Telly, book and podcast recommendations 2020

Like everyone else I have spent A LOT of time at home recently. However it has been since January that I have spending a lot more time on the sofa. Weekends that were filled with running and biking were swapped with low impact activities after finding out I had that massive cyst. I was told my Doctor to stop exercising immediately until the cyst came out. Consequently I suddenly found myself with time on my hands and a lot of that time was spent on netflix and getting through my pile of books. This list I will keep updating as I go along. Here are my recommendations below and let me know of yours or your thoughts in the comments.


Cold Case Files
Eat Pray Love
Love is Blind
Abstract The art of design
I, Tonya
Fittest in Dubai
Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories
Gypsy (on Netflix)
For Sama
Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild
Marriage Story
The Crown
Anna: The woman who went to fight ISIS
Race across the world
In my Skin
Noughts + Crosses
This Country
Moving on


I am a massive book worm (as you may have gathered from the posts) the ones highlighted I have written reviews about:

Open Mind – Frankie Bridge
The Cold War – Bridget Kendall
Nine Perfect Strangers – Liane Moriarty
Period. It’s about bloody time – Emma Barnett
Mad Girl – Bryony Gordon
Everyday Sexism – Laura Bates
So Lucky – Dawn O’Porter
Janey the Vet – Janey Lowes
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman
The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin
The year of living Danishly- Helen Russell
The Opposite of Loneliness – Marina Keegan
The Last Telegram – Liz Trenow

The Understudy- David Nicholls
Starter For Ten- David Nicholls
Happier At Home- Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project- Gretchen Rubin
Love Lessons- David Belbin
Sh*t My Dad Says- Justin Halpern
When Science Goes Wrong- Simon Levay
Birdsong- Sebastian Faulks
A Week In December- Sebastian Faulks
Atonement- Ian McEwan
Firefly Lane- Kristin Hannah
Fly Away- Kristin Hannah
Perfect Match- Jodi Picoult
Any book by Chris Carter!


I listen to a lot of podcasts and as a consequence I have written a lot of blog posts about them! The dates are where I have written a review about the podcasts.

Give me strength
Influence me
Reasons to be cheerful
Cook, eat, run

March 2020
Eye of the storm
Thanks a million
Dolly Parton’s America
Open Mind

June 2019
What I wish I had known
Tough Girl podcast
The History Chicks
More Perfect

August 2017
Page 94, the Private Eye podcast
Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy

January 2017
#girlboss – Sophia Amarouso
Ctrl Alt Delete
Death, Sex and Money


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