2015 Favorites

With just over a week of the year to go, I think it’s a good time to share my favorites of the year.  Unfortunately I didn’t read as many books or see as many movies as I wanted to, but I saw enough to have to think about which ones were my favorites.  And I’m just letting everyone know now that, no I haven’t seen Mockingjay Part 2 or Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, so neither of those are on my favorites.

Anyway, let’s get to what did make my favorites of 2015 list!

favorites of 2015

Favorite Book: taking chances molly mcadams

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

This book was definitely the highlight fictional read of the year.  The story was one that kept me entranced for hours and I could not stop turning the page.  There were parts that I wasn’t fond of, of course, but overall it’s a great book and worth a read.  I actually reviewed it earlier this year, but be warned… there are spoilers!!

descendants-posterFavorite Movie:

Disney’s Descendants

I know, it’s a Disney movie… but you have to admit that the thought of Disney’s most feared villains having kids of their own that get the chance to escape their island prison and take over the world is pretty interesting.  Of course, you’d have to watch the movie to see what happens.  The songs are catchy, too catchy, but overall they’re great songs and the performances were good.  This is definitely a movie for any Disney fan (review here).

Favorite Song:

Flawless – MercyMe

I know this song came out last year, but since I discovered it this year… it’s a 2015 song for me.  This song was one that I fell in love with the first time I heard it on the radio and is often on repeat, especially in my head.  It’s definitely a go-to song for when I’m tired at work and need to sing a song to keep myself awake.  And let’s not forget how inspirational this song is!

Favorite TV Show:

S2posterYoung & Hungry

Season 2 of this show definitely brought more laughs and awkward situations for the characters and it was one that I enjoyed.  Of course, season 2 was longer than the first so there was more to enjoy.  This is a show I recommend checking out (it’s on Netflix) and I can’t wait for season 3 to premiere in February!

Favorite App: forest app icon

Forest

It’s a simple app – you set the time that you want to stay focused for and let your tree grow.  It prevents you from opening other apps on your phone because if you do, your tree dies.  It’s not only great for productivity, but even for when you’re out to dinner with friends and don’t want to be constantly on your phone (review here).

Favorite YouTube Video: 

Justin Timberlake Medley by Kurt Hugo Schneider (performed by Victoria Justice & Max Schneider)

This video is my second favorite to Kurt’s Pokemon Remix video, but definitely my favorite of 2015.  First of all, it’s all one take!  That isn’t easy to pull off, but Kurt always manages to pull it off in the end and the videos are simply amazing.  Of course I love the Segway element (that couldn’t have made filming easy), but what I love the most is that it’s a Justin Timberlake medley and they made sure to include a few *NSync songs!  YouTuber video of the year y’all.

Favorite Blog:

Tipsy Writer

It’s hard to choose a favorite blog, especially when I follow so many of them, but I have to choose Tipsy Writer because it’s very relatable and applicable for anyone who reads it.  Megan posts lists of tips for everyday things such as dealing with stress or why journaling is good for you.  She even throws in some interesting facts posts that can teach you something you hadn’t known about, say, Christmas.  I’m definitely happy that I came across her blog this year and can’t wait to see what she has planned for the new year.

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So those are my favorites of 2015.  It has been a great year and it isn’t over yet, but I’m still looking forward to what 2016 has in store!

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