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Goals, part two. 
1st-Jan-2011 12:39 pm
Let's try this again, but with more manageable goals, yes? My goal for 2010 is to read 50 books I've never read before, and to watch 100 movies I've never seen before. Last year I managed 33 books and 86 movies, so I bet I can do it this year!

**EDIT** I decided to add anime series that I've finished this year as well. Because, really, finishing most series requires a lot more time than watching a regular movie anyways.


1. Going Bovine, Libba Bray
2. Unwind, Neal Shusterman
3. Twenty Boy Summer, Sarah Ockler
4. Flavor of the Week, Tucker Shaw
5. The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness
6. Teen Angst? Naaah... A Quasi-Autobiography, Ned Vizzini
7. Sara's Face, Melvin Burgress
8. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, Deb Caletti
9. Impossible, Nancy Werlin
10. Identical, Ellen Hopkins
11. Bad Girls Don't Die, Katie Alender
12.The Secret Twin, Denise Gosliner
13. Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreiser
14. The History of Love, Nicole Krauss
15. Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
16. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson
17. Shoot the Moon, Billie Letts
18. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
19. The Marrow of Tradition, Charles W. Chestnutt
20. Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century, John F. Kasson
21. Love Across the Color Line: The Letters of Alice Hanley to Channing Lewis, Helen Horowitz and Kathy Peiss
22. Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behaviour, Ori Brafman & Rom Brafman
23. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Mark Haddon
24. Crash Into Me, Albert Borris
25. Hate List, Jennifer Brown
26. Candy, Kevin Brooks
27. The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness
28. The Memory Keeper's Daughter, Kim Edwards
29. The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
30. Brains: A Zombie Memoir, Robin Becker
31. Tweak, Nic Sheff
32. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
34. How It's Done, Christine Kole MacLean
35. Life on the Refrigerator Door, Alice Kuipers
36. Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, Elizabeth Wurtzel
37. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, Marya Hornbacher
38. Tales of the Madman Underground, John Barnes
39. Jerk, California, Jonathan Friesen
40. The Luxe, Anna Godbersen
41. A Separate Peace, John Knowles
42. A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansbury
43. Slammerkin, Emma Donoghue
44. Madness: A Bipolar Life, Marya Hornbacher
45. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
46. Rose of No Man's Land, Michelle Tea
47. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
48. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
49. The Center of Winter, Marya Hornbacher
50. Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Dead End Kids, Donna Gaines
51. Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto, Chuck Klosterman


1. Fahrenheit 451
2. Enchanted
3. Away We Go
4. Fierce People
5. Save Me
6. The Opposite of Sex
7. Jules et Jim
8. Ninotchka
9. Spring Madness
10. The Book of Eli
11. The Princess and the Frog
12. The Proposal
13. The Young Victoria
14. Up in the Air
15. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
16. My Sister's Keeper
17. Legion
18. The Invention of Lying
19. Factory Girl
20. The Motorcycle Diaries
21. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
22. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
23. Prozac Nation
24. A Woman Under the Influence
25. Jumper
26. Speed
27. The Lost Boys
28. Push
29. My Fair Lady
30. Bram Stoker's Dracula
31. Lost in Translation
32. Dirty Dancing
33. Valentine's Day
34. The Pianist
35. Penelope
36. She's All That
37. Shutter Island
38. Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
39. Abre los Ojos
40. Wild Tigers I Have Known
41. Night and Fog
42. Let the Right One In
43. Vanilla Sky
44. Amen.
45. Avatar
46. Tideland
47. Y Tu Mama Tambien
48. Remember Me
49. Alice in Wonderland
50. Thelma and Louise
51. The Boondock Saints
52. Funny Face
53. Sleepy Hollow
54. The United States of Leland
55. The Last King of Scotland
56. The Maltese Falcon
57. Velvet Goldmine
58. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
59. Suspiria
60. The Godfather
61. Crash
62. Amores Perros
63. Powder
64. Our Lady of the Assassins
65. Flight of the Red Balloon
66. The Piano
67. Volver
68. Fired Up!
69. Clash of the Titans
70. Kick-Ass
71. The Room
72. Troll 2
73. P.S. I Love You
73. Die Hard
74. La faute a Fidel!
75. For the Bible Tells Me So <- Best documentary I have ever seen, you should all watch it NOW. It's on YouTube!
76. For Whom the Bell Tolls
77. Robin Hood
78. Letters to Juliet
79. Get Him to the Greek
80. Toy Story 3
81. La Belle Personne
82. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
83. Inception
84. Mary and Max
85. Salt
86. The Kids Are Alright
87. Hot Rod
88. Dinner for Schmucks
89. Charlie St. Cloud
90. Fruits Basket
91. Voices of a Distant Star
92. Fullmetal Alchemist
93. Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballah
94. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
95. The Lovely Bones
96. Hetalia - Axis Powers
97. Fantastic Mr. Fox
98. Gravitation
99. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
100. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
101. Schindler's List
102. The Town
103. Easy A
104. The Happening
105. Persepolis
106. Down in the Valley
107. The Runaways
108. Hocus Pocus
109. It's Kind of a Funny Story
110. The Social Network
111. Ringu
112. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
113. Hannibal
114. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
115. The Life Aquatic
116. Waiting for Superman
117. Due Date
118. How to Train Your Dragon
119. Paranormal Activity 2
120. Tough Guise
121. Consuming Kids
122. Black Swan
123. Tron Legacy
124. True Grit

Not only did I reach my goal, I went just past it (for books), and well past it for movies! I'm quite proud of myself. Perhaps for 2011 I'll stick with 50 new books, and go for 150 movies =). I may also start listing all the books I read in another list, because I reread books a lot and want to keep track.
Kirsten Dunst
7th-Jan-2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I can't believe you've already read four books for 2010. I'm only on book two.
8th-Jan-2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, they're not, like, difficult to read, really-have-to-pay-attention-to literature =P. When I came home for break I went and got a bunch of fun books at the library for break, so don't worry. Once school starts again that list will probably not be updated for a long time, XD.
22nd-Nov-2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Well, I have to say now that the year is almost over that you've chosen some excellent books here. I'm definitely going to have to look into some of them. And others, like "100 years of solitude" is absolutely an amazing book. I love reading book lists. After you posted that comment to my journal about middlesex, I was like - I haven't looked at her list in forever! haha.
24th-Nov-2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I'm glad someone actually looks at this =P.

100 Years of Solitude was amazing. I'd tried to read it like, two times before this last one, and I'm so glad I actually finished it this time. Lovely book <3.
6th-Aug-2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
I'd like to recommend the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy and the followup book by Eoin Colfer, "And Another Thing...."
Also, the Zombie Survival Guide. It's a must for those who intend to live through the ever-approaching zombie apocalypse.

^__^ Good luck finishing. I know you can do it.
8th-Aug-2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Thanks =D! I've read World War Z, by the same author, it was super scary :O! It kept me up all night XD.

I shall keep these suggestions in mind ;P.
8th-Aug-2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
oooo, I wanna read it. Can I borrow? : D
9th-Aug-2010 08:49 am (UTC)
I got it from the library XP.
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