XO-LP // Laura Palmer


Love Letters to a New Year.

Favorite Books of 2017 (So Far)

This year I set out to read more and binge watch less. 

I read all the articles about how much time we spend watching TV, how many books I could actually read in a year... and realized I didn't need to rewatch the entire Gossip Girl series for the fourth time. Don't worry, I've still made time to rewatch seasons of Top Chef, catch up on all the episodes of Younger and finally see Moana, but I've also been devouring some really good (and really average) books thanks to the Des Moines Public Library. 

Since setting myself this little goal, I've read 18 books (most via the Overdrive App on my Ipad.)

Below are a few of my favorites, with a couple notes about what made them stand out as super. 

I actually listened to Lindy West read this one. It was so sad at times I wanted to hug Lindy and tell her she's doing ok. But then she exhibits such bold, bad ass strength I want her to hug me and tell me I'm doing ok. All the feels.

I remind myself of many quotes from this book, daily. Jen Sincero is direct with her advice, saying what you already know, but in a way you won't soon forget. 

I just want to be friends with you, Jessi Klein. This book was funny, relatable and honest: three qualities I look for in a book and a bestie. 

This complicated character touched me. A quick read with lots of sliced up, smart writing.