hello 2020 goodbye 2019

Well. Finally, it’s December 31st. The year is almost over, the day is almost done, tomorrow is a new year, a new day. We start over, but what we learned and experienced this year will stick with us. With that in mind, here are my top movies, books, and music from 2019.


  1. The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan (series)
  2. Unwind, Neal Shusterman (series)
  3. Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson (trilogy)
  4. The Dip, Seth Godin
  5. Total Money Makeover, Dave Ramsey

I know I cheated by adding series to the list, but it would be nigh impossible to pick my favorite book from those. The Wheel of Time series is long, at 14 books, but my top series of all time, followed closely by Unwind and Mistborn. I read a lot in the first half of the year, then dropped off a ton in the second half. The Dip and Total Money Makeover are nonfiction books that changed my view on projects and finance, respectively. 10/10 would recommend all of these on my list to you guys for 2020.


  1. Perception, NF (album)
  2. The Search, NF (album)
  3. High Hopes, Panic! At The Disco
  4. Blurryface, Twenty One Pilots (album)
  5. Stones, Social Club Misfits
  6. Clarity, Andy Mineo (honorable mention)

The top two here are pretty much tied as 1A and 1B. Perception was a life changer for 2018 and much of 2019, but once NF released The Search in July, that quickly overtook Perception. Each album is full of great songs, and by picking just one to go on this list I would be ignoring the rest of the album that’s equally as amazing. Either way, you owe it to yourself to listen to all of these songs.


  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Stranger Things
  3. Ford v Ferrari
  4. Ad Astra
  5. The Mandalorian

I could honestly give a top 10 for this category. Only listing 5 leaves off great movies such as Spider-Man: Far From Home or…Cats? Okay maybe not 10. Either way, there were a lot more than 5 movies and shows I watched in 2019, and a lot of them probably deserved to be on this list. There’s a Nancy Drew show that captured my attention, as well as Manifest, which didn’t make this list simply because most of Season 1 was in 2018.

Let me know your favorites down below! What did you love about 2019? What are you excited for in 2020?

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