Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Top Books from 2008-2017

I've kept records on the number of books I read starting in college (2011-I apparently read 144. Ah, the joys of working a low stress retail job that let me read at the register.)

And with the end of the year coming faster than ever, here are some recs if you need some good reading.

2008
1. The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?-Leslie Bennett
2. On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance-ed. Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar
3. She’s Not the Man I Married: My Life with a Transgender Husband-Helen Boyd
4. The Little School-Alicia Partnoy
5. Krik? Krak!-Edwidge Danticat
6. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle-Barbara Kingsolver

2009
1. Babylove: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence-Rebecca Walker
2. This Common Secret: My Life as an Abortion Doctor-Susan Wicklund
3. Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics-Jennifer Baumgardner

2010
1.The Prisoner’s Wife-asha bandele
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows-J.K. Rowling
3. A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart-Maria Alexandra Vettese
4. Are Prisons Obsolete?-Angela Y. Davis
5. Room: A Novel-Emma Donoghue

2011
1. American Vampire Series-Scott Synder/Rafael Albuquerque/Stephen King
2. Haiti Noir-edited by Edwidge Danticat
3. Locke & Key Volume Series-Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez
4. Are You My Guru? How Medicine, Meditation, & Madonna Saved My Life-Wendy Shanker
5. the terrible stories (American Poets Continuum)-Lucille Clifton
6. Fat! So? Because You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size-Marilyn Wann
7. Shit My Dad Says-Justin Halpern

2012
1. Built Like That: The Word-Alix Olson
2. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World-Vicki Myron & Bret Witter
3. Etched On Me-Jenn Crowell
4. The Hunger Games series-Stephanie Collins

2013 
1. The Zero Waste Home-Bea Johnson
2. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks-Rebecca Skloot

2014
1. Tiny Beautiful Things-Cheryl Strayed
2. You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too-Tammy Strobel
3. The End of Eve-Ariel Gore
4. Wild-Cheryl Strayed

2015
1. Dark Sky Society-Ailish Hopper
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up-Marie Kondo

2016
1. Spark Joy-Marie Kondo
2. Here’s the Plan-Allyson Downey
3. How to Have Your Second Child First: Kerry Colburn

2017
1. When Breath Becomes Air-Paul Kalanithi
2. March-Series-John Lewis
3. Cabin Porn
4. Station Eleven-Emily St. John Mandel
5. About What Was Lost-Jessica Berger Gross
6. Beautiful Ghetto-Devin Allen
7. Life’s Work-Willie Parker
8. We Were Witches-Ariel Gore
9. Expecting Better -Emily Oster
10. The Liberal Redneck Manifesto

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Top Re-Watchable Shows

In these absolute shit times, you need quality watching that won't let you down.


1. Ghost Whisperer-Come for the closure stories, stay for one of the best love stories ever. Jim Clancy & Melinda Gordon 4-ever






2. Leverage-Come for the boner justice, stay for the group dynamics.





3. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries-Come for the fabulous feminist detective, stay for the hilarious sass.





4. White Collar-Come for the great stories, stay for brothers Neal and Peter. Also, Neal's body.




5. Burn Notice-Come for the interesting spy tips, stay for friendship. And Bruce Campbell.





6. Marvel's Agent Carter-Come for the badass Hayley Atwell, stay for the badass Hayley Atwell.




7. Marvel's Agents of Shield-Come for the Marvel Universe, stay for Phil Goddamn Coulson.




8. Brooklyn 99-Come for Jake Peralta, stay for all of them.




9. Sherlock-Come for Benedict Cumberbatch, stay for Greg Lestrade.




10. The Walking Dead (Season 1 and 2 only) Come for the amazing pilot, stay only for the first two seasons because the rest is garbage and the writers are terrible and goddamnit, why couldn't they have kept Frank Darabont?!?





11. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr-Come for the Western feel, stay for Lord Bowler's sass