Top 20 of 2020

So many thought pieces about 2020. What a year it was. I won’t offer much more commentary, but below is my “Best of the Year” list. They are in no particular order. I rarely choose 20 “top” pieces in one year but with it being 2020, I couldn’t resist. Everything below is worth your time.

Music

Forever Amen - Steffany Gretzinger

Maverick City Volume 3 - Maverick City

Little Voice - Little Voice (Season 1 Cast)

The Pandemic Project - Tobe Nwigwe

Love Goes - Sam Smith

Apart - Leon

Flim (I have not yet seen Nomadland which I feel probably would have made this list)

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Boys State

Palm Springs

Sound of Metal

Promising Young Woman

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Books (these are the favorite books I read this year, though not necessarily published this year)

Garden City - John Mark Comer (2015)

Curationism - David Balzer (2014)

Stamped from the Beginning - Ibram X. Kendi (2016)

Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson (2014)

Twenty-one Truth About Love - Matthew Dicks (2019)

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottlieb (2019)

Television**

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

*I also re-watched Mad Men this year and I stand by my opinion that it is one of the greatest-written shows of all time.