Another month of well… very little actually. Life in the UK is still going back to normal and for some of us, that shift back to normality is slow and steady while others have seemingly forgotten why we had to adapt in the first place. For us, not much happened so I’m going to skip the recap part and jump straight into the things I loved last month.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
I actually put this one off for ages because I’d heard it was boring, uneventful and kind of a drag. But I actually really enjoyed it. It was thrilling, it held my attention throughout and honestly it was one of my favourite MCU movies so far. (Yes, I’m still really really behind!)
Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 1
Again, this one didn’t strike me as something I’d enjoy so I delayed watching it for years. And again, now I’m left wondering what the hell took me so long. Guardians is hilarious. It’s the most iconic found family that I can think of – I mean, a group of space criminals? Um, yes. More of that please. This was actually one of the first MCU movies that my husband wanted to sit and watch with me so we had a bit of a date night to watch it which was really nice too.
This is a family-centric sitcom that’s available to stream on Netflix in the UK and it’s a true delight. It’s about a South Korean family, the Kims, who run a convenience store in Toronto. The characters are great, really well-written and developed as the series progresses and not even just the main ones, the recurring characters enrich every aspect of the show too. It’s my current go-to when things feel a little bit too heavy!
Speaking of Netflix… This sitcom from the masterminds behind beloved shows like The Office US and Parks and Recreation arrived at the very end of May so we watched the majority of the episodes in June. It’s a slow burner to begin with, I think made worse by the fact that the trailer for the show is every single funny or action-packed moment of the pilot. (When will Netflix stop doing this??)
But by the end of the third episode, we were hooked. It has its hilarious moments, its heartwarming moments, it even has the odd emotional moment. I wouldn’t say it’s anywhere near as good as say The Office but it is still great in its own way.
How to Get Away With Murder
One of my favourite shows is back for its final season! *sobs* As always, there’s a mystery unfolding before our very eyes only this time we’re going to find out who killed Annalise Keating. Yeah. I know, right? It picks up pretty soon after the events of the previous season’s finale so we’re left dealing with all these questions like where is Laurel? Is she safe? Are any of them truly safe?
by Nic Stone
Dear Martin is, without a doubt, one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’m passionately for its inclusion in an education setting to modernise racial themes for teenagers instead of reading important but outdated literature on the topic and ignoring the fact that these issues are still prevalent today. It’s a YA novel so it’s easy to read even with all of the heavy themes. And bonus – its sequel, Dear Justyce, is out later this year.
Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy
by Noelle Stevenson et al
This is quintessential summer reading. It’s a graphic novel about a group of teenage girls at a summer camp where they discover that mysterious beasts live in the forest. Adventure awaits but so does endless peril and it comes with a side of pop-culture references.
In many ways, the Lumberjanes series reminds me of all the things that made Buffy great so there’s that. Obviously it’s less vampire-y and more mythical creatures but the general vibe is the same.
That’s all I’ve got for you this month but if books are your kinda thing, you can catch up on the 16 books I read in June!
What were your June highlights? Let me know in the comments below!
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