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posted by [personal profile] hmsharmony at 06:47pm on 28/08/2011 under
Listed are books, films, and theater productions I read/saw for the first time in 2011:

Books
1. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (4/5)
2. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen (3/5)
3. Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (4/5)
4. The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier by Jakob Walter (4/5)
5. Echoes of Brown (5/5)
6. Hadji Murád by Leo Tolstoy (4.5/5)
7. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (2/5)
8. In My Father's Court by Isaac Bashevis Singer (5/5)
9. Good-Bye to All That by Robert Graves (2.5/5)
10. Nana by Emile Zola (4.5/5)
11. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell (4/5)
12. The Drowned and the Saved by Primo Levi (5/5)
13. Under a Cruel Star by Heda Margolius Kovály (5+/5)
14. How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed by Slavenka Drakulić (4/5)
15. Holocaust by Charles Reznikoff (4/5)
16. Tea in the Harem by Mehdi Charef (3.5/5)
17. The Magic Lantern by Timothy Garton Ash (3.5/5)
18. Bossypants by Tina Fey (4.5/5)
19. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe (4/5)
20. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (5/5)
21. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray (1st half - 2.5/5; 2nd half - 4/5)
22. Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares (3.5/5)
23. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson (4/5)
24. The British System of Government by Anthony Harold Birch (it's a textbook, so ... I'm just going to leave this part alone)
25. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (4/5)
26. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin (4.5/5) 
27. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin (4.5/5)
28. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling (4/5) 
 
Movies (a * indicates that I saw it in theaters)
1. Raising Arizona (2.5/5)
2. Mansfield Park (2007) (3/5)
3. *The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (3/5)
4. Echoes of Brown (5/5)
5. *No Strings Attached (3.5/5)
6. The King's Speech (5/5)
7. I Capture the Castle (4/5) 
8. Persuasion (1995) (4.5/5)
9. It's Kind of a Funny Story (4/5)
10. A Woman in Berlin (4.5/5)
11. Life is Beautiful (4/5)
12. The Lives of Others (4.5/5)
13. This Film is Not Yet Rated (5/5)
14. Lilya 4-Ever (an incredibly well-made film, but due to the disturbing content I do not feel comfortable awarding it a rating)
15. Country Strong (3/5)
16. The Adjustment Bureau (4/5)
17. Beastly (2.5/5)
18. *X-Men: First Class (1/5)
19. Penelope (4/5)
20. Rabbit Hole (5/5)
21. The Switch (4/5)
22. *Rear Window (5/5)
23. Charlie Bartlett (3.5/5)
24. *Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (5/5)
25. Bridesmaids (5/5)
26. The Lincoln Lawyer (4/5)
27. *Midnight in Paris (3.5/5)
28. *Captain America: The First Avenger (4/5)
29. Just Go With It (3/5)
30. Love and Other Drugs (4/5) 
31. *One Day (4/5)
32. The Conspirator (4.5/5)
33. Friends with Benefits (4/5)
34. Chalet Girl (3.5/5)
35. Crazy Stupid Love (3.5/5)
36. Miss Representation (4/5)
37. While You Were Sleeping (3.5/5)
38. Contagion (4.5/5)
39. Jane Eyre (2011) (3/5)
40. *We Bought a Zoo (4.5/5)
41. *Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol (4/5)
42. Another Earth (3.5/5)
43. The Art of Getting By (4/5) 

Theater
1. Candide (Shakespeare Theatre Company and Goodman Theatre) (4/5)
2. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Al Hirschfeld Theatre) (4.5/5)
3. The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre) (4.5/5)
4. Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndham's Theatre) (5/5)
5. Wicked (The Victoria Apollo Theatre) (3.5/5)
6. Cinderella (Marlowe Theatre) (4/5) 
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