Another year is wrapping up – but more than that, so is another decade.

I know everyone is writing about the Best of the ‘10s, and I enjoy each and every one of these lists. I’m a fan of pop culture and I have a blog, so why shouldn’t I do something similar? But here’s the thing – sometimes I don’t catch every piecet of brilliant media out there. I’ve still got stuff on my TBR and TBW lists from both the past year and the past decade, so forgive me if I miss mentioning something; I’m trying to catch up!

For now, here are the things that entertained and inspired me during the ‘10s. And as the decade draws to a close, I’ll continue to play catch-up. If there’s something I failed to list which you think was absolutely amazing, please let me know in the comments so I can enjoy it later.

My favorites for 2010-2019 (in no particular order)


  • Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  • My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  • Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Changeling by Victor LaValle
  • Seed by Ania Ahlborn
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Kill Creek by Scott Thomas
Short Story Collections
  • And Her Smile Will Untether The Universe by Gwendolyn Kiste
  • We Live Inside Your Eyes by Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Ravenous Ghosts by Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias
  • Till The Score is Paid by Gemma Amor
  • Blood Drops by WB Welch
  • I Can Taste the Blood by John F.D. Taff, Josh Malerman, Erik T. Johnson, J. Daniel Stone, Joe Schwartz
  • Sefira and Other Betrayals by John Langan
  • Ashes and Entropy (Anthology, including Tim Waggoner, Erinn L. Kemper, Nadia Bulkin, Max Booth III, Jon Padgett, Damien Angelica Walters, Lynne Jamneck, Nate Southard, Matthew B. Hare, Jessica McHugh, Fiona Maeve Geist, Autumn Christie, Greg Sisco, John Langan, Kristi DeMeester, Lisa Mannetti, Laird Barron, Matthew M. Bartlett, Wendy Nikel, Lucy A. Snyder, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy, Paul Michael Anderson)
  • And Hell Followed (Anthology, including Sam West, Chris Miller, Christine Morgan, Wile E. Young, Patrick C. Harrison III, John Wayne Comunale, James Watts, Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason, K. Trap Jones, Wrath James White, C. Derick Miller, Mark Deloy, Delphine Quinn, Cody Higgins, Richard Raven, Jeff Strand)
  • The Witch
  • Joker
  • Parasite
  • Melancholia
  • Midsommar
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Black Swan
  • Get Out
  • A Star is Born
  • Marriage Story
TV Shows
  • Game of Thrones
  • Westworld
  • True Detective (season 1)
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Outlander
  • Dark
  • Stranger Things
  • The Expanse
  • The Witcher
Limited Series/Miniseries/Anthology
  • The Haunting of Hill House
  • Sharp Objects
  • Chernobyl
  • Good Omens
  • Alias Grace
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Black Mirror
  • American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson
  • American Horror Story (Seasons 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock
Video Games
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • Red Dead Redemption
Music – Favorite Artist & Album
  • 1989 (Taylor Swift) & [honorable mention, Ryan Adams (1989) cover album]
  • 21 (Adele)
  • A Star is Born Soundtrack (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
  • Same Trailer Different Park (Kacey Musgraves)
  • Unorthodox Jukebox (Bruno Mars)
  • In the Lonely Hour (Sam Smith)
  • Night Visions (Imagine Dragons)
  • Born to Die (Lana Del Rey)
  • Fear Inoculum (Tool)
  • Ghosteen (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
(+Countless single songs by other artists…an impossible area to narrow down!)