My favorite things

Last revised 2014

Lists are in alphabetical order, not by rank of preference
Particularly in the case of books, these were all favorites at the time I read them; I don't necessarily remember many details about them now. The same is true with movies and episodes from TV shows.



Other pages in the biography section:

Lists of favorite things
Favorite quotes
Random things
Vocabulary I use

Books

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare
  • Beggars in Spain, Nancy Kress
  • Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
  • Captivating, John and Stasi Eldredge
  • The Fault In Our Stars, John Green
  • Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  • Harry Potter (#4, 6, and 7), J.K. Rowling
  • His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass), Philip Pullman
  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
  • Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins
  • I Am Number Four series, Pittacus Lore
  • If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, John Ortberg
  • The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons
  • Job
  • Luke
  • Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs
  • More Information Than You Require, John Hodgman
  • My √Āntonia, Willa Cather
  • O Pioneers!, Willa Cather
  • The Rosie Project, Graeme C. Simsion
  • Running Out of Time, Margaret Peterson
  • The Shack, William P. Young
  • Star Wars Grand Admiral Thrawn trilogy, Timothy Zahn
  • Stiff, Mary Roach
  • Surprise Me, Terry Esau
  • The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Rabbi Harold Kushner
  • The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman

Movies

  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Chicken Run
  • Chocolat
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Divergent
  • Ever After
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Freaky Friday
  • Finding Nemo
  • For Richer or Poorer
  • Hanna
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Harry Potter
  • Harvey
  • The Help
  • The Hunger Games
  • Inception
  • The Incredibles
  • The Last Song
  • Lemony Snicket
  • Letters to Juliet
  • Lost In Space
  • Maleficent
  • Mean Girls
  • Minority Report
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • National Treasure
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pooh
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Saved!
  • Serenity
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Stardust
  • Star Wars
  • Super 8
  • Tangled
  • The Terminal
  • The Time Machine
  • Transformers 1
  • True Grit (Coen Brothers' version)
  • Waterworld
  • Wreck-it Ralph
  • Xmen Movies

Music



Taylor Swift, no contest.



Oh, but a few others I enjoy, also:

  • Addison Road
  • Bethany Dillon
  • Britt Nicole
  • Dan Rodriguez
  • David Crowder Band
  • Enya
  • Hannah Montana
  • Jessie Daniels
  • Joy Williams
  • Kurt Prond
  • Lights
  • Loreena McKennitt
  • Mat Kearney
  • Michelle Tumes
  • Nate Bergengren
  • Owl City
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Rebecca St. James
  • Perry and the Poorboys
  • Stacie Orrico
  • Taylor Wilson
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Two Steps From Hell

Musicals

  • Aida
  • Bat Boy
  • Wicked

Television

  • Arrested Development
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Boy Meets World
  • Chuck
  • Dilbert
  • Doctor Who (new series)
  • Film Riot
  • Firefly
  • Joan of Arcadia
  • Lost
  • Lost in Space
  • The Mole
  • Mythbusters
  • Quantum Leap
  • Roswell
  • Seven Days
  • Sherlock
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Wildfire
  • Xena: Warrior Princess