Best of 2016: Books, Movies, and TV

I am finally getting around to posting my favourite books, movies, and TV shows of 2016. Here are some of my stats for 2016:

  • Total books read: 64
  • Total 2016 movies seen: 82
  • Mostly read books by female authors, which is great! 71% female authors compared to 29% male
  • Read a wide range of genres, probably because of the courses I took for my Master’s that covered different age ranges.
  • I continued to read a lot of manga, but read much fewer comics than last year.
  • I was happy with the number of movies seen, but I’d like to watch more documentaries, foreign language movies, and movies about or by POC.
  • Half of my top 10 TV shows are from Japan.

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Top 10 Books of 2016

  1. Orange: The Complete Collection 1 by Ichigo Takano (5/5)
  2. City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong (5/5)
  3. Idol Dreams, Vol. 2 by Arina Tanemura (5/5)
  4. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis (5/5)
  5. Paper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan (5/5)
  6. 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai (4/5)
  7. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (5/5)
  8. Faithful Place by Tana French (5/5)
  9. The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 4 by Kore Yamazaki (5/5)
  10. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and  Jay Kristoff (4.5/5)

Honourable Mention: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (4/5), The Gods Lie by Kaori Ozaki (4.5/5), Ancient Magus’ Bride, Vol. 1-3 and 5 by Kore Yamazaki (4 and 5/5), The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (4/5), Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan (5/5), Winter by Marissa Meyer (4.5/5)

 

Top 10 Movies of 2016

  1. Manchester by the Sea (5/5)
  2. Moonlight (5/5)
  3. Arrival (5/5)
  4. Lion (5/5)
  5. The Light Between Oceans (4/5)
  6. Rogue One (4.5/5)
  7. The Jungle Book (5/5)
  8. Train to Busan (4.5/5)
  9. The Edge of Seventeen (4/5)
  10. Eddie the Eagle (5/5)

Honourable Mention: Sully (4.5/5), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (4/5), Loving (4/5), Star Trek Beyond (4.5/5), Shin Godzilla (4.5/5), Kubo and the Two Strings (4.5/5)

Top 10 TV shows of 2016

  1. Yuri!!! On Ice (anime)
  2. Erased (anime)
  3. She and Her Cat (anime)
  4. Frequency
  5. Flying Witch (anime)
  6. Shadowhunters
  7. Broadchurch
  8. The Fall
  9. Luther
  10. Haikyu!! (anime)

Honourable Mention: Love Live! School Idol Project (anime), Sailor Moon Crystal (anime)


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