Favorites of 2017


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One of my New Years resolutions for 2017 was to read more classic literature and watch classic films I have missed in the past. As you can see form this list, I have accomplished that, partially in thanks to TCM (Turner Classic Movies), as these are just a partial tally the books read/films seen.  My plan is to continue this trend in 2018 and beyond. During this process I have found that dystopian literature and film are favorites, as is film noir.

The only disappointment has been that it is increasingly hard to find alternative, indie, and rock music that I like. Granted, the free time available to search is less and the resources are fewer and farther between than they once were. I will continue to pursue this quest and look forward to new albums from some of my favorite artists arriving in 2018.

Happy New Year to all and I wish everyone peace and good will in 2018!

Films Released and Seen in 2017

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Lady Bird
  3. Dunkirk
  4. The Zookeeper’s Wife
  5. Young Karl Marx
  6. Battle of the Sexes
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Classic Films First Seen in 2017

  1. Double Indemnity
  2. Brief Encounter
  3. Three Faces of Eve
  4. An Affair to Remember
  5. Call Northside 777
  6. Dial M For Murder
  7. The Shop Around the Corner
  8. The Defiant Ones
  9. Casablanca
  10. Lifeboat
  11. Singing in the Rain
  12. West Side Story

Recent Films First Seen in 2017

  1. The Way Back
  2. Edge of Seventeen
  3. Loving
  4. The African Doctor
  5. The Help
  6. 100 Metros
  7. The Nice Guys
  8. Sully
  9. The Man Who Knew Infinity
  10. Comet

TV Drama

  1. The Crown (Netflix)
  2. Madam Secretary (CBS)

TV Comedy

  1. Superstore (NBC)
  2. The Goldbergs (ABC)
  3. Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt (Netflix)

Books Published in 2017 (fiction)

  1. Sea of Rust
  2. The Marrow Thieves

Books Published in 2017 (non-fiction)

  1. Nomadland
  2. Stingray Afternoons
  3. Patagonian Road
  4. Saving Arcadia

Previously Published Books First Read in 2017 (fiction)

  1. The Stone Raft
  2. On The Beach
  3. Fahrenheit 451
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale
  5. We
  6. Frost and Fire (short story)
  7. Player Piano
  8. It Can’t Happen Here
  9. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  10. The Pedestrian (short story)

Previously Published Books First Read in 2017 (non-fiction)

  1. Vroom With A View
  2. Vroom by the Sea
  3. If Venice Dies
  4. Sixty Degrees North
  5. Homage to Catalonia
  6. Everything That Remains: A Memoir by the Minimalists
  7. A Dog’s Purpose
  8. The New Utopia
  9. Astoria
  10. Reimagining Detroit

New Album Released in 2017

  1. Visions of a Life – Wolf Alice
  2. Songs of Experience  – U2
  3. Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie
  4. Life After Youth – Land of Talk

Single/Song Released in 2017

  1. Loving by Land of Talk
  2. Don’t Delete the Kisses by Wolf Alice
  3. Planet Hunter by Wolf Alice
  4. Get Out of Your Own Way by U2
  5. Lay Down for Free by Buckingham and McVie
  6. You’re the Best Thing About Me by U2
  7. Sleeping Round the Corner by Buckingham and McVie
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