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Consumed in 2012

Here is the master list of everything I have consumed this year in the realm of popular culture/entertainment. It is separated by medium and features books, albums, movies and television shows. Please feel free to pass along your own comments or recommendations in the comments below or your method of choice on my contact page.

Books:

January
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
The Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafon
1Q84, Haruki Murakami

February
Waking The Moon, Elizabeth Hand
100 Heartbeats, Jeff Corwin
Await Your Reply, Dan Chaon

March
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood
The Walking Dead: Compendium One, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (re-read)
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
Stay Awake, Dan Chaon
Last Chance To See, Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

April
School Mermaid, Yoshitomi Akihito
Uzumaki, Vol. 1, Junji Ito
Uzumaki, Vol. 2, Junji Ito
Uzumaki, Vol. 3, Junji Ito
Boogiepop and Others, Kouhei Kadono

May
Patti LuPone: A Memoir, Patti LuPone
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling
Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
Locke and Key: Head Games, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
Sleepwalk With Me and Other Painfully True Stories, Mike Birbiglia

June
Swamplandia!, Karen Russell
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick
A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
Isn’t It Pretty To Think So?, Nick Miller

July
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
Very Bad Men, Harry Dolan

August
Dracula, Bram Stoker
Wool: Omnibus (Wool I – V), Hugh Howey
The Hungry Ghost Festival, Jen Campbell
Little Children, Tom Perrotta
A Pocket Full of Rye, Agatha Christie

September
House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America, “Leslie Knope”
Weird Things Customers Say In Bookstores, Jen Campbell
The Raw Shark Texts, Steven Hall
Carrie, Stephen King

October
The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
Rage, Stephen King (as Richard Bachman)
Gerald’s Game, Stephen King
Full Dark, No Stars, Stephen King
The White Devil, Justin Evans

November
The Fifty Year Sword, Mark Z. Danielewski
A Good and Happy Child, Justin Evans
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman
A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness

December
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Bossypants, Tina Fey
Look, I Made A Hat, Stephen Sondheim

Music:

January
Songs For A Sinking Ship, April Smith and the Great Picture Show (2010)
On A Mission, Katy B (2011)
Eli Lieb, Eli Lieb (2011)
Born To Die, Lana Del Rey (2012)
Beatrix Runs, Elizaveta (2012)
Human Again, Ingrid Michaelson (2012)

February
Our Version of Events, Emeli Sandè (2012)
Making Mirrors, Gotye (2011)
Vows, Kimbra (2011)

March
O, You Sinners, Eliza Rickman (2012)
Ghostory, School of Seven Bells (2012)
The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond, Various Artists (2012)
Birdy, Birdy (2011)

April
MTV Unplugged, Florence + The Machine (2012)
Reign of Terror, Sleigh Bells (2012)
All American, Hoodie Allen (2012)
Hadestown, Anais Mitchell (2010)
Anything Goes: 2011 Revival Cast Recording (2011)

May
Out of the Game, Rufus Wainwright (2012)
Hello, Karmin (2012)
Listen Up!, Haley Reinhart (2012)
Young Man in America, Anais Mitchell (2012)
Port of Morrow, The Shins (2012)
A Joyful Noise, Gossip (2012)
Thank You Camellia, Kris Allen (2012)
Treats, Sleigh Bells (2010)
What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, Regina Spektor (2012)

June
Luck of the Draw, Bonnie Raitt (1991)
Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp (2008)
Once: Original Broadway Cast Recording (2012)
Anything Goes: 1988 Revival Cast Recording (1988)
The Lion The Beast The Beat, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (2012)
Covered Up With Flowers – EP, Lissie (2011)
The Idler Wheel…, Fiona Apple (2012)

July
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean (2012)
Walk the Moon, Walk the Moon (2012)
Cerulean, Baths (2010)
Inclusions, Ben Sollee (2011)
Gossamer, Passion Pit (2012)
Casey Abrams, Casey Abrams (2012)

August
Places to Go, Leftover Cuties (2011)
Is Your Love Big Enough?, Lianne La Havas (2012)

September
Knock Knock Get Up, David Wax Museum (2012)
Safe Travels, Jukebox the Ghost (2012)
Fall to Grace, Paloma Faith (2012)
Carrie: The Premiere Cast Recording (2012)
Babel, Mumford and Sons (2012)
Push and Shove, No Doubt (2012)
Devotion, Jessie Ware (2012)
Electra Heart, Marina and the Diamonds (2012)

October
Human Condition: Doleo, Wynter Gordon (2012)
Halcyon, Ellie Goulding (2012)
Glassheart, Leona Lewis (2012)
Red, Taylor Swift (2012)
Jekyll & Hyde: 2012 Concept Cast Recording (2012)
Make Me Believe In Hope, Bright Light Bright Light (2012)
Blackout, Britney Spears (2007)

November
The Fire, Matt Cardle (2012)
Paradise, Lana Del Rey (2012)
Tales of a Librarian, Tori Amos (2003)
DNA, Little Mix (2012)
True, Solange (2012)

December
Right Place, Right Time, Olly Murs (2012)
Warrior, Ke$ha (2012)
Now. Here. This. Original Cast Recording, (2012)
PTXmas, Pentatonix (2012)
The Gregory Brothers Live: Christmas 2012, The Gregory Brothers (2012)
City of Angels Original London Cast Recording, (1993)

Movies:

January
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009, Swedish), directed by Niels Arden Oplev
Rebecca (1940), directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Midnight in Paris (2011), directed by Woody Allen
Antichrist (2009), directed by Lars Von Trier
Trick ‘r’ Treat (2007), directed by Michael Dougherty
The Departed (2006), directed by Martin Scorsese
Being John Malkovich (1999), directed by Spike Jonze
Shaun of the Dead (2004), directed by Edgar Wright
The Tree of Life (2011), directed by Terrence Malick
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa
Moneyball (2011), directed by Bennett Miller
The Help (2011), directed by Tate Taylor
50/50 (2011), directed by Jonathan Levine
The Artist (2011), directed by Michel Hazanavicius

February
The Woman In Black (2012), directed by James Watkins
Drive (2011), directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Gosford Park (2001), directed by Robert Altman
Blue Valentine (2010), directed by Derek Cianfrance
The Descendants (2011), directed by Alexander Payne
The Eye (2002, Singapore/Hong Kong), directed by the Pang Brothers

March
The Handmaid’s Tale (1990), directed by Volker Schlöndorff
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2005, France), directed by Michel Hazanavicius
The Hunger Games (2012), directed by Gary Ross
Hugo (2011), directed by Martin Scorsese
Congo (1995), directed by Frank Marshall

April
Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek (2004, Japan), directed by Shuuhei Morita
A Restaurant of Many Orders (1993), directed by Tadanari Okamoto
Uzumaki (2000, Japan), directed by Higuchinsky
Like Crazy (2011), directed by Drake Doremus
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), directed by Sean Durkin
The Cabin in the Woods (2012), directed by Drew Goddard
I Am Legend (2007), directed by Francis Lawrence

May
Silent Hill (2006), directed by Christophe Gans
Thankskilling (2009), directed by Jordan Downey
Office Space (1999), directed by Mike Judge
The Avengers (2012), directed by Joss Whedon
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), directed by Brad Peyton

June
Pet Sematary (1989), directed by Mary Lambert
Blood and Roses (1960), directed by Roger Vadim
The Phantom of the Opera (2004), directed by Joel Schumacher
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), directed by Tim Burton
Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott
Prometheus (2012), directed by Ridley Scott
Blade Runner (1982), directed by Ridley Scott
The Sting (1973), directed by George Roy Hill
I Walked With A Zombie (1943), directed by Jacques Tourneur
Shame (2011), directed by Steve McQueen
Dracula (1958), directed by Terence Fisher
Freaks (1932), directed by Tod Browning
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), directed by Timur Bekmambetov

July
Moonrise Kingdom (2012), directed by Wes Anderson
Chicago (2002), directed by Rob Marshall
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), directed by Marc Webb
Thor (2011), directed by Kenneth Branagh
This Means War (2012), directed by McG
Suspiria (1977), directed by Dario Argento
Anaconda (1997), directed by Luis Llosa
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), directed by Rupert Sanders
Chronicle (2012), directed by Josh Trank
The Dark Knight Rises (2012), directed by Christopher Nolan

August
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), directed by Benh Zeitlin
Anchorman (2004), directed by Adam McKay
Little Children (2006), directed by Todd Field
Serenity (2005), directed by Joss Whedon
The Wicker Man (2006), directed by Neil LaBute
Merlin (1998), directed by Steve Barron

September
Mulholland Drive (2001), directed by David Lynch
The Hobbit (1977), directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Sleepwalk With Me (2012), directed by Mike Birbiglia
Clue (1985), directed by Jonathan Lynn
Atrocious (2010), directed by Fernando Barreda Luna
V/H/S (2012), directed by Adam Wingard, et al.
Carrie (1976), directed by Brian DePalma

October
The Innkeepers (2011), directed by Ti West
Muoi: The Legend of a Portrait (2007), directed by Kim Tae-kyeong
The House of the Devil (2009), directed by Ti West
Clueless (1995), directed by Amy Heckerling
Trainspotting (1996), directed by Danny Boyle
Velvet Goldmine (1998), directed by Todd Haynes
Into the Woods (1991), directed by James Lapine
Jekyll & Hyde (2001), directed by Don Roy King
Company (2007), directed by John Doyle
Grave Encounters (2011), directed by The Vicious Brothers
The Tall Man (2012), directed by Pascal Laugier
The Last Exorcism (2010), directed by Daniel Stamm
Devil (2010), directed by John Erick Dowdle
The Omen (1976), directed by Richard Donner
Halloween (1978), directed by John Carpenter
The Blair Witch Project (1999), directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez

November
10 Things I Hate About You (1999), directed by Gil Junger
The Ceremony (2008), directed by James Palmer
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011), directed by Troy Nixey
Troll 2 (1986), directed by Drake Floyd
Skyfall (2012), directed by Sam Mendes
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010), directed by Eli Craig

December
Black Death (2010), directed by Christopher Smith
Wet Hot American Summer (2001), directed by David Wain
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), directed by Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), directed by Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), directed by Peter Jackson
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), directed by Peter Jackson
Sunday in the Park with George (1986), directed by James Lapine
Passion (1994), directed by James Lapine
Putting It Together (2000), directed by Don Roy King
Memphis (2011), directed by Don Roy King
Gypsy (1993), directed by Emile Ardolino
Follies in Concert (1986), directed by Michael Houldey
A Little Night Music (1977), directed by Harold Prince
The Room (2003), directed by Tommy Wiseau

Television:

January
Workaholics, Season 1
Spaced
, Season 1
Downton Abbey, Season 1

February
Spaced, Season 2
Downton Abbey, Season 2

March
The Catherine Tate Show, Season 1
The Catherine Tate Show, Season 2
The Catherine Tate Show, Season 3
Portlandia, Season 1

April
Shiki
Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) 
– Complete Series
Sherlock, Season 1

June
Game of Thrones, Season 2
Veep, Season 1

July
Workaholics, Season 2
Sherlock, Season 2
Wonderfalls

August
Firefly
Dollhouse, Season 1
Doctor Who, Series 1

September
Doctor Who, Series 2
Workaholics, Season 3

November
The League, Season 1
The League, Season 2
The League, Season 3

December
Jekyll

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