Recommendations of 2020

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic


These are not in any kind of order. These aren’t even things that have been published this year, necessarily. These are just things I read, listened to or watched during the year that I liked. Try these out if you’re interested or just find yourself bored with nothing to do.

1. Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. It’s the first book of the series about Thomas Cromwell, the chief minister to Henrik VIII. I know, sounds ridiculously boring, but it’s the best book I’ve read this year. I have yet to read the second book because I can’t get it from the library yet, but I loved this first one. It’s published in 2009, so not a new book, but for a historical book, it’s amazingly interestingly written.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Again, an old book. I know. I ended up reading it because my dad gave it to me. He used to read a lot to me as a kid. He read this book to me as well when I was around 8 years old. I’ve read it like, 5 years ago myself but I barely remembered it anymore. And hey, it fit the summer this year, right? Besides, it’s a classic book. If you haven’t read it, you should.

3. Sex education (Netflix). I watched this while in hospital and it’s just two seasons of awkward randomness. Nothing serious, just teenagers talking about sex. It’s funny, easy-going and a good way to get your mind away from serious things.

4. Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin. Fun fact you might not have known about me is I used to watch anime a few years back. Again, this isn’t a new anime by any means, but the manga is coming to an end and the final anime season just kicked off this month. I had forgotten how much I used to love that show back in secondary school. I couldn’t have imagines how crazy the plot gets but it is one of those animes you must watch if you’re going to watch anime. Plus, the soundtrack is great. Plus 2.0, short people are badass, so this anime makes me feel good about myself.

5. The Plot Against America (HBO). This is a kind of alternative history series set in WWII, but it’s not that hard to imagine it happen in today’s world. It tells a story about a Jewish family in New Jersey when a populist, kind of anti-Semite-ish guy is elected as the president. I hope there is a second season as well, but the first one grasps the now in an interesting way we don’t want to happen in real life.

6. Da 5 Bloods (Netflix). Number one reason why I watched this movie? Jasper Pääkkönen. Number two I watched this movie? Jasper Pääkkönen making fun of Trump and speaking Finnish and saying what we’ve all thought the past four years. Fucking Americans. No, but seriously, this movie tells about a couple of black guys returning to Vietnam to look for gold and their dead buddy’s remains. Kind of like BlacKKKlansman, this movie is ridiculously easy to understand in today’s world. And seriously. I will never get tired of Europeans fucking with Americans because you guys elected a shitty clown for a president. Sorry for that, it’s not personal, we just love fucking with you.

7. Wake up, Sunshine by All Time Low.  One of my favourite bands since I was 13. To be honest, this is a happy album. First time I listed to it wholly was in April when I could drive again and was picking up my cousin from where he lives about an hour away. One of the nicest trips I made this year because yes, in 2020 being able to drive alone for an hour and listen to music from a band that brings back memories was considered an amazing trip. Gosh, I love driving alone and just chilling.


Submitted: December 31, 2020

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hullabaloo22

A really varied list there, helmu. You obviously put a lot of thought into your selection.

Thu, December 31st, 2020 8:20pm

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