It’s time for my monthly segment where I talk about the things I am really enjoying. I hate the name so I might try to think of another one, but who knows how long that will take.
Hush Little Baby by Joanna Barnard
I really like thriller novels so when I saw this on NetGalley I thought it sounded interesting. I like it when thriller/mystery novels have a short, captivating synopsis that isn’t too descriptive, and this one is very mysterious.
When baby Oliver breaks his arm, no one can (or will) say how it happened.
His mother is exhausted.
His father is angry.
His older sister is resentful.
And they all have something to hide.
I really like the sound of this novel, which is why I added it to my TBR!
When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure if she’ll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.
But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new…the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel’s disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself–or worse.
Films I Viewed
Francis Ha (2012)
In one of my uni classes last semester, I watched a film every week in the lecture. It was really fun because they were all films that I wouldn’t usually watch. This one, Francis Ha, is an independent film in black and white. I don’t really have much to say about it, it was kind of slow, but enjoyable at times. It is basically just about a struggling woman living in New York.
The Mist (2007)
The Mist is also a film that I watched at uni. It is a horror/science-fiction film, and although those are my least favourite genres, I thought this film was good. It was terrifying and the ending had me horrified. I actually walked out of the lecture almost crying because I could not believe what had happened.
This film was funny but very ridiculous. It is not one of those memorable comedy films, but good if you want something entertaining. It is about a mother and daughter who get kidnapped while on vacation.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
I watched this film with my grandma and liked it. It was not what I was expecting and I was a bit confused by some of it. The main character (Audrey Hepburn) is very fun and confident, so she was a very interesting person to watch. She made the film good, but considering I didn’t really know what was going on, I couldn’t really get into it.
A Royal Night Out (2015)
I thought A Royal Night Out was rather silly. I also watched this with my grandma because I went to visit her for three days and she likes watching films. It was fun to watch and I liked Elizabeth, who was supposed to be the Queen but she was just a princess back then. Elizabeth and her sister go on a night out together, as they are given the opportunity to.
Wonder Woman (2017)
I really liked Wonder Woman. Again, I watched this with my grandma and also my brother, and we went to a cinema that has bean bags, so it was a very comfortable experience. My favourite part was at the beginning when all the amazons were on an island. I loved the actress who played Wonder Woman, as she was amazing. The plot was really predictable, but as I don’t usually like action films, I was impressed by it!
Rough Night (2017)
Rough Night was very funny and I loved all of the main characters. While on a bachelorette weekend, a group of girls accidentally kill a stripper. Kate McKinnon’s character was great but she had a really bad Australian accent. I laughed at it when she was trying to be serious because it just sucked. At one point she asked for ‘snags’ when ordering pizza, and no one does that, seriously!
Television I’m Currently Enjoying
Orange is the New Black (2013-present)
Yay, my favourite show is back! It came back last Friday and I am currently about to watch episode 8. I have made sure to watch it slowly because it is much more enjoyable that way. This season is the most unrealistic and almost makes no sense, but I still think it’s great. I love most of the characters and was very sad about the death last season, but I am really enjoying how funny and dramatic this season is. I have already read what happens at the end because I am an idiot and cannot handle not knowing!
Pretty Little Liars (2010-present)
I also really love Pretty Little Liars and there are only a few episodes left. I am secretly happy about that because it is about time! They dragged it out for so long. There are so many things about the show that make absolutely no sense, but oh well, it’s fiction and very entertaining.
Also, thanks so much for 300 followers! I am going to do a giveaway one day. I just don’t know when and also have no idea how to do one.
- Have you read or watched any of these?
- What books, film and television have you been enjoying recently?