Lifestyle Favourites: Books and TV shows!

Hello everyone, hope you're all having a lovely Sunday! Today;s post is going to be all the things I'm obsessed with right now in the world of TV, books and food - so basically lifestyle. Might just be me, but I swear there's so much amazing TV on at the moment?! Before I get into my favourites I did just want to warn you guys... This post will be super gushy because I can barely control some of my fangirling right now!


Okay let's start with TV... I think I have the most favourites for this because I spend a lot of my evenings, cuddled up with a blanket watching TV. One of the best things about being on a gap year and working in a shop is that when I get home I have no work to do so as my mother puts it: I can literally please myself.

1 - Cuffs

 Holy guacamole I can't believe how obsessed I am with this show. I kid you not it's got to the stage where I've watched each episode multiple times, stalked the actors twitters' and googled their names (a lot). I started watching this because me and Sophie (my sister) were too lazy to get up and get the remote to change the channel. Thank God. Because did I mention it's amazing?! It's so funny and perfect and the love story aspects make me feel all giddy inside.

If you've stumbled upon my post and have no idea what this show is about (shame on you) it's a BBC cop drama, set in Brighton that circles around the main character Jake, a gay, rookie police officer. He's the beautiful one on the right. A lot of the plot is him and his partner in crime (haha ironic much) (pictured left) fighting crime in a really amusing yet totally serious at the same time kind of way. There's also a few romance stories, my favourite of which being Jake and the duty solicitor. I love how the show is exploring gay storylines especially before the 9 o'clock watershed as let's be real, they're no difference between two guys getting off and a man and a woman. I also love how it's not cliche. Gosh I'm so in love with Jake it's unreal.

All of the supporting actors really hold their own and are so funny and original. Gah, I need more episodes right now! Highly, highly recommend, 5 stars, it's on at 8 o'clock on a Wednesday evening before The Apprentice. All the previous episodes are on iPlayer so get yo ass down there now. You won't regret it. You may also develop a serious crush on Jake as I myself have done.


2 - Scream Queens

This is my second post discussing the American drama Scream Queens. I'll link my first post here. This show is ridiculous to the point that it's funny, a little bit gory and a lot bit fabulous! It's about a sorority house who begin to get plagued by murders from an unknown character who dresses in a red devils costume. It's a bit like Pretty Little Liars but instead of being super creepy it's horror mixed with comedy.

I would say that maybe it's not for everyone but personally I really enjoy it. The acting is really good and I genuinely have no idea who the red devil is, though part of me thinks it might be the girl with the neck brace!! All we know is that the red devil is in cohorts with Boone... Ooh exciting stuff!

Scream Queens airs at 10pm on E4 in the UK.


3 - London Spy

Ahhhh how do I even begin to describe this show..?! There has only been one episode so far but frankly it was so good I've gone as far as to include it in this! The best way to sum it up in my opinion is James Bond meets slightly Fifty Shades of Grey (please don't judge!!) meets cute gay romance story. It centres around two men: one, a charming if slightly dysfunctional warehouse worker and the other: a mysterious 'bank worker' who ends up being a MI5 spy.

I would definitely give this a shot, please don't be put off by the Fifty Shades aspect, so far that hasn't really made up a lot of the storyline, it's mostly just about the mysterious Alex and where he disappears to.

London Spy is on tonight (Monday) at 9pm on BBC2.


4 - I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 

Need I say any more?! Whilst this years batch of campmates are definitely cutting the 'celebrity' aspect thin, I'm sure it's going to be a great series. So far I really like George *swoon* and Tony Hadley (I think that was his name?!) seems a great laugh. 

If you don't know I'm a Celeb, you can't be from the UK. essentially it's a reality series where a bunch of 'celebrities' are thrown into a jungle to live off of beans and rice whilst the public votes for them to compete it absolutely awful challenges to win food. You can expect lots of cockroaches, spiders, snakes and the infamous Ant and Dec. Quality TV. Similar to Big Brother it's on every night on ITV1 at around 9pm. 

I'll probably do a post next week talking about my predictions for the final and some of the drama thats been going on in camp! 


Next up I'm going to talk about a couple of books, the first of which being Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Holy crap guys, this book.

I've already spoken about this book in my Top 5 Contemporary / Romance books post, so I'll try not to gush too much. If you want to know the plot line you can read a bit about that by clicking the link above as well. I would recommend this book for anyone who likes romance but doesn't want the (sometimes) annoying, overly cutesy, boy-meets-girl kind of story. I mean this is more boy-meets-boy but that's beyond the point. Their friendship is so perfect (though let's be real Ari can be an absolute arse sometimes) but (spoiler alert) when he finally realised that he's in love with Dante I cried. Like literally cried. It may have been more to do with the fact that he'd been hiding it from himself because he was ashamed, so the revelation was a pretty big deal. Also the line 'Who could ever be ashamed of loving Dante Quintana?' just threw me over the emotional edge.


Now this is another fabulous read I would recommend for anyone. I recently read this again for the second time and fell back in love with so many characters I'd forgotten about. I think a lot have people have seen the movie (for some reason I haven't?! Don't know what I'm playing at tbh.) so you probably know the basic storyline. If you don't I'll sum it up for you: Charlie is a freshman starting high school, on his first day he meets this senior, Patrick, who's in his freshman shop class. They end up bumping into one another at the football game and Patrick introduces Charlie into his friendship group and the world of drama, alcohol and drugs that come along with it. It's set in the early 1990s which mostly doesn't affect the story too much but sometimes you really feel like you're in a different era. It's great - a really fast paced, diary style read that I think anyone would love.  


Okay guys, thanks for reading! I'll be back soon with a big fashion and beauty haul! Because guess who went shopping...?!



  1. Ohhh hellooo cuffs. That looks like something I should be watching

    1. It's amazing, seriously the best show on TV at the moment! And Jake is not exactly hard to look at ;) xx

  2. I must admit, I rarely watch TV these days and find myself watching past shows online like Charmed, Buffy and Sex And The City.

    I do usually have some sort of reality TV on in the background though, like Keeping Up With The Kardashians, TOWIE and Made In Chelsea. Will have to give these series a try :)

    – Lubna | The Digital Review

    1. Really?! I much prefer drama type shows though I've got to say I love a bit of the Kardashians! X

  3. I'm a celeb and Scream Queens for the win! x

    Bomber jacket lovin' over on -

  4. I had never heard of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe before, but now I think I'm going to give it a read! Great post!

    Jemima x

    1. It's amazing, seriously I'm obsessed!! You should definitely give it a go - perfect book for a cosy night in <3

  5. What a lovely post! I am obsessed with I'm a Celebrity too, who do you wnat to win? Loving your blog so much, it just looks beautiful and this is reflected in your amazing posts!
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