My favourite books, films, music of 2018

For the seventh year running….here’s what I loved the most in 2018:

1. The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Rhodes)
2. Capital (Marx)
3. Darkness at Noon (Koestler)
4. The Prize (Yergin)
5. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (McCullers)
6. All Things Shining (Dreyfus & Kelly)
7. Jean Monnet, First Statesman of Interdependence (Duchene)
8. Stories of Your Life and Others (Chiang)
9. A Life’s Work (Cusk)
10. What Belongs to You (Greenwell)

Honourable mentions: Just in Time (Hoskyns), Around the Coast in 80 Waves (Bennett), The Value of Everything (Mazzucato), Destined for War (Allison), The Common Thread (Sulston), The Fabric of Reality (Deutsch). Thanks to Demis, Dom and Jeff for the strongest recs this year!

Films (released in UK in 2018):
1. The Square
2. Florida Project
3. Annihilation
4. Leave No Trace
5. Tully
6. I, Tonya
7. Loveless
8. A Prayer Before Dawn
9. Black Panther
10. Revenge

Music (for albums released in 2018 and standout track):
1. Pusha T (If You Know You Know)
2. Chance the Rapper (65th and Ingleside)
3. Anderson .Paak (6 Summers)
4. Jimothy Lacoste (Subway System)
5. Lily Allen (Trigger Bang)
6. Tierra Whack (Pretty Ugly)
7. Kendrick Lamar (X)
8. Cardi B (I Like It)
9. Mitski (Old Friend)
10. Low (Tempest)