Thought I’d bring back the Friday Favourites post as a monthly piece so that I can share what I’ve been loving recently.
The Familiars – Stacey Halls*
This is the first novel I’ve read in a loooong time (thanks to an ever-growing pile of work-related books I want to read) and I haven’t been able to put it down. Thank goodness I started reading it over the long Easter weekend! Set in the 1600’s, the story centres around the trial of the Pendle witches. Historical drama and some kick-ass female characters = worth coming off Instagram for a few hours.
Becoming – Michelle Obama*
I know that me recommending this book is like recommending Tesco as an amazing place to do your food shopping (other supermarkets are available!), but I found Michelle Obama’s recounting of her childhood, young adult life and her family’s time in the White House so heartwarming. (TW: She does refer to her campaigns to address childhood ‘obesity’ which does come across fat-phobic and grossly oversimplifies the complexity of population health.)
I’ve had Rae Morris’ music on repeat for well over a month now, but my current favourite is Someone Out There – and the music video is also gorg!
Naked Beach on Channel 4 is probably the most body positive show I’ve ever seen on mainstream TV! It makes me cry every single episode – which is no surprise really – I cried watching the London Marathon last weekend …
… and when I watched Brene Brown’s new show on Netflix!
And lastly, I had to give Nelson’s a shoutout for keeping me fuelled with caffeine on my most recent trip back home over Easter! I’ll never grow tired of their lush lush coffee and brunches!
Take care loves + happy Friday!
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