This time of year is the perfect excuse to make favorites lists, isn’t it? I can’t help it – it’s in the Blogger’s Code, Article 12.31, Year-End List Regulations.
My Favorite Songs in 2015
I have a playlist in iTunes where I toss new music or whatever songs I feel like listening to, especially while working at a coffee shop with my earbuds in. Over time I take out what I’m tired of and add whatever’s new. Some songs, however, stay in for long periods of time. Here are the songs that have stayed in the Right Now Playlist the longest in 2015.
(Said songs aren’t all from 2015. They run the gamut from brand new to old and dusty. They’re also not in any particular order except “this should go here.”)
- Alessia Cara – Here
- Zella Day – Hypnotic
- Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran – Lay it All on Me
- Shawn Mendes – Stitches
- Amy Stroup – It Must’ve Been Love
- Lorde – Tennis Court
- Emily Hearn – Volcano
- The Strange Familiar – Painkiller
- Elle King – Ex’s and Oh’s
- Lena Fayre – This World
- Blake Perlman – Chameleon
- Rachel Platten – Fight Song
- The Chainsmokers – Roses
- Taylor Swift – Style
- Lea Michele – Cue the Rain
- Ed Sheeran – Make it Rain
Favorite Books Read in 2015
I read a lot this year – way more than I have in recent years. I even read some fiction, which, if you’ve been around a while you know I don’t normally do. I’m not going to go into detail on these – just assume that whatever it’s about, I thought it was awesome. I’m planning to do a reading challenge this coming year that looks like a lot of fun. I’m serious enough about it that I made a page in my planner for it. *laugh* We shall see.
(In no particular order)
On the Threshold: Home, Heartwood, and Holiness by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women by Sarah Helm**
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney
Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future by Elizabeth Esther
Fat Girl Walking: Sex, Food, Love, and Being Comfortable in Your Skin…Every Inch of It by Brittany Gibbons
Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor
Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day by Gene Baur
Favorite TV Shows in 2015
You might be surprised at what’s on this list as well as what’s not on it. Amazing how just in a few years almost my entire favorites list has turned over.
2. The Flash
7. SyFy’s Face Off
8. Marvel’s Agent Carter
(I’m planning to start Jessica Jones as soon as I catch up on the four or five shows I’m way behind on – honestly, I only got two eps in on The Vampire Diaries before I wanted to gouge my eyes out, but I’m planning to watch the rest before the season starts up again. I can’t give up on it yet. I just can’t.)
And with that, my dear readers, I leave you until 2016 – in fact there will be a Planner Friday post tomorrow, but I probably won’t keep up posting four times a week after that. I do however have a lot of thoughts in my brain-go-round, and quite a few things to talk about, which of course makes me think of this, the best way to end anything:
** – Obviously a book about the Holocaust doesn’t really qualify as a “favorite,” but it was definitely one of the best books I read this year.Become my patron for exclusive online content and read new stories before anyone else!