February Favourites

2 March 2020




 Hello Readers & Friends,

My second monthly favourite post! A shorter month that has flown by, but filled with lots of fun things to share.
These have been my favourites...

February Book Roundup:

Less books than last month, to be expected as it's a shorter month!
  • The Sight of You by Holly Miller (Out June)
  • The Flight by Julie Clark (Out June)
  • The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

TV




Friday Night Lights - Amazon Prime

I've started Season 4 of FNL and it's one of the better seasons so far. It essentially follows the lives of a group of teenagers in this tiny fictional town in Texas, which revolves around American Football. It follows the team and their coach, and all the struggles that come with this small-town American life.
I'm so obsessed with Tim Riggins and this weird little life they all lead in Dillon. I've loved the East Dillon twist this season and seeing a darker side to their town. Basically it's just really easy watching and I don't know why but the theme tune makes me want to cry every time it comes on because I feel so emotional. The only thing I hate about this show is how they discard characters constantly and we never hear of them again. But I can get past that.

Film




All The Bright Places - Netflix


A new, coming-of-age style drama by Netflix. It follows the story of Violet and Finch, who meet on a bridge when Violet is struggling with ideas of suicide, triggered by the death of her sister. Violet is very stereotypical when it comes to her depression. Moody, locked away a lot, not smiling or wanting to socialise. Finch works to break her out of her cycle by taking her around Indiana to see all the sights. But he's hiding his own mental health struggles, and depicts (in my opinion) a much more realistic portrayal of what life is like for the very depressed. He hides his struggle in an attempt to live life normally. I found this film very sobering, but also quite triggering and advise anyone who has struggled with ideas of suicide to tread carefully going into this film. It spreads an important message, very similar to my book.

Books

My favourite book this month was The Sight of You, but I have written a whole blog post and review on this one so instead I'll talk about my second favourite:


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Another favourite that follows a flawed male protagonist! The Rosie Project is a hilarious story about Don, who is a handsome genetics professor with aspergers on the hunt for a life partner. He stumbles across Rosie, who is definitely not suitable. But he finds her quite alluring and ends up agreeing to help her on a journey to discover who her paternal father is from a (quite large) pool of potential candidates. This was a very heartwarming and laugh-out-loud take on a serious subject, as we watch Don struggle terribly to adjust to social norms and win over his lady. I really recommend, giving it 4*. I'll definitely be picking up the sequel!

Music



Hard to Handle by The Black Crowes

A more mentally stable month for me and my music taste has gone back to its classic rock roots with this 80s band. This song in particular was stuck in my head for a couple of days.



Straight to Hell by Ozzy Osbourne

A playlist on Spotify brought me this old classic, which I've really enjoyed as a Monday morning tune this month. Just what I need to keep me awake at my desk while I do my weekly reports!



Gods & Monsters by Lana Del Ray / Jessica Lange Cover

I had the American Horror Story cover of this by Jessica Lange stuck in my head for agessss. It's such a weird, creepy song. I love all the AHS soundtracks, I think they always pick the most ethereal, amazing songs for each season. (Life on Mars, Freak Show, Dominique in Asylum... need I say more?)


How was your February?
Love, C x

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