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Everybody who knows me also knows that I really love me a list. I make lots and lots of them - so have some to sum up 2011!



BOOKS

January
1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
3. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
5. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
6. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
7. Die Wellenläufer by Kai Meyer
8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
9. Die Jungfrau von Orléans by Friedrich von Schiller
 
February
10. Woyzeck by Georg Büchner
11. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
12. Frühlings Erwachen by Frank Wedekind
13. Knife by R. J. Anderson
14. Rebel by R. J. Anderson
15. Arrow by R. J. Anderson
16. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
17. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
18. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
19. Love, Ellen – A Mother/Daughter Journey by Betty DeGeneres
 
March
20. Big Mouth and Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
21. Eine Woche voller Samstage by Paul Maar
22. Am Samstag kam das Sams zurück by Paul Maar
23. Sams in Gefahr by Paul Maar
24. Onkel Alwin und das Sams by Paul Maar
25. Neue Punkte für das Sams by Paul Maar
26. Ein Sams für Martin Taschenbier by Paul Maar
27. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
28. Tschick by Wolfgang Herrndorf
29. Ash by Malinda Lo
30. An Inspector Calls by J. B. Priestley
April
31. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
32. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
 
May
33. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
34. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
35. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

June
36. A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
37. Frau Jenny Treibel by Theodor Fontane
38. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
39. The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
40. The Demon's Surrender by Sarah Rees Brennan
 
July
41. Ultraviolet by R. J. Anderson
42. Papertowns by John Green
43. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
44. White Cat by Holly Black
45. Red Glove by Holly Black
 
August
46. Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich von Schiller
47. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
48. Looking for Alaska by John Green
49. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
 
September
50. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
51. The Girl Who Was On Fire by Leah Wilson (Editor)
52. The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
53. Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka
 
October
54. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
55. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
56. Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald by Ödön von Horváth
57. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
58. L'étranger by Albert Camus
59. Wallensteins Lager/Die Piccolomini by Friedrich von Schiller
60. Wallensteins Tod by Friedrich von Schiller
 
November
61. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
62. Awful End by Philip Ardagh
63. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
64. Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain
65. Just Don't Fall by Josh Sundquist
66. A Visitor's Guide to Mystic Falls
67. Fabian by Erich Kästner
68. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
 
December
69. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
70. Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
71. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
72. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
73. Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch
74. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
75. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by Joanne K. Rowling
76. Dreadful Acts by Philip Ardagh



FILMS
1. Inception
2. L'élégance de Madame Michel
3. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang
4. Percy Jackson – The Lightning Thief
5. 3-Day Weekend
6. (500) Days of Summer
7. Watercolors
8. The King's Speech
9. Pirates of the Carribean 2
10. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang
11. Sommersturm
12. I Am Number Four
13. Beastly
14. Laputa – Castle in the Sky
15. The Social Network
16. Sense and Sensibility
17. The Book of Eli
18. Thor
19. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
20. Howl's Moving Castle
21. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
22. A Midsummer Night's Dream
23. Easy A
24. Kung Fu Panda 2
25. Princess Mononoke
26. Mulan
27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2
28. Despicable Me
29. Jumper
30. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
31. Paprika
32. Spider-Man
33. Spider-Man 2
34. Spider-Man 3
35. The Fall
36. Zombieland
37. Juno
38. Ratatouille
39. Get Him to the Greek
40. The Shipping News
41. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
42. Water for Elephants
43. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
44. Whip It
45. À bout de souffle
46. Saint-Jacques... La Mecque
47. Tokyo Godfathers
48. Spirited Away
49. Sherlock Holmes
50. Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows

This list isn't very precise due to the fact that I got lazy in July and stopped keeping track of what films I watched, so this might not be complete, but after wracking my brains and not being able to think of anything else, I'm just going to assume this is everything. :D In the course of the year, I rewatched The Social Network (several times ;___;), Inception, (500) Days of Summer, Easy A, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Jumper, Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang, and Despicable Me.

I also rediscovered my love for tv shows and watched tons and tons of them. HOW DID I EVER LIVE WITHOUT TV SHOWS I ASK YOU. I don't think I could cope without them anymore; they're my ultimate comfort. I didn't make a list, but I easily watched about 15 seasons of all sorts of things.



MUSICALS & CONCERTS
Spring Awakening 2x
Jekyll & Hyde
Die letzten fünf Jahre
Hair 2x
Sweeney Todd
Glee live
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Sound of Music


I travelled rather a lot this year; I went to Paris twice, I finally got to visit London, I was in Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, and York, and I travelled on a ferry for the first time in my life, which was really exciting (even in spite of the seasickness). All in all, it was a great year, even though I was in a bad spot every now and then, but I tackled some of my problems, and 2012 will be the year of coming to grips with them. It's also going to be a year of adventures! I'm going to finish school and move out (for the second time, but this time on my own), and I seriously cannot wait to start uni. Inbetween, I hope I'll be able to go to London (for funtimes and marmfishery!) and Paris (for work). I don't know whether everything will work out, but I'm certainly determined to try. OPTIMISM FTW.

Thank you all for being fabulous friends and for making my life all the time. <3 Here's to 2012!

Date: 2012-01-01 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jibrailis.livejournal.com
Look at all those books! Out of curiosity, what would you say were the bets books you read this year? Any you would particularly recommend?

OPTIMISM, YES. I am with you there!

Date: 2012-01-01 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
Haha, my goal was 100 books, but I guess that didn't quite work out. :D For most of them, I have no idea whether you've read them, so I'm just going to throw a few titles at you! I really enjoyed Rivers of London and the sequel by Ben Aaronovitch, and I'd definitely rec that. It's fresh and funny urban fantasy with a spin? The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss of course (though I liked TNotW better than TWMF) because omg high fantasy, fascinating magic system and great world-building. I'd recommend anything by Brandon Sanderson because he is one of my favourite fantasy authors ever. (Again, most fabulous magic systems.) Some more urban fantasy books that I thought were really, really enjoyable were White Cat and Red Glove by Holly Black. Oh, and I loved both The Princess Bride and Winter's Bone to bits.

Right. BRING IT ON 2012. WE'RE READY FOR YOU.
Edited Date: 2012-01-01 10:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-02 12:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jibrailis.livejournal.com
Patrick Rothfuss! I read both of those books this year as well, and yesssss they are amazing. Branden Sanderson is another author I want to read more of -- I'd read all of his Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians YA books, but I haven't tackled any of his adult fantasy novels yet.

The Princess Bride is classic, yo. It is timeless.

Date: 2012-01-02 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
I need more Rothfuss, Nance. Nooowww. D: Also, Brandon Sanderson's adult fantasy novels are ~amazing. I haven't read The Way of Kings and The Alloy of Law yet, but both the Mistborn trilogy and Warbreaker are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AFSDLK;DSFL. I enjoyed Elantris as well even though, being his debut novel, it still has a few flaws that he's since managed to diminish. (:

The Princess Bride is so gooood. And I'll probably always fondly remember how William Goldman actually led me on for a quite a while. :D /embarrassing facts

Date: 2012-01-02 04:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jibrailis.livejournal.com
William Goldman led me on for years. I used to eagerly anticipate the release of the sequel. /o\

Date: 2012-01-01 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veradee.livejournal.com
How did you like Looking for Alaska? I always see it sitting on the shelf at my local library and am tempted to borrow it because for a moment I forget that it's not about the state. Then I remember that it's about a person and don't borrow it.

Date: 2012-01-01 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
I really enjoyed it! It's YA, so naturally if you don't like YA, this book might not be for you. I like John Green as a rule though. I don't usually read a lot of non-fantasy YA, but his kind of grips me.

Date: 2012-01-03 12:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veradee.livejournal.com
Thanks. I might give it a try then after all.

Date: 2012-01-06 02:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanelissar.livejournal.com
Oooh so many lovely books! I kept track of everything I read this year in my diary, but then I left my diary at uni so now that it's January and I can tell people about all the books and give ~opinions~ I don't actually have the list! Woe.

Ugh I am jealous of all of the theatricalities you had! But I am going to have a better year of theatre this year I think, I have been to two already and have plans for at least two more, so that is very nice. :)

Yay for so many lovely things this year, and ESPECIAL yay for getting to actually finally meet and flail with you, and woo OPTIMISM THIS YEAR WILL BE AWESOME \o/

Love you!
xxxx

Date: 2012-01-08 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] branquignole.livejournal.com
Oh Han. :D This keeping track thing just doesn't seem to work for you, does it? THE UNIVERSE HAS CONSPIRED AGAINST YOU.

Haha, I'd actually planned to see so much more! But still, it was a great year, and I saw a few awesome things, so I'm not complaining. I hope you get to see lots of great things! Maybe we can go see something together if I manage to actually plan my next trip to London. :D?

Meeting you was faaaabulous! <3 HAPPY NEW YEAR HAN WE'RE GOING TO ROCK 2012.

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