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Best of 2020

It’s that time again when I take stock of everything I did in the past year and document my favorites. This year had fewer lists and less compiling to do as I took refuge in reading, music, and admittedly a whole lot of TV.

Songs 2020

Compiling this it became obvious that I gravitated towards unabashedly dancing through the house songs this year sprinkled with few slow dancing in the kitchen with Jake songs.

  • Sylvan Esso – Rooftop Dancing
  • HAIM – I Know Alone
  • Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
  • Classixx & Local Natives – Weekends
  • Taylor Swift – exile
  • Run the Jewels – ooh la la
  • Cold War Kids – Somewhere
  • Tame Impala – Borderline
  • The Chicks – Gaslighter
  • Phoebe Bridgers – Garden Song
  • Matt Berninger – Silver Springs
  • GRANDMA – Chills
  • The Staves – Nazarath
  • Alicia Keyes & Brandi Carlile – A Beautiful Noise

Apple Playlist

Books 2020

My favorite book this year was Deacon King Kong, The Things We Cannot Say made me sob, and Blackwood is one of the creepiest books I have read in a very long time.

Image of book covers: Faith Unraveled; Elizabeth Warren; How to be an Antiracist; A Place for Us; A Witch in Time; Barbarian Days; The Twelve Tribes of Hattie; the Guest List; Where the Dead Sit Talking; Deacon King Kong; The Searcher; Behold the Dreamers; The Things we Cannot Say; Blackwood; Catherine House

Best of Shows/Docs/Movies (mostly shows)

  • Queen’s Gambit
  • Lovecraft Country
  • Mandalorian (baby yodes at a whole new level of cuteness)
  • Tales from the Loop
  • Episodes 6 and 10 of Mythic Quest
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
  • A Secret Love
  • Queen & Slim (I think this was a 2019 film, but I didn’t see it until 2020)
  • Relic

Happy New Year!

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