2017 in Lists

I love the end of the year. I think of a cozy blanket, a lit fire, a blank Moleskin, shimmery lights of a Christmas tree, a book or two on the table, marshmallows dipped in hot chocolate, and time for reflection.

Growing up, I would look forward to New Year’s Eve primarily for all the shows that did pop culture Year-in-Review bits. There is just something comforting about closure for the year you’re in before venturing into a whole new year, with new possibilities.

It’s funny how January 1st makes you feel like you can do anything; like you’re a whole new, squeaky-clean person with limitless options and ideas. It’s just another day, but the idea of change and all that comes with striving to do something different or novel is intoxicating. I don’t make resolutions, but I like the idea of tasking myself with things I’ve never done or accomplished for the new year.

Before 2018, though, it’s time to close 2017; and my favorite ways to remember the year is making lists of my favorite things.


Top 8 Books

29385546     8. Warcross by Marie Lu

71tet4Zx73L     7. Cress by Marissa Meyer

6     6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

51iGvbVBQfL     5. Golden Son by Pierce Brown

51kgOTJWNXL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_     4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

index     3. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

hp     2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

61d6DhRCBSL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_     1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


Top 8 Songs (According to my PlayTime App 😉)

8. More Adventurous – Rilo Kiley

7. Make Me Wanna Die – The Pretty Reckless

6. Everlong – Foo Fighters

5. Broken Things – Dave Matthews Band

4. The Words – Christina Perri

3. A Better Son/Daughter – Rilo Kiley

2. 18th Floor Balcony – Blue October

1. Just Tonight – The Pretty Reckless


Top 8 Shows

S35 logo final     8. Survivor: Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers (Season 35)

13-reasons-why-credit-netflix     7. 13 Reasons Why

ST2-Final_poster     6. Stranger Things (Season 2) – Except Eleven – my gosh, get a Kleenix and carry it with you!

v1     5. Love (Season 1)

202816     4. Big Little Lies

Survivor34Logo     3. Survivor: Game Changers (Season 34)

better-call-saul-S3-key-art-logo-400x600      2. Better Call Saul (Season 3)

220px-Game_of_Thrones_Season_7     1. Game of Thrones (Season 7) – RIP, Littlefinger


Top 4 Movies

the-last-jedi-theatrical-poster-film-page_bca06283     4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Coco_(2017_film)_poster     3. Coco

sick     2. The Big Sick

MV5BMzUzNDM2NzM2MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTM3NTg4OTE@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_     1. LaLa Land


So, cheers to 2018! Here’s to better books, good music, great TV shows, and more than four favorite movies :).


Until next time,



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