Binge-watching is simply a must-do with some series… and binge reading is an incredible and addictive practice that I have developed in the last years! It is not a toxic relation the on that I have with my books and favorite shows!
In times of quarantine and in times in which the streaming industry is booming because we have a lot of time to spend, I am writing this article while my mother watches an HBO GO show called “Succession”, so I am trying my very best not to pay too much attention while I still cannot believe Kendal’s lack of spine… you see I am leading by example writing while binge-watching!
So if you are ready to dive deep into some stories worth your time and to lose yourself into a world of mystery, fantasy, and magic, this is the perfect article for you!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng wrote the incredible contemporary fiction of “Everything I Never Told You” which was such a good story and had so much power! She not only cover family issues but also “ethnics” and the struggles for being an immigrant in a country that does not welcome them with open arms. Then she published “Little Fires Everywhere” and Reese Witherspoon loved it incredibly to the point of making a TV show herself about it! So not only this book is worth her time to be added to her book club, but her time to starred to show herself! No in times of quarantine, we might need to read the book and binge-watch all the episodes of this show!
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
There is no way to question the grandeur of this novel. Margaret Atwood created this future in which women’s purpose is to breed insisting on this biological purpose (which, sadly, makes a lot of people happy). Although women are seen in this novel simply as farms of procreation, Atwood is subtle enough to highlight the problems of a patriarchy in which men rule the world without respect for the others. “The Handmaid’s Tale” is a devastating and ironic story that questions those men in power who decide over someone else’s body. Watch it on Amazon Prime or even Hulu!
The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
Available since December 21st 2019 on Netflix and starred by Henry Cavill! A show that once you start, you cannot stop until it is too late. Geralt of Rivia has magic powers and he is a Witcher a merciless assassin that kills monsters for a living. However, not all monsters are evil and not all fairy tale is harmless and innocent.
“The Witcher” is a show that gives you Game of Thrones vibes and a fantasy world to lose yourself in times where the news only gives you horrors and despair.
His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass) by Philip Pullman
Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined, and religion seems to be a force to oppose, and simply the perfect world of magic and fantasy to get lost in. After the horrible adaptation of the first book of the saga “The Golden Compass”, we finally get a proper adaptation by BBC, and HBO and hopefully this one will make us forget the previous atrocity of a movie. Starred by Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, “His Dark Materials” is a show that you can read and then watch! You can totally do it with your children or for yourself, and then binge watch the first season.
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Available in HBO GO starred by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, and the magnificent Meryl Streep, “Big Little Lies” has won multiple awards from Golden Globes to Emmy which not only means is a good show, but that we cannot wait any longer to watch it! Set in Australia, the reader confronts a murder, or a tragic accident, or maybe just parents behaving badly, what we know though is that someone is definitely dead. An incredible domestic mystery at the level of Desperate Housewives which might be the perfects book to read and the perfect show to watch!
So which books are you picking for this time of social distancing?
I could tell you exactly which ones I am getting, but I think you will have to stick on this site to know more 😛
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