Songs, links, and books I’ve enjoyed in 2020

December 25, 2020 ☼ writing

2020 was a pretty bleak year. I don’t think there’s any way to sugarcoat that. My memories are often connected to the media I was enjoying at the time. And in a year where time has passed so weirdly, even making this year end list has helped me piece together what exactly has happened this year.

Here’s a collection of my favorite songs, links, and books from this year.

Favorite songs

Avalon Emerson — Long-Forgotten Fairytale

Planet 1999 — Party

1-800 GIRLS — Corners

default genders — checking in with the old gang (ash nerve remix)

Lil Uzi Vert — Myron

bladee — Noblest Strive

A.G. Cook — Silver

21 Savage & Metro Boomin (ft. Drake) — Mr. Right Now

Jessy Lanza — All The Time

bladee & Ecco2k — Girls Just Want To Have Fun

Charli XCX — 7 years

bladee & Mechatok — Sun

ari solus — east bay prince

Shinichi Atobe — Yes

Father — Risotto


Favorite links

The requirement to make it in to this list is simply that I bookmarked it in 2020. Some of this stuff is older than 2020.

There’s a lot of good stuff I read this year that isn’t on this list, so maybe this list is more representative of my ability to remember to bookmark things.

The Store Where Los Angeles Converges nytimes.com

Suspicious discontinuities danluu.com

How I Got My Attention Back craigmod.com

別のスライサーでキャベツの千切り!Cabbage Slicer machine. japanese kitchen gadgets youtube.com

LOWER MIDDLE CLASS & LOVING IT spikeartmagazine.com

A Canvas Made of Pixels claybavor.com

LaCroix Fizzy Water Is Everyone’s Favorite. Nobody Knows What’s In It wsj.com

Whitewood Under Siege cabinetmagazine.org

Plotting patterns in music with a fantasy record player windytan.com


Favorite books

Admittedly, I read the internet a lot more than I read books! Here’s a short list of books from this year.


Here’s hoping that 2021 is a better year for everyone. If you’re able to, I recommend donating to a charity. I’ve personally donated to Oxfam America and Trans Lifeline. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas and holiday season.