Truthfully, I’ve just been trying to power through these last few weeks of winter to welcome springtime and warm temps. While I wait, I’ve been relying on these picks as a distraction.
Reading: “How To Murder Your Life” by Cat Marnell
I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about this former beauty editor’s memoir. I’m not usually one for non-fiction, but after reading that this best-seller is equal parts poignant and funny, I’m changing my tune and hitting “add to cart.”
Watching: “Big Little Lies”
I know I’m not alone in making “Big Little Lies” my new Sunday night obsession. I read the book a few months ago and have been awaiting the show’s debut ever since. The casting is impeccable and the scenery is gorgeous — Reese can do no wrong in my eyes.
Listening: “Shining” by DJ Khaled, Beyoncé and JAY Z
It’s always fire when Jay and Bey link up on a track! Shining is no exception. #PowerCouple
Reading: Love & Lemons Cookbook
I am currently in a month-long veggie challenge that my cousin organized. The goal is to eat five servings of vegetables a day. With that being said, I am on the search for yummy veggie-inspired recipes. I have found a lot of them in this cookbook and website! #VegUpChallenge
Watching: “Designated Survivor”
I was a huge fan of “24” and Jack Bauer, so I had to check out this show. While it is not “24,” it definitely leaves you in suspense and wanting more. I am excited to see what happens in the season premiere in March!
Listening: “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” by Zayn and Taylor Swift
In anticipation of the new “Fifty Shades of Darker” movie coming out, this song is everywhere. This will be on my playlist for the next few weeks.
While most of my attention has been devoted to the Cubs and the election this fall, I’ve been making time to catch up on a few other forms of entertainment, too. My recent picks:
Reading: “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah Admittedly, I’ve been slacking on the reading front since mid-summer when I read “Truly, Madly, Guilty” in one sitting. But with the weather cooling down and the nights getting shorter, I’ve found myself finally carving out some time to catch up on the stack of books sitting in my living room. This includes “The Nightingale” which tells the story of two French sisters during World War II and the ways in which their circumstances affect their relationship.
Watching: “Divorce” Sarah Jessica Parker has returned to HBO for a show that feels completely different from “Sex & The City,” and I am hooked. “Divorce” centers on a couple navigating through the potential breakdown of their marriage. From the subtle comedic elements (Molly Shannon makes several appearances) to the way stars SJP and Thomas Haden Church deliver their lines, I have laughed out loud several times during the first three episodes. I find that the humor sprinkled throughout the series is worth the sometimes dark road it takes to get there, so buckle up and enjoy the show.
Listening: “Love Me Now” by John Legend All of me loves all of John Legend. The first single from his upcoming album (his first since 2013!) has only reignited my love for his soulful tunes. I could listen to this on repeat while scrolling through his and Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram posts of baby Luna…