I love those posts you see from bloggers and all of a sudden you find a new favourite band, netflix show or book, and I'm hoping you do too. I'm not sure how many people will actually find something new through this, but even if one person does it's definitely worth it! I also plan to use this as a way to look back in a couple of years at what I've previously loved and want to rewatch/ reread, and bands I've since forgotten about.

'Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas' - Adam Kay 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I've been pretty busy with university work, and so haven't read as much as I normally have, but I absolutely adored 'Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas' by Adam Kay. I read his first book - 'This Is Going to Hurt' in summer 2018, and was beyond excited when my flatmate lent me his new book to read (thanks Jas xxx). I read it cover to cover in less than two hours on the train on my way home from university, and just really enjoyed it, and if anything, just wished it was longer!

'The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton' - Anstey Harris 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I'm not going to lie, I barely read the blurb of this when I bought it - I picked it up in my local sainsbury's because I loved the cover (and the fact it was rose gold), and it did take me a while to get into, it probably took me over a month to actually finish it. However, once I got into it, I couldn't put it down! It's one of those books that's just about day-to-day lives and relationships and every single character is relatable and likeable, which I find makes a book really easy to read!

If you want to follow everything I read, and have ever read (including really fun uni books and the twilight series) you can follow me on goodreads.

If you're interested in what I listen to everyday, you can follow me on spotify, but please don't judge me on my love of terrible 2000's hits and 80's tunes. For this edition of monthly favourites, I've decided just to include individual songs because I haven't really heard any new albums that I've loved.

Tokyo Drifting - Glass Animals & Denzel Curry

Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish

Hot Girl Bummer - Blackbear

Helsinki Art Scene - Satellite Stories

Run Wild - Thutmose, NoMBe

Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) - Florence + The Machine

This month I've tried really hard to cut down on my netflix-watching in the hope of getting more uni work done (it's not been entirely successful), and so have only been really watching it over lunch breaks, so I've not watched a lot, but here's what I have loved.

Atypical - Season 3 (and rewatched seasons 1 & 2) 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Ask anyone I know, and they'll tell you that I'm atypical's biggest fan - I rave about it 24/7 and have recommended it to literally everybody I know. I rewatched the first and second series before I started the third series as I last watched it in April and wanted a refresher about everything that had happened. Season 3 did not disappoint - Casey and Izzie are my most favourite couple ever (although I do wish they didn't include Casey in a cheating storyline) and I just generally love the programme and the soundtrack is the best thing ever.

Joker 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I went to watch joker in the cinema last week with my boyfriend and really enjoyed it. My mum had been the week before and enjoyed it, but said she found parts scary and that it was quite depressing, so I was a bit worried about how I would find it because I really don't like scary things - surprisingly, although I hid behind my hands a couple of times, I thought it was actually okay. It was a close second to Heath Ledger's joker, but a really good film (and I think I may well be in love with Joaquin Phoenix).

What have you read, listened to and watched this month that you've really loved? Since I'll be home for 4 weeks over the Christmas holidays, I'll have more time to watch and read things than usual, so I'd appreciate any recommendations!

All my love,

Em x

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