Friday’s Favourites: June Music, Film & Book Favourites

Friday’s Favourites: June Music, Film & Book Favourites

On my final installment of my June favourites (yes, I am aware it’s already August, so bear with me), I’ll be sharing with you my favourite music, films and books. First up music because, I for one am a person who cannot live without music. I’ve got it on when I’m getting ready in the mornings, when I’m having my shower and yes, even when I’m packing lunch for the kids and having breakfast. It’s a thing I’ve surround myself with ever since I was a teenager.  I think in some ways, I’ve influenced my girls to do the same. You know the saying karma is a b*tch? Well, I remember blasting my music whenever I shower during my teenage years and having my parents scream at me to “PLEASE TURN DOWN THE VOLUME!!” or more often than not, “ARE YOU DEAF???” Let’s just say, it has now come back and bite me in the butt. Both my girls (especially Miss 12) blasts her music EVERYDAY! Thank goodness we have similar tastes in music…except for her love for anything by Ariana Grande (gag!).

MUSIC

There’s a few on my June favourite’s list but these are the ones that I absolutely love:

 

FILM

I didn’t get to watch too many films in June but I’m thrilled to say that those I did watch were the ones I absolutely loved – The Fault In Our Stars (need I say more?) and Maleficent, of which I’ve done a review here previously.

tfios

 

BOOKS

With books, I have to admit that having such a long break from uni meant that I could enjoy reading at leisure. Boy am I a huge bookworm. Ask Mr. C, even he calls me that. And I don’t mean in a praiseworthy manner either.

Without further ado, here are my June book favourites:

This is a series of four books, but Book 4 isn’t due until 2015. If you love stories about angels, demons, interspersed with a teeny tiny bit of romance and especially a powerful female lead, then I highly recommend this series. I can’t say much about the story because then I would really be telling you the plot, which has a lot of twists and turns. Basically it centres around Gaby, who lost her brother Jude in an accident. She’s decided to stay in a coastal town in Australia, where the real “adventure” begins; unexpectedly. Be prepared for some graphic (well, depends on how graphic your imagination is!) scenarios, which reminded me a lot of Kill Bill.

 

daughter of smoke bone

Yet another series involving angels, and this time…monsters. This is the final in the series (you’ll have to read the very first book in the series “Daughter of Smoke & Bone to get the story) where we will find out if Karou and Akiva were meant to be together and will her plans to reunite and make the otherworld not perish come to fruition? The first book Daughter of Smoke and Bone took a while for me to get into it, but once I got reading about 1/4 of the way, I was hooked. Needless to say I didn’t need to wait for the second book’ Days of Blood and Starlight, because I read the first book when the second one had already been released. Book 3 proved to be such a torturous wait, but it was well worth it, to find out what happened in the end. It gave a good closure, albeit some new characters that were introduced and sort of confused me a little.

That brings me to the end of my June Favourites. For beauty and skincare favourites click here and find out what my fashion favourites were here.

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  • Melinda says:

    The Fault in Our Stars – FLAWLESS! Have your read the book? I went along to the movie with a friend of mine and I hadn’t read it (she had though). I didn’t really know what to expect but I ended up crying through most of the movie! Then I read the book and cried again, ha!

    • Norlin says:

      Yes I have! I read the book first and then went with the three kids to watch it. The girls and I were bawling our eyes out, while Master 8 looked at use all confused. LOL! I should’ve watched the film before I read the book though, made me think of ways how it could have worked better in the film. I cried ugle snot cry when I read the book. 🙁

  • Mandy says:

    I still haven’t watched the Fault In Our Stars. I’m so slow with movies because my town doesn’t have a cinema #countrybum. I’ve heard so much about it though! x

    • Norlin says:

      I’d say to just wait until it comes out on DVD so you can cry in the privacy of your own home. 😉 Have you read the book yet? You should! Then you can have ugly snot cry like I did!

  • I have yet to read and watch The Fault In Our Stars. The book is still sitting in my Kindle. 😛 Don’t know if you enjoy crime novels or psychological thrillers (I absolutely adore them) but if you do, check out the books by Linwood Barclay. I recently stumbled upon his books and after reading two of them, I’m hooked. Most are standalone books. I prefer not to read books in series unless all of them are already out because it annoys me when I have to wait for the next book to see how the story continues. I have 2 books’ launch dates written in my planner just so I know when the next books are coming out. Having to wait a year between the stories? GAH NOT COOL! 😛

    • Norlin says:

      Yeah I get what you mean with series Tine! The annoying part is having to wait for them. That’s why I only started reading the Divergent series after the movie was made – because I know the books are all out now hahaha…Oooh..I’ll put that on my list of books to read/author to watch out for on my goodreads! Thanks for the recommendation! I love most types of books, so long as they can hook me in from the start. 😉

  • I always rock out when Boom Clap comes on and it goes without saying, I still love Latch!

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