiter Ascending
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Maxine Peake as Hamlet

Paddington
Selma
Argo
Love Is Strange
Still Alice

Lost River
Interstellar

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Burlesque
Cinderella
The Legend of Princess Kaguya
Far From The Madding Crowd

Cobain: Montage of Heck
Prometheus
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road

Testament of Youth
Pitch Perfect
Jurassic World
Annie
Mr Holmes
Cake
Terminator Genisys
Amy
Inside Out
Tomorrowland
Song of the Sea
The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson

Woman in Gold
Ant-Man
The Water Diviner
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
The Man from UNCLE
45 Years

John Wick
Mud
The Martian
Danny Collins
Marshlands

Macbeth
SPECTRE
Suffragette
Crimson Peak
The Lobster
Mockingjay Part II
The Lady in the Van
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(bold = rented from TV or ITunes, italic = seen in cinema, no style means I saw it on the TV)
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
Whispers Underground – Ben Aaronvitch
Holloway – Robert MacFarlane
Between the Lines – Tammara Webber
Black Diamonds – Catherine Bailey
The Casual Vacancy – J.K. Rowling
Tinder – Sally Gardner
When To Walk – Rebecca Gower
Fortunately, The Milk… - Neil Gaiman
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
The Arrivals – Melissa Marr
Otter Country – Miriam Darlington
Through The Woods – Emily Carroll
Red as Blood – Tanith Lee
Scarlet – Melissa Meyer
The Silent Stars Go By – Dan Abnett
First Aid – Janet Davey
Hollow City – Ransom Riggs
You Say Potato – Ben Crystal and David Crystal

(bold = book from the library)

Unfortunately I didn't read as many books as I did in 2013. I will try to read more books in 2015.

Films
The Heat
Troll Hunter
Deliver Us From Evil (documentary)
Saving Mr Banks
Blue Jasmine

White Elephant
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Frozen

Any Day Now
12 Years A Slave
August: Osage County

Frankenweenie
Philomena
Promised Land
The Client
The Butler
Captain Phillips

Blancanieves
The Selfish Giant
Inside Llewyn Davies

In A World…
The Lego Movie
Ginger and Rosa
Monuments Men
Looper
Le Week-End

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
How I Live Now
The Invisible War
Stories We Tell

American Hustle
The Invisible Woman

Enough Said
Bridesmaids
Blue is the Warmest Colour
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Sea
Hot Coffee
Lovelace

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
All Is Lost

Weekend
Godzilla
Muppets Most Wanted
The Lunchbox

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
The Angels’ Share
Dallas Buyers’ Club
Nebraska

Frank
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The Two Faces of January

Beautiful Creatures
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Maleficent
Cuban Fury
Belle
Her
The Past
20 Feet From Stardom
The Wolf of Wall Street

Guardians of the Galaxy
The Fault In Our Stars
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Begin Again
Jersey Boys
Boyhood

Chico & Rita
Chaplin

The Hundred-Foot Journey
Cycling with Moliere
Thank You For Sharing

Before I Go To Sleep
Pride
What We Did On Our Holiday
The Night of the Demon

Shame
Mr Turner
Gone Girl
The Boxtrolls
Effie Gray
St Vincent
The Possibilities Are Endless
Mockingjay Part I
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies


(bold = rented from TV or ITunes, italic = seen in cinema, no style means I saw it on the TV)
sea_thoughts: (Bookworm - smercy)
Here we are again. Please find below a list of the books I read in 2012 :)

Bold means a library book, italics mean I really liked it. Nf means non-fiction.

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sea_thoughts: (Bookworm - smercy)
Here is the list of the books I read in 2011 (not including re-reads)

Bold = library book (one of the silent resolutions I made last year was to use the library more)

L = liked it

L! = loved it

nf = non-fiction (another silent resolution was to read more non-fiction books)

Crown of Acorns - Catherine Fisher (L)
The Dark Lord of Derkholm & The Year of the Griffin - Diana Wynne Jones (L)
Wild Dogs - Helen Humphries
Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake -Rachel Cohn (L!)
WHite Rose Rebel - Janet Paisley
God's Own Country - Ross Raisin
Eurydice Street & Red Princess - Sofka Zinovieff (both nf)
Thornyhold - Mary Stewart (L!)
Just Kids - Patti Smith (L!) (nf)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Ian Fleming
The String of Pearls - Thomas Preskett Prest (the original Sweeney Todd)
I Shall Wear Midnight & Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett (L!)
The News Where You Are - Catherine O'Flynn (L)
The Crossing of Ingo - Helen Dunmore
Across The Universe - Beth Revis (L)
The Bill From My Father - Bernard Cooper (nf)
Poe: A Life Cut Short & London Under - Peter Ackroyd (both nf)
Leadville - Edward Platt (nf)
The Junior Officers' Reading Club - Patrick Hennessy (nf)
The Fry Years - Stephen Fry (nf)
The Way Through The Woods - Una McCormack (L)
Another Part of the Wood - Beryl Bainbridge
Empty Cradles - Margaret Humphries (nf)
Blink & What The Dog Saw - Malcolm Gladwell (both nf) (L!)
Clever Girl - Brian Thompson (nf)
The Fire Gospel - Michel Faber
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ - Philip Pullman
Pegasus - Robin McKinley (L!)
Un Lun Dun - China Mieville (L)
When You Come To Me - Rebecca Stead
The Bride That Time Forgot - Paul Magrs
The Welsh Girl - Peter Ho Davies
Cobbler's Dream, Dora At Follyfoot, The Horses of Follyfoot, Stranger At Follyfoot - Monica Dickens (L)
Cannery Row - John Steinbeck (L)
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson (L!)
Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley & Me - E.L. Konigsburg
Dark Matter - Michelle Paver (L)
Alice In Sunderland - Bryan Talbot (L!)
Matched - Ally Condie
The Elf-King's Daughter - Lord Dunsany
The Splendour Falls (L), Texas Gothic - Rosemary Clement-Moore
The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins (L)
The Prince of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafón (I continue to be disappointed by him)
The House of Lost Souls - F.G. Cottam
When God Was A Rabbit - Sarah Winman
The Good, The Bad & The Multiplex - Mark Kermode (nf)
Rosebush - Michele Jaffe
The Luminous Life of Lilly Nelly Aphrodite - Beatrice Colin
The Bride's Farewell - Meg Rosoff
London's Lost Rivers - Paul Talling (nf)
Wild Horse Diaries - Lizzie Spencer (nf)
Jack The Giant-Killer - Charles de Lint

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