2021 Reading and Watching Resolutions

2020 is dead! It’s a new year, and with it come a new set of reading and watching resolutions. A few small tweaks, but these are mostly the same lists as last time. If you see any categories that you have recommendations for, feel free to drop me a line.

2021 Reading Resolution

  1. A book written in North America: Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
  2. A book written in Central America/Caribbean: Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid
  3. A book written in South America: Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda by Pablo Neruda, translated by Stephen Mitchell
  4. A book written in East Asia: I Am a Hero: Omnibus Volume 1 by Kengo Hanazawa
  5. A book written in South Asia: A Burning by Megha Majumdar
  6. A book written in Africa: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
  7. A book written in the Middle East: Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa
  8. A book written in Australia/Pacific Islands: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  9. A book written in Russia: 
  10. A book written in Europe: White Is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  11. A biography: 
  12. A non-fiction book: Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto
  13. A collection of short stories: A Short History of Indians in Canada by Thomas King
  14. A collection of poetry: 
  15. A play: 
  16. A book you’ve seen adapted: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
  17. A graphic novel: Die Vol 2: Split the Party by Kieron Gillen, illustrated by Stephanie Hans
  18. A children’s book: 
  19. A book older than 100 years: The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  20. A debut novel: 
  21. A novel by a famous author, other than the one(s) they are best known for: Pericles by William Shakespeare
  22. A sequel: The Sugared Game (The Will Darling Adventures #2) KJ Charles
  23. A book by an author you’ve never given a fair shot: Along Came A Spider by James Patterson
  24. A book you’ve heard bad things about: 
  25. A book released in 2021: Subtle Blood (The Will Darling Adventures #3) by KJ Charles
  26. Wild Card: Slippery Creatures (The Will Darling Adventures #1) by KJ Charles
  27. Wild Card: Universal Harvester by John Darnielle
  28. Wild Card: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book by Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw
  29. Wild Card: Ring by Koji Suzuki
  30. Wild Card: 

List Progress: 22/30

2021 Film Watching Resolution

  1. A foreign film: Beware of Children (Barn) (2019) 
  2. A black and white film: M (1931)
  3. A silent or dialogue-free film: Modern Times (1936)
  4. An animated film: Fantastic Planet (1973)
  5. A film based on a true story: 
  6. A documentary: 
  7. A film based on a book: In the Tall Grass (2019)
  8. An Oscar-winning movie: 
  9. A trashy movie: Equilibrium (2002)
  10. Your best friend’s recommendation: 
  11. A children’s film: 
  12. A film released in 2021:

List Progress: 6/12

Movies Outside the List:

  1. Booksmart (2019)
  2. All-In Madonna (2020)
  3. Shiva Baby (2020)
  4. Vera Drake (2004)
  5. Ma (2019)
  6. The Exorcist (1973)
  7. The Omen (1976)
  8. The Ring (2002)