Pop Culture Love Letter: Books, Kdramas, and more I’m Excited for in 2015

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Books

  • Queen of Fire, Anthony Ryan (Raven’s Shadow trilogy)- July 2015
  • Doors of Stone, Patrick Rothfuss (Kingkiller Chronicles) – 2015
  • Brown-Eyed Girl (Travis Family #4), Lisa Kleypas. Kleypas is one of the reigning queens of American chick lit, and her Travis Family series is her best: lightning-quick plots, a depth of character development and emotional complexity that’s rare in the genre, and giddy romance. I generally engulf these in one sitting and cannot wait for this next one
  • Vanishing Girls, Lauren Oliver – March 2015 – Oliver writes incisive, heady YA romance and sci fi, this should be another engrossing read
  • God Help the Child Toni Morrison- April 2015 – A mother learns about the damage adults do to children and the choices children make as they grow up to suppress, express, or overcome their shame.
  • The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro- Set in Arthurian England, Ishiguro’s first novel since Never Let Me Go follows an elderly, ailing couple making a journey to their son’s village.

Music

  • Wilder Mind, Mumford and Sons’ third album, dropping May 4th

Kdrama

  • Jeju Island Gatsby. The Hong sisters, who write some of the most addicting, funny, character-driven dramas of the past ten years and are pretty much the reigning queens of dramaland as far as fandom, have another drama out in May 2015. We don’t know cast or plot yet but we do know they’re pairing up with production director Park Hong-kyun, who worked with them on my favorite of their dramas, Best Love
  • Falling for Innocence – a drama with Kim So Yeon and Jung Kyung Ho? I am on this like a rabbit to carrots. Jung Kyung Ho is an investor looking for revenge against his uncle, who took over the family company and caused the death of his father when he was a boy. Kim So Yeon is the woman he falls in love with (there’s also apparently some nonsense about him getting a heart transplant and his new heart “remembering” Kim So Yeon’s character)

Film

  • Insurgent – March
  • Fast and Furious 7 – April 3
  • Far From the Madding Crowd – May 1
  • Age of Ultron – May 1

  • Pitch Perfect 2 – May 15
  • Paper Towns – June (John Green)
  • Terminator 5 – July 1 (depending on reviews)
  • Ant-Man – July 17
  • Pan – July 17 (Joe Wright + great cast)
  • Fantastic Four – August 7
  • Bourne 5 – August
  • Maze Runner 2 – September 18
  • Black Mass – Sept 18 (Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Depp)
  • London has Fallen – Oct 15
  • James Bond 24 – November 6
  • Silence – Nov (Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield)
  • The Martian – Nov 25
  • STAR WARS – Dec 18
  • Mission: Impossible 5 – Dec 25
  • Joy – Dec 25 (David O’Russell, Jennifer Lawrence film)

Film continued (Unknown release dates):

  • Macbeth – (Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard)
  • By the Sea
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Bleed for This (Miles Teller )
  • Mr. Holmes (Ian McKellan)
  • B.O.O. – Bureau of Otherworldy Operations – ghost comedy, Matt Bomer, Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray

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