‘Tis the season for Top 10 lists.

As I have already composed a list of the Top 10 political stories in the Tampa Bay area, allow me to indulge some of my personal favorite experiences in the things I enjoy doing when not writing about politics.

Here are my top books, music and movies for 2017:

Best music albums/moments: 

1 — Tame Impala performing Saturday night, July 30, on Randall’s Island in NYC for the Panorama Festival

2 — Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne singing “Electric Blue” at USF SunDome Sept. 22.

3 — Father John Misty — “Pure Comedy

4 — War on Drugs — “A Deeper Understanding

5 — Hans Zimmer live at Coachella, April 21

6 — The XX — “I See You

7 — Alvvays — “Antisocialites

8 — Sylvan Esso — “What Now

9 — Lana Del Rey — “Lust For Life

Best movie:

1 — “The Shape of Water

2 — “The Florida Project

3 — “Lady Bird

4 — “The Big Sick

5 — “I Am Not Your Negro

6 — “A Ghost Story

7 — “Brad’s Status

8 — “I, Daniel Blake

9 — “Chuck

10 — “Ingrid Goes West

Best Books:

1 — “Sticky Fingers” — Joe Hagan

2 — “Fantasyland” — Kurt Andersen

3 — “Touch” — Courtney Maum

4 — “Mrs. Fletcher” — Tom Perotta

5 — “Shattered” — Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

6 — “Unwanted Advances” — Laura Kipnis

7 — “New People” — Danzy Senza

8 — “The Dinner Party and other stories” — Jonathan Ferris

9 — “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

10 — “The Arrangement” by Sarah Dunn

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