2019 Media List

“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” 
 Charles Darwin


+ Books

This is a list of every new book I read, start to finish, in 2019.

+ Prose

  1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanathi
  2. Eating Drinking Overthinking by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
  3. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  4. She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya
  5. The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking
  6. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  7. Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold with David Roberts
  8. Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
  9. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  10. The Bliss List by J.P. Hansen
  11. Educated by Tara Westover
  12. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
  13. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  14. Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
  15. Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel
  16. Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy
  17. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  18. Modern HERstory by Blair Imani
  19. The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams
  20. Get Your Shit Together by Sarah Knight
  21. What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey
  22. Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
  23. Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
  24. Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
  25. Enjoy Every Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal
  26. You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
  27. The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
  28. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
  29. Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein
  30. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  31. Radical Kindness by Angela Santomero
  32. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
  33. The Age of Miracles by Marianne Williamson
  34. Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
  35. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  36. The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey
  37. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  38. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
  39. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
  40. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  41. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
  42. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  43. The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living by Anna Newell Jones
  44. Note to Self by Gayle King
  45. Grant Proposal Writing: A Manual for Success in a Competitive Profession by Keith Campbell
  46. You Do You by Sarah Knight
  47. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  48. Circe by Madeline Miller
  49. Calm the Fuck Down by Sarah Knight
  50. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling
  51. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden
  52. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  53. The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupéry
  54. The Scorpio Racces by Maggie Stievater

+ Poetry

  1. feeld by Jos Charles
  2. Adultolescence by Gabby Hanna
  3. When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen
  4. A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
  5. Walking in on People by Melissa Balmain
  6. At Blackwater Pond by Mary Oliver
  7. Billy Collins Live by Billy Collins
  8. Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds
  9. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

+ Music

This is a list of every new album and EP I listened to, start to finish, in 2019.

Listen to my favorite songs on first impression from each album on my Spotify playlist here.

  1. Post by Björk
  2. Let it Die by Feist
  3. The Cage by Dirt Poor Robins
  4. Paul Baribeau by Paul Baribeau
  5. Earth Seeds by Alecs DeLarge
  6. Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko
  7. Am I a Girl? by Poppy
  8. Amy Locust Whatever by Cyberbully Mom Club
  9. Powerplant by Girlpool
  10. Next Thing by Frankie Cosmos
  11. Elegies by Tiny Deaths
  12. Redirections by El Jazzy Chavo
  13. Locket by Crumb
  14. Mountain Tops by wüsh
  15. Ghost Bird by Zee Avi
  16. Lush by Snail Mail
  17. Bonito Generation by Kero Kero Bonito
  18. Faithful by ANNI
  19. Seluas Harapan by Endah N Rhesa
  21. Let’s Go by In Love With a Ghost
  22. A Dotted Line by Nickel Creek
  23. Ordinary Silence by Mixtapes
  24. Sunset Blush by Kississippi
  25. We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed by Kississippi
  26. Hello June by Hello June
  27. Color Where You Are by Cris Jacobs
  28. Gold by Sister Sparrow
  29. Clean by Soccer Mommy
  30. Distance Over Time by Dream Theater
  31. Caravelle (Deluxe) by Polo and Pan
  32. Outer Peace by Toro y Moi
  34. Turmoil & Tinfoil by Billy Strings
  35. Desire's Magic Theater by Purson
  36. Graduation by Kanye West
  37. Lost Touch by We Were Sharks
  38. Spruce by Hello June
  39. Loveless Shadows by City Girl
  40. Practice by Nipper the Band
  41. The End of Nightmare by DREAMCATCHER
  42. Window by Shook Twins
  43. Some Good Lives by Shook Twins
  44. What We Do by Shook Twins
  45. Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne
  46. Washington by the Sea by Sierra Ferrell
  47. Pretty Magic Spell by Sierra Ferrell
  48. Hello Wormwood by The Oh Hellos
  50. happysad by Meg & Dia
  51. Pity Boy by Mal Blum
  52. Quelqu'un m'a dit by Carla Bruni
  53. Love You to Death by Tegan & Sara
  54. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara
  55. Make a Freak Feel Clean by Calyx


This is a list of every new film, standup special, or documentary I watched, start to finish, in 2019.

  1. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch dir. David Slade
  2. The Humanity Bureau dir. Rob W. King
  3. 13th dir. Ava DuVernay
  4. MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. dir. Steve Loveridge
  5. Free Solo dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  6. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened dir. Chris Smith
  7. The Comeback Kid by John Mulaney
  8. Burn After Reading dir. The Coen Brothers
  9. Kid Gorgeous by John Mulaney
  10. New Kid in Town by John Mulaney
  11. The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits by Jimmy Carr
  12. Standup for Drummers by Fred Armisen
  13. Christopher Robin dir. Marc Forster
  14. Detective Pikachu dir. Rob Letterman
  15. Thank God for Jokes by Mike Birbiglia
  16. My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend by Mike Birbiglia
  17. Love, Simon dir. Greg Berlanti
  18. Mi mejor amigo dir. Martín Deus
  19. Magic Mike dir. Steven Soderbergh

+ Television

This is a list of every new series I watched, start to finish, in 2019.

  1. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Season 1
  2. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4
  3. Archer Season 9
  5. Santa Clarita Diet Season 3
  6. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 1 & 2
  7. Shameless Season 9
  8. A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3
  9. Bob’s Burgers Season 9
  10. Parks and Recreation Season 1
  11. Game of Thrones Complete
  12. The Ranch Season 3
  13. Letterkenny Seasons 1-6
  14. Orange is the New Black Season 7

+ Video Games

This is a list of every game I started in 2019.

  1. Spyro the Dragon: Reignited Trilogy
  2. Spyro: Ripto’s Rage (replay)
  3. Katamari Damacy (replay)
  4. A Hat in Time + DLC
  5. A Bird Story (replay)
  6. Costume Quest + DLC
  7. Proteus