Hello lovely people!
Today we’ll revisit all the posts we’ve published, all the wonderful books we’ve discovered and all the great cinematic art we might have crossed paths with! Don’t be shy to share what you think about anything! 😀
– 03/06/17 – The Long Drop by Denise Mina
– 07/06/17 – Our Little Secret by Roz Nay
– 08/06/17 – Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
– 09/06/17 – Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
– 11/06/17 – The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
– 15/06/17 – The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
– 18/06/17 – The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
– 30/06/17 – Into the Gray Zone by Adrien Owen
– 24/06/17 – Batman/The Flash: The Button (Rebirth) by Tom King
– 04/06/17 – Cinedote Review- Wonder Woman (2017)
– 13/06/17 – Top Fcked Up Books
Since I was always traveling, I didn’t have the chance to really discover any new books, but here are two that captivated my attention :
Garden of Thorns by Amber Mitchell: After seven grueling years of captivity in the Garden—a burlesque troupe of slave girls—sixteen-year-old Rose finds an opportunity to escape during a performance for the emperor.
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss: Recommended by Lashaan ! 🙂 -Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins.
Flowers for Algernon – Discovered this thanks to Asia @ Lost Art of Reading Blog. This sounded like a fantastic classic that I everyone should at least read once in their life. Based on everyone’s reaction to it, I think it’s safe to say it’s going to be amazing.
Akira (Volume 1) – I knew about this series way back in elementary/high school when I was in an anime phase, but I never took the time to find out what it was or anything. It’s when Bookstooge mentioned it as a favourite that I knew I had to try it out now. It’s probably much more appropriate at my age now, where I’ll enjoy its subtleties.
Kim – All I knew about Rudyard Kipling is that he wrote The Jungle Book, but it’s upon Dani @ Perspective of a Writer that I added this recommendation to my TBR. After the not so amazing experience I had with The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, I thought another author’s attempt to drag me into a foreign culture would be interesting to read.
The Fountains of Paradise – I definitely hope to read some of Arthur C. Clarke’s book in the future, and already had a couple of his classic pieces on my TBR, but after Chris @ Geek Blogger UK mentioned it being a favourite of his, I thought it would definitely be worth checking out. After all, we pretty much mirror our opinions on so many things.
The Shadow of the Torturer – I actually ran into this randomly throughout my Goodreads feed. It just sounded so epic. Check out its blurb, you’ll understand why. Have you read it? Would like to know your thoughts on it.
Trang: I have recently watched Wonder Woman and it was amazzingg!! 😀 I might do a review on the movie later 😉 I started Mad Men and The Americans too, let me know if you watched it ;D
Lashaan: June has been quite busy. Just when you think that summer would be filled with free time, life has other plans for you. I haven’t watched too many movies and ended up completing the latest season of a couple of shows instead. First of all, I have to show some love for House of Cards!! Season 5 continued to be SENSATIONAL and ended on a HUGE cliffhanger. The Underwood’s will forever be the most fascinating couple of politicians. ❤ Gotham Season 3 had its ups and downs but continued to be fun to watch. There’s a lot of hate circulating around this show, but I like to see it as an Elseworld story and see what kind of twists they’ll take on classic Batman lore. But the last episode ended on one of the most anticipated moment in the show and I’m excited to see what the next season will do! After reading The Handmaid’s Tale, the next move was to OBVIOUSLY check out the show. I completed it and can confirm that it was an extremely loyal and amazing adaptation. It even expands the universe and brings in a couple of twists of its own. The first season cover the whole book, so I’m really curious to see what season 2 is going to be like. It’s like.. a sequel to the book waiting to happen! For those of you who don’t know, I’m a HUGE Breaking Bad fan. The moment they announced Better Call Saul, I was all in and couldn’t wait for it. Season 3 just ended and things are cooking up! It’s gonna be all good, man! 😉 Finally, I, of course, saw Wonder Woman in theaters and loved it! You can check out my review to find out more on my thoughts (spoiler-free and full-spoiler)!
If you’ve seen any of these, feel free to mention it in the comment section. I’d love to fanboy/hate with y’all! 😉
Trang: I’ve been obsessed with this song!!
Lashaan: You have no idea how much I freaked out when this trailer came out. I’ve been waiting for this adaptation to come to life ever since I read The Alienist by Caleb Carr. THIS IS GOING TO BE MADDDDD AMAZING!! ❤
Thank you all for checking out our monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you and that you might have missed out on!
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV shows/movies we’ve mentioned?