Movies and Books: 2017

This year’s media consumption had less movies, less books, less graphic novels… and more live performances. So that’s something, at least. But I think that teaching three classes in addition to everything else really sucked up a lot of my free time, as well as just have some less free time overall. Something to get better about in terms of priorities, clearly.


  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  2. Hidden Figures
  3. Elle
  4. 20th Century Women
  5. The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Live Action
  6. Colossal
  7. AFI Docs Shorts Program: Labors of Love
  8. Dina
  9. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press
  10. AFI Docs Shorts Program: The Unexpected
  11. Wonder Woman
  12. The Big Sick
  13. Atomic Blonde
  14. Baby Driver
  15. Dunkirk
  16. Ingrid Goes West
  17. Girls Trip
  18. Beach Rats
  19. Blade Runner 2049
  20. The Florida Project
  21. God’s Own Country
  22. Lady Bird
  23. The Lego Batman Movie
  24. In the Fade
  25. Goran
  26. Pin Cushion
  27. The Shape of Water
  28. Call Me By Your Name


  1. Fun Home
  2. Wig Out
  3. Mean Girls
  4. The Pajama Game
  5. Crazy For You


  1. The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters
  2. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
  3. The Swan Riders by Erin Bow
  4. Sorry Please Thank You: Stories by Charles Yu
  5. Crosstalk by Connie Willis
  6. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
  7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
  8. The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
  9. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
  10. Air by Geoff Ryman
  11. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
  12. The Good Times are Killing Me by Lynda Barry
  13. Passing Strange by Ellen Klages
  14. The Massacre by James Cooray Smith
  15. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
  16. Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories by Don Bassingthwaite
  17. Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente
  18. Lust & Wonder: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
  19. The Target Book: A History of the Target Doctor Who Books by David J. Howe
  20. Doctor Who: Only Human by Gareth Roberts
  21. Doctor Who: Sick Building by Paul Magrs
  22. A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
  23. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  24. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
  25. The Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang

Graphic Novels:

  1. Emma Vol. 4 by Kaoru Mori
  2. Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz by various creators
  3. Patience by Daniel Clowes
  4. Emma Vol. 5 by Kaoru Mori
  5. Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology by various creators
  6. Hellbound Lifestyle by Alabaster Pizzo
  7. My Brother’s Husband Vol. 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
  8. Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  9. The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman
  10. Beanworld Vol. 4: Hoka Hoka Burb’l Burb’l by Larry Marder
  11. Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 29: Two Hundred Jizo by Stan Sakai
  12. The World of Edena by Jean “Moebius” Giraud
  13. The Leaning Girl by Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten
  14. The Theory of the Grain of Sand by Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten
  15. Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 30: Thieves and Spies by Stan Sakai
  16. Usagi Yojimbo Vol. 31: The Hell Screen by Stan Sakai
  17. Zenith: Phase 1 by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell
  18. Zenith: Phase 2 by Grant Morrison and Steve Yeowell
  19. Tune: Vanishing Point by Derek Kirk Kim
  20. Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano
  21. Vattu: The Name & the Mark by Evan Dahm
  22. Vattu: The Sword & the Sacrament by Evan Dahm
  23. Saturn Apartments Vol. 4 by Hisae Iwaoka
  24. Saturn Apartments Vol. 5 by Hisae Iwaoka

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