2017 Roundup

I got so much reading done this year – both for Uni and for pleasure. There were so many fantastic LGBTQAI+ and diverse books released this year, and many others that I only discovered this year. I definitely needed them because it has been A Year. Sure Same-Sex Marriage is now legal in Aus, but it doesn’t really feel like a win after all the emotional trauma the plebiscite put me through. I hope everyone got through it ok! I had so many unexpected pitfalls this year, but managed to overcome each and every one, often with help from my many amazing friends and fantastic GF. I am so proud of how far I’ve come this year and I think that the strength I’ve gained both physically and mentally will help in the coming year as I figure out who I am outside of the education system! I have so many plans and finally feel like I am in a place where I am able to accomplish them and also help other’s accomplish theirs. I hope everyone else is proud of their successes this year, even if it was just surviving to see 2018! I’m proud for you! Here’s to a year that was terrible in every sense, but which taught us to find the good things where we can!
Without further ado and, as always, in no particular order, here is my incredibly angsted-over and chopped down top 10 for 2017! Asterisks denote lesbians.

Books

  • The Fifth Season by N.K Jemison
  • Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi
    Lee
  • Notes of a Crocodile* by Qiu Miaojin
  • Echo After Echo* by Amy Rose Capetta
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
  • Strange the Dreamer* by Laini Taylor
  • Juliet Takes a Breath* by Gabby Rivera
  • Beauty Queens* by Libba Bray
  • Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky
    Albertalli

Special mention: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

 

Comics/Anime/Video Games etc

  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm* (Video Game)
  • Doki Doki Literature Club (Video Game)
  • Bitch Planet* (Comic)
  • Nier: Automata (Video Game)
  • Crazyhead (TV Show)
  • Paper Girls* (Comic)
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness* (Manga)
  • Rose of Versailles (Anime)
  • Kase-san and…* (Manga)
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Comic)

Unfortunately I didn’t see enough movies to put them in a list – but how good are Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi?!

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