Books and Movies: 2011

Once again, I went and tracked how many movies, books, and graphic novels I saw/read over the course of the year. Last year’s tally had me at at 31 movies, 21 books, 1 fiction magazine, and 124 graphic novels. This year? 31 movies, 24 books, 13 fiction magazines, and 110 graphic novels. Two increases, one decrease, and one exactly the same. Not bad overall… And now, let the counting start all over again!


  1. True Grit
  2. Rabbit Hole
  3. Another Year
  4. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action
  5. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Animated
  6. The Illusionist
  7. All About Eve
  8. Cedar Rapids
  9. Source Code
  10. Scream 4
  11. POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
  12. Bridesmaids
  13. Potiche
  14. Meek’s Cutoff
  15. Midnight in Paris
  16. Super 8
  17. X-Men: First Class
  18. The Future
  19. The Prestige
  20. The Help
  21. Griff the Invisible
  22. The Debt
  23. Weekend
  24. The Skin I Live In
  25. Martha Marcy May Marlene
  26. Le Gamin au Velo
  27. The Deep Blue Sea
  28. The Descendants
  29. Shame
  30. Hugo
  31. Young Adult


  1. Voodoo Heart by Scott Snyder
  2. The Steel Remains by Richard K. Morgan
  3. The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
  4. Last Summer by Michael Thomas Ford
  5. Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson
  6. Shopgirl by Steve Martin
  7. The Sigh of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa
  8. This Is NPR: The First Forty Years by NPR
  9. The Diary of a Dr Who Addict by Paul Magrs
  10. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
  11. Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger
  12. Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia by Samuel R. Delany
  13. The Gaslight Dogs by Karin Lowachee
  14. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  15. Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  16. Twinkle Twinkle by Kaori Ekuni
  17. D.C. Noir edited by George Pelecanos
  18. Homemade Living: Canning & Preserving with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys & More by Ashley English
  19. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  20. The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food by Jennifer 8. Lee
  21. The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
  22. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  23. Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy edited by Ellen Datlow
  24. Bob the Book by David Pratt

Fiction Magazines, Chapbooks, and Zines:

  1. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #23
  2. Lightspeed Magazine, January 2011
  3. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #24
  4. Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet #26
  5. Lightspeed Magazine, February 2011
  6. Fantasy Magazine, March 2011
  7. Fantasy Magazine, April 2011
  8. Lightspeed Magazine, March 2011
  9. Lightspeed Magazine, April 2011
  10. Fantasy Magazine, May 2011
  11. Lightspeed Magazine, May 2011
  12. Fantasy Magazine, June 2011
  13. Lightspeed Magazine, June 2011

Graphic Novels:

  1. Tintin in America by Hergé
  2. Kurozakuro Vol. 1 by Yoshinori Natsume
  3. Twin Spica Vol. 5 by Kou Yaginuma
  4. Cigars of the Pharaoh by Hergé
  5. The Blue Lotus by Hergé
  6. The Broken Ear by Hergé
  7. Hikaru no Go Vol. 20 by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata
  8. Hikaru no Go Vol. 21 by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata
  9. Toys in the Basement by Stéphane Blanquet
  10. Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
  11. Batman – The Annuals Vol. 1 by Various
  12. The Complete Ouija Interviews by Sarah Becan
  13. Justice League International Vol. 5 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, and Bart Sears
  14. Bakuman Vol. 2 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  15. Bakuman Vol. 3 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  16. Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga by Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Pat Broderick, and Larry Mahlstedt
  17. Cross Game Vol. 1 by Mitsuru Adachi
  18. Cross Game Vol. 2 by Mitsuru Adachi
  19. Ivy by Sarah Oleksyk
  20. Gaylord Phoenix by Edie Fake
  21. A Friendly Game by Lindsay Hornsby
  22. Shadoweyes Vol. 1 by Ross Campbell
  23. Aria Vol. 6 by Kozue Amano
  24. Yotsuba&! Vol. 9 by Kiyohiko Azuma
  25. Prince Valiant Vol. 2: 1939-1940 by Harold Foster
  26. Lewis and Clark by Nick Bertozzi
  27. Tsubasa Vol. 23 by CLAMP
  28. Tsubasa Vol. 24 by CLAMP
  29. Tsubasa Vol. 25 by CLAMP
  30. Tsubasa Vol. 26 by CLAMP
  31. Tsubasa Vol. 27 by CLAMP
  32. Tsubasa Vol. 28 by CLAMP
  33. Twin Spica Vol. 6 by Kou Yaginuma
  34. Scenes from an Impending Marriage by Adrian Tomine
  35. Finder: Voice by Carla Speed McNeil
  36. Hikaru no Go Vol. 22 by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata
  37. Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla
  38. Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire by John Ostrander and Luke McDonnell
  39. 7 Billion Needles Vol. 3 by Nobuaki Tadano
  40. How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden
  41. Brody’s Ghost Vol. 1 by Mark Crilley
  42. Brody’s Ghost Vol. 2 by Mark Crilley
  43. The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Vol. 11 by Eiji Otsuka and Housui Yamazaki
  44. Salt Water Taffy, vol. 4: Caldera’s Revenge! Part 1 by Matthew Loux
  45. Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 3 by Gilbert Hernandez and Jaime Hernandez
  46. Earl & Mooch: A Mutts Treasury by Patrick McDonnell
  47. The Complete Peanuts 1963-1964 by Charles M. Schulz
  48. It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi
  49. Bunny Drop Vol. 1 by Yumi Unita
  50. Bunny Drop Vol. 2 by Yumi Unita
  51. An Elegy for Amelia Johnson by Andrew Rostan, Dave Valeza, and Kate Kasenow
  52. Tonoharu Part Two by Lars Martinson
  53. I Will Bite You! and Other Stories by Joseph Lambert
  54. Bunny Drop Vol. 3 by Yumi Unita
  55. Daytripper by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon
  56. Astro City: Shining Stars by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
  57. Hikaru no Go Vol. 23 by Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata
  58. Paying for It by Chester Brown
  59. Torpedo Vol. 3 Enrique Sanchez Abuli and Jordi Bernet
  60. Cross Game Vol. 3 by Mitsuru Adachi
  61. Empire State: A Love Story by Jason Shiga
  62. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Race to Death Valley by Floyd Gottfredson
  63. Real Vol. 9 by Takehiko Inoue
  64. Justice League International Vol. 6 by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Adam Hughes, Bart Sears
  65. La Quinta Camera: The Fifth Room by Natsume Ono
  66. Cross Game Vol. 4 by Mitsuru Adachi
  67. Twin Spica Vol. 7 by Kou Yaginuma
  68. The Summit of the Gods Vol. 2 by Baku Yumemakura and Jiro Taniguchi
  69. Bakuman Vol. 4 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
  70. Wandering Son Vol. 1 by Shimura Takako
  71. Wimbledon Green: The Greatest Comic Book Collector in the World by Seth
  72. Americus by M.K. Reed and Jonathan Hill
  73. Congress of the Animals by Jim Woodring
  74. Cul de Sac Golden Treasury: A Keepsake Garland of Classics by Richard Thompson
  75. Bake Sale by Sara Varon
  76. Troop 142 by Mike Dawson
  77. Stargazing Dog by Takashi Murakami
  78. A Zoo In Winter by Jiro Taniguchi
  79. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi
  80. Holy Terror by Frank Miller
  81. X 3-In-1 Vol. 1 by CLAMP
  82. Any Empire by Nate Powell
  83. Loserville Vol. 1: And Then You Might Explode by Alex Cox
  84. Feynman by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
  85. Who is Jake Ellis? Vol. 1 by Nathan Edmondson and Tonci Zonjic
  86. Twin Spica Vol. 8 by Kou Yaginuma
  87. The Walking Dead Book One by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charles Adlard
  88. iZombie Vol. 2: uVampire by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred
  89. Celluloid by Dave McKean
  90. Twin Spica Vol. 9 by Kou Yaginuma
  91. Prince Valiant Vol. 3: 1941-1942 by Hal Foster
  92. Bubbles & Gondola by Renaud Dillies
  93. Kobato Vol. 4 by CLAMP
  94. Freddy Stories by Melissa Mendes
  95. Tesoro by Natsume Ono
  96. Twin Spica Vol. 10 by Kou Yaginuma
  97. Picket Line by Breena Wiederhoeft
  98. Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: Trapped on Treasure Island by Floyd Gottfredson
  99. Yotsuba&! Vol. 10 by Kiyohiko Azuma
  100. The Hidden by Richard Sala
  101. Nina in “That Makes Me Mad!” by Hilary Knight
  102. A Waste of Time by Rick Worley
  103. Rust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field by Royden Lepp
  104. Criminal Vol. 6: Last of the Innocent by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
  105. Walt Disney’s Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes by Carl Barks
  106. The Punisher Vol. 1 by Greg Rucka and Marco Checchetto
  107. American Vampire Vol. 3 by Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, Sean Murphy, and Danijel Zezelj
  108. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
  109. Wandering Son Book Two by Shimura Takako
  110. Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1 by Brian Holguin, Barbara Randall Kesel, Alex Sheikman, and Lizzy John

4 thoughts on “Books and Movies: 2011

  1. Jared says:

    How do you keep track of all that??? Do you record each as you go or make stacks of completed things?

  2. For books/comics/graphic novels, I use Goodreads to keep track of everything as I read it; it’d be waaaaaay too hard to do so otherwise. For movies, I just update the list on my phone because I know I will forget otherwise.

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