Best of 2020

To close out the year, here are some of the things I most enjoyed in 2020! (Find previous years here.) Books Julian of Norwich, Revelations of Divine Love (1373)trans. Fr. John-Julian Swanson OJN (2011) María de Zayas y Sotomayor, Desengaños amorosos (1647) Machado de Assis, The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (1881)trans. Flora Thompson-DeVeaux (2020) Chanel Miller, KnowContinue reading “Best of 2020”

Best of 2018

To close out the year, here are some of the things I most enjoyed in 2018! (Find previous years here.) Books The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative by Rolena Adorno Bad Blood: SecretsContinue reading “Best of 2018”

Best of 2017

As in years past (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), here are some of the things I enjoyed this year (inspired by Eve Tushnet’s annual list). Best non-fiction read for the first time Christian Texts for Aztecs by Jaime Lara: an academic-press glossy-paged wonder of a history that involves feathered sanctuaries and sunburst monstrances and is the coffee-table bookContinue reading “Best of 2017”

Best of 2015

As in years past (best of 2013, best of 2014), I’d like to share some of the things I enjoyed this year, based on Eve Tushnet’s annual list. Best non-fiction read for the first time The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott The Book ofContinue reading “Best of 2015”

Best of 2014

Once again, I’m jumping on Eve Tushnet’s “best-of” train. Here’s the best of the books, movies, etc. I enjoyed this year! I already made a post about the best books I read this year, but I’ll be brief here: the best non-fiction I read this year was David Goldblatt’s The Ball Is Round and theContinue reading “Best of 2014”

Best of 2013

Eve Tushnet has a great series where she posts her favorite books, movies, etc. from each year. I liked her post so much this year I decided to do my own! Best books read for the first time (non-fiction) Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx. This decade-long journalisticContinue reading “Best of 2013”