Some time in the coming week I’m going to sit down and think about my annual lists – favourite books of the year, best events, music and the like. Casting around, I know a lot of people who do this, and the newspapers will shortly be filling up their columns with lists from the great, the good, and the merely known.
Here are my categories:
Best poetry collections
Best single poems
Best poem I’ve written this year (for a given value of ‘best’)
Favourite non-poetry books
Best musical discoveries
Favourite place of the year
Best events I’ve attended
Favourite people of the year – that’s real people, people I’ve met
Best TV series
No films – I haven’t been to a cinema this year. Similarly, no concerts. I only saw one play, so I can’t really call it ‘best’.
Anyone care to join me ? What would your annual lists look like?