My favourite books, films and videogames in 2017

01 Jan 2018

These were some of my favourite books, films and videogames in 2017. They weren’t necessarily released in 2017, and 2017 wasn’t necessarily the first time I read/watched/played them, but they were all enjoyed in 2017 none the less.

Books

I tended to favour ghost stories, horror and science fiction.

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries’ by Martha Wells

Beauty, Glory, Thrift’ by Alison Tam

The Gods of HP Lovecraft’ by Adam Nevill, Martha Wells, Laird Barron, Bentley Little, Jonathan Maberry, Brett J. Talley, Christopher Golden, Joe R. Lansdale, Seanan McGuire, Rachel Caine

The House of Shatterd Wings’ by Aliette de Bodard

The Phillip K Dick Mega Pack’ by Philip K Dick

The Power’ by Naomi Alderman

Wylding Hall’ by Elizabeth Hand

Films

I watched loads of ghost stories, horror and science fiction films but you’ll see some others too.

Berberian Sound Studio

Bone Tomahawk

Creep

Creep 2

The Forest

From Bedrooms to Billions

Gantz: O

A Ghost Story

Kedi

La La Land

Logan

The Lives of Others

Night Breed

Okja

Pitch Perfect

Prevenge

Quarantine

Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps

Under the Shadow

Whitney: Can I Be Me

Videogames

Initially my preference was for open-ended loot shooters but I switched to adventure games with shorter run-times by the end of the year.

Destiny

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Firewatch

Gone Home

Life is Strange

Journey

Until Dawn