I was inspired by my buddy Véronique’s post about the books she read in 2018, to produce a list of same - plus movies - I’ve consumed in the last 18 months or so since I started keeping a journal. I may not have written everything down, and I don’t remember all that I’ve read and seen, but hey. I want to read more. And watch more movies. Ever and always.
BOOKS, in no particular order:
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (for the 10th time or so; I re-read that one on a semi-regular basis), Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, Waking Up by Sam Harris, Hunch by Bernadette Jiwa, The 4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss, The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (it’s gripping), Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, Origin by Dan Brown, We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates (didn’t finish it), Motherhood by Sheila Heti, Thelma Louise & moi by Martine Delvaux, Aroused by Randi Hutter Epstein
Still reading: The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson, The Uses and Abuses of History by Margaret MacMillan
Next on my list: Putain by Nelly Arcand
MOVIES I watched or rewatched, in no particular order:
Raising Arizona (it’s so stupid it’s almost good), Despicable Me 3, Wayne’s World, Ghost, Airplane 2, Grease, North and South (the tv series), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Good The Bad and The Ugly (don’t judge), Jumanji, Jumanji II, The Post, Coco, Cars, Cars II, Cars III, The 15:17 to Paris, La Grande Séduction, Apollo 13, Forrest Gump (for the 15th time), Peter Rabbit, Benji (the original, of course), Ratatouille, Equalizer, Equalizer 2, The Dish, Transylvania 3, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Sherlock Holmes (with Benedict, obviously), Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Boss (tv series), Mile 22, Jack Ryan (tv series), Venom (awful), Incredibles, Incredibles II, Toy Story, Toy Story II, State of Play, Next Gen, House of Cards (last season, dreadful), The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Bohemian Rhapsody, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Monsters Inc. (yes, I’m on a Pixar kick… again), I Tonya, A Hologram for the King, A Wrinkle in Time, White Right, Jihad, Motherland, Rise of the Guardians, Sully, Bird Box, Derry Girls (tv series), Outlaw King, Inferno, Passengers, Dumplin.