The Lazy Genius Collective

Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

Kendra's 15 All-Time Favorites in Everything

A members-only exclusive list for The Lazy Genius Collective. 

TV Shows (Half-Hour)

  1. 30 Rock
  2. The Office
  3. Arrested Development
  4. Parks and Rec
  5. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  6. Everybody Loves Raymond
  7. Veep
  8. Bob's Burgers
  9. The Mindy Project
  10. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  11. Seinfeld
  12. Modern Family
  13. The Office (British version)
  14. Friends
  15. The Grinder

TV Shows (One-Hour)

  1. Sherlock
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. LOST
  4. The Hour
  5. Breaking Bad
  6. Downton Abbey
  7. Gilmore Girls
  8. Parenthood
  9. ER
  10. Pushing Daisies
  11. Broadchurch
  12. Orphan Black
  13. Friday Night Lights
  14. Luther
  15. Daredevil

Movies I Can Watch Again and Again

  1. Sense and Sensibility (all-time favorite movie ever)
  2. Little Miss Sunshine
  3. Pride and Prejudice (the Kiera Knightly version)
  4. While You Were Sleeping
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. The Bourne Series (yes, all three)
  7. Crazy Stupid Love
  8. Away We Go
  9. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  10. The Hunger Games Series
  11. The Oceans Trilogy
  12. Dan In Real Life
  13. About Time
  14. The Fugitive
  15. The Avengers

"Films"

  1. Road to Perdition
  2. A Beautiful Mind
  3. Driving Miss Daisy
  4. The Patriot
  5. Gladiator
  6. Shawshank Redemption
  7. Crazy Heart
  8. Persuasion
  9. The Town
  10. Inception
  11. 12 Years a Slave
  12. Argo
  13. The Departed
  14. Whiplash
  15. Dead Poets Society

Old Movies (Pre-1965)

  1. The Philadelphia Story
  2. All About Eve
  3. Rear Window
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird
  5. Dial M for Murder
  6. Casablanca
  7. North by Northwest
  8. The Sound of Music
  9. Arsenic and Old Lace
  10. Roman Holiday
  11. Mary Poppins
  12. The King and I
  13. The Night of the Hunter
  14. Rebecca
  15. The Little Foxes

Fiction Books

  1. Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis
  2. The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
  3. The Wingfeather Saga Series - Andrew Peterson
  4. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  5. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  6. The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  7. The Hunger Games Series - Suzanne Collins
  8. Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery
  9. Me Before You - Jojo Reyes
  10. The Secret Keeper - Kate Morgan
  11. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  12. The Nightingale - Kristen Hannah
  13. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
  14. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
  15. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Series - Stieg Larsson

Non-Fiction Books

Not in order because they're all so different and that's impossible:

  • A Million Little Ways - Emily P. Freeman (life, creativity)
  • Bossypants - Tina Fey (funny memoir)
  • Essentialism - Greg McKeown (business-y)
  • How to Cook Everything - Mark Bittman (cookbook)
  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home - Jeni Britton Bauer (cookbook)
  • Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me - Ian Morgan Cron (memoir)
  • Linchpin - Seth Godin (business-y)
  • Simply Tuesday - Emily P. Freeman (life)
  • The Everlasting Meal - Tamar Adler (cookbook-ish)
  • The Flavor Bible - Andrew Dorenburg and Karen A. Page (cookbook-ish)
  • The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls (memoir)
  • The Nesting Place - Myquillin Smith (life, home)
  • Thinkertoys - Michael Michalko (business-y, creativity)
  • Why Not Me? - Mindy Kaling (funny memoir)
  • Yes Please - Amy Poehler (funny memoir)

Musical Artists

In no particular order: 

  • Andrew Peterson
  • Andy Gullahorn
  • Ben Howard
  • David Ramirez
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Imogen Heap
  • James Taylor
  • Jill Phillips
  • Noah Gunderson
  • Liza Anne
  • Matt Pond
  • Nickel Creek
  • The Oh Hellos
  • Patty Griffin
  • The Weepies

Entire Albums I Listen To On a Regular Basis

In no particular order:

  • 21 - Adele
  • Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
  • Carry the Ghost - Noah Gunderson
  • Ceremonials - Florence & The Machine
  • Cleopatra - The Lumineers
  • Eastmountainsouth - Eastmountainsouth
  • Ellipse - Imogen Heap
  • Holding On To Love - Aaron Krause
  • Living With Ghosts - Patty Griffin
  • O - Damien Rice
  • Pure Heroine - Lorde
  • Range of Light - S. Carey
  • Ready This Time - Stacy Lantz
  • Strict Joy - The Swell Season
  • The Family Tree: Roots - Radical Face
  • Underneath the Stars - Kate Rusby

Podcasts

In no particular order:

  • Criminal
  • How Did This Get Made?
  • Mystery Show
  • Off Camera with Sam Jones
  • Popcast
  • Reply All
  • Seamwork Radio
  • Serial
  • Spilled Milk
  • StartUp Podcast
  • Surprisingly Awesome
  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast
  • This American Life
  • Tiny Desk Concerts
  • You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes