2020 Reading and Watching Resolutions

2020 Reading Resolution

  1. A book written in North America: The Iliac Crest by Cristina Rivera Garza
  2. A book written in Central America:
  3. A book written in South America: Trafalgar by Angélica Gorodischer, translated by Amalia Gladhart
  4. A book written in East Asia: The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu
  5. A book written in South Asia: Before She Sleeps by Bina Shah
  6. A book written in Africa: The Book of Memory by Petina Gappah
  7. A book written in the Middle East: Regretting Motherhood: A Study by Orna Donath
  8. A book written in Australia/Oceania
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  9. A book written in Russia: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  10. A book written in Europe: The Gospel According to Cane by Courttia Newland
  11. A biography: Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston
  12. A non-fiction book: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
  13. A collection of short stories: Our Happy Hours, LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars Collected by S. Renee Bess and Lee Lynch
  14. A collection of poetry: Diamond Grill by Fred Wah
  15. A play: Lips Together, Teeth Apart by Terrence McNally
  16. A book you’ve seen adapted: Room by Emma Donoghue
  17. A graphic novel: The Order of the Stick: Book 1/2 – Good Deeds Gone Unpunished by Rich Burlew
  18. A children’s book: Amy, Number Seven (Replica #1) by Marilyn Kaye
  19. A book older than 100 years: The Monk by Matthew G Lewis
  20. A debut novel: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
  21. A novel by a famous author, other than the one(s) they are best known for: Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner
  22. A book you’re intimidated by: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
  23. A book by an author you’ve never given a fair shot: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  24. A book you’ve heard bad things about: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  25. A book released in 2020:
  26. Wild Card: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  27. Wild Card: Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  28. Wild Card: The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  29. Wild Card: The Solstice Gift: Behrouz and Lucky on the Longest Night by Avery Cassell
  30. Wild Card: Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen, Illustrated by Stephanie Hans

    List Progress: 27/30

2020 Film Watching Resolution

  1. A foreign film: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
  2. A black and white film: The Old Dark House (1932)
  3. A silent or dialogue-free film: The Kid (1921)
  4. An animated film: My Life as a Zucchini (2016)
  5. A film based on a true story: Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
  6. A documentary: End Game (2018)
  7. A film based on a book: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
  8. An Oscar-winning movie: Parasite (2019)
  9. A trashy movie: Lavender (2016)
  10. Your best friend’s favorite movie: There Will Be Blood (2007)
  11. A children’s film: Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)
  12. A film released in 2020: Birds of Prey (2020)

Films Not on the List:

  1. The VVitch (2015)
  2. Swiss Army Man (2016)
  3. The Wicker Man (1973)
  4. The Wicker Man (2006)
  5. Us (2019)
  6. Hereditary (2018)
  7. Crimson Peak (2015)
  8. The Invitation (2015)
  9. Midsommar (2019)
  10. Marrowbone (2017)
  11. The Half of It (2020)
  12. El Camino (2019)
  13. Candyman (1992)
  14. The Old Guard (2020)
  15. The Quiet Room (2018)
  16. Lizzie (2018)
  17. The Lodgers (2018)
  18. Handia (or Giant) (2017)
  19. Moonlight (2016)
  20. Willard (2003)
  21. Emelie (2015)
  22. Rattlesnake (2019)
  23. I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
  24. The Lighthouse (2019)
  25. Suspiria (2018)
  26. 1922 (2017)
  27. Jennifer’s Body (2009)
  28. Battle Royale (2000)
  29. Happy Death Day (2017)
  30. Carrie (1976)
  31. Drag Me to Hell (2009)
  32. Circle (2015)
  33. The Others (2001)

List Progress: 12/12 (+33)