The Loved List

This page lists books, music, and games that hold a special place in my heart. Everything on the list has either had a lasting emotional impact on me, or changed the way I think in a significant way. A few pieces of media are listed here because I believe they represent the best example of a certain genre or style.

This list is constantly changing. Some things don’t pass the test of time, while others become more important to me as I change and grow as a person. Regardless, this list is a good snapshot of my tastes and interests in the present moment.


  • The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir (currently includes Gideon the Ninth, Harrow the Ninth, and Nona the Ninth)
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • रेत समाधि by Geetanjali Shree
  • This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • वे दिन by Nirmal Verma


  • Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City by Kendrick Lamar
  • Puberty 2 by Mitski
  • Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides by SOPHIE
  • All four Run the Jewels albums (includes Run the Jewels 1, Run the Jewels 2, Run the Jewels 3, and Run the Jewels 4)
  • Cancer 4 Cure by El-P
  • Both albums by 100 gecs (includes 1000 gecs and 10,000 gecs)
  • Nonagon Infinity by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen
  • The Eminem Show by Eminem
  • SAWAYAMA by Rina Sawayama

Video Games

  • Night in the Woods by Infinite Fall and Secret Lab
  • Diablo Ⅱ by Blizzard North
  • Hades by Supergiant Games
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf by Nintendo EAD
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked by Atlus and Career Soft
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening by Intelligent Systems
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 by Chris Sawyer
  • Control by Remedy Entertainment
  • Disco Elysium by ZA/UM