For me, 2021 was a year of increasing challenges. Just when it seemed like things might be looking up, something awful would jump out of the shadows and bring it all back down again. Fiction, especially of the romance and speculative genres, helped me keep my head above water even during the worst of it.
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A list of the 336 short speculative fiction stories I read in 2020.
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A list of the 122 books and 8 comics I read in 2020.
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A list of the 70 movies I watched in 2020. This was a year I spent a lot of time watching nostalgic movies to ease the stress of the pandemic.
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A list of the 44 TV shows and miniseries I watched in 2020.
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“Best Of” lists are so hard to create! I lost count as to how many times I added and removed and added back in books, paring down an original list that was absolutely massive to just thirty. They cover the gamut, from pirates to princesses, dystopian hellscapes to alternate histories, magical realism to folklore retellings, spaceships to aliens, ghosts and gods to witches and werewolves. Compiled by extensive reading and extensively reading reviews, here is my list of best young adult science fiction and fantasy books published in 2020…
The full list is over at Tor.com.
A list of the 41 movies I watched in 2019.
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A list of the 61 TV shows and miniseries I watched in 2019. There’s a nice mix of good, bad, decent, and mediocre.
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A list of the 15 comics and graphic novels I read in 2019.
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This is the final list of the 286 short stories I read in 2019. I launched a new column at Tor.com starting in April spotlighting 10 short stories every month, hence the length of this list. Here are links to each of those mini-reviews: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.
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