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Favorites of 2021

Sunday, January 2, 2022
Here is the stuff I loved this past year. 

Favorite Reads (in the order I read them):
  • The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
  • Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
  • Drug Use for Grownups by Carl Hart
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  • Shibumi by Trevanian
  • The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
  • Razorblade Tears by S. A. Cosby
  • The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
  • The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik
  • Bewilderment by Richard Powers
  • The Reckless Series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Favorite TV:
  1. Sex Lives of College Girls
  2. Hacks
  3. Ted Lasso
  4. I Think You Should Leave
  5. Succession
  6. The Witcher
  7. The Flight Attendant
  8. Reservation Dogs
  9. What We Do In the Shadows
  10. Foundation
Quick Caveat about the films: there are so many from 2021 that look great, and that I still want to see. Here are all of the films I missed and still hope to watch:
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • A Quiet Place II
  • No Sudden Move
  • Zola
  • Roadrunner
  • Spencer
  • Belfast
  • C'mon C'mon
  • Shiva Baby
  • The Harder They Fall
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Lamb
  • First Cow
  • The Souvenir Part II
  • West Side Story
  • Red Rocket
Given that context, here are my Favorite Films of the year:
  1. Spider-Man: No Way Home
  2. Dune
  3. The Mitchell's vs. the Machines
  4. Inside
  5. Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry
  6. Shang-Chi
  7. Encanto
  8. Coda
  9. Another Round
  10. Licorice Pizza