June 2019 Favourites

June 30, 2019 in Lifestyle

Crikey, can you believe that June is over already? We’re more than halfway through 2019 which is unbelievable – the year is honestly flying by! And as another month closes, it’s time to bring you another monthly favourites post so here it is.


The Labyrinth of the Spirits
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series will always hold a very special place in my heart. With hauntingly beautiful interwoven stories taking place in Barcelona throughout the twentieth century, this series is a must read.

Reading this final book was a bittersweet experience for me. I’ll miss the Sempere family and their associates as if they were my own and I’ll carry these stories with me for the rest of my life.

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Leave Your Mark
by Aliza Licht

One of the books that frequently came up as a must read for bloggers was Leave Your Mark and I can see why! Not only is it filled with incredible advice, it reads like a conversation between friends which is a delight. I learned so much from this book and honestly can’t recommend it enough.


Happiness Begins – Jonas Brothers

I am a huge JoBros fan. So much so that they are, without a doubt, my favourite set of brothers after my own. And so it goes without saying that their new album is an instant favourite of mine. It’s everything I could have ever hoped for.

I kind of expected it to be full of high energy pop tunes like Sucker but was relieved to find that it’s actually quite a chilled album. Perfect for those sunny with a light sea breeze days!

Favourite tracks: Strangers, Rollercoaster and Comeback


How Did This Get Made?

Enjoy watching films and then laughing at how bad they are? If so, this is the perfect podcast for you.

Now I normally veer towards true crime podcasts but this month I fancied listening to something a little more lighthearted. A little research led me to How Did This Get Made? and honestly it’s awesome. I started with the episode about Speed 2 since we’d literally just watched it. I wasn’t disappointed. It had me in fits of laughter. I now want to rewatch Speed 2 so I can laugh at all the little things all over again.


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

I’d been desperate to watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald since its release and I just hadn’t found the time to get around to it – until now! And even then, it took us 12 days to finish watching it – that’s life with a 1 year old for you.

As much as I enjoyed the movie, it just didn’t hook me in the same way as the first Fantastic Beasts film? Maybe it was just all the stopping and starting? I don’t know but it was still a fantastic movie – pun intended! But I’m very excited for the next film after that incredible revelation at the end. Wow.

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