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Best of 2020

It's been an interesting year. While I didn't watch that much TV, and (for obvious reasons) didn't make it to the cinema—I really grounded myself in books. I felt that escapism so valuable.


  1. Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
  2. Perfume Genius - Set My Heart on Fire Immediately
  3. U.S. Girls - Heavy Light

Honourable mentions: RTJ4 by Run the Jewels, Roisin Machine by Roisin Murphy, What's Your Pleasure by Jessie Ware, and Mordechai by Khruangbin


  1. 1917
  2. Host
  3. Possessor

TV Shows

  1. Lovecraft Country (S1)
  2. The Outsider (S1)
  3. Succession (S2)

Books (That I Read)

  1. The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
  2. Hurricane Season (Fernanda Melchor)
  3. The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
  4. Voices from Chernobyl (Svetlana Alexievich)

Honorable mentions: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, The Plague by Albert Camus, Weather by Jenny Offil.


I only saw three things before COVID-19 shut down Broadway. So, here they are, ranked.

  1. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  2. Beetlejuice
  3. Company