Best of 2015: Not the Books!

Hey y'all!So Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner does this really cute end-of-the-year wrap-up with all her favorite non-bookish things: music, TV, moments, movies, etc,. I participated last year and had a blast so I wanted to do it again! I love stories, and that can take a lot of different mediums.Recently, I started Tune In on the blog, which covers a lot of my latest media obsessions. I've covered audiobooks, podcasts, and of course, music! So you can always hit that up if you'd like my day-to-day choices in these categories. Without further ado, here's my year:best music 2013

SPRING

Seratonin // Mystery JetsYou and Tequila // Kenny ChesneyBudapest // George EzraSmokestacks // LaylaThat Kind of Man // Florence + the MachineAll I Want // KodalineStop This Train // John MayerHall of Fame // The ScriptLove Me Like You Do // Ellie GouldingWhat a Wonderful World // Louis ArmstrongFirst Day of My Life // Bright EyesWork Song // HozierTrap Queen // Fetty WapBlack Bear // Andrew BelleThinking Out Loud // Ed SheeranEarned It // The WeekndOne Black Sheep // Mat KearneyTalking Body // Tove LoWe Might Be Dead by Tomorrow // SokoGood Day // Nappy RootsO // ColdplayYour Soul // Hippy SabotageBlank Space/Style // Louisa WendorffI'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) // Sleeping at Last

SUMMER

House Party // Sam HuntMango Tree // Zac Brown BandShut Up and Dance // Walk the MoonSkin and Bones // Stu LarsenWay Back When // KodalineHoney I'm Good // Andy GrammerLove Like Ghosts // Lord HuronJust Kids // Mat KearneyCough Syrup // Young the GiantThrough to You // Tyrone WellsShut Up and Dance // WALK THE MOONCassy O // George EzraAmerica's Sweetheart // Elle KingMrs. Jackson // OutkastCall Me // St. Paul & the Broken BonesRecess // SkrillexGood Lovin // LudacrisI Can't Make You Love Me // Bon IverEighteen Cool // Hoodie AllenGhost // Ella HendersonWavin' Flag // K'naanI Need Your Love // ShaggyJordan Belfort // Wes WalkerReflections // MisterwivesHold Back the River // James BayRenegades // X Ambassadors

FALLHypnotic // Zella DayBrand New // Ben RectorShe Doesn't Mind // Sean PaulCherry Wine (Live) // HozierEase My Mind // SkrillexBurning House // CamFind a Way // Nico & VinzI Won't Be Found // The Tallest Man on EarthWasted Time // Vance JoyStay A Little Longer // Brothers OsborneWorth It // Fifth HarmonyHello // AdeleCoffee // Sylvian EssoWhy'd You Only Call Me When You're High? // Arctic MonkeysLandslide // The Dixie ChicksI. Crawl // Childish GambinoWhite Iverson // Post MaloneStressed Out // Twenty One PilotsO Nkosi Yami // St. Moses ChoirCinema Paradiso // European Chamber OrchestraClocks // ColdplayYour Soul // RHODESI See Fire // Ed SheeranTwo Coins // City and Colour2 Heads // Coleman Hell

WINTER

Blood Stutter // Handsome GhostSaint John // Cold War KidsFire Escape // Half Moon RunBitter Sweet Symphony // The VerveRivers and Roads // The Head and the HeartHappy Ever After // Gin WigmoreFeeling Good // Nina SimoneNew Slang // The ShinsThis Head I Hold // Electric GuestDeath with Dignity // Sufjan StevensCome Thou Font of Every Blessing // Craig DuncanOur Love // Nico & VinzValerie // Amy WinehouseSame Old Love // Selena GomezNo One's Here to Sleep // Naughty Boy ft. BastilleWasted // TiëstoI Need a Dollar // Aloe BlaccIntro // the xxWhy iii Love the Moon // Phony PplThe Light // The Album LeafThe Coldest Night // Zero Bedroom ApartmentEasy Love // SigalaMedicine // DaughterHigh Tide // Lemaitre

BIG ONES FOR ME: James Bay, George Ezra, Vance Joy, Hozier, The Head and the Heart, Sufjan Stevens, Lord Huron!

tvBest shows I started watching this year: Okay, this is a little embarrassing. I haven't watched anything this year. The one show is:Scandal: Over winter break, while bedridden with bronchitis, I kind of rediscovered Netflix. I'm not big on Netflix; yeah, I'll watch a movie occasionally, but it's not a priority for me. Scandal is addictive, y'all. It took me way too long to get on this bandwagon.moviesI must be really lame because I haven't seen many movies this year. What's more, I can't remember the last time I went to a movie. I'm sorry? I should get on that. For those of you who will inevitably ask, no, I have not seen Star Wars yet. I'm planning to savor it. I also really want to see The Good Dinosaur.Trainwreck: Honestly, Trainwreck was hilarious. It also had me choked up a few times, so I really enjoyed it.fave-blogs-2013

Brain PickingsLevo LeagueThe Science of UsBarefoot Blonde

ee1. Leather pants - I wear them practically every weekend to work because we have an all-black dress code. I even wear them to school - not so special occasion for me anymore.2. Lemon bars - In the spring, I perfected my recipe and I love having something that's all mine. Very few people in my family can make them as well as I can, and there's something inexplicably soothing about grating lemons and listening to an audiobook for a few hours.3. Sparkling cider - weird, recent obsession? I have an addiction to very berry hibiscus refreshers as well.4. Letter writing - I love writing letters, but this year I've been really dependent on it. My pen pal is just one of the best people I know, and I love both getting his perspective and cathartically getting out my own thoughts.5. Crazy amounts of vitamins - Okay, technically this isn't an addiction. But because my immune system's gotten even worse this year (I didn't know that was possible), I've had to resort to taking about a thousand vitamins over the course of the day as well as daily inhalers. #asthmaBut item-wise and obsession-wise, I think this about covers it.

moments20132015 not the booksI had some good moments this year. If you want a more poetic recap, head on over to the writing blog. For now though, enjoy the pictures. As a reminder, you can check out my personal goings-on during my Day in the Life posts. In any case, I’ll have a few pictures on my Vsco page.

That’s about it! What non-bookish things did y’all discover this year?

 

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