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



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.

Post by Björk 
Let it Die by Feist
The Cage by Dirt Poor Robins
Paul Baribeau by Paul Baribeau
Earth Seeds by Alecs DeLarge
Expectations by Hayley Kiyoko
Am I a Girl? by Poppy
Amy Locust Whatever Cyberbully Mom Club
Powerplant by Girlpool
Next Thing by Frankie Cosmos
Elegies by Tiny Deaths
Redirections by El Jazzy Chavo
Locket by Crumb
Mountain Tops by wüsh
Ghost Bird by Zee Avi
Lush by Snail Mail
Bonito Generation by Kero Kero Bonito
Faithful by ANNI
Seluas Harapan by Endah N Rhesa
Let’s Go by In Love With a Ghost
A Dotted Line by Nickel Creek
Ordinary Silence by Mixtapes
Sunset Blush by Kississippi
We Have No Future, We’re All Doomed by Kississippi
Hello June by Hello June
Color Where You Are by Cris Jacobs
Gold by Sister Sparrow
Clean by Soccer Mommy
Distance Over Time by Dream Theater
Caravelle (Deluxe) by Polo and Pan
Outer Peace Toro y Moi
Turmoil & Tinfoil by Billy Strings
Desire's Magic Theater by Purson
Graduation by Kanye West
Lost Touch by We Were Sharks
Spruce by Hello June
Loveless Shadows by City Girl
Practice by Nipper the Band
The End of Nightmare by DREAMCATCHER
Window by Shook Twins
Some Good Lives by Shook Twins
What We Do by Shook Twins
Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne
Washington by the Sea by Sierra Ferrell
Pretty Magic Spell by Sierra Ferrel


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

When Breath Becomes Air
by Paul Kalanathi
Eating Drinking Overthinking by Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya
The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold with David Roberts
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
The Bliss List by J.P. Hansen
Educated by Tara Westover
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel
Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Modern HERstory by Blair Imani
The Book of Joy by The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams
Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight
What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey
Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
Outer Order Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein
Enjoy Every Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal
You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Radical Kindness by Angela Santomero
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
The Age of Miracles by Marianne Williamson
Beowulf by Seamus Heaney
Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
The Spender’s Guide to Debt-Free Living by Anna Newell Jones
Note to Self by Gayle King
Grant Proposal Writing: A Manual for Success in a Competitive Profession by Keith Campbell
You Do You by Sarah Knight
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Circe by Madeline Miller

feeld by Jos Charles
Adultolescence by Gabby Hanna
When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
Garbage by A. R. Ammons
Walking in on People by Melissa Balmain
Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds


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

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch dir. David Slade
The Humanity Bureau
dir. Rob W. King
13th dir. Ava DuVernay
MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. dir. Steve Loveridge
Free Solo dir. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened dir. Chris Smith
The Comeback Kid by John Mulaney
Burn After Reading dir. The Coen Brothers
Kid Gorgeous by John Mulaney
New Kid in Town
by John Mulaney
The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits by Jimmy Carr
Standup for Drummers by Fred Armisen
Christopher Robin dir. Marc Forster
Detective Pikachu dir. Rob Letterman


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

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo Season 1
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4
Archer Season 9
Santa Clarita Diet Season 3
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 1 & 2
Shameless Season 9
A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 3
Parks and Recreation Season 1
Game of Thrones Complete
The Ranch Season 3
Parks and Recreation Season 1
Letterkenny Seasons 1-6

Currently Watching
Archer Season 10
If It's for My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord Season 1
Sex Education Season 1
Bob’s Burgers Season 9
Planet Earth Season 1
Parks and Recreation 2

Video Games

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

Spyro: Ripto’s Rage (replay)
Katamari Damacy (replay)
A Hat in Time