Total Books Read: 28 (weak sauce)
% Written by Women: 67% (nice)
% Written by POC: 10% (could be way better)
% Written by International Authors: 21% (also some room for improvement)
Favorite Book of the Year: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Total Number of Performances: 15
Favorite Live Lit Piece: It’s a toss-up between my thoughts on avocado toast or a brief overview of my family history.
Favorite XX, Will Travel Blog Post: “Coming to America”
Favorite BookRiot Post: “How Age-Inappropriate Reading Was Appropriate for Me”
Albums On Repeat:
Nothing’s Real by Shura
Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen
White Women by Chromeo
Kick by INXS
Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper
Favorite Live Show: LCD Soundsystem at Lollapalooza was worth wading through the masses of alcohol-poisoned teens.
FILM & TV
Character I Will Channel as I Fight the Trumpocracy: Furiosa
Quote that Best Describes 2016: “Your 20s are all about like hope, and then your 30s are all about realizing how dumb it was to hope” from the movie Don’t Think Twice
Scene I Will One Day Reenact with a Boyfriend/Lover/Sad Sack Friend:
TV Show that I Need People to Get On Board With: Lady Dynamite. I don’t understand why this is difficult.
TV Show that Feels Like Homework: Game of Thrones. Just create a collage of Tyrion’s best lines, please. It’s all I care about.
Total Number of Trips: 8
Favorite Destination: Detroit. (You can fight me on this.)
Travel Anecdote for the Ages: That one time I went to Costa Rica and a freaking hurricane chased me.
Favorite XX, Will Travel Episode: Travel Epiphanies with Jessica Kent
Celebrity Death that Finally Brought Me to Tears: Carrie Fischer, mostly because I can’t imagine what Gary, her French Bulldog, is going through.
Alter Ego that Has Come to Light: Turns out I still have my revolutionary political spirit intact. Bring it, Trump.