My Favorite Things of 2020

Charlene's 2020 in Review

What a year! I only made it through with the following books, music, and TV/movies. These were my light in the darkness.

Favorite Books (no particular order)

  • Discworld Series by Terry Pratchett (special shout out to Witches Abroad)
  • Sabrina & Corina by Kali Fajardo-Anstine
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins-Reid
  • The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey
  • Heavy by Kiese Laymon
  • Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Go Ahead In the Rain by Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin
  • In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow
  • The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
  • The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
  • Death is but a Dream by Christopher Kerr

Favorite Albums and EPs

  • Good to Know by JoJo
  • B7 by Brandy
  • It Was Good Until It Wasn’t by Kehlani
  • Jaguar by Victoria Monet
  • Good News by Megan thee Stallion
  • Mantic by Ro James
  • Honorable Mentions
    • Chilombo (Deluxe) by Jhene Aiko
    • December Baby by JoJo
    • The Rarities by Mariah Carey
    • After the Rain by Yung Baby Tate

Favorite Films (no particular order)

  • Parasite
  • Palm Springs
  • The Prom
  • Premature
  • Black is King
  • On the Record (documentary)

Favorite TV (no particular order)

  • Black Monday (Showtime)
  • What We Do In the Shadows (FX)
  • Cake (FX)
  • I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • The Flight Attendant (HBO)
  • Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)
  • P-Valley (Starz)
  • Truth Seekers (Prime Video)
  • Dark (Netflix)