September has come to an end, so it’s time for another instalment of my monthly favourites! These introductions are getting a bit repetitive… One can only hope that one day I’ll have an amazing idea for the paragraph that precedes the revelation of my favourite books, TV series, music or films of the month. Today is not that day yet!
Last month, I finished reading three books – Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan and The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell (which I haven’t reviewed yet). I enjoyed all of them, but there was one that stood out from the rest: Assassin’s Apprentice. It’s a fantasy story of court intrigue and lust for power that also manages to amazingly depict human emotions.
Set in the Six Duchies, which are ruled by the Farseers, it has as main character the young Fitz. When he was six years old, he was left by his maternal grandfather at the castle of the town where they lived in, because he was the bastard son of the Crown Prince, Chivalry. The king decided that he was to be trained both as an assassin and in the traditional magic of the family – the Skill. Fitz’s state of mind is wonderfully portrayed.
I watched a few TV series in September and liked the majority of them. I genuinely recommend Good Omens, Derry Girls and Carnival Row (which I haven’t finished yet). My favourite, however, was the second season of Fleabag. People have been raving about it for a long a time, but only now have I managed to watch both seasons. Although I didn’t find the first season particularly funny, I decided to watch the second one nevertheless. And I’m so glad that I did! Andrew Scott is amazing as the sexy priest. It’s a British comedy drama created by the talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who also plays the main character, a chaotic, distressed and sexually avid young woman.
Music-wise, I listened on repeat to ‘Black Gold’ by Editors. I thought they were going to release an album of originals this year, but their latest new songs are going to be part of a best of.
These are my favourites from September! Which are yours? Tell me in the comments!