Every year, Oprah Winfrey puts together a list of her favorite things–aptly called “Oprah’s Favorite Things”–that’s meant as a gift guide for everyone. Since this blog is more about books, music, movies, and television rather than ‘things’ (also since the holidays are over,) I thought it might be fun to discuss my favorite media from the past 12 months. As a year, 2013 was pretty good in terms of the big blockbuster films, latest installments of franchises, new television series, music discovery, and delving into new book series.
This year alone I tackled The Maze Runner trilogy, the Percy Jackson series, and A Song of Ice and Fire. According to Spotify, I have 443 tracks on my 2013 playlist, as opposed to 220 songs on the 2012 mix. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch every film I wanted to in theaters, but I saw a majority of them after they were released on DVD. However, I did watch almost every new pilot that aired this year, which is an accomplishment in and of itself. Now it’s time to take a look back at the books, music, movies, and TV shows that I discovered in 2013–all of which I highly recommend.