Sunday, December 18, 2016

2016 Favorites

Here it is, my annual 'Favorites' entry...

Reads

Favorite book of the year . . . Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Mystery/Thriller . . . The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

Historical fiction . . . Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

Classic . . . Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Unexpected pleasure . . . The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

Author . . . (tie) Robert Bryndza and Angela Marsons

Magazine . . . (tie) New Mexico and Garden & Gun


Listens

Band . . . Kaleo

Artist . . .  Ruby Amanfu

Album . . . Lemonade by Beyonce

Song (tie) . . . "Daddy Lessons" by Beyonce; "Way Down We Go" by Kaleo; and "Stuck in the South" by Adia Victoria

Song rediscovery (tie) . . ."The Story" by Brandi Carlile and "Hot in Herre" by Jenny Owen Youngs

Artist rediscovery . . . R.E.M.

Concert . . . (tie) Mary Fahl (Evening Muse, Charlotte) and Jason Isbell with Amanda Shires and Shovels & Rope (Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte)

North Carolina artist . . . Rhiannon Giddens

Podcast . . . Us & Them


Watches

TV show . . . Queen Sugar

Binge-watch . . . The Man in the High Castle, Season 2


Miscellaneous

Social Network . . . Pinterest

Hobby . . . Postcrossing.com

Vacation spot . . . Santa Fe, New Mexico

Weekend getaway . . . Blowing Rock

Food . . . Korean fried chicken

Restaurant . . . Seoul Food Meat Co (Charlotte, NC)

Beverage . . . Canada Dry Ginger Ale


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