It’s been two years since I updated my original Top 3 Picks of Stuff. No one is static in terms of taste and I am especially malleable. Hence this updated list.


  1. John Scalzi*
  2. Kelly Sue DeConnick*
  3. Laini Taylor*


  1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)*
  2. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Random House)*
  3. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit Books)

Graphic Novels

  1. Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson (Boom Box)
  2. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra (Vertigo)*
  3. American Vampire by Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque (Vertigo)*

Television Shows

  1. Parks and Recreation (CBS)*
  2. Westworld (HBO)
  3. Crazy Ex Girlfriend (The CW)


  1. Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (Dogakobo)*
  2. Psycho Pass (Production I.G.)*
  3. Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (Studio Nue)


  1. Wolf Children Ame and Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda and Yu (Orbit)*
  2. Paradise Kiss by Ai Yazawa (Tokyo Pop)*
  3. Arata: the Legend by Yu Watase (Simon & Schuster)*


  1. Speed Racer (Warner Bros Studios)*
  2. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Focus Features)*
  3. Arrival (Paramount Pictures)

Musical Artists

  1. Rie Fu*
  2. Florence + the Machine*
  3. Ramin Djawadi*


  1. The Martian, Harry Gibbson-Williams
  2. The Triplets of Belleville, Benoit Charest*
  3. Noragami, Taku Iwasaki


  1. Risk! (Maximum Fun)*
  2. Pop Culture Happy Hour (NPR)
  3. Welcome to Night Vale (Night Vale Presents)

*Survived from previous list