Thanks to insomnia and freelancing from home for the past year, I have an abundance of time. As such, I have consumed much of the media in my backlog, and am in search of more. If you tell me to read it, watch it, or listen to it, I will. Please give me one recommendation for each category, if possible (novels, non-fiction, music, television, and movie).
I will report back on each piece once I have finished it. Please note that due to a minor reading disorder, I am a very slow reader (I read at the pace one would read aloud). To enhance enjoyment and retention, I do not employ any speed reading tactics to my pleasure reading, so it may take me some time to report back on any recommended books.
I am willing, even eager, to try things outside of my usual tastes, with only a few exceptions such as 1)war-heavy content (fiction and non-fiction alike) that focus on battles, and 2) blatant bigotry and/or misogyny (beyond what would be a given the time and place the piece was created).
Novels [No more submissions at this time] - Who Fears Death; The Craft Sequence series (any of the first three); The Plot Against America; The Three Body Problem; Awoken; Kamisu Reina; Malazan Book of the Fallen; Kwaidain
Non-Fiction [No more submissions at this time] - Whipping Girl; In a Sunburned Country; American Revolutions
Music - Missy Higgins; Splendor & Misery by clipping; Dark Was The Yearling by The Bones of JR Jones; Lamp; Oathbreaker Rheia; Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit by Courtney Barnett; Swoon by Silversun Pickups
TV [Live action preferred.] - Cleverman; Kemono Friends; All Out!; Borgen
Film - He Died with a Felafel in His Hand; Searching for Sugar Man; Linda Linda Linda; In the Heat of the Sun; Swing Girls; Kwaidain; Moonlight; The Strangers; Little Forest: Summer/Autumn; Little Forest: Winter/Spring; Sing Street;