One Year of My Favorite Albums

Here is my list of favorite CDs/Albums of all time. I have decided to list them with no more than one album per artist and no Greatest Hits. I went with 52 Albums-one for each week of the year

Also known as the albums I love to listen to over and over-In no particular order:

Fleetwood Mac /Rumours
The Cars
Genesis /ABACAB
Prince /Purple Rain
The Smiths /Meat is Murder
Eagles /Hotel California
Rush /Moving Pictures
Elton John /Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Electronic
Red Hot Chili Peppers /Californication
Death Cab for Cutie /Plans
Greenday /American Idiot
Boston
ACDC /Back in Black
Pink Floyd /A Momentary Lapse of Reason
The Police /Synchronicity
Beatles /Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
U2 /War
Yes /90125
Paramore /All We Know is Falling
Michael Jackson /Thriller
Madonna
Simple Minds /New Gold Dream
a-Ha /Hunting High and Low
Eric Clapton /August
Van Halen
Styx /The Grand Illusion
Foreigner /4
New Order /Republic
Carolina Liar /Coming to Terms
Linkin Park Meteora
Keane /Under the Iron Sea
Depeche Mode /Violator
Peter Gabriel /So
Jimi Hendrix /Are You Experienced?
INXS /Listen Like Thieves
Journey /Infinity
Kiss /Destroyer
Live /Throwing Copper
Pet Shop Boys /Please
Robert Plant /Now and Zen
Scorpions /Blackout
Smashing Pumpkins /Siamese Dreams
Garth Brooks /No Fences
Soundgarden /Superunknown
The Sundays /Blind
Supertramp /Breakfast in America
Talking Heads /Speaking in Tongues
Shania Twain /Come on Over
Tears for Fears /The Hurting
Toad the Wet Sprocket /Dulcinea
Rolling Stones /Let it Bleed

Let me know what your Year of Albums would look like.

My Favorite Non-Fiction Books

Here are my favorite Non-Fiction books of all time. I could break these up in to lots of categories, but I’m going to go with two lists: fiction and non-fiction. These are my non-fiction favorites all in no particular order, but they are all books that I have rated 5 stars on Goodreads

Non-Fiction:

  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need to Know

  • The Last Lecture Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture

  • Flyboys James Bradley

Flyboys

  • The Devil in the White City Erik Larson

Devil in the White City

  • Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken

  • Manhunt James Swanson

Manhunt

  • The Making of Star Trek Stephen Whitfield

Making of Star Trek

  • Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

  • Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story Paul Arrant, Jr

The Rest of the Story

  • 1776 David McCullough

1776

These are some of my very favorites. What are yours? Let me know your top 10 favorites lists!

My Favorite Fiction Books

Here are my favorite Fiction books of all time. I could break these up in to lots of categories, but I’m going to go with two lists: fiction and non-fiction. My favorite genre is Science Fiction, but I try to read some of every type. My one exception is romance. Like Hip hop in music, it has never interested me. These are my fiction favorites all in no particular order, but they are all books that I have rated 5 stars on Goodreads

Fiction:

  • Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

  • The DaVinci Code Dan Brown

DaVinci Code

  • The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

Kite Runner

  • Charlotte’s Web E.B. White

Charlotte's Web

  • Einstein’s Dreams Alan Lightman

Einstein's Dreams

  • Dune Frank Herbert

Dune

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • The Man in the High Castle Philip K Dick

The Man in the High Castle

  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay Michael Chabon

Kavalier and Clay

These are some of my very favorites. What are yours? Let me know your top 10 favorites lists!

My next list will be Non-Fiction Favorites, so start thinking of your own favorites.