Despite turning 23 last week, I sometimes still feel like I’m a child. Where does the time go? I can’t believe a whole year has passed since it was my 22nd birthday and I woke up to my best friend singing Taylor Swift’s 22 to me on Snapchat. This is what I mean by still feeling like a child!
But it has been another year and I am 23!
So I thought I’d share a few small things I got for my 23rd birthday 🙂
I love reading so there had to be at least one on this list! It’s Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. I don’t know much about this book as I haven’t read it yet but it’s written by one of my favourite authors. Lisa Genova wrote two of my favourite books – Still Alice and Love, Anthony (which I have written a previous post about love anthony review ). I love her writing style and how health issues are seamlessly woven into her books so I’m excited to give this one a try!
A larger collection here. I’m a film and TV addict, what can I say?!
Girl on the Train
When this book came out, everyone was talking about it and I read it on the tram travelling to uni and back. Parts of it I really liked but all in all, I just didn’t see what the fuss was about. I wasn’t wowed by the enormous twist everyone gushed over and I decided it just wasn’t for me. Then the film came out and again, people raved about it so I knew I had to watch it too. Again, I wasn’t that impressed. Maybe it’s because I’m not a fan of flashbacks in films or because I knew how the mystery unfolded? What are your thoughts about it?
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
I love an action film. Since I was little we gathered around the TV screen and watched every single Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger film so I never really had a choice! I really liked the first Jack Reacher’s more mystery led plot and it even made me read a Jack Reacher novel! As for this second one, I wouldn’t rave over it but it wasn’t terrible either.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
I love the Harry Potter films but I wasn’t rushing to the cinema to watch this. I am excited to watch it though and find out some more of the backstory.
The Audrey Hepburn Collection
I’m not a huge Audrey Hepburn fan but I have been trying to watch more old classic films so this will definitely help! I watched Singing in the Rain the other week and loved it. Make Em Laugh!
Broadchurch Seasons 1 and 2
If you haven’t seen Broadchurch and you like a drama/mystery then PLEASE give it a go. Start at season 1 though because season 3 will give away the big reveal! I’m loving season 3 at the moment and I’m so upset that there won’t be anymore. Oh well – I’ll just have to rewatch it!
Was there ever any doubt? Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Ed Sheeran so obviously I had to own his album, Divide. I’m surprised I waited until my birthday, although I may have made my own Ed Sheeran Youtube playlist that is constantly on a loop. I love all the songs so much!
Every year my brother draws me a picture for my birthday, mainly because he will not part with his money for any reason. Not even his precious sister. He chooses a film or a TV show that I love and draws the characters and Harry Potter was this year’s choice! Too cute.
Now I love the Formula One. I used to hate it but the more I watched it growing up, the more I started to listen and eventually I found myself watching avidly and knowing who all the drivers were. Sebastian Vettel is my favourite and knowing this, my dad put a bet on for me so if he wins the championship this year, I am in the money! I won’t win that much, but it’s even more reason to be shouting at the TV on race days. Oh, and guess who won the first race? 🙂