Best of 2017

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I was contemplating not making a list of my favorites this year, but a) I looooove lists and b) I enjoy looking back at them, so here we go.

Favorite books of 2017, in chronological order because I can’t be arsed to pick favorites among my favorites. All of these are novels, unless stated otherwise.

  • A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote (three short stories)
  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (graphic novel)
  • Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest (poetry; available on Spotify)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  • The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (short story)
  • Thud! by Terry Pratchett
  • Çalıkuşu by Reşat Nuri Güntekin
  • No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay (poetry, also the only 2017 book that made it to my Favorites shelf on Goodreads)
  • The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (play)
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Favorite albums, in no order, mostly, except for the first 5.

  • Lea Michele – Places
  • Hey Violet – From the Outside
  • All Time Low – Last Young Renegade
  • Sarah Close – Caught Up
  • Taylor Swift – Reputation
  • Betty Who – The Valley
  • Halsey – hopeless fountain kingdom
  • John Mayer – The Search for Everything
  • Paramore – After Laughter
  • Imagine Dragons – Evolve
  • P!nk – Beautiful Trauma
  • The Maine – Lovely Little Lonely
  • Ed Sheeran – Divide
  • Harry Styles – Harry Styles

Movies & TV, once again, in no order because it’s not like there’s a lot to begin with.

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Rick and Morty
  • Star Trek: Discovery (also a general shout-out to Bryan Fuller)
  • Stranger Things
  • Doctor Who
  • Marvel’s The Punisher
  • Wonder Woman
  • Logan
  • La La Land
  • Atomic Blonde
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Best of 2016

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I wasn’t planning on writing anything this year, but in the end decided to compile a quick list, just for myself, with no explanations. It was quite a nice year for me media-wise, with comic books, Hamilton and MCU dominating most of it. Also it’s so easy to forget by the end of the year all the things you loved at the beginning of it, jeez.

Books

10 // The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

9 // The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

8 // The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

// Fables (vol.1-4) by Bill Willingham

6 // Au bonheur des ogres by Daniel Pennac

5 // A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

4 // Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

3 // Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

2 // Preacher by Garth Ennis

1 // Hawkeye by Matt Fraction

Music

16 // Little Mix

15 // Gabrielle Aplin

14 // Lauren Aquilina

13 // One Direction

12 // BTS

11 // Hedley

10 // TWICE

9 // The 1975

8 // Florence + The Machine

7 // Sara Bareilles

6 // All Time Low

5 // Panic! at the Disco

4 // Halsey

3 // New Politics

2 // Daughter

1 // Hamilton

Movies / TV

1 // Marvel Cinematic Universe (all movies + Daredevil, Agent Carter s1)

2 // Moana

3 // Deadpool

4 // Pride and Prejudice (1995 mini-series)

5 // Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

6 // Star Trek Beyond

7 // Arrival

8 // Clueless

9 // Monty Python and the Holy Grail

10 // Teen Wolf (but it’s No. 1 in my heart forever and ever and ever okay)