2015 Favorite Movies & TV

A wide range of tastes – that’s what makes our New Year’s Eve parties so interesting!

  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (TV series)
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix Documentary)
  • Last Tango in Halifax (TV series)
  • Heroes (TV series)
  • The Danish Girl
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • The Imitation Game
  • Whiplash
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Parenthood (TV show)
  • Inside Out
  • Home
  • Annie
  • Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
  • Spotlight
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Ex Machina
  • The Martian
  • Gothan (TV series)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt (TV series)
  • The Newsroom (TV Series)
  • Scream Queens
  • Fresh Off the Boat
  • Jurassic World
  • Ant-Man
  • Spy
  • Defiance
  • Broadchurch
  • The 100 (TV Series)
  • The Making of a Murder (Netflix documentary)
  • Under the Dome (TV Series)
  • Faulty Towers

2015 Favorite Books

Collected New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2015

(Some comments ours, some not…Happy Reading!)

  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages. Tom Holt
  • Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories. Jennifer Morales
  • The Name of the Wind. Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Hounds of the Morrigan. Pat O’Shea
  • Putting Out of Your Mind. Bob Rotella
  • The Whites. Harry Brandt
  • Brushback. Sara Paretsky
  • The Invention of Wings. Sue Monk Kidd
  • Body of Truth. Harriet Brown
  • The Troubles Trilogy. Ian McKinty
  • Just Mercy. Bryan Stevenson
  • Smila’s Sense of Snow. Peter Hoeg
  • The Road to Dallas (best book ever about first Kennedy assasination)
  • Black Against Empire (on the Black Panthers)
  • Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror. Phyllis Bennis
  • The Half that Has Not Yet Been Told (on slavery)
  • Desert Queen (about Gertrude Brooks and the founding of Iraq)
  • Biographies of Margaret Sanger. Ida Tarbell (note: I could not find a book by this name by this author)
  • An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series. Chanda Hahn
  • Teach Us to Sit Still. Tim Parks
  • Burning Beethoven: The Eradication of German Culture in the US During WW I
  • The Children. David Halberstam
  • The Invisible Bridge. Julie Orringer
  • Corelli’s Mandolin. Louis de Bernieres
  • 20 Chickens for a Saddle. Robin Scott
  • Accidental Saints. Nadia Bolz Webber
  • Massacre at Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War. Stephen Ash
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Favorite weekend retreats of 2013

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Favorite Movies of 2013

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Favorite books for 2013

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