What I’m Consuming in 2014

Year 3 of the master list of everything I consume in entertainment is better than ever.


Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Marisha Pessl

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Alan Bradley
Wolverton Station, Joe Hill
The New Gothic, edited by Beth K. Lewis

Goblin Market and Other Poems, Christina Rossetti
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris (re-read; audiobook)
When You Are Engulfed in Flames, David Sedaris (re-read; audiobook)

Sleep Donation, Karen Russell
The Opposite of Loneliness, Marina Keegan

A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin

The Diving Pool, Yoko Ogawa
Hangsaman, Shirley Jackson
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami
The Giver, Lois Lowry

Through the Woods, Emily Carroll
Crooked House, Agatha Christie
A Farm Dies Once a Year, Arlo Crawford

The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn (re-read)
Books of Adam: The Blunder Years, Adam Ellis
The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters

Yes Please, Amy Poehler
Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day, Ben Loory (re-read)
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Bird Box, Josh Malerman

Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh
Tenth of December, George Saunders

Short Fiction:

“Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They Are Terrifying,” Alice Sola Kim, Tin House, Issue 61

“The Doll,” Daphne du Maurier, The Doll: The Lost Short Stories
“The Ball Room,” China Mieville, Looking for Jake: Stories
“The Bloody Chamber,” Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

“The Bees,” Dan Chaon, Stay Awake (re-read)
“Patrick Lane, Flabbergasted,” Dan Chaon, Stay Awake
“Night Music,” Joe Fassler, Recommended Reading, Electric Literature, October 22, 2014


All This Bad Blood, Bastille (2013)
Freedom, Rebecca Ferguson (2013)
In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, Capital Cities (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack, (2013)
Nirvana – EP, Sam Smith (2013)

When The Night, St. Lucia (2013)
Broods – EP, Broods (2014)
Deeper – EP, Ella Eyre (2013)
Little Red, Katy B (2014)
Fun Machine – EP, Lake Street Dive (2012)
Bad Self Portraits, Lake Street Dive (2014)

Truth Serum – EP, Tove Lo (2014)

St. Vincent, St. Vincent (2014)
Slow Dancing – EP, Betty Who (2014)
Tremors, Sohn (2014)
Warrior – EP, Queen of Hearts (2012)
A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek (2014)
Food, Kelis (2014)

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Original Cast Recording (2014)
Elements, Kina Grannis (2014)
I Never Learn, Lykke Li (2014)
Do It Again, Royksopp and Robyn (2014)
In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith (2014)

Overgrown, James Blake (2013)

Life is Easy, Bright Light Bright Light (2014)
1000 Forms of Fear, Sia (2014)
Laura Welsh – EP, Laura Welsh (2014)
Phox, Phox (2014)

Trouble in Paradise, La Roux (2014)
EP1, FKA twigs (2012)
EP2, FKA twigs (2013)
They Want My Soul, Spoon (2014)
LP1, FKA twigs (2014)
The Golden Echo, Kimbra (2014)

Goddess, Banks (2014)

Queen of the Clouds, Tove Lo (2014)
Take Me When You Go, Betty Who (2014)
Hozier, Hozier (2014)
Evergreen, Broods (2014)
Aquarius, Tinashe (2014)
Tough Love, Jessie Ware (2014)
Aphex Swift, David Rees (2014)
1989, Taylor Swift (2014)
Chapter One, Ella Henderson (2014)

Nostalgia, Annie Lennox (2014)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Various Artists (2014)
Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine (2014)
The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj (2014)


American Hustle (2013), directed by David O. Russell (re-watch)
Her (2013), directed by Spike Jonze
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
12 Years A Slave (2013), directed by Steve McQueen
Moonrise Kingdom (2012), directed by Wes Anderson (re-watch)

Frozen (2013), directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee
August: Osage County (2013), directed by John Wells
Drinking Buddies (2013), directed by Joe Swanberg
Camp Takota (2014), directed by Chris and Nick Riedell
Black Swan (2010), directed by Darren Aronofsky (re-watch)
Up In The Air (2009), directed by Jason Reitman

Camp (2003), directed by Todd Graff
Passion (2012), directed by Brian de Palma
Maverick (1994), directed by Richard Donner (re-watch)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991), directed by Jonathan Demme (re-watch)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), directed by Wes Anderson
West Side Story (1961), directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise (re-watch)
Fargo (1996), directed by Joel Coen
Contracted (2013), directed by Eric England
Oculus (2014), directed by Mike Flanagan
Movie 43 (2013), directed by Bob Odenkirk, et al.

Mean Girls (2004), directed by Mark Waters (re-watch)
In Your Eyes (2014), directed by Brin Hill
A Fish Called Wanda (1988), directed by Charles Crichton (re-watch)
We Are What We Are (2013), directed by Jim Mickle
Not Another Teen Movie (2001), directed by Joel Gallen (re-watch)
Scoop (2006), directed by Woody Allen (re-watch)
Blue Jasmine (2013), directed by Woody Allen

Evita (1996), directed by Alan Parker (re-watch)
Annie Hall (1977), directed by Woody Allen
+1 (2013), directed by Dennis Ilaidis
Haunt (2013), directed by Mac Carter
Sunshine (2007), directed by Danny Boyle

Snowpiercer (2014), directed by Bong Joon-Ho
Airplane! (1980), directed by Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker and David Zucker (re-watch)
Under the Skin (2013), directed by Jonathan Glazer
The Host (2006), directed by Bong Joon-Ho
The Haunting (1999), directed by Jan de Bont (re-watch)

The One I Love (2014), directed by Charlie McDowell
The Congress (2013), directed by Ari Folman
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), directed by James Gunn
Stage Fright (2014), directed by Jerome Sable
Black Rock (2012), directed by Katie Aselton
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006), directed by Jonathan Levine
Enemy (2013), directed by Denis Villeneuve
The Double (2013), directed by Richard Ayoade
The Giver (2014), directed by Phillip Noyce
Dark Touch (2013), directed by Marina de Van

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010), directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg
Hellraiser (1987), directed by Clive Barker
Entity (2012), directed by Steve Stone
The Ward (2010), directed by John Carpenter
Hook (1991), directed by Steven Spielberg
The Sacrament (2013), directed by Ti West
The Lair of the White Worm (1988), directed by Ken Russell
You’re Next (2013), directed by Adam Wingard (re-watch)
Divergent (2014), directed by Neil Burger
TiMER (2009), directed by Jac Schaeffer (re-watch)

Honeymoon (2014), directed by Leigh Janiak
Night of the Demon (1957), directed by Jacques Tournier
The Innocents (1961), directed by Jack Clayton
Horns (2014), directed by Alexandre Aja
Gone Girl (2014), directed by David Fincher
Byzantium (2012), directed by Neil Jordan
The Moth Diaries (2011), directed by Mary Harron
Another Me (2013), directed by Isabel Coixet
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), directed by Francis Lawrence (re-watch)
The Conjuring (2013), directed by James Wan (re-watch)
Much Ado About Nothing (2012), directed by Joss Whedon (re-watch)
V/H/S (2012), directed by Adam Wingard, et al. (re-watch)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), directed by Steven Spielberg (re-watch)

Rent (2005), directed by Chris Columbus (re-watch)
In a World (2013), directed by Lake Bell
Amélie (2001), directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
The Graduate (1967), directed by Mike Nichols
Interstellar (2014), directed by Christopher Nolan
Romancing the Stone (1984), directed by Robert Zemeckis
The Babadook (2014), directed by Jennifer Kent
Love Actually (2003), directed by Richard Curtis (re-watch)
The Rebound (2009), directed by Bart Freundlich

Fight Club (1999), directed by David Fincher
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014), directed by Francis Lawrence
Prometheus (2012), directed by Ridley Scott (re-watch)
Upstream Color (2013), directed by Shane Carruth (re-watch)
A Christmas Story (1983), directed by Bob Clark
Into the Woods (1991), directed by James Lapine (re-watch)
Into the Woods (2014), directed by Rob Marshall


30 Rock, Season 7 (re-watch)
Sherlock, Season 2 (re-watch)
Happy Endings, Season 1 (re-watch)
Happy Endings, Season 2 (re-watch)
Sherlock, Season 3
Happy Endings, Season 3

Amish: The Shunned – American Experience
Party Down
, Season 1 (re-watch)
Party Down, Season 2 (re-watch)
Downton Abbey, Season 4
House of Cards, Season 2

True Detective, Season 1

Carnivale, Season 1

Game of Thrones, Season 1 (re-watch)
Carnivale, Season 2
Game of Thrones, Season 2 (re-watch)
The Thirteenth Tale

Orange is the New Black, Season 2
Six Feet Under, Season 1 (re-watch)

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Six Feet Under, Season 2 (re-watch)

Going Deep with David Rees, Season 1
The IT Crowd, Season 1 (re-watch)
The IT Crowd, Season 2 (re-watch)
The IT Crowd, Season 3 (re-watch)

The IT Crowd, Season 4 (re-watch)
Enlightened, Season 1 (re-watch)
Enlightened, Season 2 (re-watch)

Six Feet Under, Season 3

Black Mirror, Season 1
Black Mirror, Season 2
Six Feet Under, Season 4
Six Feet Under, Season 5


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