Five favourites: September 2018

Hello again. I’m enjoying the familiar comforts of early autumn – well-worn jumpers, crunchy leaves, you know the drill. I’ve been thinking about goals for the last quarter of the year and looking ahead to 2019. Here are a few of my favourite things from this month.

1. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

Somehow I missed this trilogy when I was younger. 1,250 pages later and I’m a convert. For two weeks I looked forward to continuing the story of Lyra and pals each evening. You can find the set here.

Paperback copy of Northern Lights by Philip Pullman held open with hand

2. Sierra Burgess is a Loser

One of the latest Netflix Originals, Sierra Burgess is loosely based on Cyrano de Bergerac. Like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it is sweet, imperfect and features Noah Centineo.

3. The Good Place

This clever comedy is back and I’m ready to talk about it all over again. No spoilers, but the third season sees Eleanor and co back on earth.

4. The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp – Sarra Manning

This modern retelling of Vanity Fair is warm and entertaining. Thanks to HarperCollins for sending me a copy! You can get one here.

Paperback copy of The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp next to autumn leaves

5. RHS Wisley

We went back to RHS Wisley for a family outing and a dose of fresh air. The Surrey Sculpture Trail was a nice surprise.

RHS Wisley Glasshouse under blue sky in September

What have you enjoyed recently? Let me know over on Instagram.