Let’s Talk About 2022

It’s been a while, but I thought before the year ends, I just have to talk about all the gay things that really stood out to me in 2022. Fair warning, this is not necessarily yuri stuff, just gay in general.

As last year quite literally ended with a bang, that being the release of League of Legends‘ TV show, Arcane, I was pretty much spoiled for anything else. I didn’t really seek out any other show, but luckily in the beginning of the year, I stumbled upon a TikTok of all things, showing an audio sample of a gay fantasy book and decided that I would simply try that out. Up until that point, I had never even thought about the possibility of consuming gay media in audio book format. And oh what a pleasant surprise that was. Doing your daily chores, going on walks, or simply laying in bed while listening to some slow burn gay fantasy novel. That was such a joy, and oh how many books I consumed that way in such a short amount of time.

I started out with fantasy titles such as Malice and Misrule by Heather Walter, continued with (my all-time favorite) Aurora’s Angel by Emily Noon, and then moved on to The Chronicles of Dorsa series by Eliza Andrews. Those were all great fantasy novels with amazing gay female leads, and once I couldn’t find more fantasy ones that caught my eye, I simply jumped to romance novels. If you didn’t know about all the gay books available on Audible, you’d really be surprised. There is quite a nice selection to choose from, and they keep adding more. It’s really amazing.

In the rom-com department, I can absolutely recommend both Delilah Green Doesn’t Care and Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake, and, of course, Written in the Stars and Count Your Lucky Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur. Those are all simply delightful, fun, and more often than I would expect, quite sexy. It’s truly an experience to go on a walk in the middle of the day and suddenly having a very detailed and graphic sex scene read to you. 😀

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