I am such a sucker for “best of” year end rankings. Even though I go see exactly 1 or 2 new movies a year, I read all of the year-end lists like a film devotee. Admittedly, I’m not a culture critic but I do like my books and my shows so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites from the year with you, my dear readers. This is highly subjective, completely personal, and a great joy to me.
I look forward to hearing your favourites in the comments!
5 6 Favourite Non-Fiction Books
I tried – really! – to keep this to 5 books but it could not be done. (My first attempt at this list had 14 books.)
The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper
Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World by Osheta Moore
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World by Kelley Nikondeha
My 5 Favourite Fiction Books
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Break by Katherena Vermette
Sing Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Glass Houses (Inspector Gamache #13) by Louise Penney
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
My Favourite Movie
Is this a big surprise? Wonder Woman
My 5 Favourite Album
My Favourite Television Shows
Doctor Who: The Tenth Series (of course)
Anne (in the States, it’s called Anne with an E)
My Favourite Doctor Who Episode
Of course this show gets its own category. On the record: perhaps the best series of Doctor Who ever. Twelfth Doctor might have replaced Tenth Doctor in my heart. Someone notify the Queen.
My Favourite Knitting Patterns
My Most Popular 2017 Blog Posts
I know I didn’t blog much this year – most of my energy has gone into book writing, preaching, and even my e-newsletter. But even so, it was another good year around the old blog and I’m grateful.
My Most Liked Facebook Posts
Powerful men who think they own women and are entitled to them isn’t exactly exclusive to Hollywood. I hear from a lot of women who met their Harvey Weinstein in a church office or at a youth event or at bible college.…
My Top Instagram Pic
Followed by That Time We Met the Pope
My Favourite Way to Communicate with You, Dear Readers
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