Favorite and Memorable Reads of 2018

My Brother's Husband Vol. 2 by Gengoroh Tagame

My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh TagameMy Brother’s Husband
by Gengoroh Tagame
Genre: LGBT
Medium: Manga
Yaichi meets his brother’s husband for the first time and begins to question how he viewed his brother’s lifestyle.  This manga gives insight into Japanese life and culture and how homosexuality is viewed and treated.

Vengeful by V.E. SchwabVicious by V.E. SchwabVicious and Vengeful
by V. E. Schwab
Genre: SciFi
Medium: Book
Schwab introduces powerful characters in both books with complex and terrifying abilities.  Some of these characters just want to live, while others are looking to use their abilities for something far more sinister.



Sabrina by Nick Drnaso

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
Genre: Fiction
Medium: Comic
After Sabrina’s disappearance, rumors and fake news are flying around questioning those close to Sabrina.  This brings to light the dangers of following and spreading rumors in the wake of tragedy.





We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson and Narrated by Gibson Grazier
Genre: LGBT
Medium: Audiobook
Being abducted by aliens is not a new thing for Henry Denton.  But what is new is the decision the aliens present Henry with: should Earth be destroyed.  With only 144 until the earth is destroyed, Henry must make his decision while grappling with his boyfriend’s suicide, family struggles, and the constant bullying at school.


Saga Volume 9 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Genre: SciFi
Medium: Comic
Saga
follows the story of a family in the middle of an intergalactic war.  Marko and Alana were soldiers from opposite sides of a war.  Their relationship and their child outrages both sides of the war, and as a result this family is constantly on the run.  This space opera spans many issues, including LGBT rights, fake news, and the politics of war.  After Volume 9 released in 2018, the series has been on hiatus.

 

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Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)
by Makoto Shinkai
Music by Redwimps
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Medium: Movie, Manga, and Book
Taki lives in the bustling city of Tokyo.  Mitsuha lives in the rural town of Itomori.  They have never met but their lives slowly intertwine through their dreams.  They learn that there is a reason that their lives are connected, and that they will stop at nothing to remember each other’s names.

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