Listening, Reading And Watching In January

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Welcome to a new series where I talk about all the things I’ve been listening to, reading and watching over the past month. I listen/read/watch quite a lot of stuff and don’t really get the chance to talk about it all, so I thought this would be the perfect place to do so.



Back in December I discovered the Mile Higher Podcast and I’ve been obsessed ever since. It’s run by Kendall Rae and Josh Thomas, a YouTube husband and wife duo. Essentially, the podcast is all about conspiracy theories, true crime and mysteries. I absolutely love all three of these things and find them super interesting. I love the casual nature of the podcast too, its like you’re just sat having a chat with the two of them. My favourite episode that I’ve listened to so far is The Staircase episode. Definitely go and have a listen if this is your kind of thing!


Ahh, my loves The 1975. Their latest album came out at the end of November but I was lucky enough to see them this month. It was the fourth time seeing them but the first time seeing them perform their latest songs and it made me fall in love with the album all over again. If you really listen as well, there are some great messages behind all of the songs, which makes them even more special.


Another podcast, because I’m loving them, and this is by Fearne Cotton. I discovered this back in summer last year but new episodes were released at the end of 2018 and are still being added. Fearne talks to famous or well known people, all about their career/journey/mental health. This month I listened to the episode she did with Zoë (Zoella) and I really enjoyed it. I felt like Zoë spoke about things she may not normally address in her videos, which was really nice to hear.



Yes, I’m a massive Stranger Things fan (no shame). I received this book for Christmas and finished it within the first week of January. If you’re a big Stranger Things fan then you’ll absolutely love this. It gives you an insight into how the show came about and the ideas the Duffer Brothers had for it and how that changed as they started casting. It has character profiles and so many amazing photos too. At the end it has some insights into whats to come in season 3, which is beyond exciting.


This post was written by the lovely Sophie and it really hit the nail on the head. I see a lot of posts talking about self care and it always consists of the same old ‘run yourself a nice bath’. This is all well and good but self care is much more than that, and Sophie really reiterates that. I’d highly recommend heading over and giving it a read, alongside checking out her blog because its incredible.


Lionheart is an independent magazine I picked up whilst exploring Soho this month. Similarly to the likes of Oh Comely and Frankie, it includes topics such as, style, culture, travel, photography and all that good stuff. Its so beautifully presented and I’ll definitely be picking this up again!



Yup, I jumped on the bandwagon with this one. Everyone was going on about how good it was, so I decided to give it a go. Sure enough, I’d finished it within 2 days. This is about a guy, who essentially stalks a girl and ‘falls in love’ with her and does anything to protect her. It all turns a bit sour, but I won’t say anymore as I don’t want to give anything away. If you like a good thriller, I’d recommend this.


I’m so happy this is back on my TV screen, I bloody love this programme. Ex special-forces soldiers recreate the SAS’s secret selection process and put 30 men and women through it. It causes a lot of physical and psychological distress on the people taking part, which can be hard but interesting to watch. It does however, really go to show how amazing the human body is and the things we can put ourselves through without breaking. I just really enjoy sitting down to watch this on a Sunday evening.


This is a 3 part series, based on a true story. Martin Clunes plays the cheif detective on the murder case of Amelie Delagrange. As this is a true story, you may have heard or even remember when this happened. The murderer (I won’t mention his name if you don’t know and want to watch this), was also responsible for Milly Dowler’s death. The producers executed it so well for such a sad series of events, so I’d recommend watching it if you enjoy crime dramas.

What have you been listening to/reading/watching in January?