Year in Review 2015

An incomplete series of lists detailing what I wrote, built, read, and watched in 2015. I also wrote a more ~real~ reflection of my year on Medium.

Projects Completed:

Things Written:

Medium posts

Medium publications

Blog posts

Knight Lab


Things Built:


North by Northwestern


Books Read:

52 total

  1. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In The Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
  2. Beyond News: The Future of Journalism by Mitchell Stephens
  3. These Days by Jack Cheng
  4. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  5. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  6. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  7. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  8. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  9. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  10. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  11. You Are One of Them by Elliott Holt
  12. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  13. Beyond the Pleasure Principle by Sigmund Freud
  14. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  15. Every Day Is for the Thief by Teju Cole
  16. Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
  17. Naked by David Sedaris
  18. Mobile First by Luke Wroblewski
  19. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  20. Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon
  21. The Night of the Gun by David Carr
  22. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  24. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  25. The Martian by Andy Weir
  26. Emotional Design by Donald A. Norman
  27. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  28. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
  29. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  30. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  31. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  32. Pastoralia by George Saunders
  33. The Remains of the Day by Kazoo Ishiguro
  34. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  35. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  36. Light in August by William Faulkner
  37. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
  38. Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia’s City of Steel by John Scott
  39. The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna
  40. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
  41. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  42. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  43. Designing for Emotion by Aaron Walter
  44. The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life by Amy Tan
  45. The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White
  46. The Information Diet by Clay Johnson
  47. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  48. Cadence & Slang by Nick Disabato
  49. Design Is a Job by Mike Monteiro
  50. Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
  51. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
  52. HTML5 for Web Designers by Jeremy Keith

TV Shows Watched (aired in 2015):

  • Master of None (season 1)
  • Jessica Jones (season 1)
  • Jane the Virgin (seasons 1-2)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (seasons 2-3)
  • Arrow (season 3-4)
  • Parks and Recreation (season 7)
  • The Flash (seasons 1-2)
  • Daredevil (season 1)
  • Orange is the New Black (season 3)
  • Broad City (seasons 1-2)
  • Bob’s Burgers (seasons 5-6)
  • Empire (season 1)
  • How to Get Away with Murder (seasons 1-2)
  • Scandal (half of season 4)
  • Fresh Off the Boat (half of season 1)
  • Archer (seasons 1-6)
  • Community (half of season 6)
  • Mad Men (seasons 1-7)
  • Silicon Valley (season 1-2)
  • Mr. Robot (season 1)
  • Game of Thrones (almost all of season 5)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (season 1)
Written on January 2, 2016