June + July Favourites

Happy Monday!

June and July have been two months where I have definitely found new favourites, and I cannot wait to share them!  Today, I will be discussing those favourites (books, TV, and movies) because I’ve discovered some good ones that if you haven’t checked out, you really should.

Books

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

 

This was a book I read for my English class back in June, and OH MY GOD, Hosseini may be the best writer I have ever come across. He paints such vivid stories that feel truly real. To be fair, most of the situations are situations that actually happened in the past sadly, but he brings them to life again on the page. In all of their painful and heartbreaking glory. I cannot wait to pick up his other book, The Kite Runner because I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it.

Image result for vicious by ve schwabVicious by V.E. Schwab

 

Finally, I have ventured into the wonderful world of V.E. Schwab books, and I can confidently say I was NOT disappointed! Vicious is an adult paranormal/fantasy book that drew me in from the beginning with its superhero/villain story.  V.E. Schwab created characters who are neither truly good nor truly bad, and those are my FAVOURITE types of stories because they accurately reflect how most people are. I am tired of stories where a character is entirely good because that just isn’t reality! I cannot wait to pick up Vengeful next because I am craving to find out what happens next.

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The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

 

Yes, I’ve read these before, but currently, I am doing my re-read of them and can’t help but love them! They are so captivating and fun and interesting that I just want to rave about them non-stop. I love the incorporation of Welsh mythology and psychics and how Stiefvater blends them together because it makes for an amazing story. I finished the first one a few days ago and plan on jumping into the second one ASAP.

TV Shows

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Attack on Titan

 

For whatever the reason, I always want to watch anime during the summertime. While I’m not done Fullmetal Alchemist yet, my friend has been poking at me to watch Attack on Titan and I finally gave it a shot…and I really like it! I’m not too far into it, but I find the plot already really enticing and I can’t wait to see how it plays out!

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Brooklyn 99

 

This is another TV show I have been prodded to watch by my friends. While I am not HUGE on sitcoms at the moment (I enjoy them more during the fall/winter), I do like Brooklyn 99. I’ll put it on when I am doing some minimal tasks or when I am at the gym. It’s really funny and entertaining so I am sure I will be able to finish it all by the end of the summer.

Movies

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Yesterday

 

I went to see this movie just after it came out, and it was everything I was expecting it to be! Yesterday was charming, funny, and adorable, all accompanied by, of course, an amazing soundtrack. It wasn’t the best movie ever, but it was enjoyable and I would definitely watch it again if it came on Netflix. If you love the Beatles or romcoms, definitely give this movie a watch!

 

 

Well, there you have it! Those are my current favourites from this past and current month. Don’t forget to check out my last blog post as well as my social media accounts linked down below. Thanks for reading 🙂

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TV Show Recommendations

I have been watching a lot of Netflix lately so I decided to give you guys some TV show recommendations that you have to watch. Most of these are pretty popular so there is a good chance you have heard of them already but I am here to motivate you to watch them!!!

The 100 is a fantastic TV show that takes place 100 years after the Earth became radiating by mankind and now, people are living in space. In the show, you follow 100 prisoners as they are sent to the ground to see if it is survivable and a whole bunch of crap goes down and it is amazing. Season 3 is ending this week I believe so you will be able to binge watch it for quite a while! The first few episodes are bit slow for some people but the TV series just gets so much better with every season.

Gilmore Girls is such an amazing TV show  from the early 2000’s about a mother and a daughter and their lives. To some it may sound boring but they are such hilarious characters and the show is extremely addicting. I am currently watching this and I am almost on season 5 and I cannot stop watching it. Another reason to watch this show is because the revival is coming out this fall!

The Mindy Project is so hilarious and entertaining that I think my life would have boring without it. The Mindy Project is about a girl named Mindy (obviously) that thinks life is like a movie and she is always looking for “the one”. This TV show makes my day and I am waiting for season 5 to come on Netflix so I can continue on.

How to Get Away With Murder is so addicting and cool! I won’t give away the plot to much but I think the title says a lot…this TV show is just so messed up (in a good way) and so are the characters that it is just so interesting to watch and you need to find out what happens next! Netflix needs to hurry up and add season 2 so I can be happy again.

Castle is a murder/mystery TV show that is probably one of my all time favourite series. It follows Richard Castle, a mystery writer who joins the NYPD to get info for his book but soon ends up becoming their partner. The humor is amazing in this show and all the episodes are so entertaining to watch. The show is almost done their eight season but sadly they will not be continuing with a ninth which makes me so, so sad but you still got to watch this TV show.