June 2020 Wrap Up

This month was not a great reading month for books at all. I didn’t finish one book which was so disappointing but what I did read of those books were fascinating and eye opening to the Black Lives Matter movement especially Martin Luther King Jr.’s book. Also Shonda Rhimes’ book gave me so much wisdom and perspective on what I want to do in life. In terms, of films it was a mixture of good and bad films I watched but the one that stood out the most was Last Black Man in San Francisco as I was just transfixed the whole way through and I would also love to read a novelisation of it as I think the story would transfer beautifully. I watched Dora and the Lost City of Gold on a whim one night with my mum and we laughed hysterically it was so much fun. I read a few comics that were quite serious and had political themes which was interesting but I think I need a break from it in comics for a bit. The amount of TV shows I watched this month was huge and I was so happy as I finished certain things that were leaving Now TV and loved watching them for example RUN, The Fix and Ballers. My absolute favourite TV show was The Morning Show I mean what an ending and even writing about it now all that anger and emotion floods back to me which is why I thought it was an incredible piece of drama as it evoked so much emotion and fear in me.

 

Let me know in the comments what you have watched and read this month and if you have read or watched anything I have talked about lets have even more of a discussion.

 

Here is the list:

 

Books I Have Been Reading

Shuri by Nic Stone

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52849109-shuri?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=pZSWvN9q0l&rank=2

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/shuri-a-black-panther-novel-marvel/nic-stone/9780702301834

https://www.bookdepository.com/Shuri-Black-Panther-Novel-Marvel-Nic-Stone/9780702301834?ref=grid-view&qid=1594154529339&sr=1-1

Opinion: This book is so much fun to read plus it gives so much about the world and culture of Wakanda which is always fascinating.

 

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42074525-the-city-we-became?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=hxQ9v3kLGR&rank=1

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-city-we-became/n-k-jemisin/9780356512662

https://www.bookdepository.com/City-We-Became-N-K-Jemisin/9780356512662?ref=grid-view&qid=1594154698947&sr=1-1

Opinion: This is at first a hard concept to wrap your head around if you go into the book blind but as you go along you become so wrapped up in what is happening. If you love New York you’ll love this book.

 

On A Scale of One to Ten by Ceylan Scott

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37753428-on-a-scale-of-one-to-ten?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=2u7wN44lph&rank=1

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/on-a-scale-of-1-to-10/ceylan-scott/9781911077244

https://www.bookdepository.com/On-Scale-1-10-Ceylan-Scott/9781911077244?ref=grid-view&qid=1594156996476&sr=1-1

Opinion: This book has a very sinister tone to it as you know there is a mystery behind it. It is also a great look at how young people feel today.

 

Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/160939.Why_We_Can_t_Wait?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=iAiSgN9Lvo&rank=1

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/why-we-cant-wait/martin-luther-king-jr/9780241345443

https://www.bookdepository.com/Why-We-Cant-Wait-Martin-Luther-King/9780451527530?ref=grid-view&qid=1594157112076&sr=1-1

Opinion: Such an important book to read and I am learning so much from it.

 

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/714902.Noughts_Crosses?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=0lRQBamsKO&rank=1

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/noughts-and-crosses/malorie-blackman/2928377010218

https://www.bookdepository.com/Noughts-Crosses-Malorie-Blackman/9780141378640?ref=grid-view&qid=1594157212581&sr=1-1

Opinion: I forgot how much I love this book and Malorie’s writing.

 

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29540318-year-of-yes?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=SXzxhWlknG&rank=1

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/year-of-yes/shonda-rhimes/9781471157325

https://www.bookdepository.com/Year-Yes-Shonda-Rhimes/9781471157325?ref=grid-view&qid=1594157345834&sr=1-1

Opinion: This woman is just so inspiring I wish I could be half the woman she is.

 

Comics

Little Mama by Halim Mahmouidi

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40408652-little-mama?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=Rabk7FcV0v&rank=5

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/little-mama/halim-mahmouidi/halim-mahmouidi/9781549307959

https://www.bookdepository.com/Little-Mama-Halim-Mahmouidi/9781549307959?ref=grid-view&qid=1594157576694&sr=1-1

Opinion: This is an incredibly emotional comic that delves into that idea that we are like our parents and I cried nearly all the way through. There is domestic abuse in this comic.

 

Gogor Volume 1 by Ken Garing

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45009903-gogor?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=I6tdwhKQqf&rank=1

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/gogor-volume-1/ken-garing/ken-garing/9781534312470

https://www.bookdepository.com/Gogor-Volume-1/9781534312470

Opinion:  I don’t know what I was expecting with this comic but it surprised me as it was quite political and fascinating.

 

Izombie Volume 2 u Vampire by Chris Roberson, Mike Allred

Info = https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10726086-izombie-vol-2?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=DtgeA1ETUf&rank=2

Where to Buy =

https://www.waterstones.com/book/izombie-uvampire-v-2/chris-roberson/michael-allred/9780857688842

https://www.bookdepository.com/Izombie-Uvampire-v-2-Chris-Roberson-Michael-Allred/9780857688842

Opinion: I love this series it has all these mystical and magical things in it that I love like ghosts and vampires and a thrilling story.

 

Films

Insidious

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591095/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Where to Watch = Netflix

Opinion: I rewatched this with one of my friends as she hadn’t seen the series and I forgot how good they are. There is a constant creepiness and being on edge for what is round the corner.

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold 

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7547410/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

Where to Watch = Sky Cinema/ Now TV

Opinion: I surprisingly really enjoyed this film it was a fun adventure but also relevant to modern day in terms of being at school.

 

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Artemis Fowl

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3089630/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Disney+

Opinion: I was very disappointed in this film and I really didn’t want to be but I think if they decide to do another one because the world they created is beautiful, they need to change directors.

 

Maleficent

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1587310/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

Where to Watch = Disney+

Opinion: I have been meaning to watch this film for ages but I always have a hesitation with fairytale retellings. However, what a beautiful story and film I can’t wait to watch the second film.

 

Like a Boss

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7545266/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: I thought this film was good and it had a solid plot plus the combination of Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne was perfect. Unfortunately the plot and script just wasn’t quite there but its a fun film.

 

Trauma Centre

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9625664/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: This film actually would have been a great film if they had developed the plot more and if Bruce Willis wasn’t doing an odd accent. But the performance from the main actress Nicky Whelan was really good.

 

Last Black Man in San Francisco

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4353250/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch =  Available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime and moving to Sky Cinema/ Now TV on the 12th of this month.

Opinion: This is a stunning film that will have you crying and laughing and feeling ashamed at humanity. It truly is a work of art.

 

Jumanji Welcome to Jungle

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2283362/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: I love this film it is such a great twist on a classic film.

 

Superman

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078346/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

Where to Watch = Available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: I have been wanting to rewatch and review all the Superman films and this seems like the time. It is such a funny and cute film because you notice how dated it is but still really good watch.

 

Jumanji The Next Level

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7975244/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Available to buy or rent on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: I loved watching this next instalment as it took it to the next level and more plus it has Awkwafina in it which is so cool. 

 

Wine Country

Wine Country

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8169446/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch =  Netflix

Opinion: This was a really poignant film about getting older in this day and age still having that feeling of not knowing where you are going to end up. The group gels really well together. 

 

TV Shows

Veep – Season 1

Info =https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1759761/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Sky/ Now TV

Opinion: I was really disappointed in this first season I didn’t find it funny or care about the characters much.

 

COBRA – Season 1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10062652/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_8

Where to Watch = Sky/ Now TV

Opinion: I absolutely loved this TV show it was thrilling, relevant and I really got attached to the characters. Definitely watch this!

 

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Sunnyside – Season 1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9165776/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Nowhere at the moment.

Opinion: It was a nice concept but it didn’t really work as the script wasn’t funny enough and the group didn’t feel as connected. It did have some funny moments I think if it is given another season it will get better.

 

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The Morning Show – Season 1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7203552/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Apple TV+

Opinion: I can’t begin to describe how important this TV show is to watch to educate and open people’s eyes to the way people treat each other and especially how women are treated in the workplace. It is also incredibly acted and beautifully written.

 

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In the Long Run – Season 1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7464074/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Now TV/ Sky

Opinion: A hilarious and eye opening show about the sweetest group of people who live on a estate in London 1980s plus all the trouble and laughs they get up to. 

 

RUN – Season  1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8045468/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

Where to Watch = Nowhere at the moment but available to buy on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: I loved this show it was unexpected and I really hope this gets another season as it is so beautifully written about two people and how a connection can go deeper than you ever imagined.

 

Blood Drive – Season 1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4898282/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Nowhere at the moment but available to buy on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: A story that had a good premise but was trying too hard to stick it to the network in regards to their format how they could be completely free. The concept had something to build on but it just stayed in its settled position.

 

Ballers – Season 1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2891574/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Nowhere at the moment but available to buy on Amazon Prime.

Opinion: It was an interesting look into the lives of NFL players and how nothing is ever certain for them.

 

The Fix

The Fix – Season 1

Info = https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7942774/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

Where to Watch = Nowhere at the moment.

Opinion: I loved this gripping TV show about whether this man is a serial killer or not and all the ways in which one case can be twisted by perception.

 

Magazine

Starburst

https://www.starburstmagazine.com/subscriptions

 

Bookseller

https://www.thebookseller.com/subscribe

 

 

As always keep geeking!

 

 

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