My three favorite things watched in 2016 were The Night Of, O Menino e o Mundo, and Arrival.

  1. Burnt  ★★½☆☆
  2. Spotlight  ★★★★☆
  3. The Danish Girl ★★★½☆
  4. The Big Short ★★★★☆
  5. Bridge of Spies  ★★★½☆
  6. Steve Jobs  ★★★½☆
  7. Brooklyn  ★★★½☆
  8. Joy  ★★★½☆
  9. Room  ★★★★☆ Boy, did I ever cry a lot during this movie.
  10. The Hateful Eight  ★★★½☆
  11. The Last Witch Hunter  ★☆☆☆☆
  12. Carol  ★★★½☆
  13. Straight Outta Compton  ★★★½☆
  14. Concussion  ★★★☆☆
  15. Un gallo con muchos huevos  ★½☆☆☆
  16. Legend  ★★½☆☆
  17. 45 Years  ★★★★½
  18. Anomalisa  ★★★☆☆
  19. When Marnie Was There  ★★★½☆

OK, I got really behind updating this list and now it’s 2017, so if you really want to see the 126 things I watched in 2016, please visit my list on IMDB.

My 3 favorite books read in 2016 were El amor en los tiempos del cólera,  Hamilton: The Revolution, and The Nix. Runners-up were La forma de las ruinas and The Sellout (especially the first part of The Sellout).

  1. Armada, by Ernest Cline ★★☆☆☆
  2. Euphoria, by Lily King ★★★☆☆
  3. Slade House, by David Mitchell  ★★★★☆
  4. Breve historia de la barbarie en Occidente, by Edgar Morin ★★★★☆
  5. The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood ★★★☆☆
  6. Lucy, by Jamaica Kincaid ★★★½☆
  7. Colombia, donde el verde es de todos los colores, by William Ospina ★★★½☆
  8. Todos deberíamos ser feministas, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ★★★★☆ This is a short essay based on a TED speech; it hardly counts as a full-fledged book, but an incomplete list is a travesty, so I include it here in spite of its brevity.
  9. Primero estaba el mar, by Tomás González ★★★★☆
  10. El lejano amor de los extraños, by Tomás González ★★★☆☆
  11. Breve historia de un pequeño amor, by Marina Colasanti ★★★★☆
  12. Eating Animals, by Jonathan Safran Foer ★★★★☆
  13. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante ★★★☆☆ This didn’t really do it for me; I don’t understand all the hoopla.
  14. La forma de las ruinas, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez ★★★★☆
  15. Eat and Run, by Scott Jurek ★★½☆☆
  16. ¿Hay vida en la tierra?, by Juan Villoro ★★★☆☆
  17. El inquilino, by Guido Tamayo ★★★½☆
  18. El amor en los tiempos del cólera, by Gabriel García Márquez ★★★★★
  19. El ruido de las cosas al caer, by Juan Gabriel Vásquez ★★★½☆
  20. Gabo: Memorias de una vida mágica, by Óscar Pantoja ★★★☆☆
  21. El hombre que soñaba películas en blanco y negro, by R. H. Moreno-Durán ★★☆☆☆
  22. El hombre de la cámara mágica, by Pedro Badrán ★★★★☆
  23. Juego de niños, by Guido Tamayo ★★★☆☆
  24. La increíble y triste historia de la cándida Eréndira y de su abuela desalmada, by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez ★★★★☆
  25. Roses and Rot, by Kat Howard ★★☆☆☆
  26. Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson ★★★★☆
  27. Finders Keepers, by Stephen King ★★★☆☆
  28. The Fireman, by Joe Hill ★★★☆☆
  29. La oculta, by Héctor Abad Faciolince ★★★☆☆
  30. End of Watch, by Stephen King ★★★☆☆
  31. Chapinero, by Andrés Ospina ★★½☆☆
  32. Portnoy’s Complaint, by Philip Roth ★★★☆☆
  33. Al sur de la Alameda, by Lola Larra & Vicente Reinamontes ★★★☆☆
  34. El día de la mudanza, by Pedro Badrán ★★★★☆
  35. Crónica de una muerte anunciada, by Gabriel García Márquez ★★★★☆
  36. After You, by Jojo Moyes ★★☆☆☆
  37. La azotea, by Fernando Trías ★★★½☆
  38. Hasta que pase un huracán, by Margarita García Robayo ★★☆☆☆
  39. Ritualsby Cees Nooteboom ★★★½☆
  40. Slaughterhouse-Fiveby Kurt Vonnegut ★★★★☆
  41. La noche de la Usina, Eduardo Sacheri ★★★☆☆
  42. The Cement Garden, by Ian McEwan ★★★☆☆
  43. Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter ★★★★★
  44. Un mundo huérfano, by Giuseppe Caputo ★★★☆☆
  45. El último llamado y otros relatos, by Victoria Tókareva ★★★☆☆
  46. El niño que se desnudó delante de una webcam, by Jose Serralvo ★★★★☆
  47. The Odyssey, by Homer ★★★★☆
  48. Gratitude, by Oliver Sacks ★★★☆☆
  49. Cómo leer literatura, by Terry Eagleton ★★★☆☆
  50. Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf ★★★★☆
  51. The Epic of Gilgamesh
  52. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi ★★★★☆
  53. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs ★★☆☆☆
  54. Bough Down, by Karen Green ★★★★☆
  55. Conversations with David Foster Wallace, edited by Stephen J. Burn ★★★★☆
  56. Carta al mundo y otros poemas, by Emily Dickinson ★★★★★
  57. ¡Paténtalo!: El libro de los inventos útiles y disparatados de la historia, by Małgorzata Mycielska ★★★★☆
  58. Sigmund Freud, by Ralph Steadman ★★★★☆
  59. The Hours, by Michael Cunningham ★★★★☆
  60. Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch ★★★☆☆
  61. Feedback, by Mira Grant ★★☆☆☆
  62. Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert ★★★☆☆
  63. Candide, by Voltaire ★★★☆☆
  64. Americanah, by Chimamanda Adichie Ngozi ★★★★☆
  65. C’est la Vie!: The Wonderful World of Jean-Jacques Sempé, by Jean-Jacques Sempé ★★★★★
  66. Diary of a Madman, by Lu Xun ★★★★☆
  67. Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges ★★★★☆
  68. East, West: Stories, by Salman Rushdie ★★★★☆
  69. Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri ★★★★☆
  70. Death and the King’s Horsemen: A Play, by Role Soyinka ★★★★☆
  71. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty ★★★★☆
  72. The Nix, by Nathan Hill ★★★★★
  73. My Name is Red, by Orhan Pamuk ★★★★☆
  74. Civilization and its Discontents, by Sigmund Freud ★★★☆☆
  75. Léxico familiar, by Natalia Ginzberg ★★★☆☆
  76. No Longer Human, by Osamu Dazai ★★★☆☆
  77. The Circle, by Dave Eggers ★★★☆☆