One Book, One Movie, and One Album That I Think Everyone Should Read, Watch, and Hear
This list is nearly impossible to write. So at the bottom will be a list of other books, movies, and albums that were fighting for their spot.
- •Book: Being Mortal- Atul GawandeIt's all about end of life care within the medicinal system and the acceptance of death as a natural part of life. I'm thankful at twenty years old to still have both parents and all four of my grandparents, I've experienced little death in my life and this book opened my eyes to what I should be expecting to see in the coming years. Favourite quote form it: "Death, of course, is not a failure. Death is normal. Death may be the enemy, but it is also the natural order of things."
- •Movie: The Place Beyond The PinesI'm a major Gosling fan, especially darker film Gosling. This isn't a happy movie in the slightest, it's heartbreaking. It showcases that the sins of the father (any authority figure really) affect the next generation and, in turn, come back to affect the father.
- •Album: 808s and Heartbreaks- Kanye WestI am a major Kanye fan. I was in middle school when this album was released. It was the first Kanye album I listened to in its entirety, really the first Kanye I listened past whenever Stronger was being played on the radio. I don't know if it's my favourite simply because I truly love the sound and feel of it or if the nostalgia of it being my first Kanye album affects that. Either way, it's a beautifully crafted album which showcases the immense amount of pain that Kanye was dealing with.
- •Books that didn't make the list but nearly did:Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, The Sunshine Kid by Harry Baker, and Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- •Movies that didn't make the list but nearly did:Breakfast at Tiffany's (I love Audrey and this is my favourite movie of all time.), The Elephant Man, Warrior (especially if you have siblings), and Dead Peots Society
- •Albums that didn't make the list but nearly did (avoiding many of the classics):The Colour in Everything- James Blake, TPAB- Kendrick Lamar, Hamilton, and Something More than Free- Jason Isbell among many other wonderful albums.