I’ve had two favourite shows this month. The BBC’s adaptation of Les Miserable has been really good, the Thenardiers are my favourites (especially Olivia Colman) but I keep hearing the songs in my head!
My other star show this month was Death in Paradise. It’s such a silly murder mystery show and a bit (OK, very) far-fetched but it’s perfect for January when I’d love to escape to the Caribbean!
It’s been a bit of a slow reading month to start the year. I’ve only read 3 and a half books and DNF’d a few that I just couldn’t get into.
The Midwife’s Confession – Diane Chamberlain. This was a reread for me as I continue my goal to read all of Diane Chamberlain’s books. The Midwife’s Confession is a sad book but I think it’s one of Chamberlain’s best.
The Hunger – Alma Katsu. I heard about this book on the Books in the Freezer podcast (check it out if you like horror) and while it was a well researched historical horror novel, I just didn’t connect. Check out my full review here.
Dear John – Nicholas Sparks. I’d been meaning to read Dear John since I first saw the movie with Amanda Seyfried so I’m so glad I finally got round to it. It was such a sweet book and I really liked the character of John – here’s my review.
Lethal White – Robert Galbraith. It was finally my turn to get this from the library! I’m halfway through the book (it’s so huge) and while I am enjoying the mystery, my favourite in the series is still The Cuckoo’s Calling.
My song obsession this month has been Baby by Clean Bandit. I loved Marina when she released Hollywood, so I’m glad she’s brought out a new song. Plus who doesn’t love a bit of Spanglish?