Kiki’s 50/50 Challenge

Thought I’d give it another shot…

2013

BOOKS:

1) The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald

2) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie  (Flavia de Luce #1) — Alan Bradley

3) Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn

4) The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag (Flavia de Luce #2) — Alan Bradley

5) The Gunslinger — Stephen King

6) True Grit — Charles Portis

7) The Scarlet Ruse — John D. MacDonald

8) The Blind Assassin — Margaret Atwood

9) Committed: A Love Story — Elizabeth Gilbert

10) The Spellman Files — Lisa Lutz

11) Swamplandia! — Karen Russell

12) Congo — Michael Crichton

13) Little Tales of Misogyny –Patricia Highsmith

14) My Boyfriend Wrote A Book About Me — Hilary Winston

15) Where’d You Go, Bernadette — Maria Semple

16) Behind The Scenes At the Museum — Kate Atkinson

17) A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce #3) — Alan Bradley

18) Sharp Objects — Gillian Flynn

19) The Mephisto Club — Tess Gerritsen

20) Twisted — Jonathan Kellerman

21) The Torment of Others — Val McDermid

22) Dark Places — Gillian Flynn

23) Maya’s Notebook — Isabel Allende

24) Jane Eyre — Charlotte Bronte

25) Curse of the Spellmans — Lisa Lutz

26) The White Nile — Alan Moorehead

27) Anna Karenina — Leo Tolstoy

28) Middlemarch — George Eliot

29) If You Could be Mine — Sara Farizan

MOVIES:

1) Why Did I Get Married?

2) Mona Lisa Smile

3) Hellboy II

4) Foul Play

5) It

6) El Tagroba Al Damarkia (The Denmark Try)

7) Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

8) Abducted

9) The Brothers Soloman

10) The Aviator

11) Spawn

12) Bill

13) Collateral Damage

14) Ever After

15) Atonement

16) Nim’s Island

17) Die Hard 4

18) 9 to 5

19) The Expendables

20) Red

21) Rambo

22) Assassins

23) Demolition Man

24) Race to Witch Mountain

25) Oz: The Great And Powerful

26) Star Trek: Into Darkness

27) Silver Linings Playbook

28) Identity Thief

29) Jack Reacher

30) Bridesmaids

31) The Jane Austen Book Club

32) Somethings Gotta Give

33) Sabrina

34) Queen of Montreuil

35) Grosse Point Blank

36) Rogue Assassin

37) The Lake House

38) The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

39) Danika

40) Timeline

41) The Expendables 2

42) Oblivion

43) Rocky

44) Bullet to the Head

45) Get Carter

46) Cliffhanger

47) Cop Land

48) The Specialist

49) R.I.P.D.

50) This Means War

51) Just My Luck

52) Smokin’ Aces

2012

As if I haven’t given myself enough to do this year (getting to the Middle East and Africa, becoming a freelance foreign correspondent, learning Arabic, preparing for the trip, etc.) I have decided to take part in the 50 books and 50 movies challenge. The challenge is to read 50 books and watch 50 movies by the end of 2012. If I finish I earn bragging rights and, possibly, a straightjacket. If I don’t…oh well.

I will update this page as I finish what I read/watch and add titles to my stack.

To view the titles I am currently reading I will refer you to the Goodreads tab at the bottom right of the blog.

BOOKS:

Read

1) The Night Circus — Erin Morgenstern

2) Nightwoods — Charles Frazier

3) Die A Little — Megan Abbott

4) The Sisters Brothers — Patrick DeWitt

5) The Exodus Quest — Will Adams

6) Bloodland — Alan Glynn

7) Carrie — Stephen King

8) Getting Off — Lawrence Block

9) The Snow Child — Eowyn Ivey

10) Passionate Nomad — Jane Fletcher Geniesse

11) The Yacoubian Building — Alaa Al Aswany

12) The Scent of Rain and Lightning — Nancy Pickard

13) A Sense of An Ending — Julian Barnes

14) Odd Apocalypse — Dean Koontz

15) Istanbul Passage — Joseph Kanon

16) After Dark — Haruki Murakami

17) Fall of Giants — Ken Follett

18) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy — John Le Carre

MOVIES:

Watched

1) The Godfather

2) The Godfather II

3) The Godfather III

4) Casablanca

5) Persuasion

6) Jane Eyre (2002)

7) Wrath of Khan

8) The Jane Austen Book Club

9) Strangers On A Train

10) Death On The Nile

11) Murder In Mesopotamia

12) Paranormal Activity

13) Sherlock Holmes 2

14) One For The Money

15) Woman In Black

16) The Mirror Has Two Faces

17) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

18) Shadow on the Sun

19) Journey 2

20) The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

21) The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines

22) The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice

23) The Raven

24) A Dangerous Method

25) The Avengers

26) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

27) Dark Shadows

28) The Feds

29) Leap Year

30) Head Over Heels

31) Look Who’s Talking

32) Mission Impossible 2

33) Mrs. Winterbourne

34) Blast From The Past

35) St. Elmo’s Fire

36) Serenity

37) Stealth

38) South Pacific

39) The Birds

40) Still Breathing

41) The Yacoubian Building

42) Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

43) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

44) The Cabin In the Woods

45) Last Holiday

46) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

47) Sleepy Hollow

48) Rambo III

49) The Goonies

50) Brave

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2 Comments

2 thoughts on “Kiki’s 50/50 Challenge

  1. while you were here did you get to see the actual building?
    (The Yacoubian Building)

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