Some of you may have already heard of the fifty fifty challenge. The goal is to read 50 - for me - new books and 50 movies that I haven't seen so far in 2013. The first half of the year is over, so I thought it would be a great idea to check how I'm doing so far.

 

BOOKS

  1. Baum Frank – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  2. Brooks Max – World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
  3. Brown Dan – Inferno (688 Seiten*)
  4. Butcher Jim – Storm Front
  5. Butcher Jim – Fool Moon
  6. Butcher Jim – Grave Peril
  7. Butcher Jim – Summer Knight
  8. Card Orson Scott – Ender’s Game
  9. Clarke Stephen – A Year In The Merde
  10. Cline Ernest – Ready Player One
  11. Crichton Michael – Jursassic Park
  12. Doyle Arthur Conan – A Study in Scarlet
  13. Fforde Jasper – Something Rotten
  14. Flynn Gillian – Gone Girl (~560 pages*)
  15. Gier Kerstin - Rubinrot
  16. Gier Kerstin - Saphierblau
  17. Gier Kerstin - Smaragdgrün
  18. Gier Kerstin - Silber
  19. Harris Charlaine – Dead Ever After
  20. Hawthorne Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter
  21. Marion Isaac – Warm Bodies
  22. Meyer Kai – Dschinnland
  23. Meyer Kai – Wunschkrieg
  24. Murakami Haruki – Norwegian Wood
  25. Pratchett Terry – Small Gods
  26. Vincent Rachel - My Soul To Take
  27. Westerfeld Scott – Leviathan

 

MOVIES

  1. Australia (2008)
  2. Bachelorette (2012)
  3. Cloud Atlas (2012)
  4. Death on the Nile (1978)
  5. Django Unchained (2012)
  6. Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1958)
  7. Frankenweenie (2012)
  8. Forbidden Planet (1956)
  9. Gangster Squad (2013)
  10. Hit and Run (2012)
  11. Hotel Transylvania (2012)
  12. Jack Reacher (2012)
  13. Les Misérables (2012)
  14. Looper (2012)
  15. Planet Terror (2007)
  16. Repo Men (2010)
  17. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
  18. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
  19. Sherlock – A Study in Pink (2010)
  20. Sherlock – The Blind Banker (2010)
  21. Sherlock – The Great Game (2010)
  22. Sherlock – A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)
  23. Sherlock – The Hounds of Baskerville (2012)
  24. Sherlock – The Reichenbach Fall (2012)
  25. Skyfall (2012)
  26. Spies Like Us (1985)
  27. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
  28. The Dark Knight (2008)
  29. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  30. The Ghost Writer (2010)
  31. The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey (2012)
  32. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
  33. The Last Stand (2013)
  34. The Lovely Bones (2009)
  35. The Three Amigos (1986)
  36. Top Secret (1984)
  37. Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter 1 – Eine andere Zeit (2013)
  38. Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter 2 – Ein anderer Krieg (2013)
  39. Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter 3 – Ein anderes Land (2013)
  40. Wreck it Ralph (2012)

 

(books and movies are sorted by name and not date!)

 

* books with more than 500 pages can be counted as two if you like - I have not yet decided if I should do that. When I haven't finished 50 books by december I think I'm going to take the easy way and count them as two ;)

 

You can see that the movie part won't be difficult to achieve - only 10 more movies and there are still some great ones that come to the cinema this year. 27 books in six months isn't bad for me either - but I really hope I'll have enough time to read in the remaining six months because there are still 23 to finish :) I thought I would do worse and am really surprised that it looks like I'll have a chance to succeed. 

 

Anybody here that participates in any challenges this year too and how's your progress so far?