Priscilla's "To Read/See" List

This is mostly meant to be for my own reference, but on the offchance that you guys are interested (as many of you have similar cinematic and literary interests), I figured I might as well post it here. If there's anything I'm forgetting or if you have other recs, let me know!

The Tip of the Iceberg of my Reading List:

  • The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
  • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
  • Mirror, Mirror, Gregory Maguire
  • Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk
  • Rebecca, Daphne Du Maurier (Mrs. Felice)
  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson (Aaron)
  • Lullabye, Chuck Palahniuk (Renata)
  • The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowell (Renata)

    Movies Priscilla needs to see: (in no particular order)
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Ant Bully
  • Clerks II
  • Monster House (adorable!)
  • Scoop

    Movies Priscilla must Rent:
  • V for Vendetta (missed in theatres)
  • The Secret of Nimh (haven't seen since I was ikkle)
  • Silent Movie, Mel Brooks
  • Eddie Izzard: Dressed to Kill (as well as others in the Izzard oeuvre)
  • Barry Linden, Kubrick
  • Gone With the Wind
  • Everything is Illuminated

    TV shows to check out:
  • Dead Like Me (just saw the pilot--can't wait to see more)
  • Psych (comedic genius!)


  • Pullman, Phillip. The Golden Compass
  • Colfer, Eoin. The Supernaturalist

    To be read: (in alphabetical order)
  • Andersen, Hans Christian. Andersen's Fairy Tales
  • Bennett, Alan. The History Boys
  • Carryl, Guy Wetmore. Fables for the Frivolous
  • Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Nix, Garth. Sabriel (reread, as I remember nothing)
  • Pullman, Phillip. His Dark Materials trilogy (reread)
  • Snicket, Lemony. More of The Series of Unfortunate Events (finished 1-6)
  • Doctor Who: Feast of the Drowned (read by David Tennant, mmm)

    My recent devourings:
  • Colfer, Eoin. The Artemis Fowl series
  • Vowell, Sarah. Assassination Vacation (thanks for the rec, Renata!)
  • Sedaris, David. Me Talk Pretty Some Day
  • Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window.
  • The Daily Show's America: The Audio Book
  • Nix, Garth. Mister Monday, book 1 of The Keys to the Kingdom (series)
  • The Best American Nonrequired Reading (a short story collection)
  • The Mighty and The Almighty, Madeline Albright
  • Doctor Who: The Resurrection Casket and The Stone Rose
  • Hodgman, John. The Little Grey Book Lectures
  • McCourt, Frank. Angela's Ashes
  • Pratchett, Terry. Guards! Guards! BBC radio drama
  • Gaiman, Neil. Neverwhere (reread)
  • Larned, William Towbridge. American Indian Fairy Tales
  • Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. Hound of the Baskervilles (read by Hugh Laurie. I find this hilarious.)
  • Gaiman, Neil. Coraline (reread)
  • Snicket, Lemony. The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, and The Ersatz Elevator.
  • Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World
  • Gibson, William. Neuromancer.
  • Niffenegger, Audrey. The Time Traveler's Wife
  • Sedaris, David. Dresss Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
  • Leonard, Elmore. A Coyote's in the House