Firstly, a quick apology that this wasn’t uploaded Wednesday as promised! I have been a little sick this past week and just wasn’t happy with this enough to post on time – please forgive me!
Recently I realised that all I seem to do in my spare time is watch/read the news (not a bad thing!) or watch YouTube videos and I decided I wanted to change it up a little ! I did some internet research (aka asked my frands and stalked some of my fave bloggers) for some new books and tv/movie suggestions and I’ve found some new favourites and I thought I’d share them with you today!
I have always been a massive reader. I was reading full novels by the time I was in Kindergarten (aka 4 years old) and haven’t stopped since! Reading and writing were some of my favourite things to do growing up, and it remains that way today!
Enid Blyton’s ‘The Naughtiest Girl Series’ – what better way to start than a throwback to a series I loved as a child? The nostalgia got to me and I read the entire series once more. As an adult I can now see the little lessons thrown into the story. Elizabeth Allen’s escapades in her small boarding school are something I loved when I was younger – sadly (and luckily!) my own boarding school experience was much more tame!
A.R. Torre’s ‘The Girl in 6E’ – a book recommendation I’ve picked up from a few fellow bloggers, this novel gets dark and intense but also has a level of lightheartedness. The characters are easily loveable – why does she stay locked in her apartment all night and what makes her leave? The back story and character development are absolutely wonderful and it’s a book that will have you hooked until the end! I’ve since read the second novel in the series and have the third on order – I cannot recommend this more!
Beau Donnelly & Nick Toscano’s ‘The Woman Who Fooled the World – Belle Gibson’s Cancer Con’ – being in the social media world, Belle Gibson’s story has always fascinated me. Her ‘reign’ occurred before I knew of her – and her downfall was how I first learned of her name. It was an intense and gripping biography by two incredible journalists who went deep into the story behind Belle’s scam and it is definitely something I’d recommend giving a read!
K.A. Tucker’s ‘Keep Her Safe’ – another blogger book recommendation, Keep Her Safe is a dark yet beautiful novel about family, friendship and the dark secrets that we all hold inside. A tale of police corruption and family secrets this had an ending that I only predicted right before the last couple of chapters – another that had me hooked and I finished in record speed.
Roxy Jacenko’s ‘Jazzy Lou series’ – PR Queen Roxy’s foray into novels had me intrigued, and I really did enjoy them a lot more than I had expected to. As a PR graduate and someone who is so fascinated by the PR scene in Sydney and Melbourne (much more ‘glamour’ than here in Tas!) I found myself really getting behind her characters and hooked on the stories, wondering just how much was based on her real life?
There are SO many more novels I’ve read over the last few weeks however it’s time to share some TV shows! I plan on doing these posts a lot more regularly (just not usually in place of beauty posts like in today’s case) and I have found some real TV loves that I need to share.
Designated Survivor – this is a show that I’d been told by so many people that I needed to watch, and I’m so glad I have! It is an interesting yet gripping foray into the American political system and what happens when a crisis befalls the entire Government with only one lowly man to take the reigns. This series was sadly cancelled at the end of its second season with a killer cliffhanger – so here’s hoping that it comes back miraculously!
Dynasty – a reboot of an older show, Dynasty revolves around the wealthy Carrington family and their overly dramatic yet addicting world. Full of scandal, family drama and drool-worthy designer pieces I am such a fan of this show and am hanging on for the next season!
Riverdale – I grew up reading the Archie Comics series that Riverdale and its characters are loosely based on so this show is a bit of a different one for me as it is a LOT darker than the comics I knew and loved as a child. This is definitely another drama series and one that I know a lot of people (both young and old) would easily get hooked on.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – After being devastatingly cancelled and then picked up by another company only hours later (love you NBC!) I decided it was finally time to watch this police comedy and I’d finished the series within three weeks – may have had a few late nights to finish this one! The characters are laughable and loveable and the storyline and comedic timing of all characters (especially Diaz, Gina and Peralta) just make this show a lighthearted and easy watch. I am absolutely 110% hooked on this show and am so counting down until Season 6 is released next year!
Australian Survivor: Champions vs. Contenders – Previously to this I have to admit I’d never watched Survivor before – I just didn’t ‘get’ the concept. I was recently over at a friend’s house and we ended up watching this and I truly find it so fascinating. The teamwork, the mind games – also who in their right mind willingly signs up for this?! It is such an interesting show and I have been loving watching this of an evening.
Suits – As soon the news regarding Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship were announced and she left the show I decided to finally crack and watch that too – funny how my brain works! I fell in love with the cast and the characters in this law-drama. I am up to date with the latest episodes being released in the US and have to say that as much as I miss Rachel and Mike I am truly enjoying the new characters and storylines being introduced. Also I have a major girl crush on Donna – but who in their right mind doesn’t!?
That’s all for today’s post! If I went into much more depth or shared every one of the books I’ve loved over recent months we’d be here for hours! Let me know what you’ve been loving tv/book wise – I definitely want some more inspiration!