Tuesday, 1 August 2017

July Favourites

Yaaay it's August, my birthday month! Goodbye July, hello 28 years old!


Reading


I saw this on Amazon and thought it looked fairly good, so when I actually opened up Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman, I was surprised how quickly I read it. It was just so good. I identified Eleanor so much in that she has trouble with social interaction and saying the 'right' thing. But Eleanor also had a very, very sad past, and though she tries to push this down, as the book progresses this starts to bubble to the surface and it's only with her own great strength and the help of a new friend that she fights her way through. I would definitely recommend this book.


The other book I really enjoyed this month was Nothing Is True And Everything Is Possible, by Peter Pomerantsev. This a non fiction book in which the author takes us through his travels around Russia and what it's like in the country after the fall of the Soviet regime. A lot of it was desperately sad and infuriating, some of it downright comical- the author is absolutely brilliant at painting a vivid picture of how Russia is today. I can see why this is cited by so many as a modern classic in the making.

Watching


I started watching this from the beginning on Netflix this month as I saw that Season 3 had arrived on Now TV and I wanted to watch it all. This is a wacky ride to say the least! Based on the James Patterson book of the same name, this series is set in a world where the animals are going mad. They have started to form intelligence and reasoning and they want to fight back against humans. Expect sloths causing earthquakes, ants electrocuting people, and lots of witty asides from Billy Burke.

Seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix

Season 3 on Now TV

Listening


I had been waiting for this album for SO LONG, and it finally got here- Haim's new album Something To Tell You. It was everything I hoped it to be and more. I pretty much listened to it for three days straight.

Box of the Month

VO Beauty July 2017 Box

This month my favourite box was the VO Beauty Box. This was their first ever box, and it was a bloody good one! Check out their website to sign up to the August box and to see their options for a build your own box option.

So how was your June? Did anything fun happen, or are you particularly looking forward to August?
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11 comments

  1. I absolutely love your flatlay for the VO Beauty Box, it looks gorgeous! The red nail varnish is right up my street, I'm not surprised that it was a favourite of yours! I haven't seen Zoo yet but I'm looking for a new Netflix show to immerse myself in, so this could be the one!

    Abbey 😘 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  2. I love reading these type of posts!! I love how you've separated it out into sections! I will most likely be checking out VO box as I'm looking at getting into sub boxes xxx

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  3. The two books you've shared both sound absolutely amazing especially the second book! I've watched a few episodes of zoo and I've absolutely loved it so far. Thanks for sharing x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

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  4. Nothing is True and Everything is Possible sounds like a must-read for me. I'm so fascinated/terrified by Russian psyops, and propaganda in general! Not sure I'd be able to handle Zoo, though, as I think it might make me a little afraid to actually go TO the zoo!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm going on holiday next week so am definitely going to check out both the books! Thanks for the recommendations!

    Tara xo
    http://taradaniella.com/

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  6. Everything looks amazing but my fav is the subscription box - I just adore finding new ones and this one looks pretty good!x
    Claire | clairesyear.com

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  7. Those books look interesting enough, I may add them in my TBR 4th pile, aha. The VO beauty box has some great stuff too. Great post, and thanks for sharing! x Ain

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  8. Haven't watched Zoo yet, we'll definitely check it out!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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  9. I've never heard of the VO beauty box. Thanks for the info :) And Zoo looks sooo good!!

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  10. HAIM is on constant play on my Spotify right now and I just recently read Eleanor Oliphant as well! I also shared a review on my blog. Eleanor was so relatable despite her sad past, wasn't she? I felt the same way!!

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  11. Zoo has been on my to watch list on Netflix for AGES but I haven't watched it yet! I also didn't know it was based on a James Patterson book - I absolutely love JP!

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