Five favourites


I'm someone who gets very excited about anything and everything and we all know sharing is caring.
So, my fellow book worms, series junkies, blog readers, fashion lovers, students, smartphone users and procrastinators, these are five random recommendations, from me to you.

One to read 

So far, I've read twelve books this year. I liked most of them, but my absolute favourite has to be Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes. It's about the quirky Louisa, a young woman with no qualifications in desperate need of a job. When she ends up working as a caretaker for the severely depressed quadriplegic Will, both of their lives take a completely new turn.
What can I say, this book more than deserves its hype. Don't be put off by the cover, this is not just another sappy chicklit. The story is captivating, heart-wrenching, unpredictable and absolutely unforgettable. The movie is being filmed as we speak, so if you're a book person, I strongly suggest you jump on this bandwagon early! 

One to watch 
Orphan Black is one of the most underrated series of the moment, in my opinion. 
When broke drug dealer (and absolute badass) Sarah runs into her exact doppelgänger seconds before the latter commits suicide, she has no idea what to think. On the spur of the moment she decides to take over the woman's life, hoping to find a nicely filled savings account. But pretending to be someone you don't even know is not that easy. And when more doppelgängers keep turning up, Sarah has to face the shocking truth about the bond they share.
It took me exactly one episode to fall in love with the sheer genius that is Tatiana Maslany. We're now three seasons in and I still have to remind myself that it is in fact one actress playing all these very different women. If you're in for a thrilling science fiction drama with interesting characters and some humour, I'd say look no further. But be warned: binge watching this is inevitable. 




One to think about

As much as I obviously love fashion blogs, I like them even more when they go a bit deeper than outfit shots and wishlists. Anushka from Into Mind did a brilliant post on the concept of dressing for your body type, that really made me think.
I feel like fashion's at a turning point right now. More and more fashion magazines are speaking out about body acceptance, and I think you'll all agree with me when I say that's a great thing. Yet these same magazines keep publishing articles about how to dress for your body type, which almost always comes down to making yourself look more like the beauty standard. Isn't this a huge contradiction? 
"Wear clothes that flatter you" must be one of the oldest and most universally accepted style rules, but at the end of the day, wouldn't you rather dress for yourself than for complete strangers?
Read Anushka's thoughts here!

One for your smartphone

It's that time again: deadlines and finals are upon us. Unfortunately, I have the attention span of the average goldfish, so any little noise is enough to lure me away from my books. If you also suffer from loud housemates, yappy dogs or lawnmowing neighbours, try Coffitivity! This app provides the perfect amount of white noise, in the form of the ambient background sounds heard at a coffee shop. Headphones on, world off. Try it out here or download it for free here (iOS) or here (Android).

One to listen to 

I'm leaving you guys with the one song I've had on repeat for the last couple of weeks. Describing music is not one of my strongest skills, but I'd say summery and slightly melancholic are keywords here. I won't embarrass myself by trying to go into further detail, so I'm just going to drop this fancy Soundcloud thingy here and hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.




What have you guys been reading/watching/listening to lately? Any recommendations you'd like to share?
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