What Was Your Favorite ____ of 2023? – Yishun.my.id

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We haven’t had a good roundup of everyone’s favorite ____ of the year in a while! Let’s discuss movies, podcasts, TV shows, books, recipes, and more…

Your 2023 Favorites

Here’s a template for everyone to use…

  • Movies:
  • TV:
  • Podcasts:
  • Books:
  • Recipes:
  • Best purchase under $25:
  • Other:

Kat’s 2023 Favorites

Movies: Barbie (and I hate to say it but the latest Mission Impossible movie was very enjoyable!)

TV: What We Do in the Shadows (season 3 is hilarious), Jury Duty, Strange New Worlds

Books: Personal History: A Memoir; Love, Theoretically; The Hurricane Wars

Recipes: Korean Rice Bowls/Stealth Health, Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi/Stay Fit Mom (from this cookbook), and Peanut Butter Protein Balls/Clare Morrow (We had a LOT of recipe duds this year!)

Best purchase under $25: Well, it’s close — this lightweight throw blanket is super soft and great for summer; some colors are under $30. It’s very similar to this bed blanket that I still love.

Other: Best makeup purchase: Youthforia BYO Blush (stay tuned next year for my review)

Kate’s 2023 Favorites

Movies: Of the movies I actually saw in the theater, Barbie and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves were so much fun.

TV: Beef (Netflix), with the excellent combination of Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, and a ’90s-nostalgia soundtrack

Podcasts: The Retrievals was a horrifying account of a major scandal at Yale’s fertility clinic — and yet another example of the dismissal of women’s pain.

Books: None of the fiction that I read (lots!) came out this year, but for nonfiction, Poverty, By America by Matthew Desmond was an amazing deep dive into poverty in America today.

Best purchase under $25: This window birdfeeder. I got it from a local store (for maybe $17), but here’s one at Amazon that’s similarly affordable, but a little bigger. We have three other feeders, so we mostly bought this one to entertain our cats, which in turns entertains us — humans watching cats watching birds (the circle of liiiiiife).

Other: Not exactly a groundbreaking statement, but I love my Kindle. At the beginning of the year, I bought the smallest, lightest one (a 2022 model) for $120 (and 11 months later, it’s cheaper, grrr). It’s so much better than reading on my phone (surprise surprise), and because it’s not a tablet, I can’t get distracted like I do on my iPhone. (I like this case.)

Readers, what were your favorites of 2023?